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Renton Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1299 students

 
 

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Posted October 23, 2009

It's a great school to be at. Your children will learn a lot in this school. Excellent staffs and curriculum. I'm currently a student and I never saw a fight in this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2009

It's a great school to be at. Your children will learn a lot in this school. Excellent staffs and curriculum. I'm currently a student and I never saw a fight in this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2009

Renton is a great school ! Disregard the review below me. My child learned alot here. This is a much better school then the school some of her friends are attending (Rainier Beach and Cleveland). Limbergh is better then Renton I have to admit and Garfield is an outstanding school (but very hard to get in). Any way, Renton is still a great school. If your student has an acadenic drive, they will be successful here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Renton is a great school for your kid to make friends and learn absolutely nothing. The students all come from Dimmit Middle School with little or no skills. The teachers try to maintain high standards, and some students strive to meet the standards. The others provide a constant distraction in order to keep the focus off of their inability to comprehend what is going on. Ultimately it compromises the classroom environment and takes away the ability of many students to achieve all that they can. This school has a culture where failure is mainstream. Until Renton manages to attack this culture and construct one in which it is the norm to achieve, it will be a place where your child's education will be compromised. The current Principal is working to change this culture, but he is in his first year. If he sticks it out he will probably be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

Great School, old Principle Sucks but new Interim Principle is awesome and should stay. Very Diverse school among the district unlike Lindbergh and Hazen which is mostly white students and white teachers and white counselors and white security guards. Great 'Normal' basketball program, should be number 1 in state for 2007-2008 but always fall short to the illicitly recruited private high schools in the greater Seattle.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
30%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%
Integrated Math I

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

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Integrated Math II

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

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
21%
Biology I

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
46%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
49%
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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Integrated Math II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
30%
Biology I

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
24%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
53%
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
5%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students53%
Female57%
Male48%
Black47%
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial30%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income50%
Not low income61%
Special education10%
Not special education58%
Limited English42%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Black77%
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low income85%
Not low income97%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
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

Algebra I

All Students27%
Female31%
Male23%
Black23%
Asian32%
Asian/Pacific Islander32%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income25%
Not low income32%
Special education20%
Not special education29%
Limited English10%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students61%
Female60%
Male63%
Black48%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income57%
Not low income70%
Special education45%
Not special education63%
Limited English23%
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Black63%
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income73%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English86%
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/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 Students17%
Female19%
Male15%
Black15%
Asian14%
Asian/Pacific Islander14%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income18%
Not low income16%
Special education8%
Not special education20%
Limited English6%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students7%
Femalen/a
Male9%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low income8%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students28%
Female18%
Male33%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low income25%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
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

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
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 Students5%
Female6%
Male5%
Black0%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income4%
Not low income10%
Special educationn/a
Not special education6%
Limited English6%

Biology I

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

Geometry

All Students10%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education10%
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

270 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Black70%
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income76%
Not low income82%
Special education49%
Not special education81%
Limited English39%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students72%
Female74%
Male71%
Black61%
Asian87%
Asian/Pacific Islander87%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income67%
Not low income82%
Special education32%
Not special education77%
Limited English21%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 35% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 7%
Hispanic 17% 20%
White 16% 60%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 113%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 257%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 19N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 54%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Renton, WA 98055
Phone: (425) 204-3408

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