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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Sehome High School is a highly rated, public school located in Bellingham, WA. It has 1,175 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.

Sehome High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1270
264 responses
Average ACT
30
97 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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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
Median Household Income
$50,844
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$999
National
$949
Median Home Value
$347,100
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Prom, bring joy to a child
    31%
  • School Sporting Events
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Track meets
    8%
  • Football games
    8%
  • None
    8%
  • Senior Trip
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,175
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,423
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,861/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Sehome high school is due for a rebooting. Lucky for the current and incoming student body who attend Sehome, this wish is being granted! A new school is being built right outside the crumbling windows of the old one. Once this new building is completed, the facilities and school spirit will for sure reach it's full 5 star potential. Sehome, with is uncommonly low diversity and mediocre lunch food, is known for it's outstanding cross country team and above average academic achievements. Out of all the high schools in Bellingham, Sehome is the very best.
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Sehome High School is a really amazing school. It has a great atmosphere and a lot of student involvement. The food isn't the greatest but they do have real plates and silverware! With a new school, the facilities are awesome!
SHS is a pretty average school. Neither bad nor good. There are popular teachers that teach well, but there are also teachers that don't teach well. Also, the chemistry department is not that good in my experience. SHS has a very good cross country team, and a good coach. Other sports are good too. A new building was constructed for the school, and it is very nice. SHS is also very close to WWU which means there is opportunity to explore a college campus. SHS is also close to Sehome Village which consists of many stores. There is Starbucks and lots of fast food drive-thrus also. The school food is pretty average.