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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Bellevue High School is a top rated, public school located in Bellevue, WA. It has 1,633 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
About Bellevue High School...
Address
10416 Wolverine Way
Bellevue, WA 98004
Telephone
(425) 456-7000
Website

Bellevue High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1310
280 responses
Average ACT
29
203 responses
AP Enrollment
55%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$105,402
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,741
National
$949
Median Home Value
$665,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Soup for Simpson
    23%
  • Bellevue High Football State Championship Games
    17%
  • Homecoming Week
    17%
  • Graduation
    15%
  • Band
    9%
  • Tolo
    9%
  • Track meets
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,633
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,148
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.5%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,195/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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The academics are among the best, and teachers are the kindest, most supportive, most involved at any school I've ever attended. I did feel the Seattle Freeze immediately after coming here in my junior year, but did feel more welcome as the weeks went by. The culture in this school is largely complacent and ignorant of real struggles that individuals face; kids live in a bubble, if you will. For many, they constantly make themselves subservient to the majority opinion; I hear racial, sexual, and homophobic slurs thrown around on a daily basis. Many students care about school and their success here, and teachers are especially vital in aiding them. Overall, I find it to be a really high-performing school, somewhat stereotypical in terms of Friday night football games and driving Jeeps (which are terrible for the environment, by the way), but also having some really genuine and altruistic teachers and students.
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Bellevue High School is constantly pushing its students towards excellence. Surrounded by caring staff, Bellevue High provides many valuable resources and has amazing teachers that help prepare students for life beyond high school. Within recent years, Bellevue High has made a greater effort to be a community once again. However, while this sense of community is strong among a select few sports, many other sports and programs are ignored. The entire school gathers for football games and boy’s basketball, yet few flock to the theater productions or girl’s lacrosse. Being a part of the Bellevue High School community is wonderful and anyone can fit into it, but I do hope that the community continues to grow in the years to come. As a student at Bellevue High School, I learned key skills that help me in all aspects of life. I learned to understand different perspectives and how to manage my time. Bellevue High teaches students the skills they need to suceed in various aspects of life.
The academics are pretty rigorous but there are still plenty of easy classes. Most teachers are great; some are just wacko. Teachers are mostly liberal, so conservative ideas are not well represented. Sometimes in my humanities classes I feel like I'm being fed SJW-ish ideas.

School culture is known to be very cliquey. Our sports teams are excellent and are highly celebrated; many students go on to play college sports. The school is diverse in that there are many East Asians (including many who have recently come from countries like China/Korea), but there are not many African-Americans, Hispanics, Native-Americans, etc. Most students are from comfortably upper-middle class families.

The administration is so annoying: they are enforcing random nonsensical rules that make life hard but don't really solve the issue.

The lunch food is pretty gross but there are other options like vending machines/snack bars. The facilities are clean and beautiful and the building is very new.