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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Orcas Island High School is a highly rated, public school located in Eastsound, WA. It has 122 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math.
715 School Rd
Eastsound, WA 98245
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1270
32 responses
Average ACT
29
7 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$60,711
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$986
National
$949
Median Home Value
$470,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
122
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,477
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.5%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,462/ year
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.3 responses
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Orcas Island High School Reviews

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Orcas is a school with great teachers in small and close-knit community. The school has many different and new courses that they offer. Students and staff are very friendly and make it a great environment. It is a small school, but that doesn't mean anything about the education that is offered here.
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For being located on a small island, Orcas Island High School was a brilliant place to spend my last years of school before college. The high school is small, so you get sufficient attention from your teachers. The small number of students also makes it for a very nice, friendly environment. The teachers are excellent, kind, and show great care and interest in the success of your future and wellness of your being.
Interesting environment, decent academics, and impressive for its size. Despite its drawbacks (small size, tendencies towards mediocrity, potholes) its teachers are often surprisingly good. If you're a fan of a close-knit community, this is the place ... except if you're not the type to want in on what the 10th grader sitting next to you at one of the two lunch tables thinks about his mother's boyfriend's dog. Orcas isn't a liberal white rich haven, either -- none of the kids are as educated on anything as you'd think for such a liberal place, and the school isn't a paragon of academic quality. Though, community support and teachers (though not all teachers!) make up for some of it.