A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Washington High School is a highly rated, public school located in Sioux Falls, SD. It has 2,058 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
501 N Sycamore Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57110
Telephone
(605) 367-7970

Washington High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1310
12 responses
Average ACT
25
165 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Homecoming
    43%
  • Beach bash
    25%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Honor Fest
    7%
  • Academic Letter
    5%
  • Show Choir Competitions
    5%
  • Marching Band Competitions
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,058
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,057/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Washington High School provides many opportunities for so many people before going on to bigger things. The school is very lenient on students starting their own clubs to allow them to be involved and make friends. The school gives every student a chrome book which can be used for contacting teachers, do homework online instead of hand written assignments, and access to the internet for research purposes. These are very helpful for allowing students to keep track of what they are doing in school while also teaching them responsibility. Many classes that students are not required to take can give students a better understanding of what kind of material they want to pursue further in. Students also have the opportunity to take classes at CTE in many specific courses that focus on more professional fields of study. I feel Washington High School does a great job of giving students the ability to test out many things for them to experience and grow on.
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Have had nothing but good experiences here at Washington High School. Go Pats!
Staff and students here have thoughtful conversations to build each other up effectively.
I transferred to Washington Junior year from a private Catholic school Duchesne. Washington was very welcoming to say the least and I fit in very well. However, there is no school pride. Too much segregation between groups of people. In this school there is so much good people but at the same time, as compared to my other school, bad people doing bad things that take away from the overall school experience. I would love to see as a public school more coming together whether its at sports games or activities, because this school lacks a overlapping sense of pride regardless of who you are.