School Details

Todd Beamer High School

35999 16th Av South, Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 945-2570
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1810 students 22 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

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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85%

High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)

In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
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19%
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35%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
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15%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Todd Beamer High School is a public high school in Federal Way. The principal of Todd Beamer High School is Randy Kaczor. 1,810 children attend Todd Beamer High School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 30% of the 1,810 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Todd Beamer High School is 22:1. Federal Way Public Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 48% 42%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 18%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Asian 17% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 13%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I attended this school between 2006 and 2010. Most would agree that TBHS got off to a rocky start but in the time I was there I saw huge improvements. I was able to participate in excellently run extracurricular programs and was able to start my own club... though I must admit it would have been nice to see more opportunities for artistic programs to flourish. While I can't speak for the entire school the teachers in the B&I Academy now called the Blue Academy were mostly pretty good. Some have argued that the academy system breaks up the school and plays favorites. The Math Science Health Fitness Academy was favored when I was there getting their own special assemblies and allowing that academy's students to form closer relationships with the sports coaches because they were their teachers. Perhaps this has changed since the academy's name change... but looking back I actually think it worked out for the best. Not that this was true of everyone in the MSHF academy but by and large the meaner more superficial and clique-y students signed up for that academy. Meanwhile in B&I everyone was nice and respectful to each other. I enjoyed my time there.

  • (1 year ago)

    I've attended Beamer for 2 years and am about to be a Junior. While I am not the best student nor do I participate in sports I've really had a good time at this school. It isn't the best but better than most. There are /some/ snobby kids but overall the students are really nice and I made friends on my 1st day. I'm in SGLE (now called Silver Academy) and it has some of the best teachers in the district in my opinion. The Jazz Choir at Beamer is 2nd best in-state and it's a lot of fun. The school isn't perfect a little crowded but I've had good memories here. Disciplinary action is lacking though or done in bad ways. (A kid was expelled for being suspended too much but a girl with a 4.0 got 1 lunch detention even though she assaulted someone and harassed them for weeks. On the whole the faculty is good but some cases are outrageously lenient or severe.) I've recently had a lot of problems and when my grades were slipping badly all my teachers were insanely understanding and kind and their kindness really floored me. I've been treated very well here and I have people I can talk to at this school and that's enough for me.

  • (2 years ago)

    I think this is a good school with teachers that will work with the students. A school is what you make it and if as a parent you are involved it's a win win situation.

  • (2 years ago)

    My advice to all who aren't interested in their child being a cheerleader is to transfer from this school immediately. Certainly if you are expecting your child to either have a successful college experience or to gain some vocational skills that would allow them to earn a living wage. University of Washington places the graduates of this school in the lowest category.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Todd Beamer because of all our school spirit !

  • (5 years ago)

    it has the best group work everyone is soo nice and we need the money(

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from todd beamer in 2008 from the math science health and fitness academy. if some one asked me if beamer is a good school to go to i would say YES! i loved it. the teachers are so great they care about the students and their futures. want proof? a friend of mine knew no one that went to college and had no clue about financial aid for it. a teacher not just the career service lady. this teacher met with my friend and his mom and helped him through EVERYTHING. i was also a cheerleader at beamer and the coach is great. i have also met many of the other coaches and they are really nice. the sports teams arent that great but the students and the coaches do their best. the academies are alright but not bad. its a great school and i'd recommend it.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children are the best evidence. My son a 2008 graduate had his choice of 7 merit scholarships. He attends the engineering school at the University of Portland and reports he is very well prepared for calculus physics philosophy and his other courses. My daughter a 10th grader splits her time between running on the Titan's winning cross country team and home work in her rigorous courses. She has a very strong relationship with her teachers and coaches which contributes to her academic success. She took and passed the WASL as freshman.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had such a positive experience so far. My daughter has special needs that were not being met in a nearby district at all. Beamer and its staff were challenged by our needs in that my daughter does not qualify for IEP classes. She is in regular classes with accommodations. Her teachers communicate with me without giving me the impression that it is too much to do so. She is getting more help with work than she ever did from the other district right next to them. As for the academies I think they are great. Yes they socially lump the kids together but the kids do that anyway. It keeps the jocks from picking on the nerds so to speak. They still have problems but what public school doesn't.

  • (6 years ago)

    I believe that Beamer is New and as new schools go it has problems. When you attend Beamer Don't expect to get the same kind of social treatment that you would expect at a traditinal High School. Beamer is broken down into four academys. Each academy has it's own identity the problem is if you don't pick the academy that fits your personality you have a problem that is what I see. If you are not into sports you would not enjoy being in the Math Science Health and Fitness Academy not to say that you are not getting a good education. You Get that from each academy. What the differece between each is the social life.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a ex-student from Beamer and I agree its in a bad neiborhood like the other highschools but go to Federal Way High and say this one is not safe. It is over crowded compared to when I started there and some teachers are over rated but the B&I principl changed my life and is continuing to do so both in and out of school even after my not going there he is still a friend of mine and many of the teachers do get involved with each student maybe even too involved but they have our best interests at heart.

  • (7 years ago)

    the teachers are not involved in the students as with the administration. the student discipline system is amazingly horrible. a couple of teachers are doing what they should be doing but the rest have either given up on the students or just don't care about the students. just themselves. I think the academies are just incredibly stupid. if you are in one academy you cannot take a any-other classes in the other academies. all academies have different classes.. so if you seem that you may want to go in a couple directions.... you cannot; because the school doesn't allow it. I highly recommend studying the academies before you send yourself or your children into this school. also the main focus is on sports and not academics.

  • (7 years ago)

    Not such a great school this school is way over-rated and not safe at all. This website needs to rethink their 9 out of 10 rating because they are wrong.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is great because the teachers are so involved with the students. They're not just like heres the work and say go ahead and do it they care about the students. After school sports are improving drastically almost all our sports made it to state and one took third and this year the soccer team has a great chance in state.

  • (8 years ago)

    horrible school bad disipline system overcrowded pathetic sports and academics and worst of all the academys lets split the school up into 4 different schools and limit the classes kids can take for example if i was in the math science academy i couldnt take creative writing or drama because they are part of humanities and arts and if i joined that academy i couldnt take marketing or buisness math becuase they are in buisness and industry

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a disaster for kids that are seeking to enter college or for kids that wish to find a vocation. Emphasis here seems to be on 'social interaction' not learning.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academys are a waste of time and should be eliminated.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has the lowest SAT scores in the district along with the lowest participation rates. Parents that are expecting their kids to attend competitive colleges might wish to look elsewhere.

  • (9 years ago)

    Todd Beamer is a nice school with new facilities that allow students to learn at the hightest level possible. Though it is somewhat trial and error because it is only in its second year there is a large amount of promising evidence.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am currently a Junior at Todd Beamer I have been there two years now and from my firsthand experience of this school is great. I like it because it is indoor and fairly big. The teachers are great and the students are respectable. I have been to some after school activites and there wasn't alot of school spirit. I think that is because we are a new school and we don't have any traditions. I believe that in ten to twenty yeas from now this school will even better. Its a great learning environment. I am the graduating class of 2006.

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