148 reviews
  1. White River School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
26928 120th St E
Buckley, WA 98321
Telephone
(360) 829-3352
Website
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White River High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1040
79 responses
Average ACT
24
11 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
  • Football, dances, spirit weeks
    38%
  • Football, wrestling, basketball games; dances.
    38%
  • Theatre performances
    13%
  • Band Concerts
    6%
  • None
    6%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,212
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,943
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,859/ year
National
$11,890
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses

White River High School Reviews

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One great thing about this school is the acceptance. This school is filled with such a wide variety of people; people of all different genders, races, abilities, interests, talents, etc.. So many different kinds of people wander through the halls of this school. The wonderful thing though is that all of these assorted people help out one another and are there for one another and friends with one another despite their differences. The supportive, accepting, compassionate environment at this school is something that makes it very unique. We've had multiple students with learning disabilities be dance royalty and everyone in this school celebrates and learns with those who are struggling or outsiders or different as if they didn't even know they were different. In a nutshell, love is something that makes this school great.
White River High School offers a very inclusive atmosphere for those with disabilities, from enabling them to participate in unified sports and interacting with peers in a typical classroom setting. However, I wish the close-minded ways of some students would change. It can be unsettling hearing derogatory terms being yelled in the hallway, most often as jokes but can be easily taken in a negative way. Changing this mindset of students and influencing an inclusive and positive attitude would lead our school onto a path of improvement.
Many teachers at this school are great! They are engaging, patient, care for student success, kind, and look for the best in students. Of course, there are teachers that have gone so above and beyond in their lessons to reach each student in the class. We may not have ivy league graduates with masters in teaching, but we have teachers that genuinely care.