A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
12111 Ne 1st St
Bellevue, WA 98005
Telephone
(425) 456-4000
Website

Bellevue School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1300
611 responses
Average ACT
30
379 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
19,456
Free or Reduced Lunch
19.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,575
Teachers in First/Second Year
Data not available

Finances

Total Expenses
$269,868,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,197/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%

Bellevue School District Reviews

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Coming from Lake Washington School District, I am thoroughly impressed with Bellevue School District. To start off, Lake Washington School District supplies computers for their students just like Bellevue School District. However, LWSD's laptops are much less functional than BSD's. In LWSD, I spent more time getting my laptop fixed because of technical difficulties than actually learning off of it. Secondly, college prep is much more helpful in BSD. You being taking the PSAT and PreACT in your freshman and sophomore year. This created the idea of college and the importance of standardized test scores as soon as high school begins. Also, the overall curriculum in BSD is much more helpful for real world situations as well as college prep and standardized test prep. Although you are required to take some higher level classes, it really does pay off. Overall, I have not regretted my transition from LWSD to BSD for a second.
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The sincere interest that the teachers and administrators take in all the students is in my opinion what makes Bellevue School District unique. Whether you are the top student in the class or one who is struggling, you are treated equally. Also, most schools only go out of their way to support certain sports. Not true at Bellevue. I participate on a Fremont Area Equestrian Team, 4H, and a National EquestrianTeam and I am recognized several times a year for my accomplishments. It took some thought to decide what aspect of the school system I felt could be changed for the better. I feel that the grading system for AP classes should be on a different GPA scale than non AP classes. Students in these classes typically have a heavier work load, more difficult material, and greater number of tests than the regular classes. They should be rewarded for taking these classes.
The Bellevue School District encourages the strong academic nature of its students by providing challenging courses and excellent teachers. However, the district does not seem to value personalized education. Many teachers do not adjust the district's curriculum even if the students are not responding to it or learning well.