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Academics
Test scores
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Subject
% Proficient
Biology I
23%
State avg: 72%
Details
2/10
College readiness
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Very concerning:

This school is far below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


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Ask the schools what it’s doing to improve access to advanced classes and help prepare students for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
70%
State avg: 78%
AP course participation
0%
State avg: 17%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
<1%
State avg: 62%
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Equity
1/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

Very concerning:

Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling far behind other students in the state, and this school may have large achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps? Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What's the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
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Students
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White
33%
Black
26%
Hispanic
17%
Asian
13%
Two or more races
8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
2%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
20 :1
State avg: 20 :1
Students per counselor
192 :1
State avg: 821 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
97%
State avg: 93%
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10 Reviews
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4 1
3 0
2 0
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Neighborhood
2112 South Tyler St
Tacoma, WA 98405
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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