A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
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
90%
Average SAT
1310
801 responses
Average ACT
30
468 responses
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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
$66,148
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$269,868,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,195/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%

Bellevue School District Reviews

36 reviews
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I have had some truly amazing teachers and experiences being in the Bellevue School District, and I feel like I have gotten a quality education. However, as with any well-resourced district, the biggest problems I have noticed about the school district revolve around bureaucratic issues. Teachers and students alike have a difficult time getting things like field trips, curricula, and clubs approved because of all the rules and restrictions. Also, the culture, especially at Newport High, is stressful and puts a lot of pressure on academics. For instance, my freshman year, our valedictorian graduated with 18 AP classes, and students are afraid they won't get into college without that many. Overall though, I have had a truly great educational experience in which I feel both well-rounded and prepared for college.
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Bellevue school district places a disproportionately large importance on college readiness. Of course going to college is important and it's great that this district takes it seriously but I've been having college prep shoved down my throat since 5th grade. After going through my senior year and experiencing the true amount of stress that comes with picking, applying to, and financing an education at a college, I think it's something that should be kept off the minds of such young kids. I really have loved most of the staff I've interacted with at the three Bellevue School District schools I attended. Most teachers went out of their way to accommodate students' needs, most were understanding of extenuating circumstances whether it be financial, familial, or regarding mental health. Most teachers and staff were very approachable and you could tell they genuinely wanted the best for their students.
Bellevue school district offers an advanced curriculum. Taking advanced placement classes is highly encouraged. Academics is taken very seriously. Classes prep students very well for college. There is a study center where students gain access to free help with fafsa, college tracks, formulating strong resumes and finding jobs. Instructors are kind and passionate. The district is extremely liberal and welcomes people of all orientations. Bellevue district is a clean and quite safe. Sports are undermined but available for recreation. There also exists many after school clubs and activities which makes staying at school all the more inviting.