2018 High Schools with the Best Teachers in the Seattle AreaAbout this List

Explore the public high schools with the best teachers in your area. Ranking based on student and parent ratings of teachers, teacher salaries, teacher absenteeism, teacher tenure, student-teacher ratio, and the Niche Academics Grade for the school. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Newport Senior High School

    • Bellevue School District, WA
    • 9-12
    • 268
    23 Best Public High School Teachers in Seattle Area

    Niche User: As someone who enjoys feeling academically challenged, I felt as though I fit in well at Newport. The overall environment is very accepting of people no matter age, gender, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity. I came to the school the middle of my sophomore year, and at the end of the first day I had already made a group of friends! Having a variety of class options to take, I feel ready for college since I can take electives that I feel are close to what I want to pursue with my major in college. Even for students who do not intend to go to college or have no idea what they want to major in, you leave the school knowing a broader understanding of the world. Yet, it is not perfect. Academic pressure is prevalent, but as a student who already enjoys a nice challenge, it wasn't a problem for me. I love how I am able to still be liked even though I am female and smart, and I am not labeled as a nerd. I wish there was a semester-long "Life Finances" class that students are required to take for graduation so then they can learn real-life important things, such as applying for loans, banking, savings accounts, taxes, budgeting, and other stuff that students will generally not learn in school. Despite this, I love this school and I have made wonderful friends and memories here and will be sad to graduate this year.
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    • A+
      Overall Niche Grade
    • B+
      Teachers
    • 1,730 Students
    • 20:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
  2. Eagle Harbor High School

    • Bainbridge Island School District, WA
    • 9-12
    • 12
    24 Best Public High School Teachers in Seattle Area

    Niche User: Eagle Harbor High School is what you make of it, for better or for worse. If you don't like school, you can take easy classes and skate by. If you want to take a really rigorous courseload and go to an elite school, you can also do that. There's just a lot more freedom here than at most schools. The contract system allows students to create their own classes and learn from mentors and teachers outside of the school. Lots of kids do contract-classes in advanced math, engineering, alternative PE such as horseriding, less commonly taught languages like Hebrew, and you can also take more AP classes than are offered as seat-based classes. Since teachers get to know their students really well, students choosing to apply to colleges are almost guaranteed excellent, thorough letters of recommendation. At the same time, as an alternative school, it has more relaxed graduation requirements and students can use the contract system to design simpler "substitutes" for required classes. A lot of our students come from less conventional circumstances; we've had kids who do modeling and chose EHHS for the more flexible scheduling options, and kids who want to specialize in certain fields of study and don't want to bother with required subjects. Ultimately, Eagle Harbor gives students the freedom to choose how they want to learn and what they want to spend their time on.
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    • A-
      Overall Niche Grade
    • B+
      Teachers
    • 145 Students
    • 23:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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