Wilson

Public 9-12

 1202 N Orchard St
       Tacoma, WA  98406


(253) 571-6000

District: Tacoma School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
297th of 418 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,312 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  23.0
Number of students:  1,325

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
93.0%
Measles:
98.6%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
55.1%
African American:
13.1%
Hispanic:
12.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.3%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Wilson ranks worse than 71.1% of high schools in Washington. It also ranks 3rd among 8 ranked high schools in the Tacoma School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.98. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Wilson is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (55.1%), African American (13.1%), Hispanic (12.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wilson is 23. 11 high schools in the Tacoma School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wilson is $14,312. 11 high schools in the Tacoma School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Wilson:

SchoolDigger ranks Wilson 297th of 418 Washington public high schools. (See Wilson 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 Wilson

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 44.86 238th 390 39.0%
2005 38.61 272nd 394 31.0%
2006 36.75 286th 395 27.6%
2007 52.04 227th 399 43.1%
2008 46.26 254th 396 35.9%
2009 48.61 239th 402 40.5%
2010 62.20 179th 423 57.7%
2011 55.54 179th 440 59.3%
2012 61.43 152nd 450 66.2%
2013 62.63 165th 454 63.7%
2015 48.60 156th 341 54.3%
2016 73.40 66th 306 78.4%
2018 51.26 177th 315 43.8%
2019 33.98 297th 418 28.9%

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

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by a parent
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Open Quote My son is just finishing his Junior year at Wilson (he has been enrolled since his Freshman year), and we have had nothing but positive experiences there. I have attended every Open House and been in contact with all of his teachers, and they are of very high quality. My son is involved in AP and Honors classes, so those are the teachers I'm familiar with. The other thing I noticed is that the teachers at this school are mostly all very tenured, meaning they have been with the school for a long time. I think that speaks volumes about the atmosphere itself. Also, I really like that the class sizes are smaller than average. We moved here from the Puyallup district his Freshman year, and I have to admit that I was apprehensive. Puyallup has always had the reputation for some of the best schools around. However, after finishing his Freshman year, even my son had to agree that Wilson was a step up from anything he had experienced in education thus far. I also appreciate that it is a diverse environment, which I think is crucial for all kids to be exposed to. The extracurricular sports are also well organized and participated in. The coaches have been fantastic (Cross-Country and Track). The only department I see a drawback in is the Art department. As an Art major myself, I was sorely disappointed in the Art instruction. However, my son's majors have been in Math, Science, and History so this hasn't played a major role in HIS education. If your child is gifted in the area of the Arts, I would suggest checking out Tacoma School of the Arts, as well. Overall, I've been extremely happy with this school, and I highly recommend it! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Wilson

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1322 238 208 29 22 n/a n/a 0 1819
1989 1323 239 208 37 11 n/a n/a 0 1818
1990 1255 212 205 36 9 n/a n/a 0 1717
1991 1194 221 212 32 11 n/a n/a 0 1670
1992 1201 222 211 38 11 n/a n/a 0 1683
1993 1203 234 200 43 15 n/a n/a 0 1695
1994 1242 284 196 59 17 n/a n/a 0 1798
1995 1241 283 169 63 28 n/a n/a 0 1784
1996 1241 283 169 63 28 n/a n/a 0 1784
1997 1303 342 183 56 27 n/a n/a 0 1911
1998 1281 338 186 52 19 n/a n/a 0 1876
1999 1295 322 186 58 23 n/a n/a 0 1884
2000 1286 337 192 62 22 n/a n/a 0 1899
2001 1283 319 182 65 23 n/a n/a 0 1872
2002 1273 276 162 67 20 n/a n/a 0 1798
2003 1273 276 162 67 20 n/a n/a 0 1798
2004 1230 268 141 61 26 n/a n/a 0 1726
2005 1133 269 119 63 26 n/a n/a 0 1610
2006 1009 250 97 60 18 n/a n/a 0 1434
2007 905 226 81 43 16 n/a n/a 0 1271
2008 861 194 85 48 19 n/a n/a 0 1207
2009 888 236 86 64 22 n/a n/a 0 1296
2010 903 250 86 81 25 n/a n/a 0 1345
2011 916 189 77 86 19 5 100 0 1392
2012 918 187 86 101 19 11 128 0 1450
2013 857 249 87 93 21 5 28 0 1340
2014 781 227 85 103 16 9 46 0 1267
2015 760 239 93 109 15 10 42 0 1268
2016 741 213 93 109 12 13 63 0 1244
2017 766 211 105 114 15 17 74 0 1302
2018 735 185 123 132 11 15 79 0 1280
2019 730 173 122 160 11 15 114 0 1325

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 Wilson

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1819 81.0 22.4 0
1989 1818 77.0 23.6 n/a
1990 1717 77.3 22.2 0
1991 1670 76.6 21.8 n/a
1992 1683 79.2 21.2 n/a
1993 1695 80.2 21.1 n/a
1994 1798 82.2 21.9 n/a
1995 1784 81.0 22.0 n/a
1996 1784 81.0 22.0 n/a
1997 1911 81.2 23.5 n/a
1998 1876 78.4 23.9 n/a
1999 1884 78.0 24.2 n/a
2000 1899 78.4 24.2 n/a
2001 1872 79.2 23.6 n/a
2002 1798 79.2 22.7 32.8
2003 1798 79.2 22.7 32.8
2004 1726 76.0 22.7 28.9
2005 1610 76.1 21.2 29.9
2006 1434 71.3 20.1 31.7
2007 1271 66.1 19.2 30.4
2008 1207 62.2 19.4 30.7
2009 1296 62.2 20.8 31.7
2010 1345 67.4 19.9 33.6
2011 1392 70.8 19.6 30.1
2012 1450 69.3 20.9 28.6
2013 1340 66.6 20.1 43.7
2014 1267 n/a n/a 46.1
2015 1268 57.0 22.2 44.8
2016 1244 58.0 21.4 44.1
2017 1302 59.3 21.9 41.2
2018 1280 58.4 21.9 37.3
2019 1325 57.5 23.0 39.3

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 Wilson

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1819 81.0 22.4 0
1989 1818 77.0 23.6 n/a
1990 1717 77.3 22.2 0
1991 1670 76.6 21.8 n/a
1992 1683 79.2 21.2 n/a
1993 1695 80.2 21.1 n/a
1994 1798 82.2 21.9 n/a
1995 1784 81.0 22.0 n/a
1996 1784 81.0 22.0 n/a
1997 1911 81.2 23.5 n/a
1998 1876 78.4 23.9 n/a
1999 1884 78.0 24.2 n/a
2000 1899 78.4 24.2 n/a
2001 1872 79.2 23.6 n/a
2002 1798 79.2 22.7 32.8
2003 1798 79.2 22.7 32.8
2004 1726 76.0 22.7 28.9
2005 1610 76.1 21.2 29.9
2006 1434 71.3 20.1 31.7
2007 1271 66.1 19.2 30.4
2008 1207 62.2 19.4 30.7
2009 1296 62.2 20.8 31.7
2010 1345 67.4 19.9 33.6
2011 1392 70.8 19.6 30.1
2012 1450 69.3 20.9 28.6
2013 1340 66.6 20.1 43.7
2014 1267 n/a n/a 46.1
2015 1268 57.0 22.2 44.8
2016 1244 58.0 21.4 44.1
2017 1302 59.3 21.9 41.2
2018 1280 58.4 21.9 37.3
2019 1325 57.5 23.0 39.3

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.

Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201993.0%0.1%0.5%2.2%98.2%98.6%98.4%97.9%98.6%97.8%

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

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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 $560 (3.9%) $235 (1.6%) $795 (5.6%) $11,580 (80.9%) $1,937 (13.5%) $13,517 (94.4%) $14,312

Data source: Washington Department of Education




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