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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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University Place School District is a highly rated, public school district located in University Place, WA. It has 5,714 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Address
3717 Grandview Dr W
University Place, WA 98466
Telephone
(253) 566-5600

University Place School District Rankings

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High Schools in University Place School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1230
281 responses
Average ACT
28
48 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,714
Free or Reduced Lunch
38.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,644
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$55,726,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,789/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$64,883
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,057
National
$949
Median Home Value
$319,900
National
$184,700

University Place School District Reviews

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I like that University Place is like a family away from home as most students have grown up together. That being said, as a newcomer in the 8th grade, it was difficult at first to make friends, but playing sports helped. University Place high school needs to improve with the course selections. There is not many choices for electives. The teachers are approachable for the most part and are available for help before and after school. The student population as a whole, cares about each other and the school. The facilities at school are awesome, especially, the pool which is one of the best in the state of Washington! The science department could use an update. The culinary facilities are great and provide opportunities to learn about food industry.
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I moved from Uganda, an Easy African country three years ago. My goal was too acquire a higher level of education in an environment that encourages excellence. And here I found comfort in my students and teachers. Starting in 9th grade, the teachers and stuff were supportive of me and my peers making sure am used to the community. My peers understood the fact that English is my second language and that it was my first time studying in america. The junior high seemed like my module school so I decided to attend the high school. My experience here at Curtis Senior High School is embedded with "PRIDE", an abbreviation for Perseverance
Respect
Integrity
Determination
Excellence
Which guides students at the high school during school and non school hours. Overall the University Place school district directs students on the right track to achieving great excellence in school and life.
My experience at this school has been pretty positive for the most part. There is a certain school inclusiveness that I liked when attending. The academics were challenging which I appreciated for college readiness. There is also a certain atmosphere of higher education that goes on at this school which I also enjoyed. Sports are competitive and based off of performance outside of school. The area around this district is very safe and well-designed. There are plenty of things to do in this area after school, and the beautiful library a short walk from the high school is very helpful when research or work needs to be done in a quiet setting. For the most part there isn't really anything to complain about with University Place School District. The warm environment is very unique to the area which is for sure a plus.