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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Moses Lake High School is a public school located in Moses Lake, WA. It has 2,375 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.

Moses Lake High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1080
244 responses
Average ACT
26
32 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$51,800
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$894
National
$949
Median Home Value
$162,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
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  • "Tribing" at games
    25%
  • Football
    23%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Basketball
    11%
  • Running Start
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,375
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,154
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.52 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.52 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.52 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,127/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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Moses Lake High School Reviews

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During the 19-20 school year I am only a sophomore. This year and last were rough, but with little to no support from the school district and administration other than the state standards, the teachers are honestly trying their best, and they deserve much better. The athletics are decent, but the sports that aren't football, baseball and basketball, sports like bowling and track don't get much recognition. The ASB leaders only focus on the big things, and clubs like GSA are put on the back burner because the board doesn't think they matter. Security is crap, we have 3 people full time, and most incidents don't get taken care of unless its a fight. We're overcrowded, and the school board doesn't care. We the students of Moses Lake High School, current and future need a better place to learn, and not temporary fixes. The teachers need more support than they get, and deserve better than they are treated. We need a new high school, and not just a part time school. We need real changes.
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Overall the school has good vibes. There are many groups, just like any other high school. The sports are great, and the school spirit is awesome. Most of the teachers here are good and have good relationships with their students. There are some teachers that don't really know how to connect with students, and sometimes make our lives harder. Some of the really good teachers I've had are Mrs. Lybbert, Mr. Mclain, Ms. Harper, and Ms. Williams. Especially Mrs. Lybbert she remodeled her classroom so it would be just for us, and she always has a great way to tie in the lesson with what happens in our daily life. My experience at the High School has been ok. Some teachers just aren't the best at teaching certain subjects, some of the students can sometimes tend to be rude, and disrespectful. The security at the high school is also alright, even though we have police officers and security guards a lot happens, like fights, and vaping.
Moses Lake High School is a small town education in one of the largest high schools in the state. The staff there genuinely want to see students succeed and offers a wide range of AP, CTE, and dual enrollment options. The school ends up with and average rating in my book because in an effort to reach the struggling students, the bar for success is relatively low with "honor roll" being considered anyone who consistently shows up to class and isn't failing any classes. There is huge problems with skipping classes and other very inappropriate behaviors on campus. I ended up doing dual enrollment at my local community college for my junior year, and will continue to do so my senior year for free college credit and for more a more challenging education experience.