sort by
grade level
school type
min. proficiency
78%
  • Lowell
  • 810 Mr. Dahl Dr, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 440
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
74%
  • Washington Elementary
  • 6501 S 10th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 439
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
72%
  • Science And Math Institute
  • 5501 N. Pearl St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 459
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
69%
  • Browns Point
  • 1526 51st St Ne, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 460
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
67%
  • Downing
  • 2502 N Orchard St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 276
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
64%
  • Tacoma School Of The Arts
  • 1102 A St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 521
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
64%
  • Point Defiance
  • 4330 N Visscher St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 428
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
62%
  • Sherman
  • 4415 N 38th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 408
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
61%
  • Mason
  • 3901 N 28th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 827
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
59%
  • Crescent Heights
  • 4110 Nassau Ave Ne, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 498
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
57%
  • Northeast Tacoma
  • 5412 29th St Ne, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 383
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
57%
  • Skyline
  • 2301 N Mildred St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 388
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
55%
  • Grant
  • 1018 N Prospect St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 345
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
55%
  • Fern Hill
  • 8442 S Park Ave, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 362
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
54%
  • Meeker
  • 4402 Nassau Ave Ne, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 656
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
53%
  • Helen B. Stafford Elementary
  • 1615 South 92nd St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 519
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
51%
  • Bryant
  • 717 S Grant Ave, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 427
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
50%
  • Special Services
  • 601 S. 8th Street, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 12 · Students: 67
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
50%
  • Jefferson
  • 6501 N 23rd St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 309
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
50%
  • Stanley
  • 1712 S 17th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 290
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
49%
  • Truman
  • 5801 N 35th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 758
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
47%
  • Wilson
  • 1202 N Orchard St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,268
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
47%
  • Geiger
  • 7401 S 8th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 415
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
47%
  • Fawcett
  • 126 E 60th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 460
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
47%
  • Delong
  • 4901 S 14 St St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 547
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
45%
  • Stadium
  • 111 N E St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,680
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
44%
  • Angelo Giaudrone Middle School
  • 4902 S Alaska St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 640
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
40%
  • Oakland High School
  • 3319 S Adams St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 8 - 12 · Students: 234
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
40%
  • Stewart
  • 6501 S 10th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 407
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
39%
  • Sheridan
  • 5317 E Mckinley Ave, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 606
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
38%
  • Mann
  • 1002 S 52nd St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 491
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
37%
  • Boze
  • 1140 E 65th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 374
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
37%
  • Gray
  • 6229 S Tyler St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 617
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
35%
  • Edison
  • 5830 S Pine St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 510
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
35%
  • Jason Lee
  • 602 N Sprague Ave, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 594
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
35%
  • Fresh Start
  • 601 S 8th Street, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 195
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
35%
  • Arlington
  • 3002 S 72nd St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 267
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
35%
  • Larchmont
  • 8601 E B St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 419
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
35%
  • Birney
  • 1202 S 76th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 444
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
35%
  • Franklin
  • 1402 S Lawrence St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 287
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
35%
  • Baker
  • 8320 S I St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 697
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
32%
  • Reed
  • 1802 S 36th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 467
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
31%
  • Whitman
  • 1120 S 39th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 428
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
31%
  • First Creek Middle School
  • 1801 E. 56th Street, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 773
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
31%
  • Lister
  • 2106 E 44th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 532
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
30%
  • Mccarver
  • 2111 S J St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 427
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
28%
  • Manitou Park
  • 4330 S 66th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 620
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
27%
  • Lyon
  • 101 E 46th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 341
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
26%
  • Blix Elementary
  • 1302 E 38th St, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 494
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
25%
  • Roosevelt
  • 3550 E Roosevelt Ave, Tacoma
  • Tacoma School District
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 263
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
1

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
The Tacoma, WA educational system consists of 93 public schools, 24 private schools and 10 post-secondary schools. Tacoma public schools have average test scores of 42% which is 14% lower than than the Washington average and 15% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Tacoma public schools is 19:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.0% have completed high school, 26.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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%

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.

To customize your list of Tacoma schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Tacoma, WA schools.

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.
Are you looking to buy or sell?
What style of home are you
What is your
$100K$250K$500K$750K$1M+
When are you looking to
ASAP1-3 mos.3-6 mos.6-9 mos.1 yr+
Connect with top real estate agents
By submitting this form, you consent to receive text messages, emails, and/or calls (may be recorded; and may be direct, autodialed or use pre-recorded/artificial voices even if on the Do Not Call list) from AreaVibes or our partner real estate professionals and their network of service providers, about your inquiry or the home purchase/rental process. Messaging and/or data rates may apply. Consent is not a requirement or condition to receive real estate services. You hereby further confirm that checking this box creates an electronic signature with the same effect as a handwritten signature.