A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
11133 Ne 65th St
Kirkland, WA 98033
Telephone
(425) 936-2380

International Community School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1370
65 responses
Average ACT
32
22 responses
AP Enrollment
41%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
439
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.1%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$11,546/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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International Community School Reviews

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ICS is a great school for extracurriculars with a few exceptional teachers and a lot of diversity. Focus Week and Art Day are both exciting opportunities for students. Unfortunately, the courses they force on you are often not useful to prepare you for adult life and there are several teachers who have little interest in teaching or treat their classrooms like dictatorships. The school also creates a toxic social environment where the only thing that bonds students together is a mutual depression.
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Though the curriculum is amazing and engaging, and many of the teachers are super fun to be around, there are also many teachers whose teaching style could use much editing. Their many decades of teaching not only leads to an abundance of knowledge that makes answering questions a breeze, but also a specific--monotonous--college lecture-like style that they refuse to replace with a more engaging teaching style. Due to this, many teachers are not open to suggestions and expect the students to merely adjust to this learning style. Though, at the same time, this will likely prepare all students for future, actual college lectures they will soon be sitting through for years to come. This adds to the overall "college level expectations" that surrounds ICS in general.
ICS is an intense academic experience that helped me grow closer to the 40 or so other students I graduated with and form life-long friends, but is certainly not for everyone. Both the social and academic culture cause students to put a lot of pressure on themselves, which helps them succeed but also generates a lot of stress. I feel like I never would have learned as much going to another high school as I did at ICS, but it took me a while after graduating to learn how to really relax and not constantly have such high expectations of myself. I think this goes further than just being a personal case--most of my friends feel the same way.