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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Peninsula School District is an above average, public school district located in Gig Harbor, WA. It has 9,035 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
14015 62nd Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Telephone
(253) 530-1002
Website

Peninsula School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1200
515 responses
Average ACT
27
145 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,035
Free or Reduced Lunch
25.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,724
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$85,971,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,194/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$46,607
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,380
National
$949
Median Home Value
$280,400
National
$184,700

Peninsula School District Reviews

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I’m currently a senior at Peninsula High School. I’ve been here all four years and I’m so happy about that. Peninsula is a family. I know a lot of school claim to be a family but Peninsula really does feel like a family. During that Fall we lost two students. Kyle and James were both well known at school they were super out going. After their passing Peninsula came together to support each other. Even if people didn’t know each other we were there. Then again this Fall we lost another student. When Maryaj passed away it was hard for me because she was always there for me. But I knew I had people all around me. The school also provided help during those ocasiones. We’re so supporting and accepting of each other. I am so greatfuly to be apart of Peninsula High School.
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I was very nervous to start high school my freshman year and I had a very introverted personality. But thanks to the caring people in the school the counselor, vice principal, principle, and teachers They helped me gain confidence. I don't recognize the person I was but thanks to the environment of the school I love the person I am and the people around me. I feel ready and motivated to start college thanks to the schools amazing Avid program and teachers. Peninsula helped me find most of my interests like my passion for guitar and sports like water polo. This school has helped me grow as a person and has helped me focus on pursing my future.
While their encouragement of diversity is respectable, the condition of their buildings and teachers are poor. The school is literally falling apart and nothing is done. All the teachers do is complain about their jobs, and think they are taking a stand by refusing to teach. I hate to complain because this is a very fortunate area to live in , but something needs to change.