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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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2015-16 Results (Administration Info)
Grade LevelSBA ELASBA Math
3rd Grade 47.8%48.3%
4th Grade 50.4%48.0%
5th Grade 52.3%40.8%
6th Grade 46.7%38.6%
7th Grade 47.4%40.3%
8th Grade 53.6%37.6%
11th Grade 69.0%9.3%
Grade LevelMSP Science
5th Grade 54.3%
8th Grade 62.8%
Grade Level *EOC Biology
10th Grade 65.5%

* 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
October 2015 Student Count29,313
May 2016 Student Count29,102
Gender (October 2015)
Race/Ethnicity (October 2015)
Hispanic / Latino of any race(s)5,70419.5%
American Indian / Alaskan Native3501.2%
Black / African American5,25617.9%
Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander7642.6%
Two or More Races2,3328.0%
Special Programs
Free or Reduced-Price Meals (May 2016)17,64560.6%
Special Education (May 2016)4,11414.1%
Transitional Bilingual (May 2016)2,8369.7%
Migrant (May 2016)190.1%
Section 504 (May 2016)8572.9%
Other Information (more info)
Unexcused Absence Rate (2015-16)50,5901.7%
Adjusted 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate (Class of 2015)82.6%
Adjusted 5-year Cohort Graduation Rate (Class of 2014)82.5%
College/University enrollment rates of graduates
Information on Homeless Students may be found here

Teacher Information (2015-16)  (more info)
Classroom Teachers1,689
   Hispanic / Latino of any race(s)76
   American Indian / Alaskan Native9
   Black / African American90
   Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander3
   Two or More Races65
Average Years of Teacher Experience14.2
   Hispanic / Latino of any race(s)9.8
   American Indian / Alaskan Native6.8
   Black / African American13.8
   Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander17.2
   Two or More Races9.8
Teachers with at least a Master's Degree61.9%
Total number of teachers who teach core academic classes1,401
% of teachers teaching with an emergency certificate0.0%
% of teachers teaching with a conditional certificate0.8%
Total number of core academic classes4,651
ESEA Highly Qualified Teacher Information
% of classes taught by teachers meeting ESEA highly qualified (HQ) definition96.8%
   % of classes taught by teachers who do not meet ESEA HQ definition3.2%
% of classes in high poverty schools taught by teachers who meet ESEA HQ definition98.4%
   % of classes in high poverty schools taught by teachers who do not meet ESEA HQ definition1.6%
% of classes in low poverty schools taught by teachers who meet ESEA HQ definition96.0%
   % of classes in low poverty schools taught by teachers who do not meet ESEA HQ definition4.0%