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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Skyline High School is an elite, public school located in Sammamish, WA. It has 2,175 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
1122 228th Ave SE
Sammamish, WA 98075
Telephone
(425) 837-7702

Skyline High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1330
420 responses
Average ACT
30
204 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$153,253
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,982
National
$949
Median Home Value
$624,800
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
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  • Football games
    30%
  • School Dances
    16%
  • Assemblies
    15%
  • Dancing with the Spartans
    15%
  • Talent Shows
    11%
  • Plays
    4%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,175
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,591
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,051/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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At Skyline, there is an academically intense environment. The teachers expect a lot of their students, but most of the academic pressure comes from the parents. The vast majority of students attending Skyline have wealthy parents who expect their kids to succeed in the same way that they did. This creates a competitive and stressful atmosphere, where many students feel disappointed about a B grade. While the rigor of my classes prepared me very well for college, I know that this environment also took a toll on some students. Skyline would do well to encourage balance and mental health by allowing for more elective classes and by implementing teaching strategies that better support the mental health of students. Skyline excels in the athletic department, and supporting school sports and attending football games unifies the student body very well. However, the arts could use more funding and support, as they are exceptional programs that are often underappreciated.
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Skyline is alright considering the grand scheme of things. I'm incredibly lucky to live in an affluent area and attend a school that rakes in rich parent money. Because of that, things like sports and facilities are great. But overall, I think a lot of Skyline's teachers are honestly terrible, and the culture as a whole is incredibly unhealthy. The administration has done a horrible job of working with students and are super restrictive and paranoid of getting sued over "liability issues". Counselors are outright incompetent and often mistreat students who come to them for help. A combination of all of these factors, plus insanely high expectations and a lot of stress, leads to our school fostering what's practically a mental health epidemic. All in all, it's a mess. I will say though, despite its hellishness, the IB program does a good job of preparing us for college; nearly every graduate I know has come back to say that college is actually easier.
I can't wait to get out of here.
Skyline high school supports the IB Program which is a great option for students to take to truly prepare them for the work required in college. The community surrounding Skyline is filled with families pushing their students to do their best and make it to great places. Although this provides for an academic sphere, it also makes it a very competitive, cutthroat environment. After going to this school for a couple years you realize people are geared more towards getting good grades and are more prone to not helping others simply because they want to stay ahead of the game. Skyline is a great athletics school and provides clubs that can take people to places across the country. Ultimately Skyline will help students get to great colleges but the road at Skyline is very competitive and it is not fun to go through at all.