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Tacoma School District
  Superintendent Carla Santorno
253.571.1000
  601 S 8TH TACOMA 98401-1357
Puget Sound Educational Service District 121
 
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2011-12 Results (Administration Info)
Grade LevelReadingMathWritingScience
3rd Grade 63.4%61.7%  
4th Grade 63.4%50.8%53.9% 
5th Grade 63.4%58.3% 50.4%
6th Grade 60.9%46.9%  
7th Grade 62.6%42.7%59.5% 
8th Grade 55.8%38.5% 51.3%
10th Grade 75.4%See EOC below80.5%See EOC below
Grade Level *EOC Math Year 1EOC Math Year 2
10th Grade 51.5%65.7%
Grade Level *EOC Biology
10th Grade 54.0%

* End of Course (EOC) Biology is administered in any grade in which the course is offered. Prior to 2015, EOC Math exams were given in any grade in which the course is offered and served as the state’s accountability test in mathematics. As of 2015, EOC Math tests are taken only for the purpose of meeting assessment graduation requirements by students in the classes of 2018 and prior.

** The "Makeup" exam was given to students who had already completed the Year 1 or Year 2 coursework. It was not a "retake".

Student Demographics
Enrollment
October 2011 Student Count28,988
May 2012 Student Count28,529
Gender (October 2011)
Male14,76650.9%
Female14,22249.1%
Race/Ethnicity (October 2011)
Hispanic / Latino of any race(s)4,55515.7%
American Indian / Alaskan Native3651.3%
Asian2,8649.9%
Black / African American4,97017.1%
Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander5341.8%
White12,88344.4%
Two or More Races2,8159.7%
Special Programs
Free or Reduced-Price Meals (May 2012)18,22363.9%
Special Education (May 2012)4,07914.3%
Transitional Bilingual (May 2012)1,1183.9%
Migrant (May 2012)10.0%
Section 504 (May 2012)3381.2%
Foster Care (May 2012)N<10
Other Information (more info)
Unexcused Absence Rate (2011-12)33,7041.2%
Adjusted 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate (Class of 2011)61.7%
Adjusted 5-year Cohort Graduation Rate (Class of 2010)58.4%
College/University enrollment rates of graduates

Teacher Information (2011-12)  (more info)
Classroom Teachers1,810
Average Years of Teacher Experience13.1
Teachers with at least a Master's Degree61.3%
Total number of teachers who teach core academic classes1,385
% of teachers teaching with an emergency certificate0.0%
% of teachers teaching with a conditional certificate0.1%
Total number of core academic classes7,966
ESEA Highly Qualified Teacher Information
% of classes taught by teachers meeting ESEA highly qualified (HQ) definition97.8%
   % of classes taught by teachers who do not meet ESEA HQ definition2.2%
% of classes in high poverty schools taught by teachers who meet ESEA HQ definition97.9%
   % of classes in high poverty schools taught by teachers who do not meet ESEA HQ definition2.1%
% of classes in low poverty schools taught by teachers who meet ESEA HQ definition97.5%
   % of classes in low poverty schools taught by teachers who do not meet ESEA HQ definition2.5%