Tacoma School District

  • 601 SOUTH 8TH ZIP 98405
  • TACOMA, WA 98401
  • (253) 571-1010
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District Information

District Overview

 DistrictState Average
Graduation Rate50.4%71.9%
Dropout Rate6.5%5.7%
Per Pupil Spending$10,073$9,292
Students Per Teacher17.919.1
Number of Schools69-
Number of Students29,500-
Number of (FTE) Teachers1,649-

Student Enrollment (2009-2010)

  Students Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment29,50017.9
Student Enrollment By Grade
  Students
Prekindergarten Students140
Kindergarten Students2,479
1st Grade Students2,242
2nd Grade Students2,317
3rd Grade Students2,208
4th Grade Students2,333
5th Grade Students2,237
6th Grade Students2,139
7th Grade Students1,994
8th Grade Students2,109
9th Grade Students2,715
10th Grade Students2,279
11th Grade Students1,910
12th Grade Students1,788
Ungraded Students-
Student Enrollment By Race
  Students
American Indian or Alaska Native560
Asian or Pacific Islander3,971
Hispanic4,090
Black (Non-Hispanic)6,629
White (Non-Hispanic)13,640
Student Enrollment By Gender
  Students
Male14,822
Female14,068

Faculty and Staff (2009-2010)

Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers1,64917.9
Prekindergarten Teachers--
Kindergarten Teachers107-
Elementary Teachers691-
Secondary Teachers525-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes326-
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides309
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors15
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors75
Elementary27
Secondary48
Other-
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians49
Library Support Staff11
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff1,060
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators24
LEA Administrative Support Staff32
School Administrators89
School Administrative Support Staff136
Student Support Services120
Other Support Services Staff659

District Financial Details (2008)

Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$356,539,000-
Total Local Revenues$126,142,00035.4%
Property Tax$106,407,00029.8%
Other School Systems$1,609,0000.5%
Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$1,167,0000.3%
School Lunch$2,476,0000.7%
District Activity Receipts$2,471,0000.7%
Rents and Royalties$579,0000.2%
Sale of Property$1,442,0000.4%
Interest Earnings$6,750,0001.9%
Private Contributions$206,0000.06%
Miscellaneous$3,035,0000.9%
Total State Revenues$193,732,00054.3%
General Formula Assistance$129,752,00036.4%
Staff Improvement Programs$482,0000.1%
Special Education Programs$23,222,0006.5%
Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$4,962,0001.4%
Bilingual Education Programs$1,598,0000.4%
Gifted and Talented Programs$244,0000.07%
School Lunch Programs$379,0000.1%
Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$8,697,0002.4%
Transportation Programs$5,679,0001.6%
Other Programs$18,717,0005.2%
Total Federal Revenues$36,665,00010.3%
Through State - Title I$13,296,0003.7%
Through State - Children With Disabilities (IDEA)$6,975,0002.0%
Through State - Vocational and Tech Education$450,0000.1%
Through State - Child Nutrition Act$7,217,0002.0%
Through State - Other$801,0000.2%
Non-Specified$1,594,0000.4%
Direct - Indian Education$199,0000.06%
Direct - Other$6,133,0001.7%
Expenditures For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$298,938,000-
Total Instruction Expenditures$182,169,00060.9%
Total Support Services Expenditures$103,558,00034.6%
Student Support$24,416,0006.8%
Instructional Staff Support$13,274,0003.7%
General Administration Support$1,530,0000.4%
School Administration Support$19,841,0005.6%
Operation and Maintenance Support$26,362,0007.4%
Student Transportation Support$5,273,0001.5%
Other Support Services$12,862,0003.6%
Total Other Expenditures$13,211,0004.4%
Food Services$10,820,0003.0%
Enterprise Operations$2,391,0000.7%

Graduation and Dropout Details (2007-08)

Graduation Information
Overall Graduation Rate 50.4%
Total Diploma Count 1,420
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients -
Dropout Information
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Total Grades 9-125916.5%

Map and Listings of Schools Within Tacoma School District

Schools Summary:
  • Schools: 69
  • Students: 29,500
  • Full-Time Equivalent Teachers: 1,649
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ALTERNATIVE SPECIAL NEEDS DIV OCC SCHOOL
601 South 8th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 9-12
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ANGELO GIAUDRONE MIDDLE SCHOOL
4902 South Alaska St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 6-8
623 17.8

5 out of 5
1 Review
ARLINGTON SCHOOL
3002 South 72nd St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
268 14.8

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BAKER SCHOOL
8320 South I St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 6-8
596 17.0

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BIRNEY SCHOOL
1202 South 76th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
349 13.6

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BLIX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1302 East 38th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
345 15.5

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BOZE SCHOOL
1140 East 65th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
380 16.2

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BROWNS POINT SCHOOL
1526 51st St Ne
Tacoma, WA
Public | KG-5
426 20.9

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BRYANT SCHOOL
717 South Grant Ave
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-8
416 17.8

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COMM BASED TRANS PROGRAM SCHOOL
601 South 8th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 11-12
60 -

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CRESCENT HEIGHTS SCHOOL
4110 Nassau Ave Ne
Tacoma, WA
Public | KG-5
492 20.5

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DAY REPORTING SCHOOL
5501 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA
Public | 7-12
23 -

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DELONG SCHOOL
4901 South 14 St St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
410 16.8

2.5 out of 5
2 Reviews
DOWNING SCHOOL
2502 North Orchard St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
301 16.6

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EDISON SCHOOL
5830 South Pine St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
488 17.1

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FAWCETT SCHOOL
126 East 60th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
427 17.0

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FERN HILL SCHOOL
8442 South Park Ave
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
381 18.4

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FIRST CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL
1801 East 56th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 6-8
823 18.2

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FOSS SCHOOL
2112 South Tyler St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 9-12
1,118 17.8

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FRANKLIN SCHOOL
1402 South Lawrence St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
288 14.7

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GAULT SCHOOL
Non-Operational or Status Unknown
1115 East Division Ln
Tacoma, WA
Public | 6-8
- -

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GEIGER SCHOOL
621 South Jackson Ave
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
175 14.3

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GRANT SCHOOL
1018 North Prospect St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
389 17.3

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GRAY SCHOOL
3109 South 60th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 6-8
645 18.6

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HELEN B. STAFFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1615 South 92nd St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
424 16.5

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HOME BASED SCHOOL
601 South 8th
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-12
21 -

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HUNT SCHOOL
6501 South 10th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 6-8
331 14.1

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JASON LEE SCHOOL
602 North Sprague Ave
Tacoma, WA
Public | 6-9
460 14.8

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JEFFERSON SCHOOL
6501 North 23rd St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
242 17.0

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LARCHMONT SCHOOL
8601 East B St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
410 14.9

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LINCOLN SCHOOL
701 South 37th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 8-12
1,518 18.7

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LISTER SCHOOL
2106 East 44th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
397 15.1

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LOWELL SCHOOL
810 North 13th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | KG-5
456 20.2

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LYON SCHOOL
101 East 46th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
267 14.8

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MADISON HEADSTART SCHOOL
3102 South 43rd St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-KG
1 1.0

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MANITOU PARK SCHOOL
4330 South 66th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
575 20.2

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MANN SCHOOL
1002 South 52nd St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
466 16.1

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MASON SCHOOL
3901 North 28th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 6-8
780 20.6

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MCCARVER SCHOOL
2111 South J St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
385 15.1

5 out of 5
1 Review
MCILVAIGH SCHOOL
Non-Operational or Status Unknown
1801 East 56th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 6-8
- -

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MCKINLEY SCHOOL
3702 East Mckinley Ave
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
232 14.4

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MEEKER SCHOOL
4402 Nassau Ave Ne
Tacoma, WA
Public | 6-8
743 21.5

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MT TAHOMA SCHOOL
6229 South Tyler St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 9-12
1,630 18.5

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NORTHEAST TACOMA SCHOOL
5412 29th St Ne
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
428 18.3

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OAKLAND ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL
3319 South Adams St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 9-12
235 18.5

5 out of 5
1 Review
PARK AVENUE CENTER SCHOOL
6701 South Park Ave
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-12
36 5.0

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PEARL STREET CENTER SCHOOL
815 South Pearl St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 7-12
9 9.0

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POINT DEFIANCE SCHOOL
4330 North Visscher St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
405 19.2

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REED SCHOOL
1802 South 36th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
500 15.4

5 out of 5
2 Reviews
REMANN HALL JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER SCHOOL
5501 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA
Public | 5-12
39 6.0

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ROOSEVELT SCHOOL
3550 East Roosevelt Ave
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
252 15.1

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SCIENCE AND MATH INSTITUTE SCHOOL
5501 North Pearl St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 9
138 14.7

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SHERIDAN SCHOOL
5317 East Mckinley Ave
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
574 18.9

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SHERMAN SCHOOL
4415 North 38th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | KG-5
352 17.8

5 out of 5
1 Review
SKYLINE SCHOOL
2301 North Mildred St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
321 14.5

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SPECIAL SERVICES SCHOOL
601 South 8th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-12
- -

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STADIUM SCHOOL
111 North East St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 9-12
1,805 21.3

5 out of 5
1 Review
STANLEY SCHOOL
1712 South 17th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
313 15.4

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STEWART SCHOOL
5010 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA
Public | 6-8
527 17.9

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TACOMA BUSINESS ACADEMY
1101 South Yakima
Tacoma, WA
Public | 9-12
40 -

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TACOMA PIERCE COUNTY EDUCATION CENTER SCHOOL
930 Tacoma Ave South
Tacoma, WA
Public | 9-12
10 -

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TACOMA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
1950 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA
Public | 9-12
438 17.1

5 out of 5
2 Reviews
TCC FRESH START SCHOOL
601 South 8th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 9-12
270 -

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TRUMAN SCHOOL
5801 North 35th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 6-8
606 18.7

2 out of 5
1 Review
WAINWRIGHT SCHOOL
130 Alameda Ave
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
235 15.0

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WASHINGTON-HOYT SCHOOL
3701 North 26th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | KG-5
392 20.6

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WHITMAN SCHOOL
1120 South 39th St
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
398 15.1

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WHITTIER SCHOOL
777 Elm Tree Ln
Tacoma, WA
Public | PK-5
461 19.2

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WILSON SCHOOL
1202 North Orchard St
Tacoma, WA
Public | 9-12
1,345 20.0

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