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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Tumwater High School is an above average, public school located in Tumwater, WA. It has 1,231 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

Tumwater High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1180
189 responses
Average ACT
26
15 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$65,167
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,150
National
$949
Median Home Value
$261,400
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.23 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Sporting events
    32%
  • Concerts
    14%
  • Dances
    14%
  • Assemblies
    12%
  • Plays
    12%
  • Theater Productions
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,231
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
87%
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
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,240
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,586/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 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 focuses a lot on sports and school pride. Football games are always PACKED! The arts aren't funded as well and have very little attention by the general public, but they all have the best teachers ever. The theater and music programs are wonderful and a very tight-knit and accepting community. You have to be a self advocate and self-driven, but if you seek out the resources they can be very helpful. Very white school and very much a mixed bag of liberal and conservative.
Walking through the streets of Tumwater, WA, you'll find alumni, teens on their way to the closest 7/11 to get a snack, and front yards filled with THS pride. It is the most family oriented school packed with pride, courage, and tradition. For me, being in that atmosphere was empowering because they push everyone to feel like they are someone. Their goal is purpose. And they do their best to celebrate the small victories. Throughout the years, student spirit has started to dwindle (unless it's a football game). The best change Tumwater High School could make would be to find new approaches for student cooperation. Leadership worked hard at that this year and we found it was important to look at what really matters to students of this generation. I found that as my four years came to an end, that THS pride became my confidence. I believe a lot of my senior classmates would say the same. So, if we find a way to envoke that same spirit in other students, THS would be that much better.