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Summit Public School: Olympus
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  • Public, Charter
  • TACOMA, WA

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Report Card

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

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409 PUYALLUP AVE
TACOMA, WA 98421
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Summit Olympus is a unique public high school, best known for providing a college-prep curriculum and supportive learning environment for a diverse group of young people. The school attracts students from across Tacoma but is particularly focused on serving families living in the South End, Eastside, and Hilltop neighborhoods.

After much public demand for more school options, the school opened in 2015 in a historic building – the former Nalley’s pickle-packing plant near the Tacoma Dome. Lovingly renovated, the school features expansive windows overlooking downtown Tacoma, the Tideflats, and is within walking distance to the Marina and museum district.

Summit students benefit from a supportive learning environment, technology resources, outstanding faculty, small classes, and individualized attention from their teachers and mentor. Summit Olympus Public Charter School is authorized by the Washington Charter School Commission and tuition-free.

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Summit Public School: Olympus Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1060
20 responses
Average ACT
No data available  
AP Enrollment
47%

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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$58,211
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,173
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$364,247
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
  • Dances
    29%
  • socials
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    29%
  • basketball games
    14%

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Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
183
Free or Reduced Lunch
68%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
No data available  
Teachers in First/Second Year
20%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
No data available  
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 6 responses

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