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Ingraham High School

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Posted May 8, 2014

I am no longer proud to be a part of the "Ingraham Family". Ingraham has changed soooo much in just a couple of years. It used to be a school were kids of all different ethnicities and backgrounds could connect and build relations with others. Being Asian American i felt so welcomed and accepeted by my peers; i was proud to be a Ram. But in just a few years IHS has lost its culture and the diverse student body that made it a great and fun high school. The school has now been polarized between two different groups, the IB(mainly white and Asian kids) and non IB students. Before, it didnt matter if you were in IB or not, everyone knew and could easily connect with each other; The school actually felt somewhat like a family. Despite all this, i must acknowledge that the IB program is excellent. The teachers are knowledgeable and truly prepare kids for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2012

My child is in 9th grade and we have been extremely happy. We chose Ingraham OVER our neighborhood high school, Garfield and several private high schools because of its IB program, smaller size and friendlier environment. It has exceeeded our expectations. There are some really outstanding teachers. The IB curriculum pushes critical thinking, not just memorizing facts. And there are an increasing number of highly motivated, academic students who are making this choice over Garfield. It is definatley and up and coming school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2010

My daughter graduated from IHS. I can say that I was extremely impressed by the teachers she had. She was in the IB program, which she found challenging & truly enjoyed. She also participated in sports & a couple of clubs. The Principal & his staff were always involved. The Principal could be found at any time walking the halls & popping into classrooms to see what was going on. The kids all seemed to respect him a great deal. Anyway, my daughter's education was superb - she was accepted into every University she applied to & is now at the UW (her first choice) where she's been on the Dean's List for all of this past school year (as a Sophomore/Junior) & is in the School of Psychology.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

when my son tols me was assigned to Ingrahm I was in the car going to get the asssignment changed My son said mom I can be in the IB program As a parent I am thankful he is in Ingrahm All the negative I heard I havent seen or has my son the staff the coaches the entire experience in h;is freshman year has been wonderful looking forwrard to the next three years
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers and students in Ingraham are a really great group of supportive people. These teachers work to really make it happen for the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2009

My kid will soon graduate after 4 years at IHS and had, from my perspective, an exceptional experience: made wonderful friends, had many excellent teachers, played sports (3A, I think), went to dances, worked hard, enjoyed most of his classes (hard to be perfect). A midsize comprehensive public high school, big enough for all kids to access many sports, arts and clubs, small enough to be friendly. IHS offers the challenging International Baccalaurate Program - open to all kids to take one IB class or the full diploma course. Many very favorably compare this program to area private schools, and parents with experience with both say the IB program is more challenging than most private schools and FREE (except the tests - like AP). My kid is very well prepared to go onto college. It also has a friendly PTSA. 2009 it will be remodelling and building a math dept. extension.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2008

Diverse, yet united, unique, yet accepting. All you could ask for in a public school: friendly environment that embraces all students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2008

I graduated from Ingraham in 2007 and loved it. Even though I transferred to IHS in my 11th grade year, the teachers made me feel like I'd been there all along. Ingraham has programs that no other school in the district has, including an amazing marching band, and a championship-winning colorguard! Contrary to what some people say, Ingraham is an incredible school with dedicated staff and students, people just overlook it. I'm glad to be an alumnus.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2007

I am going to Ingraham and was a freshman last year. The teachers are incredible. They relate to students wonderfully especially in the IB and Honors programs. The activities afterschool are abnormaly well-leaded. There's many to chooses from and all the ones that I've been in are fantastic. Alot of people say that Ingraham is dangerous and not very good compared to Ballard and other schools but that is simply not true. Ingraham proviodes a fantastic place for students to get involved and find their inner-creative selves.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2007

I found Ingraham High School to be very interesting because it offers and excellent staff of teachers that have masters degree or higher. The average educational experience is 14 years that is amazing! The teachers own love of learning is passed on to the students. The AP program not to mention the IB programs are very special and hard to find even in the best private schools. The amount of choices to chose from in world language Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Latin and Spanish few of the private schools offer anything near that. It has scored higher in the state average in Math, has a top art department offering many classes from fashion illistration , drawing, painting, ceramics, sculptuer, and photography. Band, Choir, Orchestra, Drama, Theater ...etc the list goes on...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

There are some incredibly wonderful teachers there--who are both knowledgable and ethical. And they lack communication skills in that the message they provide is not clear and never spells out all the steps needed in any given situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2006

My son was in private schools until going to Ingraham. I feel like he is getting a private school education for free at Ingraham! Fantastic school and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2006

i go to this school and i loved it. most are here NOT to hang out but to learn, the WASL testing this year are very high.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2006

The purple math teacher is the best. My child has learned math, not just the pushing of calculator buttons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

The principal is fairly new, second change within four years. The teachers are great. There is some parent involvement but not much. With the exception of a few the students do not seem to care much about academics, most are there to hang out.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%
Biology I

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

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53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
6%
Biology I

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

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n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

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2012

 
 
9%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
20%

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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 Students55%
Female58%
Male52%
Black26%
Asian80%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income34%
Not low income77%
Special education28%
Not special education60%
Limited English39%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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Geometry

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Low income94%
Not low income92%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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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 Students48%
Female50%
Male46%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income19%
Not low income69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black52%
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income63%
Not low income91%
Special education25%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students67%
Female73%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income69%
Not low income63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
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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 Students33%
Female33%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income21%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education33%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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

Geometry

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
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Special educationn/a
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

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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

203 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

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 Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black65%
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Low income77%
Not low income94%
Special education24%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
Black65%
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income80%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
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 36% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 7%
Black 15% 5%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 114%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 247%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 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 68%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: (206) 252-3880

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