Tacoma school information

IndexTacomaWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores57%64%68%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools931,99179,235
Total private schools2454824,875
Total post-secondary schools101477,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Tacoma are 17% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 93 public schools in Tacoma.
  • 83.2% of people in Tacoma have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.4% of people in Tacoma have completed high school.
  • 25.5% of people in Tacoma have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Tacoma

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  • Alternative Spcl Needs Div Occ601 S 8Th StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Angelo Giaudrone Middle School4902 S Alaska StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 539 · Ratio: 14:155
  • Arlington3002 S 72Nd StGrades: PK - 05Students: 279 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Baker8320 S I StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 552 · Ratio: 17:146
  • Birney1202 S 76Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 331 · Ratio: 14:150
  • Blix Elementary1302 E 38Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 346 · Ratio: 15:137
  • Boze1140 E 65Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 335 · Ratio: 15:147
  • Brookdale Elementary611 132Nd Street SGrades: PK - 05Students: 436 · Ratio: 17:160
  • Browns Point1526 51St St NeGrades: KG - 05Students: 474 · Ratio: 22:178
  • Bryant717 S Grant AveGrades: PK - 08Students: 429 · Ratio: 19:158
  • Carter Lake Elementary School3415 Lincoln Blvd SwGrades: PK - 05Students: 42 · Ratio: 23:156
  • Central Avenue Elementary4505 104Th Street EGrades: KG - 05Students: 386 · Ratio: 19:169
  • Chester H Thompson Elementary303 159Th St EGrades: KG - 06Students: 625 · Ratio: 17:152
  • Christensen Elementary10232 Barnes LaneGrades: PK - 05Students: 409 · Ratio: 17:156
  • Clover Creek Elementary16715 36Th Ave EGrades: KG - 06Students: 315 · Ratio: 19:153
  • Collins Elementary4608 128Th St EGrades: PK - 05Students: 404 · Ratio: 18:160
  • Columbia Junior High School2901 54Th Avenue EGrades: 08 - 09Students: 539 · Ratio: 21:150
  • Comm Based Trans Program601 S 8Th StGrades: 11 - 12Students: 4 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Crescent Heights4110 Nassau Ave NeGrades: KG - 05Students: 468 · Ratio: 21:171
  • Day Reporting School5501 6Th AvenueGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Delong4901 S 14 St StGrades: KG - 05Students: 36 · Ratio: 15:161
  • Downing2502 N Orchard StGrades: PK - 05Students: 294 · Ratio: 17:170
  • Edison5830 S Pine StGrades: PK - 05Students: 443 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Elmhurst Elementary School420 133Rd St EGrades: KG - 05Students: 426 · Ratio: 17:163
  • Fawcett126 E 60Th StGrades: KG - 05Students: 386 · Ratio: 15:159
  • Fern Hill8442 S Park AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 354 · Ratio: 18:162
  • Fife High School5616 20Th St EGrades: 10 - 12Students: 79 · Ratio: 23:1n/a
  • First Creek Middle School1801 E. 56Th StreetGrades: 06 - 08Students: 756 · Ratio: 19:135
  • Foss2112 S Tyler StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,056 · Ratio: 18:1n/a
  • Franklin1402 S Lawrence StGrades: PK - 05Students: 223 · Ratio: 12:157
  • Franklin-Pierce High School11002 18Th Ave EGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,204 · Ratio: 21:1n/a
  • Gates Secondary School813 132Nd Street SGrades: 08 - 12Students: 228 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Geiger621 S Jackson AveGrades: KG - 05Students: 204 · Ratio: 16:142
  • Grant1018 N Prospect StGrades: PK - 05Students: 394 · Ratio: 17:168
  • Gray6229 S Tyler StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 632 · Ratio: 18:146
  • Harvard Elementary1709 85Th Street EGrades: KG - 05Students: 407 · Ratio: 17:162
  • Helen B. Stafford Elementary1615 South 92Nd StGrades: PK - 05Students: 418 · Ratio: 17:162
  • Home Based601 S 8Th StGrades: PK - 12Students: 66 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Hunt6501 S 10Th StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:137
  • James Sales Elementary11213 Sheridan Ave SGrades: KG - 05Students: 389 · Ratio: 17:166
  • Jason Lee602 N Sprague AveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 449 · Ratio: 13:150
  • Jefferson6501 N 23Rd StGrades: PK - 05Students: 284 · Ratio: 18:161
  • Larchmont8601 E B StGrades: PK - 05Students: 373 · Ratio: 13:142
  • Learning Opportunity Center5802 20Th St EGrades: 10 - 12Students: 46 · Ratio: 23:1n/a
  • Learning Support315 129Th Street SoGrades: PK - PKStudents: 4 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Lincoln701 S 37Th StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,382 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Lister2106 E 44Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 429 · Ratio: 17:143
  • Lowell810 N 13Th StGrades: KG - 05Students: 436 · Ratio: 20:180
  • Lyon101 E 46Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 233 · Ratio: 14:136
  • Madison Headstart3102 S 43Rd StreetGrades: PK - PKStudents: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Manitou Park4330 S 66Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 557 · Ratio: 20:155
  • Mann1002 S 52Nd StGrades: PK - 05Students: 415 · Ratio: 16:145
  • Mason3901 N 28Th StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 798 · Ratio: 20:171
  • Mccarver2111 S J StGrades: PK - 05Students: 332 · Ratio: 15:140
  • Mckinley3702 E Mckinley AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 204 · Ratio: 14:144
  • Meeker4402 Nassau Ave NeGrades: 06 - 08Students: 72 · Ratio: 20:168
  • Midland Elementary2300 105Th St EGrades: KG - 05Students: 449 · Ratio: 19:162
  • Morris Ford Middle School1602 104Th Street EastGrades: 06 - 08Students: 92 · Ratio: 21:173
  • Mt Tahoma4634 S 74Th StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,475 · Ratio: 19:1n/a
  • Naches Trail Elementary15305 Waller Road EGrades: KG - 06Students: 702 · Ratio: 23:166
  • Northeast Tacoma5412 29Th St NeGrades: PK - 05Students: 384 · Ratio: 17:163
  • Oakland Alternative High School3319 S Adams StGrades: 08 - 12Students: 18 · Ratio: 11:18
  • Park Avenue Center6701 S Park AveGrades: KG - 12Students: 31 · Ratio: 5:1n/a
  • Pearl Street Center815 S Pearl StGrades: 06 - 12Students: 5 · Ratio: 5:1n/a
  • Perry G Keithley Middle School12324 12Th Ave SGrades: 06 - 08Students: 774 · Ratio: 17:147
  • Point Defiance4330 N Visscher StGrades: PK - 05Students: 394 · Ratio: 19:174
  • Reed1802 S 36Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 445 · Ratio: 15:148
  • Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center5501 6Th AveGrades: 05 - 12Students: 3 · Ratio: 1:1n/a
  • Roosevelt3550 E Roosevelt AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 218 · Ratio: 13:1n/a
  • Science And Math Institute5501 N. Pearl StGrades: 09 - 10Students: 201 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Sheridan5317 E Mckinley AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 533 · Ratio: 19:150
  • Sherman4415 N 38Th StGrades: KG - 05Students: 358 · Ratio: 19:170
  • Skyline2301 N Mildred StGrades: PK - 05Students: 337 · Ratio: 15:177
  • Spanaway Junior High15701 B St EGrades: 07 - 09Students: 782 · Ratio: 21:150
  • Special Services601 S. 8Th StreetGrades: PK - 12Students: 43 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Stadium111 N E StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,619 · Ratio: 21:1n/a
  • Stanley1712 S 17Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 246 · Ratio: 14:168
  • Stewart5010 Pacific AveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 539 · Ratio: 15:135
  • Tacoma Business AcademyTacoma Public SchoolsGrades: 09 - 12Students: 14 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Tacoma Pierce County Education Center601 S 8Th StreetGrades: 09 - 12Students: 4 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Tacoma School Of The Arts1818 Tacoma AvenueGrades: 10 - 12Students: 454 · Ratio: 19:1n/a
  • Tacoma Technical High School1101 South Yakima AvenueGrades: 09 - 12Students: 344 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Tcc Fresh Start601 S 8Th StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 313 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Thompson Preschool15616 5Th Ave EGrades: PK - PKStudents: 83 · Ratio: 83:1n/a
  • Truman5801 N 35Th StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 748 · Ratio: 19:161
  • Wainwright130 Alameda AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 243 · Ratio: 15:170
  • Waller Road Elementary6312 Waller Rd EGrades: KG - 06Students: 305 · Ratio: 20:158
  • Washington High School12420 Ainsworth Ave SGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,001 · Ratio: 20:1n/a
  • Washington-Hoyt3701 N 26Th StGrades: KG - 05Students: 416 · Ratio: 22:183
  • Whitman1120 S 39Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 37 · Ratio: 15:145
  • Whittier777 Elm Tree LnGrades: PK - 05Students: 438 · Ratio: 19:177
  • Wilson1202 N Orchard StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,392 · Ratio: 20:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Tacoma

IndexTacomaWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade83.2%87.2%83.8%
Completed high school82.4%86.3%82.4%
Completed some college59.2%66.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree34.5%42.0%37.2%
Completed bachelors25.5%32.3%29.3%
Completed masters9.2%11.7%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.7%3.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Tacoma (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lake Tapps, WA12,30684%24%
University Place, WA31,67077%12%
Gig Harbor, WA7,62076%12%
Normandy Park, WA6,49176%12%
Vashon, WA10,44776%11%
Tacoma, WA201,79457%17%

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Oxnard, CA201,74441%40%
Fontana, CA201,35551%26%
Fayetteville, NC202,42174%8%
Shreveport, LA200,69254%21%
Aurora, IL199,87875%10%
Tacoma, WA201,79457%17%
Source: The Tacoma, WA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.