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Tacoma School District
  Superintendent Carla Santorno
253.571.1000    (more info)
  601 S 8TH TACOMA 98401-1357
Puget Sound Educational Service District 121
 
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2006-07 Results (Administration Info)
Grade LevelReadingMathWritingScience
3rd Grade 64.6%63.7%  
4th Grade 70.3%45.6%53.8% 
5th Grade 64.7%53.7% 23.2%
6th Grade 58.0%40.1%  
7th Grade 61.3%43.3%58.1% 
8th Grade 55.3%35.5% 28.3%
10th Grade 69.5%36.1%69.9%23.9%
Student Demographics
Enrollment
October 2006 Student Count30,060
Gender (October 2006)
Male15,40851.3%
Female14,65248.7%
Race/Ethnicity (October 2006)
Hispanic / Latino of any race(s)3,58811.9%
American Indian / Alaskan Native5932.0%
Black / African American6,91823.0%
White15,00449.9%
Special Programs
Free or Reduced-Price Meals (May 2007)54.8%
Special Education (May 2007)12.9%
Transitional Bilingual (May 2007)6.2%
Migrant (May 2007)0.1%
Other Information (more info)
Unexcused Absence Rate (2006-07)0.0%
Annual Dropout Rate (2005-06)7.5%
Estimated Annual On-Time Graduation Rate (2005-06)67.6%
Estimated Annual Extended Graduation Rate (2005-06)74.8%
College/University enrollment rates of graduates

Teacher Information (2006-07)  (more info)
Classroom Teachers1,741
Average Years of Teacher Experience13.1
Teachers with at least a Master's Degree53.1%
Total number of teachers who teach core academic classes1,507
% of teachers teaching with an emergency certificate0.1%
% of teachers teaching with a conditional certificate0.5%
Total number of core academic classes5,079
ESEA Highly Qualified Teacher Information
% of classes taught by teachers meeting ESEA highly qualified (HQ) definition88.9%
   % of classes taught by teachers who do not meet ESEA HQ definitionN/A
% of classes in high poverty schools taught by teachers who meet ESEA HQ definition89.0%
   % of classes in high poverty schools taught by teachers who do not meet ESEA HQ definition11.0%
% of classes in low poverty schools taught by teachers who meet ESEA HQ definition89.8%
   % of classes in low poverty schools taught by teachers who do not meet ESEA HQ definition10.2%