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

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Foss High School is a public school located in Tacoma, WA. It has 631 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1090
126 responses
Average ACT
22
18 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

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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
$63,196
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,252
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$258,951
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
24%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 45 responses
Poll
22%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
  • Mr. Henry, Foss Family Picnic, Leadership lock-in
    29%
  • None
    20%
  • Senior Walk-Around
    12%
  • Talent Show
    9%
  • Homecoming week
    7%
  • Sports
    5%
  • Basketball Games
    4%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
631
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
31%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 48 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 48 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,781
Teachers in First/Second Year
19%
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 53 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 53 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C minus
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
41%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 56 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 56 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 56 responses

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