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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
International School is a top rated, public, alternative school located in Bellevue, WA. It has 573 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1370
114 responses
Average ACT
30
71 responses
AP Enrollment
71%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$113,989
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,958
National
$949
Median Home Value
$615,456
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
  • Focus Week
    37%
  • Graduation
    16%
  • RFTS
    16%
  • Thanksgiving Assembly
    11%
  • High School Retreat
    5%
  • Martin Luther King Assembly
    5%
  • Running Mad Max
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
573
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,121
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.8%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$22,487/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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International School Reviews

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This school is well-known in the area for a reason. It is a very good academic school, and it is great for those looking for a tighter-knit community. It is public; however you must enter a lottery to get in, and only 85 students per grade are allowed, plus siblings. The school itself is old, but it is scheduled for reconstruction in the next few years. The teachers are good, and you build relationships with them as you have them multiple years in a row. You should put your student into the lottery just to see if you get in, because you have to get very lucky!
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International has extremely intense academic expectations. Its students are high-strung, anxious, and they often care more about grades than their own mental health. However, most of the teachers are really great and supportive.
Students are together from 6th through 12th grade which creates a great sense of community among peers. The curriculum is very rigorous, but students can receive all the support they need to succeed if they are willing to seek it out. The downside is that the school lacks organized high school sports, but most students are in shape due to the intense PE program. Students are competitive by nature, but collaboration is an integral part of the curriculum.