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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Tumwater High School is an above average, public school located in Tumwater, WA. It has 1,245 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
Address
700 Israel Road
Tumwater, WA 98501
Telephone
(360) 709-7600
Website

Tumwater High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1180
153 responses
Average ACT
25
14 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$64,786
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,105
National
$949
Median Home Value
$236,400
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.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Sporting events
    33%
  • Assemblies
    15%
  • Concerts
    15%
  • Dances
    15%
  • Plays
    10%
  • Teacher Appreciation and Support activities
    5%
  • Band
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,245
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,496
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,687/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Tumwater High School is as average of a high school experience as one can have, presuming you're white and enjoy sports. While the teachers and classes are decent, they're nothing particularly special. If you enjoy extraciricular activities and school involvement, don't attend here. The high school brushes aside the contributions of all other student programs in favor of bringing attention to the football team. The administration is bad at staying in constant communication with students. Also, the student body is about 90% white with very little attempt to encourage diversity. However, the overall campus environment is good. The school is a comfortable size and has good security. Shout out to the incredible counseling office! While I would reccomend THS pay more attention to their extended student programs, due to the teacher's strike of summer 2018 that is unlikely to occur.
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Tumwater High School is a good place to learn if you're here to do so, with supportive staff at the helm. Though the subject range available is relatively sparse, Tumwater High School provides at least a surface level look into many fields such as architecture, art, music, law, business financing, and networking. The student body at Tumwater High School holds each other to a high standard of conduct, stemming from our pride as T-Birds. Though controversy has surrounded the school in recent years, Tumwater High School pulls through as a fantastic place to learn and grow.
Tumwater High School had possible the best teachers I have ever met. They would become invested in each student, working hard to make sure no one was left behind. They celebrated and welcomed all differences. All my teachers were flexible when it came to convenient times to meet for help, and would change their explanations so it would suit the student. They all wanted us students to pay attention to what was happening in the world so we could discuss and prepare ourselves for the next big transition: life outside of high school. From the custodial staff, to the librarians, to the bus drivers I had only positive experiences with the kindness and generosity of each staff. Although Tumwater is not the most diverse town, each and every student had a place in the school. Clubs and classes were all inclusive and students came from all kinds of walks of life.