Gates Secondary School



Gates Secondary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Gates Secondary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 1
9 16
10 33
11 43
12 160

Gates Secondary School is a public high school of the Franklin Pierce School District located in Tacoma, WA. It has 253 students in grades 8th through 12th. Gates Secondary School is the 339th largest public high school in Washington and the 15,680th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.8 to 1.

Total Students: 253
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 16

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Gates Secondary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 133
(53%)
1,222
(52%)
 Female 120
(47%)
1,146
(48%)

Gates Secondary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 118
(47%)
1,097
(46%)
 Hispanic 52
(21%)
413
(17%)
 Two or More 39
(15%)
218
(9%)
 Black 24
(9%)
303
(13%)
 Pacific Islander 9
(4%)
143
(6%)
 Asian 6
(2%)
166
(7%)
 American Indian 5
(2%)
28
(1%)

Gates Secondary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 153
(60%)
1,231
(52%)
 Not Eligible 87
(34%)
896
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 13
(5%)
241
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Gates Secondary School is ranked 276th out of 0 ranked schools in Washington, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Gates Secondary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (65.6%) is significantly higher than the state average of 40.8%. 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.

Gates Secondary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 298
2006 315
2007 313
2008 401
2009 292
2010 228
2011 275
2012 253

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 22.7
2006 26
2007 22
2008 28.2
2009 19.9
2010 N/A
2011 17.2
2012 15.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.36577181208054
2006 0.31428571428571
2007 0.31948881789137
2008 0.24688279301746
2009 0.51027397260274
2010 0.37280701754386
2011 0.58909090909091
2012 0.65612648221344

Compare Gates Secondary School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,580.0% 15.8:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,947.5% 19.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.8%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 65.6%
 

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Public 08 - 12 253 15.8:1  
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