Average Teacher Salary in Tacoma School District

The average teacher salary in Tacoma School District is $51,062.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $25,070 $18,940 $20,240 $22,580 $26,020 $35,520
Kindergarten $56,590 $40,980 $46,640 $56,810 $66,010 $73,480
Elementary $57,500 $40,400 $47,650 $57,730 $67,480 $76,290
Middle school $58,500 $42,140 $48,640 $58,330 $68,600 $77,910
High school $57,650 $40,460 $47,370 $57,320 $67,880 $78,610

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General Facts

  • Staff: 3,167
  • Full time teachers: 1,649
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 15 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 309
  • Instructional Coordinators: 15
  • Elementary Teachers: 691
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 107
  • Pre-K Teachers: 0
  • High School Teachers: 525
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 29,500

Financial Statistics for Tacoma School District

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $132,394,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $191,385,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $37,088,000
  • Total revenue: $360,867,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $165,844,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $183,121,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $57,842,000
  • Expenditures per student: $149,000
  • Total expenditures: $384,734,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $69,790,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $8,289,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $4,750,000

Information on Schools within Tacoma School District

Elementary Schools within the Tacoma School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Arlington
3002 South 72nd St
Tacoma, WA 98409
253-571-1863
  • Total: 295
  • Pre-k: 11
  • Kindergarten: 51
  • 1st grade: 48
  • 2nd grade: 35
  • 3rd grade: 51
  • 4th grade: 56
  • 5th grade: 43
22 to 1 13 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Birney
1202 South 76th St
Tacoma, WA 98408
253-571-2060
  • Total: 368
  • Pre-k: 21
  • Kindergarten: 51
  • 1st grade: 60
  • 2nd grade: 47
  • 3rd grade: 64
  • 4th grade: 59
  • 5th grade: 66
15 to 1 25 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Blix Elementary
1302 East 38th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
253-571-1380
  • Total: 343
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 42
  • 1st grade: 59
  • 2nd grade: 51
  • 3rd grade: 63
  • 4th grade: 64
  • 5th grade: 63
14 to 1 25 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Boze
1140 East 65th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
253-571-2062
  • Total: 401
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 64
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 68
  • 3rd grade: 69
  • 4th grade: 65
  • 5th grade: 64
15 to 1 26 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Browns Point
1526 51st St NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
253-571-1408
  • Total: 398
  • Kindergarten: 69
  • 1st grade: 71
  • 2nd grade: 54
  • 3rd grade: 64
  • 4th grade: 77
  • 5th grade: 63
20 to 1 20 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Bryant
717 South Grant Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-571-1383
  • Total: 415
  • Pre-k: 3
  • Kindergarten: 63
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 62
  • 3rd grade: 54
  • 4th grade: 42
  • 5th grade: 42
  • 6th grade: 27
  • 7th grade: 23
  • 8th grade: 29
17 to 1 24 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Crescent Heights
4110 Nassau Ave NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
253-571-1520
  • Total: 511
  • Kindergarten: 74
  • 1st grade: 82
  • 2nd grade: 80
  • 3rd grade: 86
  • 4th grade: 90
  • 5th grade: 99
20 to 1 25 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Delong
4901 South 14 St St
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-571-2330
  • Total: 394
  • Kindergarten: 62
  • 1st grade: 55
  • 2nd grade: 73
  • 3rd grade: 67
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 76
17 to 1 23 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Downing
2502 North Orchard St
Tacoma, WA 98406
253-571-2253
  • Total: 307
  • Pre-k: 10
  • Kindergarten: 47
  • 1st grade: 49
  • 2nd grade: 40
  • 3rd grade: 55
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 45
17 to 1 18 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Edison
5830 South Pine St
Tacoma, WA 98409
253-571-1848
  • Total: 574
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 80
  • 1st grade: 106
  • 2nd grade: 100
  • 3rd grade: 91
  • 4th grade: 90
  • 5th grade: 106
19 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Fawcett
126 East 60th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
253-571-2064
  • Total: 420
  • Pre-k: 18
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 61
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 68
  • 4th grade: 73
  • 5th grade: 64
19 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Fern Hill
8442 South Park Ave
Tacoma, WA 98444
253-571-2095
  • Total: 371
  • Kindergarten: 72
  • 1st grade: 75
  • 2nd grade: 61
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 59
  • 5th grade: 45
20 to 1 19 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Franklin
1402 South Lawrence St
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-571-1400
  • Total: 304
  • Pre-k: 7
  • Kindergarten: 51
  • 1st grade: 47
  • 2nd grade: 46
  • 3rd grade: 54
  • 4th grade: 48
  • 5th grade: 51
16 to 1 19 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Geiger
621 South Jackson Ave
Tacoma, WA 98465
253-571-2340
  • Total: 187
  • Pre-k: 6
  • Kindergarten: 34
  • 1st grade: 24
  • 2nd grade: 37
  • 3rd grade: 36
  • 4th grade: 24
  • 5th grade: 26
16 to 1 12 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Grant
1018 North Prospect St
Tacoma, WA 98406
253-571-1402
  • Total: 363
  • Pre-k: 11
  • Kindergarten: 57
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 52
  • 3rd grade: 53
  • 4th grade: 50
  • 5th grade: 70
17 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Helen B. Stafford Elementary
1615 South 92nd St
Tacoma, WA 98444
253-931-4927
  • Total: 454
  • Kindergarten: 67
  • 1st grade: 71
  • 2nd grade: 96
  • 3rd grade: 77
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 82
22 to 1 20 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Jefferson
6501 North 23rd St
Tacoma, WA 98406
253-571-2261
  • Total: 218
  • Pre-k: 9
  • Kindergarten: 47
  • 1st grade: 39
  • 2nd grade: 35
  • 3rd grade: 32
  • 4th grade: 27
  • 5th grade: 29
20 to 1 11 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Larchmont
8601 East B St
Tacoma, WA 98445
253-571-2092
  • Total: 410
  • Pre-k: 12
  • Kindergarten: 76
  • 1st grade: 61
  • 2nd grade: 61
  • 3rd grade: 76
  • 4th grade: 59
  • 5th grade: 65
16 to 1 25 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Lister
2106 East 44th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
253-571-2066
  • Total: 398
  • Pre-k: 2
  • Kindergarten: 57
  • 1st grade: 58
  • 2nd grade: 66
  • 3rd grade: 63
  • 4th grade: 83
  • 5th grade: 69
14 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Lowell
810 North 13th St
Tacoma, WA 98403
253-571-1392
  • Total: 450
  • Kindergarten: 70
  • 1st grade: 78
  • 2nd grade: 73
  • 3rd grade: 84
  • 4th grade: 84
  • 5th grade: 61
22 to 1 21 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Lyon
101 East 46th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
253-571-2090
  • Total: 268
  • Pre-k: 2
  • Kindergarten: 38
  • 1st grade: 57
  • 2nd grade: 36
  • 3rd grade: 52
  • 4th grade: 46
  • 5th grade: 37
14 to 1 20 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Manitou Park
4330 South 66th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
253-571-1852
  • Total: 594
  • Kindergarten: 98
  • 1st grade: 94
  • 2nd grade: 103
  • 3rd grade: 110
  • 4th grade: 92
  • 5th grade: 97
23 to 1 26 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Mann
1002 South 52nd St
Tacoma, WA 98408
253-571-2068
  • Total: 490
  • Pre-k: 12
  • Kindergarten: 80
  • 1st grade: 86
  • 2nd grade: 69
  • 3rd grade: 74
  • 4th grade: 99
  • 5th grade: 70
19 to 1 26 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Mccarver
2111 South J St
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-571-1390
  • Total: 403
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 71
  • 1st grade: 71
  • 2nd grade: 68
  • 3rd grade: 65
  • 4th grade: 67
  • 5th grade: 60
17 to 1 24 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Mckinley
3702 East Mckinley Ave
Tacoma, WA 98404
253-571-2070
  • Total: 226
  • Pre-k: 12
  • Kindergarten: 35
  • 1st grade: 37
  • 2nd grade: 33
  • 3rd grade: 35
  • 4th grade: 38
  • 5th grade: 36
12 to 1 19 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Northeast Tacoma
5412 29th St NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
253-571-1388
  • Total: 478
  • Pre-k: 11
  • Kindergarten: 61
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 71
  • 3rd grade: 86
  • 4th grade: 91
  • 5th grade: 84
19 to 1 25 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Point Defiance
4330 North Visscher St
Tacoma, WA 98407
253-571-2265
  • Total: 375
  • Kindergarten: 70
  • 1st grade: 56
  • 2nd grade: 56
  • 3rd grade: 69
  • 4th grade: 67
  • 5th grade: 57
20 to 1 19 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Reed
1802 South 36th St
Tacoma, WA 98418
253-571-2072
  • Total: 497
  • Pre-k: 6
  • Kindergarten: 95
  • 1st grade: 88
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 82
  • 4th grade: 75
  • 5th grade: 75
17 to 1 30 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Roosevelt
3550 East Roosevelt Ave
Tacoma, WA 98404
253-571-1410
  • Total: 219
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 43
  • 1st grade: 33
  • 2nd grade: 44
  • 3rd grade: 39
  • 4th grade: 31
  • 5th grade: 28
13 to 1 16 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Sheridan
5317 East Mckinley Ave
Tacoma, WA 98404
253-571-2076
  • Total: 600
  • Kindergarten: 96
  • 1st grade: 109
  • 2nd grade: 108
  • 3rd grade: 102
  • 4th grade: 90
  • 5th grade: 95
20 to 1 30 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Sherman
4415 North 38th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
253-571-2255
  • Total: 349
  • Kindergarten: 58
  • 1st grade: 59
  • 2nd grade: 59
  • 3rd grade: 53
  • 4th grade: 63
  • 5th grade: 57
19 to 1 18 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Skyline
2301 North Mildred St
Tacoma, WA 98406
253-571-2270
  • Total: 313
  • Pre-k: 9
  • Kindergarten: 53
  • 1st grade: 53
  • 2nd grade: 39
  • 3rd grade: 60
  • 4th grade: 47
  • 5th grade: 52
17 to 1 18 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Stanley
1712 South 17th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-571-1376
  • Total: 343
  • Kindergarten: 56
  • 1st grade: 55
  • 2nd grade: 52
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 67
  • 5th grade: 54
20 to 1 17 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Wainwright
130 Alameda Ave
Tacoma, WA 98466
253-571-2325
  • Total: 242
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 44
  • 1st grade: 37
  • 2nd grade: 38
  • 3rd grade: 32
  • 4th grade: 39
  • 5th grade: 51
16 to 1 15 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Washington-hoyt
3701 North 26th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
253-571-2250
  • Total: 373
  • Kindergarten: 63
  • 1st grade: 65
  • 2nd grade: 69
  • 3rd grade: 62
  • 4th grade: 51
  • 5th grade: 63
19 to 1 19 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Whitman
1120 South 39th St
Tacoma, WA 98408
253-571-2077
  • Total: 408
  • Kindergarten: 73
  • 1st grade: 61
  • 2nd grade: 62
  • 3rd grade: 66
  • 4th grade: 68
  • 5th grade: 78
16 to 1 26 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Whittier
777 Elm Tree Ln
Tacoma, WA 98466
253-571-2320
  • Total: 483
  • Pre-k: 13
  • Kindergarten: 94
  • 1st grade: 83
  • 2nd grade: 95
  • 3rd grade: 63
  • 4th grade: 70
  • 5th grade: 65
22 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Tacoma School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Angelo Giaudrone Middle School
4902 South Alaska St
Tacoma, WA 98408
253-571-5811
  • Total: 637
  • 6th grade: 200
  • 7th grade: 247
  • 8th grade: 190
19 to 1 34 6th Grade 8th Grade
Baker
8320 South I St
Tacoma, WA 98408
253-571-2100
  • Total: 587
  • 6th grade: 185
  • 7th grade: 195
  • 8th grade: 207
17 to 1 35 6th Grade 8th Grade
Bryant
717 South Grant Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-571-1383
  • Total: 415
  • Pre-k: 3
  • Kindergarten: 63
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 62
  • 3rd grade: 54
  • 4th grade: 42
  • 5th grade: 42
  • 6th grade: 27
  • 7th grade: 23
  • 8th grade: 29
17 to 1 24 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Gault
1115 East Division Ln
Tacoma, WA 98404
253-571-1405
  • Total: 350
  • 6th grade: 97
  • 7th grade: 134
  • 8th grade: 119
14 to 1 25 6th Grade 8th Grade
Gray
3109 South 60th St
Tacoma, WA 98409
253-571-1860
  • Total: 576
  • 6th grade: 197
  • 7th grade: 212
  • 8th grade: 167
14 to 1 40 6th Grade 8th Grade
Hunt
6501 South 10th St
Tacoma, WA 98465
253-571-2335
  • Total: 415
  • 6th grade: 126
  • 7th grade: 132
  • 8th grade: 157
13 to 1 31 6th Grade 8th Grade
Jason Lee
602 North Sprague Ave
Tacoma, WA 98403
253-571-1395
  • Total: 474
  • 6th grade: 162
  • 7th grade: 152
  • 8th grade: 160
14 to 1 34 6th Grade 9th Grade
Lincoln
701 South 37th St
Tacoma, WA 98418
253-571-2000
  • Total: 1,618
  • 9th grade: 697
  • 10th grade: 417
  • 11th grade: 285
  • 12th grade: 219
20 to 1 81 8th Grade 12th Grade
Mason
3901 North 28th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
253-571-2256
  • Total: 762
  • 6th grade: 255
  • 7th grade: 271
  • 8th grade: 236
19 to 1 40 6th Grade 8th Grade
Mcilvaigh
1801 East 56th St
Tacoma, WA 98404
253-571-2080
  • Total: 417
  • 6th grade: 142
  • 7th grade: 140
  • 8th grade: 135
13 to 1 32 6th Grade 8th Grade
Meeker
4402 Nassau Ave NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
253-571-1377
  • Total: 755
  • 6th grade: 244
  • 7th grade: 261
  • 8th grade: 250
20 to 1 38 6th Grade 8th Grade
Stewart
5010 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98408
253-571-2085
  • Total: 556
  • 6th grade: 182
  • 7th grade: 183
  • 8th grade: 191
16 to 1 34 6th Grade 8th Grade
Truman
5801 North 35th St
Tacoma, WA 98407
253-571-2245
  • Total: 636
  • 6th grade: 184
  • 7th grade: 223
  • 8th grade: 229
18 to 1 36 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Tacoma School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Foss
2112 South Tyler St
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-571-2300
  • Total: 1,298
  • 9th grade: 406
  • 10th grade: 352
  • 11th grade: 284
  • 12th grade: 256
17 to 1 75 9th Grade 12th Grade
Lincoln
701 South 37th St
Tacoma, WA 98418
253-571-2000
  • Total: 1,618
  • 9th grade: 697
  • 10th grade: 417
  • 11th grade: 285
  • 12th grade: 219
20 to 1 81 8th Grade 12th Grade
Mt Tahoma
6229 South Tyler St
Tacoma, WA 98409
253-571-3800
  • Total: 1,865
  • 9th grade: 623
  • 10th grade: 548
  • 11th grade: 375
  • 12th grade: 319
20 to 1 91 9th Grade 12th Grade
Stadium
111 North East St
Tacoma, WA 98403
253-571-1325
  • Total: 1,990
  • 9th grade: 666
  • 10th grade: 546
  • 11th grade: 432
  • 12th grade: 346
22 to 1 90 9th Grade 12th Grade
Wilson
1202 North Orchard St
Tacoma, WA 98406
253-571-2200
  • Total: 1,296
  • 9th grade: 550
  • 10th grade: 302
  • 11th grade: 232
  • 12th grade: 212
21 to 1 62 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Tacoma School District (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Community Based Trans Program
601 South 8th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-571-1040
  • Total: 54
  • 12th grade: 54
not available not available 11th Grade 12th Grade
Day Reporting School
5501 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98406
253-798-7990
  • Total: 31
  • 9th grade: 23
  • 10th grade: 6
  • 11th grade: 2
not available not available 7th Grade 12th Grade
Home Based
601 South 8th
Tacoma, WA 98401
253-571-1000
  • Total: 59
  • 2nd grade: 1
  • 6th grade: 16
  • 7th grade: 14
  • 8th grade: 13
  • 9th grade: 7
  • 10th grade: 3
  • 11th grade: 4
  • 12th grade: 1
not available not available Prekindergarten 12th Grade
Oakland Alternative High School
3319 South Adams St
Tacoma, WA 98409
253-571-1387
  • Total: 106
  • 9th grade: 32
  • 10th grade: 35
  • 11th grade: 19
  • 12th grade: 20
12 to 1 9 9th Grade 12th Grade
Park Avenue Center
6701 South Park Ave
Tacoma, WA 98408
253-571-1924
  • Total: 41
  • 2nd grade: 3
  • 3rd grade: 2
  • 4th grade: 2
  • 5th grade: 5
  • 6th grade: 1
  • 7th grade: 3
  • 8th grade: 5
  • 9th grade: 14
  • 10th grade: 4
  • 11th grade: 1
  • 12th grade: 1
16 to 1 3 Prekindergarten 12th Grade
Pearl Street Center
815 South Pearl St
Tacoma, WA 98465
253-571-1037
  • Total: 12
  • 8th grade: 2
  • 9th grade: 7
  • 10th grade: 3
12 to 1 1 7th Grade 12th Grade
Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center
5501 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98406
253-798-7900
  • Total: 64
  • 7th grade: 2
  • 8th grade: 1
  • 9th grade: 28
  • 10th grade: 13
  • 11th grade: 16
  • 12th grade: 4
6 to 1 10 5th Grade 12th Grade
Tacoma School Of The Arts
1950 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-571-7900
  • Total: 451
  • 9th grade: 10
  • 10th grade: 181
  • 11th grade: 122
  • 12th grade: 138
20 to 1 23 9th Grade 12th Grade
Tcc Fresh Start
601 South 8th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-571-1033
  • Total: 206
  • 9th grade: 14
  • 10th grade: 59
  • 11th grade: 66
  • 12th grade: 67
not available not available 9th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $19,658
  • Median family income: $46,812
  • Median male income: $29,500
  • Median female income: $19,150
  • Median income of a renter: $25,317
  • Median income of a home owner: $51,069
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    10,825 9,470 11,450 12,320 5,250