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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Tacoma School District is a public school district located in Tacoma, WA. It has 29,323 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
601 S 8th
Tacoma, WA 98401
Telephone
(253) 571-1000

Tacoma School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1100
774 responses
Average ACT
24
102 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
29,323
Free or Reduced Lunch
62.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,026
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%

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

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I went To stadium high school then Kent school district then Foss high school. I love That the TPS district does everything they can to help you succeed, wether it’s in academics or they give you options if you don’t want to be in school. When I attended Stadium high school I was Eligible to get my first job and a career coach at that school helped me & is still guiding me even after high school! I’m usually the quiet person but a lot of people talked to me without hesitation . I noticed That if you’re failing a class you can come in right before finals or semester grades & the teacher will still do everything they can to make sure you pass ONLY if you’re willing. They try to encourage you to be the best you can be and never give up. I know what it feels like to feel as if you’re not smart enough or as good as other students so sometimes it’s hard.
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I liked how involved teachers were with how they were teaching. They made sure everyone had an equal opportunity to understand the things that were being taught by using many different tactics to teach the lesson. I would like for the administration at the schools to be more open to hearing from their students and teachers. I would like the administration to understand that the changes they might make affect the teachers and students and have little effect on the administration themselves. Listening to the teachers's and student's idea will help the development of our schools and everyone else go really smoothly.
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!