Tacoma Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Districts in Tacoma


Franklin Pierce School District Details

Franklin Pierce School District
315 129 Th St S
Tacoma, WA 98444

8,095 Students enrolled in District

15 Schools in District

18 Students Per Classroom (State average is 18)

Franklin Pierce School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to Washington

(10 is best)

Better than of WA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
42%
54%
50%
60%
34%
49%
42%
54%
50%
60%
34%
49%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
District
State

Schools in this District

School Grades
Brookdale Elementary School
611 132nd Street S
Tacoma, WA, 98444
PK-05
Central Avenue Elementary School
4505 104th Street E
Tacoma, WA, 98446
KG-05
Christensen Elementary School
10232 Barnes Lane
Tacoma, WA, 98444
PK-05
Collins Elementary School
4608 128th St E
Tacoma, WA, 98446
PK-05
Early Learning Center School
12223 S A Street
Tacoma, WA, 98444
PK-PK
Elmhurst Elementary School
420 133rd St E
Tacoma, WA, 98445
KG-05
Franklin Pierce High School
11002 18 Th Ave E
Tacoma, WA, 98445
09-12
Gates Secondary School
813 132nd Street S
Tacoma, WA, 98444
08-12
Harvard Elementary School
1709 85th Street E
Tacoma, WA, 98445
KG-05
James Sales Elementary School
11213 Sheridan Ave S
Tacoma, WA, 98444
KG-05
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School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 38.3% 58.1%
Black 11.7% 5.0%
Hispanic 34.7% 25.4%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 7.3% 8.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 7.9% 2.8%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 76.6% 42.9%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 72.8% 35.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.8% 7.6%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,903 $53,981,460 54.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $952 $7,444,640 7.5%
Staff $902 $7,053,640 7.1%
General Administration $96 $750,720 0.8%
School Administration $742 $5,802,440 5.8%
Operation $1,007 $7,874,740 7.9%
Transportation $527 $4,121,140 4.1%
Other $418 $3,268,760 3.3%
Total Support $4,644 $36,316,080 36.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,184 $9,258,880 9.3%
Total Expenditures $12,731 $99,556,420 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,713 $7,591,259,823 47.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $856 $967,474,001 6.0%
Staff $797 $900,956,428 5.6%
General Administration $120 $135,458,018 0.8%
School Administration $707 $799,394,224 5.0%
Operation $986 $1,115,298,501 6.9%
Transportation $432 $489,010,241 3.0%
Other $518 $585,672,414 3.6%
Total Support $4,416 $4,993,259,708 31.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,077 $3,479,528,759 21.7%
Total Expenditures $14,206 $16,064,038,718 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%

Tacoma School District Details

Tacoma School District
601 S 8 Th
Tacoma, WA 98401

30,260 Students enrolled in District

66 Schools in District

19 Students Per Classroom (State average is 18)

Tacoma School District School Quality Ratings

District Quality Compared to Washington

(10 is best)

Better than of WA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of U.S. school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
45%
54%
52%
60%
39%
49%
45%
54%
52%
60%
39%
49%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
District
State

Schools in this District

School Grades
Alternative Spcl Needs Div Occ School
601 S 8 Th St
Tacoma, WA, 98405
09-12
Angelo Giaudrone Middle School
4902 S Alaska St
Tacoma, WA, 98408
06-08
Arlington School
3002 S 72nd St
Tacoma, WA, 98409
PK-05
Baker School
8001 So J Street
Tacoma, WA, 98408
06-08
Birney School
1202 S 76th St
Tacoma, WA, 98408
PK-05
Blix Elementary School
1302 E 38th St
Tacoma, WA, 98404
PK-05
Boze School
1140 E 65th St
Tacoma, WA, 98404
PK-05
Browns Point School
1526 51st St Ne
Tacoma, WA, 98422
KG-05
Bryant School
717 S Grant Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98405
PK-08
Comm Based Trans Program School
601 S 8th St
Tacoma, WA, 98405
11-12
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School District Enrollment by Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 44.3% 58.1%
Black 16.1% 5.0%
Hispanic 24.2% 25.4%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 10.5% 8.7%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 4.9% 2.8%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 55.2% 42.9%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 46.2% 35.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.0% 7.6%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,285 $211,978,930 39.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,164 $33,870,072 6.4%
Staff $1,386 $40,329,828 7.6%
General Administration $83 $2,415,134 0.5%
School Administration $998 $29,039,804 5.5%
Operation $1,135 $33,026,230 6.2%
Transportation $395 $11,493,710 2.2%
Other $743 $21,619,814 4.1%
Total Support $5,903 $171,765,494 32.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $5,049 $146,915,802 27.7%
Total Expenditures $18,237 $530,660,226 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,713 $7,591,259,823 47.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $856 $967,474,001 6.0%
Staff $797 $900,956,428 5.6%
General Administration $120 $135,458,018 0.8%
School Administration $707 $799,394,224 5.0%
Operation $986 $1,115,298,501 6.9%
Transportation $432 $489,010,241 3.0%
Other $518 $585,672,414 3.6%
Total Support $4,416 $4,993,259,708 31.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,077 $3,479,528,759 21.7%
Total Expenditures $14,206 $16,064,038,718 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%

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