Tacoma School Of The Arts

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
1102 A St
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone
(253) 571-7900
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
35

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Washington

4

(10 is best)

Better than 35.4% of WA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

4

(10 is best)

Tacoma School Of The Arts Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 10

80 60 40 20 0
45%
57%
67%
72%
22%
43%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

25 20 15 10 5 0
17
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 9 173 28.6%
Grade 10 175 28.9%
Grade 11 146 24.1%
Grade 12 111 18.3%
Total 605 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 57.0% 43.9% 57.5%
Black 19.1% 15.4% 5.0%
Hispanic 16.3% 25.4% 25.9%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 5.4% 10.3% 8.9%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 2.2% 4.9% 2.8%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 40.7% 57.1% 44.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 32.4% 47.6% 35.9%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 8.3% 9.5% 8.1%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 223,696 7,614,893
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 4,308.9 112
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.5% 6.1%
5-19 YEARS OLD 17.4% 18.4%
20-44 YEARS OLD 38.1% 34.8%
45-64 YEARS OLD 24.7% 25.5%
65 OR OLDER 13.4% 15.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 88,053 2,848,396
Single Parent Households With Children 10.6% 9.0%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.9% 91.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.6% 36.0%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 11.8% 17.9%
$100,000 - $149,999 16.4% 17.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.7% 13.7%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.8% 17.2%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.0% 15.1%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.8% 10.4%
$15,000 or less 10.5% 8.0%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,735 $224,771,000 43.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,371 $39,836,000 7.7%
Staff $1,399 $40,664,000 7.9%
General Administration $85 $2,477,000 0.5%
School Administration $1,017 $29,560,000 5.7%
Operation $1,126 $32,707,000 6.4%
Transportation $424 $12,313,000 2.4%
Other $726 $21,089,000 4.1%
Total Support $6,148 $178,646,000 34.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,810 $110,717,000 21.5%
Total Expenditures $17,693 $514,134,000 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,289 $8,336,957,000 46.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $919 $1,051,594,000 5.8%
Staff $862 $986,118,000 5.5%
General Administration $132 $150,666,000 0.8%
School Administration $757 $866,141,000 4.8%
Operation $1,057 $1,208,969,000 6.7%
Transportation $475 $542,895,000 3.0%
Other $563 $643,699,000 3.6%
Total Support $4,765 $5,450,082,000 30.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,720 $4,255,113,000 23.6%
Total Expenditures $15,774 $18,042,152,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%