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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Yelm High School is a public school located in Yelm, WA. It has 1,237 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
1315 Yelm Ave W
Yelm, WA 98597
Telephone
(360) 458-7777
Website

Yelm High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1130
146 responses
Average ACT
25
29 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$57,901
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,226
National
$949
Median Home Value
$220,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
64%
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 50 responses
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  • Football games
    32%
  • Tennis
    10%
  • Anything FFA related!
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • National Honors Society
    6%
  • Sports medicine
    6%
  • Cross Country
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,237
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,152
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,479/ year
National
$12,239
59%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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The teachers here make learning fun and upbeat. They really try to get the students involved in the community and often times do a lot of volunteer work in order to give their students the best high school experience they can. The only downfall of Yelm High School is the students. Yes there are a lot of good kids that come from Yelm like athletes and many honor role students, but like any high school there are discipline and disobedience issues. Thankfully I haven't run into any incidences personally but I have witnessed several fights and other student outbursts in the years that I have attended Yelm. Generally Yelm is a very well organized school and provides a lot for their students. this helps the school as a whole exceed in a lot of things such as FFA, FBLA, sports, and honor role students. Even though students that attended here have the down moments, I think that Yelm High School is a great school to be a part of.
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Yelm High School has the #1 FFA chapter in Washington, and the leadership students are very involved. The high school is very positive and has lots of spirit, and the sports teams are very fun to be a part of. Although, I think the high school needs overall better teachers or training in the math department. The Physical education teachers could also use more training on making sure students are well monitored and using proper form. Installing mirrors in the weight room could also help people have better form. Letting students vote on what they want to see at assemblies could help improve school culture.
Yelm High School has many great teachers that are very inspiring and kind. They care for you and are always there for you when you need them. Their sports and clubs are amazing opportunities to take advantage of. It is still a growing school and has much to prove! I would reccomend this school to anyone.