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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Vashon Island High School is a highly rated, public school located in Vashon, WA. It has 596 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
9600 SW 204th St
Vashon, WA 98070
Telephone
(206) 463-9171
Website

Vashon Island High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1230
111 responses
Average ACT
29
14 responses
AP Enrollment
46%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$69,364
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$967
National
$949
Median Home Value
$399,900
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    32%
  • Open Mic
    18%
  • Spirit week
    18%
  • The pep rallies
    18%
  • Basketball Games and Wrestling Matches
    9%
  • Class
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
596
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,847
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$20,047/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Vashon Island High School Reviews

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I had a wonderful experience attending high school here! The small class sizes allow students to have a very impactful relationship with their teachers. The environment is relaxed yet intentional in prioritizing students' education and health. Some people did not appreciate the smallness of the school, as one persons' business eventually becomes everyones'. But if you don't have a problem with this, you won't have a problem with VHS!
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I had an amazing four years at VHS! The classes range in difficulty, but most core classes, especially APs, are pretty challenging (but manageable). I wish we had been offered more AP classes and electives, but there aren't enough students to fill them all. However, having 100 people in your class is beneficial, because you can get one-on-one help from teachers and you can get to know them pretty well (i.e. good recommendation letters). The social aspect of VHS is very inclusive. The academics at VHS are held with pretty high regard in comparison to other high schools in the state. About 25-30% of my class were commuters from off-island. The school was rebuilt about two years ago and the architecture is beautiful. At VHS, classes may be difficult, you'll have a lot of homework, and tests will be worth a large part of your grade, but it prepares you well for college and sends graduating students out of the school, ready to take on their futures.
Vashon Island High School has an amazing and supportive atmosphere with some great teachers and programs. The school facilities are very nice and students are held to a high academic standard. The school could benefit from greater diversity in students, teachers, and administration. The school also needs to improve the resources for students needing additional support and students with IEPs.