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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Selah High School is a public school located in Selah, WA. It has 1,122 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

Selah High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1130
131 responses
Average ACT
22
7 responses
AP Enrollment
7%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$53,383
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$984
National
$949
Median Home Value
$222,700
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
  • Lip syncs and fundraising events for clubs
    20%
  • Pep Assemblies
    18%
  • Sporting Events
    18%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Rallies
    7%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,122
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,349
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 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
$11,592/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Overall I have loved Selah High school all 4 years of my high school career. One of the things I love about the school is the counseling department. My counselor along with the other 2 we have been outstanding when it comes to mental health awareness and helping students who truly need it. They have a heart for every student differently like they are a child to them. They are always looking out for the seniors when it comes to grad requirements, scholarships, letters of recommendation, you name it! I also love how spirited we are, our community in Selah is very small which allows us to come together and celebrate the Viking Pride and nation. When it comes to football games, basketball games, and homecoming parades everyone is always out to support the schools and local businesses. Selah High School does a fabulous job of setting goals for us students and living through the Viking Way! Go Vikings!
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Overall, my experience at Selah Highschool has been a rollercoaster of emotions. Freshman and Sophmore year were primarily filled with amazing friends, interesting classes, and skillful teachers. However, my junior year has been more of a disappointment. I have realized that high school students are not as kind and accepting as I once thought as a naive child. I have also realized that your teachers don't always possess the ability to give you the instruction you require. In all honesty, it is quite difficult to fit in with the students of Selah Highschool. The energy I put forth to make new relationships could improve; however, the effort made ultimately only led to occasional regard. Furthermore, this year, I have been experiencing issues with teachers; teachers that do not acquire the skills needed to be able to teach my class the prompt. However, no matter the difficulties I have endured this year, Selah High School is still a satisfying place to attend school.
My experience with Selah High School has been pleasant, but not perfect. Many of the teachers are amazing. They're easy to get along with and they can become your friends. But the way things are taught in my school in lackluster. For example: in Geometry and History we would be shown a video or have something briefly explained and be given a packet or worksheet and be expected to figure out everything on our own. Some teachers put minimal effort into their lessons and it reflected on their student's GPA in their class. Students enjoy and learn better from hands-on learning and the school should be finding better ways to implement this.