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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Ellensburg High School is an above average, public school located in Ellensburg, WA. It has 946 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
1203 E Capitol
Ellensburg, WA 98926
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
97 responses
Average ACT
27
43 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$40,126
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$933
National
$949
Median Home Value
$224,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
65%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Attending sports games together.
    40%
  • Dressing up and going to dances
    30%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Everyone sings with the pep band
    3%
  • Jazzmas
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
946
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,665
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,715/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Overall the Ellensburg High School is a wonderful school. The teachers care about their students and want them to succeed. The community is also very supportive; not just the parents, they do as much as possible to help support the students and the athletes. The administrative staff is very kind and will help when with any problems that people have run into during the school year. It is a very caring school and also a district, it is wonderful to see how much the students here are cared for and supported to achieve their goals and plans for the future. Hope they keep up the amazing work!
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Ellensburg High School is amazing for such a small town. The teachers are kind and genuinely care, and are often more than willing to talk to you after class. The offering of AP, College in the High School, and Honors classes is plentiful, and helps prepare students for college or whatever they plan to do. The building is beautiful, but slightly small for the growing population. However, the grounds are beautifully maintained, and the athletics facilities are as well.
There are over 20 clubs, official and unofficial, such as Gay-Straight Alliance, FFA, FBLA, DECA, Key Club, Marine Biology Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Environmental Club, Orchestra, Band, Choir, and many more for students to join that participate in activities yearly.
Ellensburg High School is a good school for such a small town, and I feel lucky to go there.
Teachers and students are pretty nice. Counselors are almost always too busy with paperwork or other things to actually see students. If counselors could actually be able to be only counselors, that would be good!