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Science & Math Institute
  • Public
  • TACOMA, WA

Report Card

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

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Science & Math Institute is a highly rated, public school located in TACOMA, WA. It has 615 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
129 responses
Average ACT
30
16 responses
AP Enrollment
51%

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Living in the Area

grade unavailable
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade unavailable
  2. Good for Families
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade unavailable
Median Household Income
$96,047
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,863
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$422,734
National
$229,800

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 24 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
  • Mini Term
    24%
  • End of the year picnic
    20%
  • Camp at the beginning of the year
    19%
  • Showcase-Where students show their talents
    13%
  • After School Clubs
    7%
  • Micro Term
    7%
  • Service and study tours
    4%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
615
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
48%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 23 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,781
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.5%
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$18,237 / year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 29 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 29 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 29 responses

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