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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Gates Secondary School is a public, alternative school located in Tacoma, WA. It has 104 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$51,415
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,046
National
$949
Median Home Value
$205,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
104
Free or Reduced Lunch
87%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,214
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.1%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,731/ year
National
$12,239
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Attending Gates High School changed my high school experience and help me gain and received my high school credits, while being on track to graduate this year on 2018. Student Staff cares about your education and wanting all students to graduate. Campus is very small up to 120+ students and I recommend anyone credit deficent, or struggle with depression etc or you wanting to graduate early. The school gives you plenty of time to get all your work done each of all the terms. plus you attend GSA for the first week of your school and if you complete it you'll receive 0.25 credits, also you can get up to 10 credits per year depending on what term you start.
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I love this school. I get one-on-one time with my teachers whenever I need it. They know everyone personally. They help you even if you don't ask. They are there to help you graduate, they want to see you succeed.
Overall since I have been at Gates High School I would say I enjoy the diversity. There is never a dull moment here because something is always happening. The teachers are very involved the principles and counselors are also always around.