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Global Connections High School

Public | 9-12 | 389 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted February 5, 2014

Our family's current expereince with the staff for special education and the principal is not to our satisfactory. We found this staff to be very difficult in including us with all aspect of our special need's child who has Autism. Parents should do a prior visit of this school (it's a parents right to do this), and revisit (just observe) so you may get a better understanding of what your child is learning in the classes. We encourage your family to be active in the education of your child, as parent we found communication to be very difficult and at time rude. Know you rights in special education is very key if you don't know that already.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2013

I don't have any experience with this school yet but I would like to have some updates or news about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

At Global Co. they teach you many ways to prepare for college, how to get a job, choosing the write career or choice, 7 helpful habits of mind, being confident in presentations, work, and self to marketing,becoming bilingual, and fso much more. We have teachers and other students all around us everday before,after school and even at lunch to help you or teach you something new. When i think back from this year as a freshman, we are kinda like AVID but wit personality. Now we may not have big rooms, or newer stuff but i don't think that should change peoples mind about coming to global because by being apart of a small school you get more one on one with the teachers who are like devoted to teaching!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2008

Global Connections has created a learning environment for students to cultivate their ideas, stretch their imaginations, and show each student that he/she can be anything they want to be. I've met students who, during their freshmen year, didn't even consider a college education. But by their junior year were focused like laser beams on which college/university they're preparing to apply for admission. Our daughter is a sophomore at Global and chose to stay at Global rather than transfer to other schools in the Highline School district. We love the teachers, staff, and administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Algebra I

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Biology I

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
10%
Biology I

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
57%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
27%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
23%
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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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 15% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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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2011

 
 
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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 Students44%
Female35%
Male51%
Black23%
Asian63%
Asian/Pacific Islander61%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income41%
Not low income57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
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Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low income94%
Not low incomen/a
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

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Low incomen/a
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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 Students20%
Female6%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander17%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income21%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education21%
Limited English6%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students43%
Female52%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian36%
Asian/Pacific Islander37%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income38%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students41%
Female48%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asian40%
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited English46%
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Asiann/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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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 Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income0%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education0%
Limited English0%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students15%
Female23%
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low income17%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education14%
Limited English30%

Geometry

All Students11%
Female20%
Male0%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low income13%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education13%
Limited English20%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
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
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
15%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students62%
Female70%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income62%
Not low income63%
Special education9%
Not special education70%
Limited English27%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Female75%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income69%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English59%
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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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
Hispanic 42% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 7%
Black 16% 5%
White 13% 60%
Two or more races 9% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 130%N/A8%
Special education 121%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 280%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 14N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 81%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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4424 South 188th St
300/600 Bldg
Seatac, WA 98188
Phone: (206) 433-2343

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