Tacoma, WA
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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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (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

7,652 Students enrolled in District

15 Schools in District

17 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)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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
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 Open Doors Program School
813 132nd St. S.
Tacoma, WA, 98444
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) 46.7% 62.2%
Black 13.1% 4.9%
Hispanic 30.7% 23.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 8.3% 7.9%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.1% 1.5%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 69.1% 45.6%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 63.6% 38.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.5% 7.2%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,950 $44,886,800 50.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $769 $5,801,336 6.5%
Staff $762 $5,748,528 6.4%
General Administration $90 $678,960 0.8%
School Administration $638 $4,813,072 5.4%
Operation $870 $6,563,280 7.4%
Transportation $501 $3,779,544 4.2%
Other $347 $2,617,768 2.9%
Total Support $3,977 $30,002,488 33.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,886 $14,227,984 16.0%
Total Expenditures $11,813 $89,117,272 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,830 $6,259,160,114 49.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $686 $737,034,624 5.8%
Staff $625 $670,953,123 5.3%
General Administration $114 $122,430,124 1.0%
School Administration $599 $642,770,571 5.0%
Operation $899 $964,994,211 7.6%
Transportation $403 $432,558,763 3.4%
Other $414 $444,274,303 3.5%
Total Support $3,740 $4,015,067,845 31.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,330 $2,501,695,715 19.6%
Total Expenditures $11,900 $12,776,004,849 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%

Tacoma School District Details

Tacoma School District
601 S 8 Th
Tacoma, WA 98401

29,426 Students enrolled in District

63 Schools in District

17 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)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math
School District
State
0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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) 46.8% 62.2%
Black 21.0% 4.9%
Hispanic 19.9% 23.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 11.0% 7.9%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.4% 1.5%
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 63.5% 45.6%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 55.7% 38.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 7.8% 7.2%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,320 $184,196,400 45.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $950 $27,687,750 6.9%
Staff $1,040 $30,310,800 7.5%
General Administration $76 $2,215,020 0.6%
School Administration $765 $22,295,925 5.5%
Operation $965 $28,124,925 7.0%
Transportation $376 $10,958,520 2.7%
Other $560 $16,321,200 4.0%
Total Support $4,732 $137,914,140 34.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,784 $81,139,680 20.1%
Total Expenditures $13,837 $403,279,365 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,830 $6,259,160,114 49.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $686 $737,034,624 5.8%
Staff $625 $670,953,123 5.3%
General Administration $114 $122,430,124 1.0%
School Administration $599 $642,770,571 5.0%
Operation $899 $964,994,211 7.6%
Transportation $403 $432,558,763 3.4%
Other $414 $444,274,303 3.5%
Total Support $3,740 $4,015,067,845 31.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,330 $2,501,695,715 19.6%
Total Expenditures $11,900 $12,776,004,849 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%

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