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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Mt. Tahoma High School is a public school located in Tacoma, WA. It has 1,405 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.

Mt. Tahoma High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1050
141 responses
Average ACT
23
19 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$49,241
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,102
National
$949
Median Home Value
$195,215
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
53%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Multicultural
    22%
  • T bird Day
    17%
  • Sporting Events
    13%
  • Assemblies
    13%
  • Tailgate Party
    11%
  • Ringing of the Bell
    6%
  • Going to school dances.
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,405
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,781
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$18,237/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Beginning my freshman year I was excited to attend Mount Tahoma High school. I had heard of so many negative things about the school but those rumors were soon forgotten as I stepped foot inside and got a glimpse of our school spirit. Everybody seemed to enjoy our school and had so much pride and spirit, especially for assemblies when everyone was together. Along with the spirit there is alot of diversity. Walking through the halls of Mt.T is pleasing to the eyes being that there is so much color, diversity, different cultures and so much more!
Although our pride and spirit was great as I was a freshman, it has gone down massively since then. The under classmen of Mount Tahoma today do not seem as excited as I and many other students of my class were when we were in their shoes. Due to their lack of excitement and eagerness our school spirit has decreased and this is discouraging. I hope that one day I will see that future students can become as proud of their school as I once was.
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I loved Mount Tahoma! At mount t the sports aren't amazing but I believe with the right athletic department and principals it can get better! Overall, I had a great high school experience here and I wish I could go back.
What I enjoy about mount tahoma high school is the diversity and the range of classes I'm able to choose from with quite a few wonderful staff. There are also alot of clubs to choose from like knowkedgebowl club which I'm a part of and hip hop club, gamers club and many more. I very involved in after school club activities including upwardbound. What I would like to see change though is the technique that some teachers use because it doesn't work for everyone and every student needs to learn their own way, I would also like to add a few classes to the school like drivers Ed and a college readiness class because I believe these two classes would benefit alot of students especially since most kids at our school can't afford drivers Ed on their own and the college readiness class will benefit all seniors when applying for colleges and also the lower classmen for when it's their senior year