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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Seattle Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Seattle, WA. It has 54,215 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
Address
2445 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
Telephone
(206) 252-0010

Seattle Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1230
2,700 responses
Average ACT
28
767 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
54,215
Free or Reduced Lunch
35.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,174
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$629,926,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,678/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$82,885
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,472
National
$949
Median Home Value
$431,873
National
$184,700

Seattle Public Schools Reviews

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As someone who was in the public school district I can tell you that overall the school system was average. Where I believed they excelled was athletics and where they struggle the most is the arts. I would to see funding for the arts become more prevalent. As far as faculty goes, I would say it is a bit of a mixed bag. It all depends on the individual faculty member. The way that things are now, you CAN be ready for college but you will have to do more then just the required work to truly be ready. I would love to see more programs like college bound and running start as well as more encouragement to go to college as it can truly change someones life. Thank you so much!
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Seattle Public Schools provide an ideal environment that consisted of diversity, equality, kindness and more. With these aspects in these schools, it would create a positive outcome in terms of how their students will turn out for their near future. Seattle Public Schools also prepare their students for everything that they need - that including college. These schools provides opportunities that are available for everyone in their school and encourages their students to take those opportunities. Seattle Public Schools is a diverse environment that exposes the great amount of equality among the many students.
I have been at the schools at this district for all of my education so far, and I would say this district had left me at a positive note. What I like about the Seattle Public Schools is how the district treat students and teachers differently than the districts across the country. The district tries to listen what the students, their family, and the teachers on their needs. These include supplies and recognition. One star is missing because I do not think the district is recognize every single student and teacher quite yet. Overall, this district is a role model for other school districts across the country.