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Foss School

Serves grades 9 - 12

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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 [note on school closures TBD].
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
2112 S Tyler St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone
(253) 571-7300
District
TACOMA SCHOOL DISTRICT
County
PIERCE COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
605
Classroom Teachers
38

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Washington

3

(10 is best)

Better than 27.0% of WA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

3

(10 is best)

Foss School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 10

80 60 40 20 0
40%
57%
52%
72%
27%
43%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

20 15 10 5 0
16
18
18
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 168 27.8%
Grade 10 160 26.4%
Grade 11 141 23.3%
Grade 12 136 22.5%
Total 605 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 35.2% 42.8% 56.0%
Black 25.9% 15.6% 5.2%
Hispanic 23.2% 26.0% 26.7%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 10.8% 10.6% 9.3%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 4.9% 5.1% 2.8%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 74.2% 57.4% 42.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 66.1% 49.6% 35.3%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 8.1% 7.8% 7.0%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 226,328 7,705,281
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 4,359.6 114
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.4% 6.1%
5-19 YEARS OLD 16.4% 18.3%
20-44 YEARS OLD 38.5% 35.0%
45-64 YEARS OLD 24.7% 25.1%
65 OR OLDER 14.0% 15.4%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 91,108 2,905,822
Single Parent Households With Children 10.9% 8.8%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.6% 91.7%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 31.0% 36.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 12.8% 19.5%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.6% 18.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.6% 13.6%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.1% 17.1%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.3% 14.4%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.0% 9.8%
$15,000 or less 9.6% 7.5%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,486 $256,786,360 45.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,473 $44,572,980 7.9%
Staff $1,152 $34,859,520 6.2%
General Administration $75 $2,269,500 0.4%
School Administration $1,030 $31,167,800 5.5%
Operation $1,212 $36,675,120 6.5%
Transportation $477 $14,434,020 2.6%
Other $642 $19,426,920 3.4%
Total Support $6,061 $183,405,860 32.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,102 $124,126,520 22.0%
Total Expenditures $18,649 $564,318,740 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,745 $9,524,373,557 46.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,121 $1,221,119,363 6.0%
Staff $968 $1,053,829,438 5.2%
General Administration $140 $152,128,291 0.7%
School Administration $859 $935,119,942 4.6%
Operation $1,143 $1,245,002,695 6.1%
Transportation $543 $591,499,229 2.9%
Other $603 $657,011,255 3.2%
Total Support $5,377 $5,855,726,429 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,508 $4,909,802,673 24.2%
Total Expenditures $18,630 $20,289,978,173 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,549 $372,153,103,143 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $792 $39,020,154,935 5.2%
Staff $618 $30,487,652,661 4.1%
General Administration $258 $12,720,931,842 1.7%
School Administration $730 $35,978,592,512 4.8%
Operation $1,169 $57,607,988,317 7.7%
Transportation $527 $26,002,463,553 3.5%
Other $459 $22,633,739,814 3.0%
Total Support $4,553 $224,451,138,461 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,074 $151,519,765,183 20.3%
Total Expenditures $15,176 $748,124,887,521 100.0%