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Tacoma Public Schools


Tacoma Public Schools is located in west Washington. Tacoma Public Schools has 51.73 square miles of land area and 17.80 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Tacoma Public Schools population is 212,381. Tacoma Public Schools median household income is $52,349 in 2010-2014. Tacoma Public Schools median house value is $214,700 in 2010-2014. On average, Tacoma Public Schools is worse than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (216 out of 238, bottom 9%)
Elementary/Middle School: (215 out of 274, bottom 22%)*
Rank: #253
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:67
Population212,381 (2010-2014), rank #3
Population Growth2.98% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:3,054.71/sq mi, rank #7
Median Household Income:$52,349 at 2010-2014—8.90% increase since 2005-2009, rank #135
Median House Price:$214,700 at 2010-2014—-10.76% increase since 2005-2009, rank #114
Time Zone:Pacific GMT -8:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:51.73 sq mi, rank #237
Water Area:17.80 sq mi (25.60%), rank #54
County:Pierce County
City:Browns Point, Dash Point, Fircrest, Lakewood, Midland, Ruston, Tacoma, University Place
Zip:98422, 98466, 98499, 98445, 98444, 98407, 98421, 98402, 98403, 98406, 98416, 98465, 98405, 98409, 98418, 98404, 98408, 98467
Area:Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
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Tacoma Public Schools Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

601 South 8th
Tacoma WA, 98401, Pierce County
Phone: 253-571-1000

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:29,16828,95728,54027,40728,89029,50029,677
English Language Learner Students:2,6282,4751,9602,1901,5271,9301,947
Total Teachers:1,569.131,584.681,612.711,641.311,641.651,648.901,641.50
Total Other Staff:1,498.941,422.401,436.461,493.621,524.591,518.401,502.90
Instructional Aides:281.51271.90291.45309.69310.28308.60298.80
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:23.3822.2720.2923.7224.7214.8015.80
Total Guidance Counselors:72.1472.3770.5071.2971.7674.5073.10
Elementary Guidance Counselors:33.0430.8127.4029.4934.6127.0027.30
Secondary Guidance Counselors:39.1041.5643.1041.8037.1547.5045.80
Other Guidance Counselors:NANA0.00NANANANA
Librarians/Media Specialists:44.6945.8044.4046.7946.4049.3048.50
Library/Media Support:8.468.4610.4511.4511.4511.4011.40
District Administrators:67.1163.1057.8557.6024.9423.8022.90
District Administrative Support:55.1753.7454.3953.2732.6331.9029.10
School Administrators:81.0082.0088.0090.0086.9488.9083.70
School Administrative Support:146.15146.16147.08135.41135.30136.00135.20
Student Support Services:120.56121.11121.11123.88119.02120.30118.60
Other Support Services:598.77535.49530.94570.52661.15658.90665.80
Student-Teacher Ratio:18.5918.2717.7016.7017.6017.8918.08


Alternative Spcl Needs Div Occ Grade 9 to Grade 12   601 South 8th St, Tacoma WA 98405
Angelo Giaudrone Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   4902 South Alaska St, Tacoma WA 98408
ArlingtonPrekindergarten to Grade 5   3002 South 72nd St, Tacoma WA 98409
BakerGrade 6 to Grade 8   8001 So J St, Tacoma WA 98408
BirneyPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1202 South 76th St, Tacoma WA 98408
Blix ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1302 East 38th St, Tacoma WA 98404
BozePrekindergarten to Grade 5   1140 East 65th St, Tacoma WA 98404
Browns PointKindergarten to Grade 5   1526 51st St Ne, Tacoma WA 98422
BryantPrekindergarten to Grade 8   717 South Grant Ave, Tacoma WA 98405
Comm Based Trans Program Grade 11 to Grade 12   601 South 8th St, Tacoma WA 98405
Crescent HeightsKindergarten to Grade 5   4110 Nassau Ave Ne, Tacoma WA 98422
Day Reporting School Grade 9 to Grade 12   5501 6th Ave, Tacoma WA 98406
DelongKindergarten to Grade 5   4901 South 14 St St, Tacoma WA 98405
DowningPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2502 North Orchard St, Tacoma WA 98406
EdisonPrekindergarten to Grade 5   5830 South Pine St, Tacoma WA 98409
FawcettKindergarten to Grade 5   126 East 60th St, Tacoma WA 98404
Fern HillPrekindergarten to Grade 5   8442 South Park Ave, Tacoma WA 98444
First Creek Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   1801 East 56th St, Tacoma WA 98404
FossGrade 9 to Grade 12   2112 South Tyler St, Tacoma WA 98405
FranklinPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1402 South Lawrence St, Tacoma WA 98405
Fresh Start Grade 9 to Grade 12   601 South 8th St, Tacoma WA 98405
GeigerKindergarten to Grade 5   7401 South 8th St, Tacoma WA 98465
Goodwill Ged Grade 9 to Grade 12   714 South 27th St, Tacoma WA 98409
GrantPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1018 North Prospect St, Tacoma WA 98406
GrayGrade 6 to Grade 8   6229 South Tyler St, Tacoma WA 98409
Helen B. Stafford ElementaryPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1615 South 92nd St, Tacoma WA 98444
Home Based Prekindergarten to Grade 12   601 South 8th St, Tacoma WA 98401
Jason LeeGrade 6 to Grade 8   602 North Sprague Ave, Tacoma WA 98403
JeffersonPrekindergarten to Grade 5   6501 North 23rd St, Tacoma WA 98406
LarchmontPrekindergarten to Grade 5   8601 East B St, Tacoma WA 98445
LincolnGrade 9 to Grade 12   701 South 37th St, Tacoma WA 98418
ListerPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2106 East 44th St, Tacoma WA 98404
LowellKindergarten to Grade 5   810 North 13th St, Tacoma WA 98403
LyonPrekindergarten to Grade 5   101 East 46th St, Tacoma WA 98404
Madison Headstart Prekindergarten to Prekindergarten   3102 South 43rd St, Tacoma WA 98409
Manitou ParkPrekindergarten to Grade 5   4330 South 66th St, Tacoma WA 98409
MannPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1002 South 52nd St, Tacoma WA 98408
MasonGrade 6 to Grade 8   3901 North 28th St, Tacoma WA 98407
MccarverPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2111 South J St, Tacoma WA 98405
MeekerGrade 6 to Grade 8   4402 Nassau Ave Ne, Tacoma WA 98422
Mt TahomaGrade 9 to Grade 12   4634 South 74th St, Tacoma WA 98409
Northeast TacomaPrekindergarten to Grade 5   5412 29th St Ne, Tacoma WA 98422
Oakland High School Grade 8 to Grade 12   3319 South Adams St, Tacoma WA 98409
Park Avenue Center Kindergarten to Grade 12   6701 South Park Ave, Tacoma WA 98408
Pearl Street Center Grade 6 to Grade 12   815 South Pearl St, Tacoma WA 98465
Point DefiancePrekindergarten to Grade 5   4330 North Visscher St, Tacoma WA 98407
Re-Engagement Center Grade 9 to Grade 12   1818 Tacoma Ave, Tacoma WA 98405
ReedPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1802 South 36th St, Tacoma WA 98418
Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center Grade 5 to Grade 12   5501 6th Ave, Tacoma WA 98406
RooseveltPrekindergarten to Grade 5   3550 East Roosevelt Ave, Tacoma WA 98404
Science And Math InstituteGrade 9 to Grade 12   5501 North Pearl St, Tacoma WA 98407
SheridanPrekindergarten to Grade 5   5317 East Mckinley Ave, Tacoma WA 98404
ShermanKindergarten to Grade 5   4415 North 38th St, Tacoma WA 98407
SkylinePrekindergarten to Grade 5   2301 North Mildred St, Tacoma WA 98406
Special Services Prekindergarten to Grade 12   601 South 8th St, Tacoma WA 98405
StadiumGrade 9 to Grade 12   111 North East St, Tacoma WA 98403
StanleyPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1712 South 17th St, Tacoma WA 98405
StewartGrade 6 to Grade 8   5010 Pacific Ave, Tacoma WA 98408
Tacoma Business Academy Grade 9 to Grade 12   1101 South Yakima, Tacoma WA 98405
Tacoma Pierce County Education Center Grade 9 to Grade 12   930 Tacoma Ave South, Tacoma WA 98402
Tacoma School Of The Arts Grade 9 to Grade 12   1102 A St, Tacoma WA 98402
Tcc Fresh Start Grade 9 to Grade 12   601 South 8th St, Tacoma WA 98405
TrumanGrade 6 to Grade 8   5801 North 35th St, Tacoma WA 98407
Washington-HoytKindergarten to Grade 5   6501 South 10th St, Tacoma WA 98407
WhitmanPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1120 South 39th St, Tacoma WA 98408
WhittierPrekindergarten to Grade 5   777 Elm Tree Ln, Tacoma WA 98466
WilsonGrade 9 to Grade 12   1202 North Orchard St, Tacoma WA 98406

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
EOC Test
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std53.6%64.1%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std70.1%81.7%
2011Math Year 1End of course% met std40.7%62.4%
2012Math Year 1End of course% met std49.2%71%
2013Math Year 1End of course% met std61.4%80.7%
2011Math Year 2End of course% met std57.8%72.9%
2012Math Year 2End of course% met std66.6%79.1%
2013Math Year 2End of course% met std81.0%89.4%
2010Math10th Grade% met std28.3%41.6%
2010Reading10th Grade% met std73.7%78.8%
2011Reading10th Grade% met std78.3%82.3%
2012Reading10th Grade% met std75.4%81.1%
2013Reading10th Grade% met std78.6%83.5%
2010Science10th Grade% met std32.3%44.7%
2011Science10th Grade% met std38.9%49.7%
2010Writing10th Grade% met std84.2%85.9%
2011Writing10th Grade% met std82.7%86%
2012Writing10th Grade% met std80.6%85.2%
2013Writing10th Grade% met std80.5%84.9%
MSP Test
2010Math3rd Grade% met std54.4%61.7%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std58.8%61.5%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std61.7%65.3%
2013Math3rd Grade% met std54.4%65.2%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std65.6%72%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std70.2%73.1%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std63.4%68.7%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std64.8%73.0%
2010Math4th Grade% met std44.5%53.6%
2011Math4th Grade% met std46.7%59.3%
2012Math4th Grade% met std50.8%59.3%
2013Math4th Grade% met std54.2%62.5%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std61%67.1%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std57%67.3%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std63.3%71.4%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std64.0%72.4%
2010Writing4th Grade% met std56.1%61%
2011Writing4th Grade% met std50.8%61.4%
2012Writing4th Grade% met std54%61.3%
2013Writing4th Grade% met std54.7%62.1%
2010Math5th Grade% met std44.3%53.6%
2011Math5th Grade% met std52.2%61.2%
2012Math5th Grade% met std58.3%63.7%
2013Math5th Grade% met std57.7%62.6%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std62.5%69.5%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std52.9%67.6%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std63.3%71%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std69.9%72.6%
2010Science5th Grade% met std21%34%
2011Science5th Grade% met std41.3%55.6%
2012Science5th Grade% met std50.5%66.1%
2013Science5th Grade% met std53.2%66.5%
2010Math6th Grade% met std34.3%51.8%
2011Math6th Grade% met std40%58.8%
2012Math6th Grade% met std46.9%61.4%
2013Math6th Grade% met std47.9%59.3%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std47.7%64.5%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std56.3%70.6%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std61%70.6%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std59.2%71.4%
2010Math7th Grade% met std33.9%55.2%
2011Math7th Grade% met std38.2%56.9%
2012Math7th Grade% met std42.8%59.2%
2013Math7th Grade% met std51.8%63.7%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std46.9%63.3%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std43.3%56.4%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std62.6%71.2%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std57.2%68.7%
2010Writing7th Grade% met std57.9%70.2%
2011Writing7th Grade% met std60.2%71%
2012Writing7th Grade% met std59.5%71%
2013Writing7th Grade% met std55.4%71.0%
2010Math8th Grade% met std35%51.5%
2011Math8th Grade% met std34.9%50.3%
2012Math8th Grade% met std38.6%55.4%
2013Math8th Grade% met std36.5%53.2%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std57.5%69.2%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std55%68.6%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std55.9%67.2%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std50.6%66.2%
2010Science8th Grade% met std38.9%54.4%
2011Science8th Grade% met std44.3%61.5%
2012Science8th Grade% met std51.4%66.3%
2013Science8th Grade% met std49.0%64.9%
2004Math10th Grade% met std29.4%43.9%
2005Math10th Grade% met std32.8%47.5%
2006Math10th Grade% met std32.3%51%
2007Math10th Grade% met std36%50.2%
2008Math10th Grade% met std32.1%49.3%
2009Math10th Grade% met std30.9%45.2%
2004Reading10th Grade% met std52.8%64.5%
2005Reading10th Grade% met std59.6%72.9%
2006Reading10th Grade% met std63.9%81.9%
2007Reading10th Grade% met std69.6%80.6%
2008Reading10th Grade% met std71.4%81.3%
2009Reading10th Grade% met std73.4%80.9%
2004Science10th Grade% met std20%32.2%
2005Science10th Grade% met std22.8%35.8%
2006Science10th Grade% met std21.2%34.9%
2007Science10th Grade% met std23.9%36.3%
2008Science10th Grade% met std26.7%39.7%
2009Science10th Grade% met std25.7%38.6%
2004Writing10th Grade% met std53.4%65.2%
2005Writing10th Grade% met std54.8%65.2%
2006Writing10th Grade% met std65.4%79.7%
2007Writing10th Grade% met std69.9%83.6%
2008Writing10th Grade% met std80.6%86.2%
2009Writing10th Grade% met std81.3%86.3%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std51.6%64.2%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std63.7%69.4%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std61.3%68.3%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std55%66.3%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std62.5%68.2%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std64.6%70.7%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std64.4%70.4%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std64.9%71.3%
2004Math4th Grade% met std48.9%59.9%
2005Math4th Grade% met std50%60.8%
2006Math4th Grade% met std43%58.9%
2007Math4th Grade% met std45.7%57.9%
2008Math4th Grade% met std47%53.4%
2009Math4th Grade% met std39.2%52.3%
2004Reading4th Grade% met std69.6%74.4%
2005Reading4th Grade% met std76.3%79.5%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std74.6%81.1%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std70.4%76.4%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std66.3%72.3%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std66.8%73.5%
2004Writing4th Grade% met std50.1%55.8%
2005Writing4th Grade% met std58.8%57.7%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std54.7%60.3%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std53.9%60.1%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std58.3%62.1%
2009Writing4th Grade% met std55.7%60.3%
2006Math5th Grade% met std45.7%55.8%
2007Math5th Grade% met std53.7%59.3%
2008Math5th Grade% met std50.8%61%
2009Math5th Grade% met std52.2%61.9%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std69.7%76.2%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std64.7%71.7%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std68.8%75.3%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std67.8%73.9%
2004Science5th Grade% met std18.9%28.2%
2005Science5th Grade% met std25%35.6%
2006Science5th Grade% met std23.8%35.7%
2007Science5th Grade% met std23.2%36.4%
2008Science5th Grade% met std29.5%42.9%
2009Science5th Grade% met std32.3%44.9%
2006Math6th Grade% met std32.7%49.4%
2007Math6th Grade% met std40.2%49.5%
2008Math6th Grade% met std36.9%48.9%
2009Math6th Grade% met std38.9%50.9%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std54.5%66.6%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std58%67.8%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std59.1%68.6%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std63.3%72%
2004Math7th Grade% met std33.2%46.3%
2005Math7th Grade% met std35.1%50.8%
2006Math7th Grade% met std33.1%48.5%
2007Math7th Grade% met std43.3%54.4%
2008Math7th Grade% met std40.7%50.3%
2009Math7th Grade% met std37.7%51.8%
2004Reading7th Grade% met std53.2%60.4%
2005Reading7th Grade% met std57.8%69%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std53.8%61.5%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std61.4%68.5%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std57.9%62.8%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std48.4%59.3%
2004Writing7th Grade% met std48.8%57.9%
2005Writing7th Grade% met std47.9%61.2%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std56.6%64.5%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std58.2%68.1%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std64.5%69.7%
2009Writing7th Grade% met std60.4%69.7%
2006Math8th Grade% met std34.8%48.8%
2007Math8th Grade% met std35.5%49.5%
2008Math8th Grade% met std40.5%51.5%
2009Math8th Grade% met std37.7%50.8%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std61%70.1%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std55.3%64.7%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std59%65.9%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std62.3%67.5%
2004Science8th Grade% met std26.9%39.4%
2005Science8th Grade% met std24.7%36.4%
2006Science8th Grade% met std27.9%42.9%
2007Science8th Grade% met std28.3%44.4%
2008Science8th Grade% met std33.7%47.9%
2009Science8th Grade% met std36.8%51.1%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$382,734,000$13,410 $359,986,000$13,135 $357,039,000$12,359 
Total Expenditures:$378,484,000$13,262 $377,543,000$13,775 $353,151,000$12,224 
Total Current Expenditures:$321,903,000$11,279 $323,577,000$11,806 $312,237,000$10,808 
Instructional Expenditures:$178,886,000$6,26855.6%$196,806,000$7,18160.8%$185,702,000$6,42859.5%
Student and Staff Support:$54,174,000$1,89816.8%$41,723,000$1,52212.9%$41,207,000$1,42613.2%
Operations, Food, Other:$50,599,000$1,77315.7%$49,888,000$1,82015.4%$49,632,000$1,71815.9%
Total Capital Outlay:$43,340,000$1,519 $39,765,000$1,451 $26,297,000$910 
Construction:$28,615,000$1,003 $31,423,000$1,147 $15,224,000$527 
Total Other:$429,000$15 $486,000$18 $487,000$17 
Interest on Debt:$12,812,000$449 $13,715,000$500 $14,130,000$489 
Total Salary:$202,836,000$7,107 $207,631,000$7,576 $204,426,000$7,076 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$124,991,000$4,38061.6%$134,648,000$4,91364.8%$131,773,000$4,56164.5%
Other Salary:$77,845,000$2,72838.4%$72,983,000$2,66335.2%$72,653,000$2,51535.5%
Total Benefit:$68,891,000$2,414 $66,455,000$2,425 $64,523,000$2,233 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$41,835,000$1,46660.7%$41,932,000$1,53063.1%$40,046,000$1,38662.1%
Other Benefit:$27,056,000$94839.3%$24,523,000$89536.9%$24,477,000$84737.9%

* Tacoma Public Schools was rated 1.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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