B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
North Thurston Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Lacey, WA. It has 14,748 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
Address
305 College St Ne
Lacey, WA 98516
Telephone
(360) 412-4400
Website

North Thurston Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1130
352 responses
Average ACT
26
46 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,748
Free or Reduced Lunch
44.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,954
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$136,557,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,715/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    52%
  • Support Services
    43%
  • Other
    5%

North Thurston Public Schools Reviews

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I've been attending North Thurston Public Schools for a while now and nothing beats my experiences here. I love the environment and the great diversity in the district, it's a great place to live, learn and be successful. The teachers make you feel welcomed every morning and also throughout the day. There's help anytime and anywhere with anyone if you need it, the counselors are always there to help students individually with problems ranging from school to just about life as well. The students act as one, a family with warming smiles and happy faces. It makes you feel at home and that's what a school should feel like.
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What I like about the North Thurston School District is the number of schools to choose from. Shout out to Norwest Christian High School! If you are tired of being bullied at public schools, it's your time to switch schools. What should be changed is the level of education at Chinook Middle School and less bullying!
The school district does a good job with hiring staff that cares for the students and you can tell they truly want the students to go off and become successful in life. However, I do believe the district should do a better job in helping the students that are struggling to get good grades. It is understood that at a certain age students should be able to talk with their counselor or teacher if they have issues, unfortunately, many students will not seek out help when it is needed. I know it's a public school system and one on one is very difficult when you are trying to manage hundreds of other kids but I do believe that counselors and the school need to find the students that are having a hard time and actively try to get the student to improve.