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Overall Niche Grade
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  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-
International School is an elite, public, alternative school located in Bellevue, WA. It has 575 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
445 128th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98005
Telephone
(425) 456-6500
Website

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1350
81 responses
Average ACT
30
53 responses
AP Enrollment
75%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$100,703
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,629
National
$949
Median Home Value
$608,500
National
$184,700

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%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
575
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
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,148
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
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
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 International School of Bellevue is a mixed experience for many. The stress is incredible; the homework increases with each semester, and you are forced to take AP courses. That being said, some of the best years of my life have been at I.S. The relationships I have formed with my teachers, faculty, and friends have been amazing. Over the years, I believe the school is changing very rapidly, especially with the administrative change. I am not sure how these changes will affect I.S. in the long term - but I remain hopeful that the tenets upheld by the founding members will be valued and respected for the years to come. I.S. is only 26 years old, and I hope I will be able to still look back fondly at my time here.
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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.
It is a smaller school, which means a better learning environment, but also means less student involvement in activities and school spirit.