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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
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
West Seattle High School is a highly rated, public school located in Seattle, WA. It has 992 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.
Address
3000 California Av SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Telephone
(206) 252-8800
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West Seattle High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1190
189 responses
Average ACT
27
47 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$98,814
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,372
National
$949
Median Home Value
$597,659
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
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  • Sporting Events
    26%
  • Pep assembly games
    23%
  • Drama productions
    19%
  • Clubs
    11%
  • School dances
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
992
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,174
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.6%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,678/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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I've had a great experience attending West Seattle High School. Coming from such a small community in my previous school, I was welcomed in my new city with open arms. The staff at West Seattle are all very kind and truly care about all the students. If a student was failing a class, or showed signs of needed help, the teachers and faculty members would be right on it to make sure that the student succeeds in their journey through high school. Along with all those benefits, the school sports is very active and encouraging. All the sports events are filled with excitement and fun!
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West Seattle high school is full of teachers who are dedicated in putting all their efforts into dedicating greatness into their student's lives. They make sure you are on track with what you need to do whether that's passing exams, turning in homework, or making new friends in the communities. One thing that I enjoyed from west Seattle was the people in that area, West Seattle high has been around for a long time so they are the soul of the community they serve. West Seattle high host's many events which makes it opened to meet new people in the community, with extracurricular activities, sporting events, open libraries, and clubs. Something I wished West Seattle high did more of was club meetings, I feel as if they're wasn't enough meetings for the clubs to be more creative with ideas, and further progress in success.
I transferred from Kennedy Catholic High School to West Seattle for my junior year and I can honestly say that I am having a much better experience here. Most of the teachers are really great and very nice. I’ve been able to make a solid group of friends after being here a year and a half. I love all of the unique programs/activities they offer such as girl’s bowling, baking, ceramics, etc.