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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 1,632 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.
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
1290
233 responses
Average ACT
29
162 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$100,703
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,629
National
$949
Median Home Value
$608,500
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
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  • 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
1,632
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
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
4.3%
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
Very 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 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.
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I didn't really have a perspective before going to college but now I know this is a great school in a great school district--it's in the top 100 school districts in the U.S. The school has a good environment overall, too. I never saw bullying in everyday life there, though a few got into conflicts with each other. Classes will probably be challenging to someone who isn't used to BHS's standard, which is to prep all students for college, regardless of whether they go or not. For example, the basic/normal English class for 9th/10th is an Honors English class. And according to my friend who tutors a 9th girl from another school district, BHS doesn't even offer Pre-algebra and the average math level is two years above the national average, apparently. Overall, the atmosphere in all areas - clubs, sports, classes, etc. - are all really great.
The best thing about Bellevue High is the overall support that a student is surrounded by from their first to last moment in the journey to learn and gain experience in high school. Teachers love to teach their subjects and care for student success. Sadly, there is less recognizition that the school gives to the arts and academics as most of it is given to sports. But overall, it is a great school with a safe and accepting community.