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12420 Ainsworth Ave S

Tacoma, WA 98444

(253) 298-4700

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 967

Students Per Teacher: 19

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43 Parent Reviews for Washington High School

Alright, so putting aside "Patriot Pride" or whatever other buzzwords get plastered on here, this school was decent enough. I recently graduated from WHS as a part-time student there, the rest being spent as a Running Start Student. WHS is NOT by any means a bad school. They have done much to improve ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/26/13

Best teachers! I enjoy everything this school has to offer. The coaches are cool and very inspirational.

Posted by a other on 01/27/13

I love this school ! I'm proud to say that i'm a Patriot! This is honestly the BEST high school ever.

Posted by a student on 11/05/12

As a senior at Washington High School and someone who has attended this school since freshmen year I believe our school deserves a much better rating. Our test sores have improved greatly and we have made our school have a family like environment. Everyone from freshmen to seniors show their pride every ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 10/06/11

I'm currently a senior at WHS and I can say with conviction that it is the best school I've ever been to. Our principle is always out and about, ready to answer questions or encourage us when we need a pick-me-up; the staff is incredibly kind and ready to help anyone at the drop of a hat; my counselor ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/23/11

Best school EVER! Honestly, i've gone here 3 years, and it's been the best 3 years of my life. The leadership program continues to get stronger and the school continues to get better! Love all the teachers and everyone is SUPER Friendly. Also, there is an overload of pride and spirit at this school. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/23/11

I go to this school right now as a freshmand. Its okayy but people are so passive. But there is a lot of school spirit so i guess thats cool. The teachers are really cool and there is a lot of freedom in the class room. But maybe too much freedom. Its not a bad school but honestly it depends on the type ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/16/10

I love Washington High School. I have been there all four years and I wouldn't change it for anything. The teachers and students of WHS are all accepting of everyone. There is never bullying here and there aren't even cliques. We all hang out with each other and every kid there has school spirit, whether ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/08/10

I personally think that naming WHS 'Washington High School' was a big mistake. If it was named 'Parkland High School' it would give the school and town so much more pride and WHS would no longer be the high school in Tacoma that people always ask, 'Where's that?'. Names can really help identify a school ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/29/09

it is a great school... for students to successed in life.. the teachers are great in different ways.....

Posted by a student on 09/18/09

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Test scores for Washington High School

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Test Year: 2012
Washington High School
Franklin Pierce School District
* In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Tacoma schools — Washington High School is located at 12420 Ainsworth Ave S, Tacoma WA 98444. 12420 Ainsworth Ave S is in the 98444 ZIP code in Tacoma, WA The school district for Washington High School is the Franklin Pierce School District. Washington High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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