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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Skyline High School is a top rated, public school located in Sammamish, WA. It has 2,169 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.

Skyline High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1340
636 responses
Average ACT
30
345 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$165,318
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,270
National
$949
Median Home Value
$749,000
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
  • Football games
    27%
  • School Dances
    15%
  • Assemblies
    14%
  • Dancing with the Spartans
    13%
  • Talent Shows
    11%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • None
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,169
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,534
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.5%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 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
$16,074/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses
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Skyline high school is a great school for any individual who wants an academic challenge. There are many different kinds of classes as well as clubs available for students. Students are also allowed to create a club to promote new ideas. Skyline high school has a very supportive student body and options for every type of learning. Students will always find a part of Skyline High School they will love. The teachers and staff are always the most helpful and never hesitate to get students where they need to be. Students are encouraged to participate in school events and dances, as there are so many but are never pressured. Skyline High School is always growing, and everyone who attends feels so grateful for the opportunity. Skyline high truly sets students up for success and college. There are many college opportunities during school, such as college reps hosting meetings during lunch. Colleges think highly of skyline high school, and it reflects on how well educated their students are
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Skyline High School is overall a pretty good school. The classes are difficult and really challenge students to improve. The faculty generally cares a lot about their students, but many students still struggle greatly. Skyline has a very competitive culture, everyone wants to be the best. The pressure put on the students from their teachers, parents, and peers to succeed in school leads to an extreme amount of stress. This stress is the main reason why many students from Skyline struggle with drug abuse and mental health issues. Students at Skyline are all extremely smart, but don't know it due to harsh grading and competitive peers.
From my personal experience and from the experience of many of my friends who attend the school, the school's main issue is its extremely competitive atmosphere and questionable management choices. The environment has also become toxic due to the extreme amounts of competition that are rooted within the system. Also, the school invested the majority of their funds into a new field and football equipment that did not seem necessary. This left their funds dry to the arts/music side of the school as well as many alternative clubs. The last main complaint is the teachers. I've come across many teachers at this school who are either lazy, not conscientious of their bad teaching techniques despite much feedback from students, or just aren't as competent as they say they were on their resume. Besides the bad apples at Skyline, the sports program is phenomenal. If the other flaws were fixed over time, Skyline High school could become a phenomenal school anyone would love to attend.