Ingraham High School
- SEATTLE, WA
Ingraham High School Reviews
Rating 3.64 out of 5 220 reviews
Ingraham has been a challenging and a great experience for me and my classmates. Academically there's something for everyone, whether it's IB, running start, or special needs programs. The sports culture at Ingraham is really great, and I've made some lifelong friends through soccer, flag football, and varsity football equipment management. We had a school shooting in my junior year, and although the district and the city didn't respond as aggressively as the student body would have liked, the Ingraham administration did a good job in a stressful and unanticipated situation. The student community, both at Ingraham and throughout the district, all stepped up and raised our voices to get the attention of the entire country and to raise awareness of the increasing problem of gun violence in our schools. Overall, as I move on to college and beyond, I'll look back at my time at Ingraham with a mix of happiness and sorrow, and hope that my generation can go out and create lasting change.
There was not much about the school of ingraham that I enjoyed besides the other students there. The faculty were there for the paycheck and didn’t seem to care much about education. They offered a running start program to college in high school at the nearby community college, which I did, and was an awesome program. I am very glad I did that, as I didn’t need to go to ingraham anymore. It wasn’t great. My sister went there after me, and there was a shooting while she was attending.
It’s a very large school. I feel that the majority of my teachers truly care about me. I found a love of singing because a teacher believed in me.
This school has very many clubs and extracurriculars to join! It is very diverse and many students are friendly. The only thing is it isn't the safest school, it is a little below average. There is bullying and some threats.
Overall bad experience, no school spirit, no college readiness, good counselors, teachers are more helpful then admin.
Ingraham high school is understaffed, poorly managed, but the teachers really care about what’s happening. Except for the one that did black face.
Recently Ingraham High School experienced a school shorting and the response was very inappropriate. They added armed security and did not focus on the students mental health or responses. A senior was killed by a freshman and they moved on like it didn't happen.
I have had a generally positive experience at Ingraham; I've been academically challenged, supported by my teachers, and enabled to explore my interests in STEM and music. However, the school is divided along the IB and non-IB pathways, which creates significant inequalities between students on different academic tracks with regard to the available resources.
Ingraham is extremely strong academically, especially with the IB program, and is widely regarded as one of the best in the city, but the school does not put much effort into including underrepresented groups in the program and, because of that, the school can feel very segregated at times. Students who are in the general education classes never get to interact with those in IB classes, and those from minority groups are never encouraged to take harder classes, while white students are. The school can be an incredibly enriching environment if you are willing to take the hardest classes offered and be very involved in the school, but for students who may not have the resources to take those hard classes and aren't encouraged to now, the experience feels very unfulfilling.
As a transgender and Jewish student at Ingraham, I never felt particularly welcome. I didn't have a notably awful experience, however, many of my friends at school have relayed stories of how their highschool experience has been made worse by attending Ingraham. Overall, the school is mediocre and I barely learned anything from the classes I attended, although I did enjoy and learn a lot from certain teachers who went above and beyond the rest of the staff members.
Overall I love this school it has a lot of great traits to it. Good teachers, classes are relaxed and challenging. There’s a lot of great opportunities to take part in as well many clubs , different sports, and challenging activities.
Ingraham is very good if you can get into some or all IB courses. Highlights are teachers, and the new buildings and renovations, and college readiness depends more on whether or not you're IB. Ingraham could desegregate by making everything IB, or getting rid of IB entirely as IB acts as a de facto segregator among students, this would greatly improve the school.
Ingraham high school has brought me to a level of education I didn't think I'd ever get to. In middle school, my grades were awful, and I'm starting to think it was because of the teachers there who didn't support the kids as well. But at Ingraham high school, the teachers are all closely knit with the students, and relationships between everyone is healthy and thrives most days. The teachers always make it possible to reach out for help, and they always care about the student’s grades. Sure, some of the building is old and an eyesore compared to other Seattle public schools, but I think the minds and personalities within the building brings every student a sense of readiness for college. And for the kids who don’t want to go to college, there are many trade classes within the school to also provide different career paths. Overall, an amazing school I would recommend to people who really want to be prepared for college ahead.
I love this school and how it offers higher level classes that are less typical than AP. The school is a true community, and clicks hardly exist.
Nice staff and easy to get in contact when needed. The school also a very competitive place, so it help encourage people to work harder.
Good academics and good athletics. The school is very "vanilla" in my opinion: it isn't really known for anything in particular besides being a good school. By far the worst part of IHS is how separate students in the IB program are from students outside of the program--particularly in grades 11 and 12. The IB program is also entirely white/Asian, with virtually zero diversity. The school has done little to combat the inequities between these different programs. Teachers are also painfully average, especially those for the lower grades. The IB teachers are generally very good.
Ingraham offers great higher education class and can help build a fountain for future educational events. However, Ingraham is primarily white and the higher education classes have a limited number of POC because the previous schooling systems in place.