Community Partners Benchmark


All Partners Supporting Student Success

TPS facilitates innovative and effective school / community partnerships that produce a student-centered learning support systems. Students with access to high-quality Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) graduate at higher rates than their peers.

Benefits of Partnerships for Students:


  • Increased positive relationships between students and adults who care about the students.
  • Support for student learning outside the classroom 
  • Students gain connections to the Tacoma community 


Benefits of Partnerships for Community-based Organizations & community members:


  • Community members feel more invested in success of Tacoma Public School students 
  • Provides partners clarity of processes and partnership protocols, alignment of mission and goals, and funding priorities. 
  • CBOs gain access to available data  
  • Clear Pathways to Participation for all Partners
  • Shared trainings & professional development opportunities between CBOs and schools.




 Open View Benchmark

Understanding the data

The benchmark displays the number of expanded learning opportunities for students created with partner organizations.

Because a school year includes two calendar years, such as 2014-2015, the school year on the benchmark chart is identified by the second calendar year. For example, the 2014-2015 school year is identified as 2015 on the chart.​​


Count of opportunities documented by the Partnership office.

Data Retrieval Schedule

The data is collected by the Partnership office and uploaded to the data warehouse annually in late June.

Input From

Data warehouse​