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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Wilson High School is an above average, public school located in Tacoma, WA. It has 1,325 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1120
178 responses
Average ACT
26
12 responses
AP Enrollment
26%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$68,581
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,333
National
$949
Median Home Value
$350,832
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
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  • Pep assemblies
    26%
  • Senior Prank
    20%
  • Sports
    20%
  • Dances
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Concerts
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,325
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,781
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.5%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$18,237/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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The school lacks diversity compared to most of the schools in the district from what I've seen and experienced. The counselors don't really contact you about things until you contact them first generally, but seeing them in person is the best way to contact them. The teachers are great though; they are very helpful and understanding!
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I like how all of the teachers are very lenient when there is a family emergency or something along those lines. The teachers are willing to help you before school, during lunch, or after school in order for you to succeed. One thing I would like to see change is the relationship between the students and the counselors. There is a lack of communication from the counselors, especially about continuing education. Applying for college was difficult and I feel like they could have stepped up and helped walk students through the application process.
The students here are very motivated to be excellent in their academics. The teachers are very enthusiastic in sharing their knowledge with the students. Wilson is a very safe environment. But I wish there would be more school spirit. The school is so focused in making sure that students succeed in Academics, that they fail to see the horrible mental health of these students. The students here are depressed, because instead of living their lives and experiencing the world, they are in their rooms... crying because of all the work load the teachers have to give. So please Wilson. Please think about the mental health of students too. In other countries, in order to make the students more relaxed, they have this thing called "Sports Day". Where all the different grades (9,10,11,12) compete with each other with their homerooms. Maybe we should do that! It has worked in the other countries that I've been in :)