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Avg. test scores 58%
High school dipl. 0%
Bachelors degree 12%

Tacoma school information

IndexTacomaWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores42%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools931,99179,221
Total private schools2454824,874
Total post-secondary schools101477,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Tacoma are 15% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 93 public schools in Tacoma
  • 83.8% of people in Tacoma have completed 8th grade
  • 83.0% of people in Tacoma have completed high school
  • 26.7% of people in Tacoma have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Tacoma

      IndexTacomaWashingtonNational
      Completed 8th grade83.8%87.5%84.3%
      Completed high school83.0%86.6%83.0%
      Completed some college60.8%67.7%59.4%
      Completed associate degree35.6%43.3%38.5%
      Completed bachelors26.7%33.6%30.3%
      Completed masters9.1%12.3%11.5%
      Completed professional degree2.6%3.6%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.9%1.5%1.3%

      Tacoma, WA School Districts

      • Tacoma Public Schools
      • Mary Walker School District

      There are a total of 93 public schools, 24 private schools and 10 post-secondary schools in Tacoma. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Tacoma, WA schools is 42%. The average student to teacher ratio is 19:1. In Tacoma, WA, an average of 83.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 83.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Lake Tapps, WA13,03069%40%
      Artondale, WA13,50667%37%
      Bonney Lake, WA19,02265%33%
      DuPont, WA9,22465%32%
      Vashon, WA9,84465%31%
      Tacoma, WA205,60242%15%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Fontana, CA205,22827%46%
      Oxnard, CA204,75219%62%
      Fayetteville, NC203,67039%20%
      Modesto, CA208,51230%40%
      Moreno Valley, CA202,06124%52%
      Tacoma, WA205,60242%15%
      Source: The Tacoma, WA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.