This school is rated about average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform below average on state tests, ... More
Academics
2/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Very concerning:

Test scores at this school fall far below the state average. This suggests that students at this school are likely not performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Test scores are important to look at because they indicate where students are performing compared to grade-level standards. Ask the school what it's doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


Subject
% Proficient
Math
19%
State avg: 35%
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Biology I
46%
State avg: 72%
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English
32%
State avg: 33%
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6/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

Worth a deeper look:

This school is about the same as the state average in key measures of college and career readiness, but depending on the state, average can mean only a minority of students are ready for college and career.

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


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
87%
State avg: 78%
AP course participation
20%
State avg: 17%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
30%
State avg: 62%
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Equity
2/10
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
35%
Hispanic
18%
Black
17%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
11%
Two or more races
11%
Asian
8%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
18 :1
State avg: 20 :1
Students per counselor
322 :1
State avg: 821 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
90%
State avg: 93%
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Neighborhood
12420 Ainsworth Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98444
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Last modified: June 30, 2017
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