A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
2445 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
Telephone
(206) 252-0010

Seattle Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1210
1,601 responses
Average ACT
27
536 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
52,834
Free or Reduced Lunch
35.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,934
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$629,926,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,685/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    3%

Seattle Public Schools Reviews

76 reviews
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More specifically, South Seattle College. I've been on and off since 2013 trying to do pre-reqs for nursing. Since being here, I've had great teachers, great friends and classmates and overall, great experience. Ive never had a bad professor teach me; what I have realized was that it is always up to you to get the education you want and that you deserve. Here at South Seattle, thats exactly what was brought to me. I've had semi-bad quarters I must admit, but I always came back strong the following quarter. If you are planning on going to community college, i suggest trying South Seattle and see how you like it. There is a great diversity in students and programs that you'll find here, trust me. Go south!
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I've been Seattle Public Schools all my life! Every school I went to I had great connections with my teachers and have made life long friendships. One of my favorite things about Seattle Public Schools was the sports life. They really connected us to newer opportunities and taught us a lot about who we are and how we are involved with the outer world. Seattle Public Schools evens out with the academics, some classes were somewhat easy while others were quite challenging, but I also think thats up to the student themselves. When I have kids I would not hesitate to put them in Seattle Public Schools.
I have had a very good experience in my personal school, but have had difficulties with the experience overall. Planning field trips has been a nightmare, and I've felt very discouraged by the school board. I have heard that they even went as far as to actively recommend that teachers don't accompany students on field trips. However, I think the IBX program, allowed by the school district has been tremendous (as long as they don't eliminate it in upcoming years). Overall, besides the complaints about field trips, fairly good experience!