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Washington High School Overview

12420 Ainsworth Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98444 , Tel: +1 (253) 535-9881 Franklin Pierce School District
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    Type: Public High School
    Grades: 9-12
  • 985


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Washington High School Ratings & Reviews

November 04, 2018 Submitted by a student
"My experience at WHS was just unfulfilling. Aside from a few English teachers who actually taught their curriculum with high-school level difficulty, most other classes felt like a joke: it was if I was back in middle school. Ninety nine percent of the ""courses"" didn't even use textbooks, instead, relying on short and concise ""homework"" packets. That does not prepare your for success in college, which many students in WHS don't seem to be aiming for anyways. The worst part about it is the downright lack of an academic culture: most students could care little about their ambitions or grades. The classmates I was burdened with during my time at WHS only cared about three things: sexual relationships, social media, and celebrities. Lets not even mention how down right moronic the majority of the students are. In my history class, for example, I once witnessed a peer coming to realization that that submarines were real and not just Hollywood fiction. It was as if for the first time, they had actually shed the slightest effort to ""think"". Don't even try using the excuse,"" But the students are low income. They struggle with ordeals outside of school. That's why they are unmotivated."" During my time at WHS, I was living in a small, cramped apartment, having to withhold the yelling and abuse of my parents as they wondered how they were going to pay of rent. I too was a low-income student, one who witnessed the nature of drugs first hands with their ability to attract, consume, and break down a person. I was seriously considering the possibility joining a criminal affiliation to pay off the insane rent here in Washington state. Yet, I was motivated enough to pass the already laughably easy classes here: the students at WHS are not disadvantaged- their just something else entirely. Overall, I'm glad I did Running Start at TCC and escaped this mess of a school. The transition from this pile of junk to an actual institution was the hardest of my life, yet the most necessary. I hope WHS has improved with time: Its sad to see low income student get stuck with the only local high school and not receive the education they deserve. I too was once burdened like them, and if it wasn't for Running Start, I would not have succeeded in my Post-Secondary ambitions."
June 30, 2017 Submitted by a community member
"If only outsiders knew what the teachers, coaches, and supporting staff do every day to reach the students of WHS. The dedication and sacrifice is endless and this forum does not provide enough space to list the things I have witnessed, but these people do whatever it takes and treat students like their own kids. From providing Winter Wishes to most of the 1,000 students around the holidays to making home visits to help challenged students, to even just providing meals and safe spaces for kids after school, I cannot stress the good hearts that work here to serve the community. Look at recent test data. WHS is in uncharted waters; despite pretty high poverty levels, their graduation rates are amazing and the level that they raise students' test scores from middle school rates is unparalleled. I don't want my kids going to a ""perfect"" school where everyone looks the same and says the same things. I want them to gain respect for all types of people and have the most supportive teachers that are willing to put kids first. That is what this school is all about."
September 26, 2013 Submitted by a student
"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 their image. It is a fairly safe school and quite honestly had some of the greatest teachers that I have ever met. The 70% rule was fantastic. If you can't do that you better like working a dead-end job because it doesn't get any easier post High School. Now, as I said this WAS a great rule. Now it's just stupid. Students being able to retake tests in order to pass, grade padding with a ridiculous percentage of the final grade being attributed to homework and attendance, it's all just lying really. A student shouldn't be able to skip a test because they can retake it until they pass. Even blind guessing will eventually get them a 70% so whats the point. Why pass unable students through the system? It's not helping anyone. In the end, that's what ruins this school's scores. Not it's ""lack of caring teachers"" nor it's ""passiveness"" it's the fact that it's to lazy to fix itself."
January 27, 2013 Submitted by a community member
Best teachers! I enjoy everything this school has to offer. The coaches are cool and very inspirational.
November 05, 2012 Submitted by a student
I love this school ! I'm proud to say that i'm a Patriot! This is honestly the BEST high school ever.
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Apartments and homes for rent near Washington High School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Washington High School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Washington High School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 77 apartments for rent available in this part of Tacoma. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Washington High School is currently at Notch 8, renting for $1,164 per month, but if $2,727 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Village at Seeley Lake. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Washington High School

Before you start packing, make sure Washington High School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Washington High School is a well-known public 9-12 school in Tacoma. It is located at 12420 Ainsworth Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98444 and it is the second home of 985 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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