Nathan Hale High School is a highly rated, public school located in Seattle, WA. It has 1,165 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 86% in reading.
Nathan Hale High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
Nathan Hale High School Reviews
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.
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.