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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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Bellevue School District is a top rated, public school district located in Bellevue, WA. It has 20,047 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
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
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1310
940 responses
Average ACT
30
559 responses
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Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
20,047
Free or Reduced Lunch
19.3%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,148
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.1%

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

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Bellevue School District is a wonderful place, everyone here is so nice and friendly and they are ready to help you when you have a problem.
The academic system here is awesome, it is aimed at bringing out the best in every student and helping them create a career of their choice. It has academic advisors who are ready to give you advise when you need it and qualified teachers who have great teaching skills, it also provides free math and writing tutoring.
International students are welcome here, the OIE (Office of International Education) is the home of all international students, they provide services to them and are ready to help them if they have any problems.
Walking through Bellevue College is interesting because you get to see different people from different walks of life, there are great student activities and clubs too.
There is still a lot to know about Bellevue College but I'll leave that for you to find out.
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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.
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.