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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Tahoma School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Maple Valley, WA. It has 8,191 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
25720 Maple Vly Blk Diam Rd SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Telephone
(425) 413-3300

Tahoma School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1190
266 responses
Average ACT
27
109 responses
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,191
Free or Reduced Lunch
14.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,695
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$71,920,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,452/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    3%

Tahoma School District Reviews

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Tahoma School district is prompt to have students exceed and accommodates to the many learning situations of individuals while incorporating important life skills so students can choose the right path when graduation day approaches.
Starting in elementary grades Tahoma hosts assemblies to identify students and reward students with ribbons and a sticker showing specific accomplishments in their work in the classroom, identifying word such as “metacognition, persistence or risk-taker” allows students to feel recognized and encourage this type of learning behavior inside and outside of the classroom.
Before heading into middle school selected students take an advanced math placement test. The test allowed certain able students throughout the district to be one year ahead in math courses than other students in the same grade.
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I have gone through this district form 1st to 12th grade. It has teachers who have such envigorating passions that inherently reflect the success and effort put into their coursework and students. The district allows different levels of education starting from 3rd grade. A good majority of our sports teams often place or participate in state, many with decade-long domination. Sadly, the quality of pep assemblies and the number of willing attendees drops. The focus of administration is to have the students 'future ready'. whatever their desired path may be in order to lead a successful life. Food is getting better with quality and range of options. Maple Valley is a relatively safe community with little crime. In 2017, they opened the new Lake Wilderness Elementary School and Tahoma High School. The old high school became a middle school. Overall, I am very pleased with the district.
The Tahoma School District had great potential to continue growing into a stellar school district. The population in this area is largely professionals, who care a lot about their kids. The community invested in a new high school, and a new superintendent took over. In that time I witnessed and experienced bullying, by a faculty member, and turned to the administration to report it. Nothing happened, so I turned to the school board. Again, no action. The problem is systemic, and sadly resulted in me switching schools. The faculty member also violated my FERPA rights and the district admitted this, but there was no corrective action against the teacher.
There are some very dedicated teachers, and I'm grateful for their contribution to my education.