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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
The Center School is a highly rated, public school located in Seattle, WA. It has 234 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

The Center School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1220
45 responses
Average ACT
26
6 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$94,404
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,554
National
$949
Median Home Value
$523,240
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Film class and drama class
    29%
  • Getting free starbucks
    21%
  • The talent show
    21%
  • Art class made a dragon for a parade
    14%
  • Halloween dance
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
234
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,174
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,678/ year
National
$12,239
25%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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The Center School Reviews

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I love my school! Have truly found a home here and would not trade my experience for anything else. Our clubs are strong, active, diverse, and probably the best places to develop a strong group of friends and peers. Teachers care, are passionate about what they teach, and are people that I look up to/talk to/trust. Would say that like many places it is what you make of it and getting involved within the school is probably the best way to do that.
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My experience thus far has been extremely positive, most teachers are supportive and understanding. They treat students like people. The school community is really strong and so is spirit among students. We support each other through success and failure here
I'll start with what I don't like about The Center School, and there is a fair amount. Being an extremely small school, the classes are quite limited. We don't have a band or sports program or a great number of elections. Though we have an extremely large population of LGBTQ+ and neurodiverse kids, we are severely lacking in racial diversity. Right now, our school is around 70% white. There is much that makes up for this though. The Center Schools fosters the most intimate community. Never before have I had teachers that I also consider some of my best freinds. Walking down the halls, I know everyone and do not hesitate before waving to everyone I pass. The Center School is what you make of it, and if you are willing to put in the work to get the most of the community and everything this school has to offer, the fours years you dedicate are sure to be ones you remember with pride.