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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Vancouver School District is an above average, public school district located in Vancouver, WA. It has 23,408 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

Vancouver School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1160
1,044 responses
Average ACT
26
184 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
23,408
Free or Reduced Lunch
50.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,235
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,728/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$55,257
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,148
National
$949
Median Home Value
$233,319
National
$184,700

Vancouver School District Reviews

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I would like to see a greater focus on policies and school improvements/projects that take into student life and experience into more consideration. Often times it feels that curriculum, clubs, and school-related activities are too heavily biased to the wants/needs of administration whether due to them taking on extra responsibility or using events or practices that are "satisfactory enough" to barely get by what is deemed socially acceptable or acclimated to the current social climate, such as mental health/drug/sex education, cultural and diversity clubs and events, and the advertisement and representation of extracurricular activities outside of men's athletics. To keep it short, implement change that will actually influence student and staffs lives, not just check off boxes on the annual public relations meeting.
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I have attended three schools within the Vancouver School District, and when looking back I can confidently say that I cannot recall a single significant issue I have had with my school/school district. There has always been competent administration, good class sizes, beneficial technology implements, student involvement, and special programs to help eliminate poverty within the district and provide help to students in need. There are great art programs, library resources, helpful school counselors, and lots of diverse class and special program options to enrich your learning experience and help you get on your desired career path. When faculty or students have had a noteworthy issue that needed to be protested for, I feel very strongly that their voices were heard and changes were made. While no school system is perfect for the variety of students it serves, I have personally had a very good experience with the Vancouver School District.
My experience with the district was fine in some parts, especially with most of my classes, however they were extremely poor at handling their own problems within the community and whenever staff intervened they actually made it worse. They had a horrible habit of never helping victims of bullying but strangely, they often sided against those students while purposefully ignoring those bullying others. In one instance I was attacked at school and I didn't fight back because I knew that if I did I would be held responsible for a fight I didn't cause, which is already inexcusable. When I told a staff member what had happened, he ignored it, and later the school blamed me for everything that had happened without listening to a thing I said and they only cared for the other student. Cases like these were not uncommon for me and other students at the district. The school district also didn't take responsibility for the actions of their staff.