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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 1,029 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

West Seattle High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1190
207 responses
Average ACT
27
49 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$118,833
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,565
National
$949
Median Home Value
$657,093
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
1,029
Free or Reduced Lunch
21%
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
$81,701
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
$17,218/ 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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West Seattle High School Reviews

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A great school with lots of available and ready resources to help students strive in school. The school takes a lot of action to help students have a safe and learning ready environment, a good example exists as the COVID-19 outbreak leading to sanitization of the school and currently a shutdown until April 24. Many of the teachers make strong connections with their students, which is challenging as there's 1,300+ students that currently attend West Seattle High School. The school offers plenty of clubs and extracurricular activities open to all. An accepting school that cares for its students, West Seattle High School strives to give their students an education they deserve.
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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!
At West Seattle High School I made many new friendships and had some amazing teachers, especially in the History Department, but it seems that many of my classmates had different feelings about this school. I made some great memories at this school and a few mistakes, but in all I'm glad i went to West Seattle and didn't waste my parents money at a private institution.