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Hazen Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1475 students

 
 

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Posted September 11, 2014

I have two current students, and two graduates from Hazen. It has been a uniformly great experience. The students get along well, the parents are friendly and helpful, and the staff is motivated to get the most out of every student. It's tough being bordered by wealthier and academically higher rated schools, but I am completely happy with the decision to have all of my kids go K-12 at Renton schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

I am a student who is currently enrolled in Hazen High School The course selection is improving, but is still somewhat limited for any students who are interested in attending competitive schools. In terms of science, it is downright debilitating, as the 9th grade science course is deemed unnecessary by many, but testing out of the class is not permitted. The AP course selection is becoming better, but it could still be improved. Teacher quality is varied. Some teachers are extremely skilled, while others are downright incompetent. Resources are, again, limited. If a student is interested in attending a prestigious college, none of the resources available will be any help at all whatsoever. Extensive research must be done on the student's own time. Curriculum and student assistance are tailored to the assumption that students are primarily interested in attended the state flagship, UW Seattle. The school, overall, does a moderate job at informing students about opportunities. The Culminating Project program is perhaps one of the school's greatest flaws. It attempts to help students learn about college, but the design is so poor that it's an annoyance, rather than an assistance.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2011

My daugher is a new student to Hazen in 9th. She is also new to the Rento area. So she knew no one and was very scared about going to Hazen. She is from Mercer Island and was told that Hazen is not a good school. I disagree... So far what i know is there are some amazing teachers at Hazen. My daugher loves her geometry and Pottery teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

Everything about Hazen High School impresses me! The thing that strikes me the most is the good, positive attitude that radiates from the student body. Hazen students are always filled with pride and are supportive of each other and other schools in the league. I wish other schools in this area could drop the attitude and encourge them to behave more like the young people at Hazen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

I have nothing but good things to say about Hazen. My kids love it there! They havea top notch music department that boasts 9 performance ensembles (4 choirs, 3 bands and 2 orchestras.) I think it is great that a public school values a good education in the arts!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2008

Hazen has been a wonderful school for my children. They always seem to be unfavorably compared to Newport and Liberty High Schools (neighboring schools in different districts.) but I think that is unnecessary! Hazen performs consistently above the state average in test scores. However, high schools are much more than their test scores and this is where Hazen truly shines. It has wonderful teachers, thriving programs and a wonderful positive atmosphere. Hazen is a fantastic school that deserves to be better known for all of its merits!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

I am impressed with Hazen's attempts to improve an already solid academic performance. Their WASL scores are all above the state average ad they have a high graduation rate. Still, they are using many forms of data to really narrow down what students need the most work and what subjects need refining. This will lead to further improvement in all aspects. I admire this school for their efforts and am very confident sending my son their each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

The Hazen staff is one that tries very hard to meet the needs of all students. They have worked hard to include new programs and schedule formats to ensure that all students get a great education. In fact, they have done away with the 'honors only' concept in a few courses saying that all studetns should be exposed to the same rigorous curriculum. I think this school is a wonderful example of public education and one that I am happy to have sent my student to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2007

While there are some outstanding teachers at Hazen, there is a lack of follow thru in making sure students who are not stand outs are not left to fall through the cracks. So if you're a really good student or a really bad student you will get the attention of staff. But if you're a student who is working hard (or hardly working) and are in the middle of the road, you are overlooked. While the community is involved in some aspects of the school, many parents are stretched thin between their work and obligations at home. New online system for grades is a vast improvement over last year's Basmati, but it still requires teacher's timely input and collaborative work with parents to help students succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

My Family and I are very happy with Hazen High and with Renton Schools in general. Hazen's greatest strength is the involvement of it's teaching staff. They bend over backwards to help students succeed. One of our children went to a nearby High School in another district and if we had it to do over again, we would have sent her to Hazen instead. We could not be happier with it and look forward to sending our third child there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

I think Hazen is a top notch institution. The teaching staff there is so wonderful and they all care so much about our students. Hazen also has a great atmosphere with all kinds of students participating in different activities. This schoolis also competitive in sports and has a fantastic music department. Their academic programs are strong and the teachers are always striving to find new ways to help our kids do even better. My only complaint is that Hazen doesn't get the recognition it deserves in the media as it is truly a fantastic high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2007

I am continually impressed with Hazen High School. Hazen has a very talented teaching staff, a beatiful and modern facility and strong leadership. The student body is their to learn and the school has a very positive atmosphere. Academics are strong and award winning choirs, drill, DECA, art programs and athletics are the icing on the cake. Hazen is the best kept secret in Washington State!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2006

Overall very good school. Staff is underrated and I do not think our kids get a lesser experience both academically and socially than those in neighboring Issaquah or Bellevue High Schools. Student Body is drawn from very diverse neighborhoods in Newcastle, Kennydale and Renton Highlands. This is very good for dealing with the real world in their future lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2006

Hazen is one of the best high school that my son has gone to, and he has gone to many, including Pulaski Academy in Arkansas, a nationally recognized school. Hazen has quality teachers in all categories, especially the math and fine arts departments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

A solid school that works tirelessly to enhance its already good academic reputation. The staff is very professional and commited. A strong array of fine arts and electives offerings.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2005

Hazen is a pretty great school. Although it may look a little abrasive from the outside, the atmosphere is nice with a wide array of students and teachers. Several parents are on the PTSA committees and many attend athletic and musical events. Although some teachers take some getting used to, Hazen is still a pretty good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2005

A good school by and large, with a variety of very talented teachers in all departments, but a few definate standouts in the literature and science departments.
—Submitted by a 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.

About these ratings

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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

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25%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

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62%

2011

 
 
80%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% 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 22% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
28%
Biology I

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
66%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
68%

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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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 19% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%
Biology I

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

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2012

 
 
38%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

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Integrated Math I

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

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Integrated Math II

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 Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
Black53%
Asian77%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income56%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English50%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
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Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
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White100%
Low income100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
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Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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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 Students21%
Female19%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White32%
Low income13%
Not low income33%
Special education17%
Not special education22%
Limited English12%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Black69%
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income69%
Not low income93%
Special education41%
Not special education87%
Limited English50%
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
Black73%
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income83%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English63%
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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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 Students25%
Female36%
Male15%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income27%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education27%
Limited English9%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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Geometry

All Students40%
Femalen/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

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Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Blackn/a
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Native Americann/a
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Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

288 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

313 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Black78%
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income75%
Not low income92%
Special education47%
Not special education90%
Limited English44%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
Black78%
Asian93%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income73%
Not low income92%
Special education61%
Not special education87%
Limited English35%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 7%
Hispanic 18% 20%
Black 9% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 17%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 235%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 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 58%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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