B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
601 S 8th
Tacoma, WA 98401
Telephone
(253) 571-1000

Tacoma School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1080
674 responses
Average ACT
23
103 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
29,426
Free or Reduced Lunch
63.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,026
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$356,429,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,826/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    4%

Tacoma School District Reviews

44 reviews
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As a current senior at Stadium High School, I have been a student in the Tacoma School district since kindergarten. I like to consider my school district one of the best! We have amazing, dedicated staff that really strive to make school an enjoyable open environment. Our diversity is incredible and our sports rock! Thank you for 13 great years TPS!
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Throughout elementary and middle school, I felt that we as students were just like a herd of cattle. Everyone wanted us to go the same direction and same path ( in life) as everyone else. It wasn't till I got into high school that I was allowed an identity and given direction that was my very own. I commend all my high school teachers for having the strength and dedication to allow me to be me!
The Tacoma school district is very serious about preparing students for the real world. College is mentioned a lot as well as future life choices, but kids aren’t pushed to go to college either they’re more pushed to have a plan which is always a good thing. The Tacome school district helps Students to create a vision in their head of what they want their future to be like, as well as teaching the steps to get where someone might want to go. Tacome school district has a great way of helping, teaching, and pushing students to succeed.