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Redmond High School

Public | 10-12 | 2000 students

 

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Posted November 7, 2014

A school with an attitude. We've had two children go through Redmond High, and are soon to have a third. Perhaps the best way to describe the environment is to say that it seems like a bunch of freelancers. Teacher quality is generally good, but sometimes teachers seem to be on their own path altogether, without feeling answerable to anyone. And we had the very unpleasant experience of having explicit, written parent instructions overridden by an associate principal, leading to a devastating consequence. One of our children had a 504 plan, and when I learned that none of his teachers was aware of it, I spoke with the 504 coordinator. He told me it "wasn't his job to make teachers aware of the 504." Essentially, it was mine. So if you have kids with special needs, be prepared to be a very assertive advocate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

Bellevue or Issaquah schools, in that order, are much better. Fewer police looming with drug-sniffing dogs, which are a buzzkill. Huge and generic, noisy and factory-like. If you avoid it - do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Our school is ranked amongst the best in it's variety of courses, best educational experience, and most greenest campus amongst the nation's schools, making it to the elite lists of these topics. Our school has not yet made it to the top yet, so let's help it make it there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2009

I've spent most of my childhood moving from school to school, my price to pay was my actual education. Moving to Redmond caused a dramatic turn from the path that I had been following. My grades rose, my social life flourished, and home problems seemed to disappear. The school itself provides a wonderful atmosphere for the kids that attend. The teachers work very hard, actually care about their students, and Love what they do. I've never seen a student who has had trouble (of any type)be unable to approach a teacher, to ask a counselor, or to even go to a fellow student for help. As for programs and departments, RHS is strong in just about every department. It offers a wide range of programs and extracurricular activities for the students, and mostly by the students. Teachers encourage students to be active, and the kids oblige, making this school strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

Please, please send your kids to this school! I also attended Eastlake HS for my senior year, trust me Redmond has better prepared me for college than any other school BY FAR! This school is nurturing and sets high standards which most students achieve. Staff and teachers are WONDERFUL, you won't find better teachers or a better education at any other school in the area. Students are friendly and accepting, and I always felt welcome there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2008

Dispite the problems that the administration has had, it has undergone some incredible change. With the new change all i see is improvment. My time spent as a student was mostly spent slacking off and thinking of better things to do. But when I can still walk into any class room and have the teachers remeber me, that has to mean somthing about how much they care; Even about the students that do slack off (such as myself) Now I would like to draw a spot light on one very special teacher to me, Mr. Robertson, also known as Ert. In my sophmore year he not only was in charge of the band program, but the ASB, the concention stand, and anouncments at football games. He was the only teacher that I actualy looked forward to his classes. He is so devoted to his personal life suffers cause of it
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2008

I think that RHS really provides an excellent education for those who are motivated enough to take advantage of its Honors/AP courses. It has more AP courses than most private schools and the new principal has really worked hard to create a good environment for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

I think that RHS really provides an excellent education for those who are motivated enough to take advantage of its Honors/AP courses. It has more AP courses than most private schools and the new principal has really worked hard to create a good environment for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

I have a son with an IEP in Redmond's Special Ed Program - The teachers in this program are dedicated and work tirelessly to get these kids through High School. Kathleen Lee has personally nurtured my son's education throughout High School at Redmond. Her personal dedication has provided him with the tools necessary to suceed, she has definitely been the difference between him becoming a productive member of society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2007

This school has many, many issues. I have seen one to many of my friends that I've known since elementry school fall to the wrong crowds at this school. The only good thing I've found going to this school is the Running start program, where I go to college classes and I'm able to escape the issues surrounding this school and it's problems. Many of the teachers could honestly careless about the students and seem to have simply given up on them. I can't wait to graduate and get out of here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2007

Redmond High School has an outstanding Calculus and pre-calculus program. The veteran AP Physics and AP EnviSci teachers are outstanding. There are problems with the sophomore honors block (English/History). One block is a free ride, no hurt for you GPA, but the other block requires an immense amount of work and dedication, and even then your grade is still very likely to suffer. The school transcript does not show this difference, but I have found those in the hard block learn more, but are shown to be less proficient in the transcript. Take this with a grain of salt.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2007

I can only write from the limited perspective of having one gifted, fairly introverted son who is not interested in extracurricular activities. He fell in with a gang of high academic overachievers. He has thrived academically and socially at this school. He loves his teachers, fellow students, and constantly tells me how great most of his teachers are. And he has high standards for teachers. He will likely be accepted at an Ivy League college. High marks to the motivated teachers and current principal (2007).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2007

I have plenty of friends with ADHD and I've seen plenty of kids with physical and mental 'blocks' if you will in this school. They do just fine! Also, the kids there are accepting of it. The kids in this school are very smart and do their best to reach their goals. Maybe this is shadowed by the school spirit...but thats not a bad thing. The school also raises plenty of money for charity!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2007

With a new administration, most of the old problems have been fixed. The school offers a plethora of advanced placement courses, extracurricular activities, and opportunities. The school also has a very accepting environment where children are supportive of diversity and people's accomplishments in all areas. Redmond is great for self-motivated students and high achievers because of the great Advanced Placement program, the great teachers, and the endless opportunities. While people are very nice and accepting, this is not a school for people who are not self motivated. Students who are looking to be hand-held should look somewhere else as students who do not take it upon themselves to seek out the opportunities provided at Redmond are left to fall through the cracks. Overall, an AMAZING school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2007

Great school if your child has no challenges to face such as ADHD. Counselors and most teachers seem very inpatient with this problem. One to one relationships with students are very few and far between. In 2006 there was a new principal hired (thank goodness) so I am hopeful that some of these issues are being addressed. This school has many very wealthy families which I am sure increase the frustration in that many students drive nicer cars than the teachers. Spoiled children can also make for a tough environment to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2006

There seems to be a lack of discipline and joy for learning in this school. I commend the teachers for being passionate and dedicated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2006

This school is awesome. from what I know every kid that has gone through this school has gone on and done great things in college and in their future lives.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2006

This school doesn't seem to be up to the standard of the high schools in the Bellevue School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2006

This is a great school, well funded, with teachers that really are invested in student learning.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 3, 2006

The quality of these programs seem very low. Teachers somehow get good ratings but are actually very bad. Music program for singing is very poor, sports is average, art is non-existent. Parents are not very involved.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

494 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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92%

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92%

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92%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

464 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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95%

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93%

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91%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income67%
Not low income94%
Special education60%
Not special education96%
Limited English18%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income60%
Not low income96%
Special education54%
Not special education97%
Limited English27%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
18%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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29%

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25%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students27%
Female39%
Male14%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Low income7%
Not low income33%
Special education7%
Not special education48%
Limited English10%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial96%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income51%
Not low income90%
Special education45%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
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Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income67%
Not low income76%
Special education57%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students29%
Female48%
Male6%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White27%
Low income28%
Not low income30%
Special education28%
Not special education30%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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Geometry

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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Biology I

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Geometry

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 7%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Two or more races 4% 6%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 12%N/A8%
Special education 112%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 214%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 65%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Music room
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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17272 NE 104th
Redmond, WA 98052
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