School Details

Tahoma Senior High School

18200 SE 240th St, Covington, WA 98042
(425) 413-6201
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 10-12 1753 students 19 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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31%
22%
85%
85%
66%
78%
78%
72%

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.
96%
95%
84%
95%
94%
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
  • Tahoma School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
26%
19%
58%
58%
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
  • Tahoma School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tahoma Senior High School is a public high school in Ravensdale. The principal of Tahoma Senior High School is Terry Duty. 1,753 students attend Tahoma Senior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 14% of the 1,753 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Tahoma Senior High School is 19:1. Kentwood High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 79%
Hispanic 7% 8%
Multiracial 5% 6%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    I'm a student at this school and I'm not impressed with some of it. Here's why. The principal at this school doesn't care about anything but sports and students who have straight A's. If your in special education the staff will be very hard on you. They should discipline more kids for being tardy to class everyday because they are too busy talking to their friends. They get an unexcused tardy and they don't get disciplined for it. The school doesn't care about anything but sports and straight A students. This school is almost as bad as the Junior High. If you have other schools that are available for you PLEASE take them! DO NOT go here! I hate going to this school. Safe your life and find another school.

  • (7 months ago)

    Hands down the best school! National recognized for their academics athletics and clubs such as "We the People". As a student I felt as if this school prepared me to be a well rounded student and citizen. This school truly cares for every child's future. You can't go wrong with being in the Tahoma School District.

  • (11 months ago)

    It is an awesome school. It offers a lot of AP classes college nights and extra help is always available. It has been rated as a top school according to Newsweek and US and World Report. The students receive top notch education and are very prepared for the "real world".

  • (2 years ago)

    Tahoma Senior High School has some of the best teachers in the world and fun challenging programs. Their physical education department is the best by far!

  • (3 years ago)

    My grandmother went to Tahoma and then my father then myself and finally my daughter so we are true Tahoma Bears and proud of it ! I will treasure my experience of going to Maple Valley schools because my memories of my youth are so special and made me into a person that I am proud of and love! Thank You to all the teachers that dedicate themselves to helping mold souls into beautiful well educated members of society!

  • (6 years ago)

    this school teaches all. definately better than gonzaga prep.

  • (6 years ago)

    i have gone to this school all my life and it doesnt get any better

  • (6 years ago)

    I was a k-12 student in this district. I LOVED my experience at THS. It prepared me for college both academically and through its leadership program.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hands down one if not the best highschools in the state and one of the best school districts. All my kids have attended since elementary and i am grateful for every teachers passion to see my children succeed. They care deeply as much about their character building as they do about their education. Tahoma senior high was recently ranked by newsweek magazine as one of the top 5% high schools in the nation. I cannot speak highly enough about our principal and teachers at this school. There is something for every learning ability at this school and teachers will do everything to help them succeed. There are many clubs and activities kids can participate in if sports isn't their thing. Awesome leadership program...Tahoma's 'we the people' team has won state and gone to nationals many years in a row. Excellent principal!

  • (7 years ago)

    The principal at this school is very unprofessional.

  • (7 years ago)

    Tahoma High School offers great classes wonderful dedicated teachers and unbelievable extracurricular activities no matter your child's interests. My children have had incredible opportunities and experiences at Tahoma.

  • (9 years ago)

    Outstanding school & staff! We moved to the area from out of state in 2004 - my daughter starting into the sophmore year. Extremely positive results - high level academic curriculm.

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe Tahoma is one of the best school districts in the state. Not only in academics but is athletics too. There is a lot you can learn from this school and its hardworking staff. I am glad my children attend it! Thanks Tahoma!

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