Tacoma Public Schools Demographic Summary
More than half of the Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) students qualify for free and reduced lunch. Despite the barriers to access and opportunity this fact poses for the majority of Tacoma students, high school graduation rates have hit record-high rates for five consecutive years – exceeding state and national averages. Click on individual schools on the map below to see the demographic makeup of each school. (Based on 2018 OSPI demographic information and Graduate Tacoma Indicator Data).
In pursuit of our community-built goal to increase Tacoma’s high school graduation rate, as well as the college entry and completion rates – with a sharp focus on equity – we measure several student and community indicators. Our community partners identified and agreed upon these indicators and they drive the work of our collaborative action networks.
The interactive dashboards below allow you to dive into the data behind each indicator, sorting in various ways, depending on the raw data available. The first dashboard looks at our 17 Cradle to College and Career and Community Indicators. The second dashboard looks at particular sub-indicators.
Community Impact Reports
We invite you to take a closer look at the data. We have made positive changes that affect kids today and for their future. But our work is not done. Still too many children fall behind or get off track. It is up to all of us to find them, reach them, support them and close these gaps so every child succeeds in Tacoma.