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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Tumwater School District is an above average, public school district located in Tumwater, WA. It has 6,741 students in grades 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 69% in reading.
Address
621 Linwood Ave SW
Tumwater, WA 98512
Telephone
(360) 709-7000

Tumwater School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1190
292 responses
Average ACT
27
45 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,741
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,496
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$68,941,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,687/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • 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
    B-
Median Household Income
$64,786
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,105
National
$949
Median Home Value
$236,400
National
$184,700

Tumwater School District Reviews

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The school itself is good, great athletics and resources. Academically however, there is not a lot of variety available for students. There is only like one AP government class because students don't usually wish to take it, so if you can't take the class during that period for whatever reason, you can't be enrolled in the class. There is little recognition for students who offer academic excellence or musical talent. However, the resources are available to find whatever you wish to, you just have to dig through various admins in order to get to what you want.
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The teachers and staff are amazing! I’ve never experienced a poor teacher. I’m constantly engaged and learning in a safe, fun environment. The only downfall of Tumwater School district was the teacher strike this past year. It caused a delay for school, but it did get faculty the raise they deserve.
I've been in this district my whole life and every year it has been better and better. The staff is amazing. At my elementary school (black lake) we had a song and this was the lyrics: black lake is the place for me. It's the greatest school in history. The staff and students are the best. Black lake beats all the rest. Black lake rules, WE ARE COOL OH I LOVE MY SCHOOL! I truly believe every word in that song, not only for black lake, but for all of the Tumwater school direct.