Foss



Foss Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Foss Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 238
10 226
11 196
12 251

Foss is a public high school of the Tacoma School District located in Tacoma, WA. It has 911 students in grades 9th through 12th. Foss is the 164th largest public high school in Washington and the 6,546th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 20.8 to 1.

Total Students: 911
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 43.8

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Foss Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 463
(51%)
4,210
(49%)
 Male 448
(49%)
4,324
(51%)

Foss Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 279
(31%)
3,705
(43%)
 Black 228
(25%)
1,692
(20%)
 Hispanic 185
(20%)
1,441
(17%)
 Asian 116
(13%)
958
(11%)
 Two or More 66
(7%)
395
(5%)
 Pacific Islander 29
(3%)
219
(3%)
 American Indian 8
(1%)
124
(1%)

Foss Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 575
(63%)
4,194
(49%)
 Not Eligible 264
(29%)
3,667
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 72
(8%)
673
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Foss is ranked 61st out of 689 ranked schools in Washington, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Foss students on free and reduced lunch assistance (71.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 41.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Foss Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1737
2006 1749
2007 1426
2008 1298
2009 1118
2010 1056
2011 1022
2012 1003
2013 983
2014 887
2015 911

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.2
2006 20.5
2007 18.9
2008 17.2
2009 17.7
2010 17.7
2011 18.5
2012 19.1
2013 N/A
2014 21.4
2015 20.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.49625791594704
2006 0.505431675243
2007 0.51051893408135
2008 0.52773497688752
2009 0.60017889087657
2010 0.56534090909091
2011 0.46966731898239
2012 0.70687936191426
2013 0.70701932858596
2014 0.6978579481398
2015 0.71020856201976

Compare Foss to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,945.9% 19.5:1
 
2,080.0% 20.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 41.6%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 71.0%
 

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Public 09 - 12 911 20.8:1  
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