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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
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Puyallup School District is an above average, public school district located in Puyallup, WA. It has 22,447 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

Puyallup School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1150
916 responses
Average ACT
25
170 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
22,447
Free or Reduced Lunch
33.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,901
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$209,468,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,604/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$65,719
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,125
National
$949
Median Home Value
$278,900
National
$184,700

Puyallup School District Reviews

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I love the teachers, some of the students can be hard to get along with, but the teachers use effective deep level processing skills and even as a sophomore I already feel so prepped for college! Some of my favorite moments are those of rainy Washington days spent inside during home room listening to a story from my English teacher about her journey through college.
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I came to the school district in 9th grade at one of the junior highs and had a great experience. Coming from a small school in a different part of the state with 60 kids to a school of about 800 was kind of crazy. The teachers and students were very welcoming and encouraging with lots of clubs and classes of all levels. Going from the junior high to Rogers was a different experience. As with all different high schools it had its pros and cons but overall i loved it. I joined a lot of clubs and started taking AP classes, which challenged me to do my best. Overall I had a very good experience. One thing that I would say that would be nice to change would be if they were to add a female security guard, as the male security guards cannot very well walk into the girls bathroom and such. Other than that, I had a good experience.
I’m currently a senior and in less than 2 months will be graduating. I went to PSD for all my junior high through high school and to be honest, I’ve never felt unsafe or scared. The staff and teachers always encouraged us students to do our best and to participate in school activities. It helped me boost my confidence and courage to try new things.
The missing one star was because of lack of school spirit at my school. Students tend to think that it’s “uncool” to be participating. It outnumbers the students who are actually are dedicated to be at school and being parts of extracurricular activities.