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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Stanwood High School is a public school located in Stanwood, WA. It has 1,285 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.

Stanwood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
139 responses
Average ACT
27
24 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$61,756
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,120
National
$949
Median Home Value
$310,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
38%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Basketball games
    21%
  • School Dances
    21%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Plays
    12%
  • Choir performances
    9%
  • Assemblies
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,285
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,063
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.8%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,056/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Stanwood High school is an overall good school. However, there is very little diversity and the academics are only challenging if you take an AP or honors class. The regular classes aren’t very challenging. The staff and administrators are really good. They help you solve problems while making you feel comfortable. The parking was horrendous and it was not enjoyable to wake up and have to deal with that. Fortunately, we are moving into a new school this upcoming school year, so hopefully that will change.
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I enjoyed the academic prospects and opportunities that Stanwood High School has: Counseling, AP courses, honors courses, and lots of electives to fit a multitude of interests. The school also has a lot of readily available resources, especially in the library system. I've had mostly positive experiences with the teachers (not with the administration, however.)

I would like to see the school improve in regards to student diversity, both in demographics and in personal interests. There's a very strong sports program, but there should also be more funding and recognition towards the various art programs.
While there are administrators at the school who care, the open campus the school currently has and the culture of the town means that the school is not high quality. The school does not get much funding, and there are not many opportunities for most students. While there are many very bright students, there are only a handful of opportunities like AP classes offered, meaning that dual enrollment at a community college is almost required to compete at the higher levels of applications. There simply are not that many chances to shine at the school, especially if a student is not at the top of their class.