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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Yelm School District is a public school district located in Yelm, WA. It has 5,809 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Yelm School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1120
174 responses
Average ACT
24
32 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,809
Free or Reduced Lunch
43.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,152
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$55,436,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,479/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$65,377
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,348
National
$949
Median Home Value
$236,700
National
$184,700

Yelm School District Reviews

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The Yelm School Distict is a very student oriented run district. They take care of their students and their faculty. This school district from my experience has a very low tolerance for bullying and many of the upper classman exhibit great behavior toward one another. The Yelm School Distict is also extremely FFA orientated and this provides many opportunities for the students who attend at any Yelm School. Being a graduate student from the Yelm School District, and attending many of the schools I can garuntee they are one of the more involved districts in their community. Overall, the Yelm District provides an important part of the Yelm community and continues to be a motivating factor toward higher education.
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Teachers at the middle school don't really seem to know what they are doing, their math department really needs better teachers. Science departments were good. The high school is better than the middle school, but not by much. Yelm has a below average school district than I am glad to be leaving.
I love the student body of Yelm High School but the administration needs improvement. I am a running start student which the school district has thankfully granted me to opportunity to take and prepare for college courses. But the counselors aren't informed on any of the things that I would need help with. I feel that they disregard Running Start students and act as if they are not their problem.