Foss Overview

2013 Academic Indicators
College Readiness Index
10.8
Writing Proficiency
2.9
Reading Proficiency
2.8
Student/Teacher Ratio
18:1
  • 09–12 Grades
  • 1,056 Students
  • 60 Teachers

Foss
2112 SOUTH TYLER ST
TACOMA, WA 98405

Phone: (253) 571-2300

District: Tacoma School District

Overview

At Foss, students have the opportunity to take International Baccalaureate course work and exams. The IB participation rate at Foss is 12 percent. The student body makeup is 52 percent male and 48 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 65 percent. Foss is 1 of 12 high schools in the Tacoma School District.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares to others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded None
National Rank
Unranked

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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 1,056
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 65%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 57%
Full-Time Teachers 60

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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in Reading 67%
Proficient in Writing 78%
College Readiness Index 10.8

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Mid-size City
Charter School No
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding Yes

District

This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 12
Total Students 8,093
Proficient in Reading (district average) 74%
Proficient in Writing (district average) 78%
College Readiness (district average) 14.3

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International Baccalaureate (IB) data provided by International Baccalaureate of North America. Used with permission.

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