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
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
445 128th Ave Se
Bellevue, WA 98005
Telephone
(425) 456-6500
Website

International School Rankings

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1340
74 responses
Average ACT
30
47 responses
AP Enrollment
75%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Focus Week
    42%
  • RFTS
    25%
  • Graduation
    8%
  • Martin Luther King Assembly
    8%
  • Running Mad Max
    8%
  • Thanksgiving Assembly
    8%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
568
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 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
$17,195/ 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
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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The teachers here are so involved in their students' academic lives. They genuinely care about each student and it's not hard to remember them going out of their way to help us. They often give up their weekends to hold study sessions or stay after school for hours in tutorial. The coursework is extremely rigorous and sometimes unbearable. It just mercilessly increases as you go up a grade (including senior year), but I've learned A LOT and I'm so grateful looking back.
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Academics are excellent, and International holds a reputation for being a very smart school. AP classes, in particular, are highly encouraged, and often required to graduate. Many classes are engaging, and lessons are for the most part well planned. It is true that the workload is very high, especially in senior year, when students are supposed to be getting a break, but going to middle school here will adequately prepare you for the stress and rigor of high school. We do not have electives, though in recent years more class options have been added, such as AP Computer Science. The middle school social studies have also been completely revamped, so they address current events more, and the curriculum is not as eurocentric as it was when I was a middle school student. Teachers expect the best from students, and it is a very odd event if someone does not care about their grades, or their college opportunities and future.
We only have one guidance counselor, and she is excellent. She works very hard and helps out the seniors in particular, and is very knowledgeable about college. She runs Saturday workshops for seniors who want to work on their college apps with a counselor there, and she always submits transcripts in time. A couple of years ago, however, we got a principal who is rather odd. It seems to me as if she is very controlling about things that have been school traditions, such as controlling the games that people play at assemblies, only allows them if they're "educational" or "directly pertain to the assembly content". While it's true that she often come around into classrooms to observe, much more than our old principal, it feels as if she wants to control things that people are annoyed at her for trying to control.