A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
10750 30 Av Ne
Seattle, WA 98125
Telephone
(206) 252-3680

Nathan Hale High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1220
110 responses
Average ACT
25
44 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
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
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,165
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,685/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Nathan Hale High School Reviews

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What I like about Nathan Hale is the community it holds. The school makes an effort to bring a comfortable environment for all their students and staff. I also really like how relaxed the school is. That they have created space for the students to go get help when they need it routinely each week. I like that honor classes are mixed into regular classes. No one feels left out in regards to academics. As a student who plays sports and has participated in theatre and clubs, I have always felt welcomed to all extra curriculars. It's easy to connect with other people and start conversation with new people. It's rare to witness bullying or to be put down for reaching out. An overall friendly and compassionate vibe to the school and its students.
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Much of the chatter from student body gripe was the experience of direct condescending behavior and disrespect; faculty/staff pettiness paralleled freshman. There were multiple instances where minorities felt that Nathan Hale’s strive for diversity was entirely determined on a student's race or ethnicity, not their personal interest or unique qualities. I recall being pulled out of my class, during my first year and without my permission, to a mysterious meeting. I was one of the first students to congregate and I noticed a pattern as a half hour ticked by; each student that arrived was black. After we were ushered inside the PAC, Production Arts Center, we listened to a 40-min speech about being recruited for the Black Student Union, because of the statistical likelihood that we would drop out, join gangs, and/or use drugs. I was incredibly offended and felt that my rights were violated due to my file have being accessed and me being viewed by only a small fraction of my identity.
There are many opportunities to challenge yourself in the classroom- many classes have the opportunity to be taken as honors or AP. However, you are in the same class as people who are not taking AP or honors, which provides a nice diverse set of people. I would like to see more engaged and happier students. Many are uninterested by course material, and the few students that are involved in the school take up all of the leadership and involvement positions.