Downing

Public PK, KG-5

 2502 N Orchard St
       Tacoma, WA  98406


(253) 571-7133

District: Tacoma School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
361st of 1,136 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,312 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  20.9
Number of students:  340

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
93.2%
Measles:
93.2%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
50.3%
Two or more races:
20.3%
Hispanic:
17.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37.6%

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Compare Details Downing ranks better than 68.2% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 9th among 34 ranked elementary schools in the Tacoma School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.07. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Downing is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (50.3%), two or more races (20.3%), Hispanic (17.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 37.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Downing is 20.9, which is the highest among 35 elementary schools in the Tacoma School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Downing is $17,312, which is the 13th highest among 34 elementary schools in the Tacoma School District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Downing:

SchoolDigger ranks Downing 361st of 1136 Washington public elementary schools. (See Downing in the ranking list.)

Tacoma School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Tacoma School District 155th of 247 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Downing

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 50.87 519th 1026 49.4%
2005 50.22 525th 1031 49.1%
2006 53.49 499th 1051 52.5%
2007 63.79 379th 1069 64.5%
2008 56.16 481st 1067 54.9%
2009 40.01 700th 1072 34.7%
2010 40.38 692nd 1088 36.4%
2011 56.99 471st 1092 56.9%
2012 58.91 455th 1097 58.5%
2013 56.00 511th 1106 53.8%
2015 82.19 161st 1067 84.9%
2016 58.41 431st 1053 59.1%
2017 67.55 340th 1056 67.8%
2018 62.60 392nd 1054 62.8%
2019 68.07 361st 1136 68.2%

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Downing

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 355 46 15 5 3 n/a n/a 0 424
1989 371 45 14 6 2 n/a n/a 0 438
1990 398 34 21 6 3 n/a n/a 0 462
1991 373 38 16 7 2 n/a n/a 0 436
1992 390 42 22 16 4 n/a n/a 0 474
1993 390 44 14 17 9 n/a n/a 0 474
1994 364 36 15 12 3 n/a n/a 0 430
1995 361 38 7 13 8 n/a n/a 0 427
1996 361 38 7 13 8 n/a n/a 0 427
1997 354 37 15 13 3 n/a n/a 0 422
1998 403 42 13 14 3 n/a n/a 0 475
1999 374 38 19 14 5 n/a n/a 0 450
2000 370 35 19 16 5 n/a n/a 0 445
2001 344 31 27 17 6 n/a n/a 0 425
2002 335 43 23 9 7 n/a n/a 0 417
2003 335 43 23 9 7 n/a n/a 0 417
2004 286 46 19 13 6 n/a n/a 0 370
2005 257 51 25 9 7 n/a n/a 0 349
2006 234 54 28 10 9 n/a n/a 0 335
2007 180 54 29 11 7 n/a n/a 0 281
2008 193 65 28 15 8 n/a n/a 0 309
2009 196 59 25 20 7 n/a n/a 0 307
2010 194 53 28 20 6 n/a n/a 0 301
2011 182 53 24 21 2 3 9 0 294
2012 186 49 20 25 0 4 27 0 311
2013 176 44 18 17 0 3 7 0 265
2014 175 45 14 22 0 3 14 0 273
2015 164 42 15 29 3 1 22 0 276
2016 158 42 17 34 2 1 30 0 284
2017 167 42 15 44 6 2 35 0 311
2018 148 31 11 49 2 0 44 0 285
2019 171 29 9 58 3 1 69 0 340

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Downing

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 424 26.0 16.3 0
1989 438 24.0 18.2 n/a
1990 462 25.8 17.9 0
1991 436 25.0 17.4 n/a
1992 474 27.0 17.5 n/a
1993 474 28.0 16.9 n/a
1994 430 27.5 15.6 n/a
1995 427 24.9 17.1 n/a
1996 427 24.9 17.1 n/a
1997 422 23.5 18.0 n/a
1998 475 23.7 20.0 n/a
1999 450 22.6 19.9 n/a
2000 445 25.5 17.5 n/a
2001 425 21.7 19.6 n/a
2002 417 20.7 20.1 35.3
2003 417 20.7 20.1 35.3
2004 370 20.0 18.5 36.5
2005 349 19.6 17.8 28.4
2006 335 17.1 19.6 36.4
2007 281 14.2 19.8 41.6
2008 309 17.9 17.3 41.1
2009 307 17.9 17.2 45.9
2010 301 18.0 16.6 47.2
2011 294 18.1 16.2 41.8
2012 311 17.1 18.1 38.9
2013 265 17.1 15.4 47.9
2014 273 n/a n/a 53.5
2015 276 20.0 13.8 52.5
2016 284 18.0 15.7 53.2
2017 311 17.6 17.6 53.1
2018 285 17.6 16.1 52.3
2019 340 16.2 20.9 37.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Downing

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 424 26.0 16.3 0
1989 438 24.0 18.2 n/a
1990 462 25.8 17.9 0
1991 436 25.0 17.4 n/a
1992 474 27.0 17.5 n/a
1993 474 28.0 16.9 n/a
1994 430 27.5 15.6 n/a
1995 427 24.9 17.1 n/a
1996 427 24.9 17.1 n/a
1997 422 23.5 18.0 n/a
1998 475 23.7 20.0 n/a
1999 450 22.6 19.9 n/a
2000 445 25.5 17.5 n/a
2001 425 21.7 19.6 n/a
2002 417 20.7 20.1 35.3
2003 417 20.7 20.1 35.3
2004 370 20.0 18.5 36.5
2005 349 19.6 17.8 28.4
2006 335 17.1 19.6 36.4
2007 281 14.2 19.8 41.6
2008 309 17.9 17.3 41.1
2009 307 17.9 17.2 45.9
2010 301 18.0 16.6 47.2
2011 294 18.1 16.2 41.8
2012 311 17.1 18.1 38.9
2013 265 17.1 15.4 47.9
2014 273 n/a n/a 53.5
2015 276 20.0 13.8 52.5
2016 284 18.0 15.7 53.2
2017 311 17.6 17.6 53.1
2018 285 17.6 16.1 52.3
2019 340 16.2 20.9 37.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201697.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.7%97.7%100.0%97.7%100.0%100.0%
201750.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%4.0%58.0%66.0%76.0%60.0%64.0%98.0%
201874.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%4.3%87.2%91.5%87.2%80.9%83.0%100.0%
201993.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%4.6%95.5%97.7%95.5%93.2%93.2%97.7%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201994.6%0.0%0.0%3.6%97.8%98.9%96.8%97.8%98.2%98.9%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Downing

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $818 (4.7%) $235 (1.4%) $1,052 (6.1%) $14,322 (82.7%) $1,937 (11.2%) $16,260 (93.9%) $17,312

Data source: Washington Department of Education




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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.

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