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Foss High School
  • Public
  • TACOMA, WA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade B minus
  4. College Prep
    grade B minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade C
  6. Administration
    grade D
  7. Sports
    grade B+
  8. Food
    grade C minus
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade C minus

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Foss High School is a public school located in TACOMA, WA. It has 605 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1090
137 responses
Average ACT
22
19 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C
Median Household Income
$63,736
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,359
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$292,804
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Poll
27%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 48 responses
Poll
27%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 48 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
  • Mr. Henry, Foss Family Picnic, Leadership lock-in
    28%
  • None
    18%
  • Senior Walk-Around
    12%
  • Talent Show
    10%
  • Homecoming week
    6%
  • Multicultural Assembly
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
605
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 51 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 51 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 51 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,781
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.6%
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 56 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 56 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$18,237 / year
National
$12,239
44%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 59 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 59 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 59 responses

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