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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Washington High School is a highly rated, public school located in Sioux Falls, SD. It has 1,978 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% 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
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1350
12 responses
Average ACT
25
176 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,110
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$749
National
$949
Median Home Value
$161,500
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
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  • Homecoming
    42%
  • Beach bash
    24%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Honor Fest
    7%
  • Academic Letter
    4%
  • Show Choir Competitions
    4%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,978
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,497
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 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
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 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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My high school had the best school spirit in the state and rightfully so. We had the most caring students who wanted to do their best at preparing their students for further education and to help them succeed in their studies. Washington was immensely diverse as well which was amazing for the students to be cultured as well as the parents of the school who were also very involved. Sports were a big deal at Washington, however we had tons of clubs to meet everyone's interests.
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.