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University Place School District is a highly rated, public school district located in University Place, WA. It has 5,632 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
Address
3717 Grandview Dr W
University Place, WA 98466
Telephone
(253) 566-5600

University Place School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1220
185 responses
Average ACT
27
31 responses
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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,632
Free or Reduced Lunch
40.3%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,440
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$55,726,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,451/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%

University Place School District Reviews

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This district allows for social promotion. The administration does not have a formalized set of guidelines from which parents, teachers and students understand what qualifies as a passing grade. Standardized test results are not used to help determine proficiency for promotion and summer school is not mandatory for failing students. One only need look at the districts drop-out rate and reading/math proficiency scores to see the results of these policies. No districts in WA, including UPSD, are in the top 100 districts nationwide. Beware of the hype. Remember that everything is relative.
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I enjoyed how much the University Place School District involved the community. Advertisements for school events could be found all over, fundraisers were held at most nearby establishments, and when hanging up posters for our upcoming theater events almost all places let us hang them up there, so they could be seen by the whole community. Almost all of the teachers really had the students in their hearts and wanted to do what was best for them always, along with taking extra time to work with them when needed. I am glad i graduated in this district, I am a proud Curtis Senior High School Viking.
I would like to see a change in the administration. The administration at Curtis High School is a joke and never actually solved any issues. They try to cover issues on bullying while never actually coming with solutions or have any results from their efforts. The teacher staffs at Curtis are great and actually invest time on helping their students. However, the administration does not do the same, and the only exception is Mr. Fletcher. Everyone else is rude.