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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
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Raisbeck Aviation High School is a top rated, public, alternative school located in Tukwila, WA. It has 410 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
About Raisbeck Aviation High School...
Address
9229 East Marginal Way S
Tukwila, WA 98108
Telephone
(206) 631-7200
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Raisbeck Aviation High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1300
164 responses
Average ACT
29
27 responses
AP Enrollment
43%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$79,565
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,377
National
$949
Median Home Value
$537,800
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.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Homecoming Dance
    25%
  • Prom
    25%
  • Robotics Competition Field Trip
    22%
  • Science Olympiad Invitationals
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
410
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,622
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

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
$12,904/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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I've just finished my freshmen year at Raisbeck and am extremely satisfied with this school. Raisbeck is a project based learning and STEM education school. It's right next to the Museum of Flight from the class room students can see planes right out the window! There is currently a B-52 in our parking lot for the Museum of Flight's "Project Welcome Home." The curriculum is much different than any other school I've seen. Last summer and early fall, students build heat shields made to protect ice cubes from boiling water. We then made heat shields to withstand a Bunsen burner, micrometeorite impacts, and the impact from a fall off the third floor balcony. We then presented these heat shields to experts. Engaging projects like this are why I love this school, I look forward to the next three years I have here.
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Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) is the best high school in the state by far, and one of the best in the nation. Unlike any other school in the nation, RAHS was built and is primarily funded by Alaska Airlines, Boeing, and the Museum of Flight. Having such close ties to top performing companies in their respected industries creates truly unique opportunities. Representatives from Purdue and Embry Riddle aeronautical universities gave presentations in one of my classes. Embry Riddle offered RAHS students the unique opportunity of a completely funded tour of their school. Purdue even sent the head of their school of aeronautics and astronautics. As far as internships go, I recall multiple students landing internships with renown Blue Origin and NASA. While I could continue forever, the highlights of my review are RAHS is arguably one of the top fifty high schools in the country given its extremely unique opportunities, unbeatable staff, and strongly bonded student body.
Raisbeck Aviation High school is a STEM-driven school. All subjects are just like your everyday school subjects but with a STEM twist. For example, in Literature, you may be reading a book on rockets; in Math, you may be asked to find the angle of depression based on the shadow of the airplane in relation to the shadow of a light pole; in Science, you will be constructing a model of a heat shield and simulating the conditions it goes through; in History, you will be focusing on the history of flight; the electives are mostly all STEM-related as well. RAHS only really has one sport (physical), ultimate frisbee, but they did use to have a quidditch team.