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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Nathan Hale High School is a highly rated, public school located in Seattle, WA. It has 1,176 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.
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
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1220
173 responses
Average ACT
26
51 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$51,318
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,132
National
$949
Median Home Value
$260,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Bite of Hale ( A multi-cultural food event)
    15%
  • Mr. Nathan Hale
    15%
  • Football games
    9%
  • Sports Events
    9%
  • Yearbook
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Dances
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,176
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,174
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$14,678/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Nathan Hale High School Reviews

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A clear goal, a rubric, and checkpoints were satisfying. But an ambiguous project my sophomore year challenged that notion. I was asked to show the presence of cultural hegemonization in a novel we read. I felt like I was grasping at something without textual evidence, but rather a feeling in the author’s style and imagery. Frustrated, I tossed the project aside after finishing it. But, as a senior, I realized that work represented a core value of Nathan Hale: autonomy. I learned to find answers. Teachers didn’t hold students’ hands.
However, this is only one facet of life at Nathan Hale. The school suffers from a weak administrator-student bond. As a former student officer, it felt as if administrators didn’t value student opinions. Inevitably, this hurt relationships with clubs, teams, and the school newspaper. Reviews on teacher rating websites shed light on this matter. To move forward the administration will have to see some new faces, which they have begun to do.
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Nathan Hale is overall a pretty accepting school. There are always going to be those annoying cliques and mean people, but it's easy to find people to fit in with. I have made so many amazing friends here that I know I'll keep in touch with after high school. As with any school, there are some terrible teachers and some great ones. Most do want you to succeed, and will offer help if you ask. I do wish there were more opportunities for AP classes (there aren't really any until Junior year) and honors classes (there are no separate honors classes, to get honors you just have to do extra work in your regular class). The senior project definitely sucks, and it's hard to get help from your counselors in preparing for college. But overall, Nathan Hale is a good school that I'm glad to have gone to for 4 years.
I attended a private middle school and was absolutely terrified of attending a public high school. I thought there were going to cliques and constant bullying like I saw in movies, but I was surprised. Although freshman are generally perceived as annoying and disliked, the upperclassmen were very welcoming. In middle school, I was told that my high school teachers were not going to care about me. That could not be more untrue. Because Hale is one of the smaller high schools in the district, students have a better connection with their teachers. All the teachers at Hale are extremely supportive and will do anything to help their students succeed. The one thing that Hale doesn't have is a designated college counselor which would have made my application process much easier because the only people I had helping me were family members, all of whom are biased. Overall, Nathan Hale is a great school and I would recommend it to incoming freshman.