Puyallup School District


Summary:

The Puyallup School District in Washington state encompasses 37 schools, including 23 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 5 high schools, and 2 alternative schools. The district serves a diverse student population with varying academic performance and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Among the standout schools in the district, Puyallup High School ranks 105th out of 442 high schools in Washington and has a 4-star rating, with strong test scores and a relatively low student-teacher ratio. Fruitland Elementary and Spinning Elementary also excel, ranking 181st and 284th out of 1,169 elementary schools in the state, respectively, with exceptional test scores across multiple grade levels.

However, the data reveals significant variation in performance across the district. While some schools, like Firgrove Elementary and Stewart Elementary, struggle with low test scores and high poverty rates, the alternative schools, such as Puyallup Online Academy and Puyallup Open Doors/POD, face unique challenges with lower graduation rates and higher dropout rates. The data suggests a strong correlation between poverty and academic performance, highlighting the need for targeted interventions to ensure all students in the Puyallup School District have access to a high-quality education.

District Detail

 302 2nd St SE
Puyallup, WA 98372-3220

 (253) 841-1301

SchoolDigger Rank:
93rd of 249 Washington districts

See the 2023 Washington District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 23,104

Primary Schools: 23
Middle Schools: 7
High Schools: 5
Alternative Schools: 2
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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