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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Chiawana High School is an above average, public school located in Pasco, WA. It has 2,682 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.

Chiawana High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1100
163 responses
Average ACT
24
47 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$61,662
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$895
National
$949
Median Home Value
$186,900
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 150 responses
  • Gravel Pit Championship
    21%
  • Sport games
    15%
  • Assemblies
    14%
  • Dances
    14%
  • Club activities
    9%
  • Concerts
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,682
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,790
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,747/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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This is a great school! nearly all of the teachers I have had have been fantastic, the student atmosphere is friendly for the most part, and there are plenty of extra curricular activities for students to participate in. I think that Chiawana handled the Covid crises well, and my teachers were very flexible and quick to come up with plans to provide learning for their students during this time. I personally have found success through the classes and WIAA activities that Chiawana offers, and I feel that Chiawana is the best high school for students in the Tri-Cities. While we may not have the funding of some schools in my area, I believe that Chiawana is a quality school that does great things with the resources it has been provided. Both the teachers and the staff are all phenomenal and have given me a launching point with which to begin my university studies and career, and for that I am very grateful.
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Some experiences that I've experienced at Chiawana High School have allowed me to become more mature as well increase my socializing skills. Some examples consist of teachers always caring. One specific example was during my sophomore year when I was walking through the hallways. I was lost, confused, and outright depressed. A teacher had seen my exhausted face and took the time out of his day to ask me "Hey bud! Are you okay?". Obviously, I answered "Yes, thank you for asking". A simple exchange in words allowed me to realize that someone cared about me enough to ask me how I was. This interaction set me on a path that I am forever grateful for. I realized that although this teacher did not know me, he found the time to at least ask me how I was. Today, when I see someone with a sad face I take the time to ask them, "are you okay?", hoping that just maybe able to have that same impact that teacher had on me back then.
School in general is pretty average. I found nothing special or notable about it.The building itself is dreadfully boring. Boring exterior, even more boring interior. There's no distinction between wings, most hallways look completely identical. Few exceptions are the theater & student mall. Uninspired landscape and odd wastes of space. The design is cold, clinical & depressing.

I have a few words about the band program. I found the environment to not be ideal. Teachers foster an environment of extreme competitiveness and toxicity. Plenty of band students there, especially those vying for top positions in wind ensemble or jazz exhibit plenty of false humility and toxicity. A lot of fake people in the band program. Lead instructor tends to lash out at students which honestly doesn't help anybody. I will say though that the anger issues for both students & teachers has considerably improved during my time, however it feels as if it's always on the tipping point & may revert any time.