A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 2,136 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 54.5% of students are at least proficient in math and 74.5% 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
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1320
378 responses
Average ACT
30
174 responses
AP Enrollment
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 66 responses
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  • Football games
    32%
  • Assemblies
    17%
  • School Dances
    17%
  • Dancing with the Spartans
    15%
  • Talent Shows
    12%
  • Plays
    3%
  • None
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,136
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 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
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
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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.
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Majority of teachers are genuinely interested in students successes, many opportunities to get involved with the school, however many do not take the opportunity. The school is heavily dependent upon football which is both a good and bad thing, the ASB does a great job recognizing all students!
Skyline is a relatively large high school, with about 2000 students. The faculty are generally very knowledgeable and friendly. The humanities department is especially stellar, with teachers who genuinely care about their students and want them to succeed. However, the school places a large emphasis on sports, especially football. While some other sports didn't even have methods of transportation to the training pool, the school spent millions of dollars on rebuilding the football field into a stadium. For a high school, a stadium with multiple level stands and brand new locker rooms just did not seem to be the best use of school money. Overall, the school was nice.