A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
14050 1st Ave Ne
Seattle, WA 98125
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Telephone
(206) 440-2716
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$32,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1430
91 responses
Average ACT
33
49 responses

Culture & Safety

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?
  • May day
    33%
  • Global Service Learning
    20%
  • Wilderness Trips
    20%
  • Tolo and Olot Dances
    13%
  • Friday Tailgates
    7%
  • The spa during finals
    7%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
838
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
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
9:1
National
16:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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I stayed at this school because of the academics, and I am so glad that I did. Every teacher here adores their subject. There are some teachers that aren't as good as others, but every teacher I've had here has at least loved their job. All teachers are free sometime between classes and encourage meeting. I got through Honors Precalculus by meeting with a teacher near every day.Many students are close with at least one teacher, and every teacher has a few students they are really close to. The focus seems to be in the STEM fields, but all classes are good (just not advertised as much). Students are diverse racially and economically (yes, not everyone is a rich kid here), but not so politically--it is very liberal. The academic rigor causes a great deal of stress and theres definite "stress competition". A lot of people don't sleep. Overall, the students are excited about their classes and there are definitely a lot of nerds.
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Lakeside is not for the fainthearted. I attended the school from the 5th-12th grade. The academics are of course top notch and prepare you well for college courses, but you should study HARD to keep up everything. Fortunately, teachers are more than accommodating and open to meeting with students during their free time. It is all too common to walk into the math office during any hour and see teachers helping students with homework, test/quiz corrections, etc. You must take the initiative to do well at Lakeside, though. You can't be embarrassed to ask questions when you're confused. Sensitivity has no place in the classroom, or at Lakeside in general. The school has a very competitive atmosphere- particularly when applying for colleges. That being said, students are mostly amicable. Sports are big Lakeside, and we generally do well.
You must accept Lakeside for what it is. Not even close to perfect, not easy and not fun most days. But that's not what it's for in my opinion... it is simply an institution that: helps you gain knowledge about how best to learn and retain information, puts you in the place to have many opportunities you wouldn't have had otherwise (travel, jobs, connections etc.), and so many other subtle things that you won't notice along the way. However, I believe, as someone who attended the school for 7 years, if you can make it through Lakeside, you can make it through anything.