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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Selah High School is an above average, public school located in Selah, WA. It has 1,118 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
801 North First Street
Selah, WA 98942
Telephone
(509) 698-8502
Website

Selah High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1130
97 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
7%

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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
$51,930
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$964
National
$949
Median Home Value
$219,600
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Lip syncs and fundraising events for clubs
    20%
  • Dances
    17%
  • Pep Assemblies
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Sporting Events
    17%
  • Rallies
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,118
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,753
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$18,196/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Selah High School Reviews

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What I like about Selah Highschool is the down to earth atmosphere that surrounds you when you are there. It feels as though it is a second home, and with all of the welcoming teachers and friendly staff, it really is. All of the students have lived their while lives together, everyone's practically family. And I can't forget about the great classrooms! The teachers are very interactive with their students in the classroom, because they enjoy what it is they are teaching; which makes learning much more enjoyable for us (students).
One thing that I would change is the size of the school. Over time, the student population has grown, making the hallways and classrooms very crowded. I would make Selah Highschool just big enough where everyone can be comfortable without bumping into people continuously all day.
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No accountability for classwork. Too easy to get good grades. You can retake everything until you have the grade you want if necessary. The administration, meaning at the district level (not high school) is poor. More worried about looking good than doing right thing. Love the community and sports programs. Some excellent teachers, but handicapped by the system. Look at the amount off staff members who have left.
I LOVE the environment of Selah High School. It is a small school, and the faculty is absolutely fantastic. The staff are all passionate about their classes and make connections with the students that make school feel safe. The athletics are phenomenal- the coaches are all handpicked by an involved and dedicated Athletic Director, and students are constantly asked for feedback. The only drawback is that, since Selah is such a small school and district, there are very limited classes offered in the way of Honors and Foreign Language credits. Spanish and American Sign Language are the only languages offered, and there are honors mathematics and english classes, but history and science honors classes are not offered for all grades.