This school is rated about average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform about average on state tests, ... More have about average college readiness measures, and this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students. Large disparities in suspension rates exist at this school, which is concerning.
Academics
6/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


Subject
% Proficient
Math
40%
State avg: 35%
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English
36%
State avg: 33%
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Biology I
51%
State avg: 72%
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Equity
2/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

Very concerning:

Disadvantaged students at this school may be falling far behind other students in the state, and this school may have large achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps?... More Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What's the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
Students
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White
48%
Asian
15%
Black
14%
Hispanic
13%
Two or more races
8%
American Indian/Alaska Native
1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
17 :1
State avg: 20 :1
Students per counselor
315 :1
State avg: 821 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
84%
State avg: 93%
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3 1
2 0
1 0
Neighborhood
3000 California Av Sw
Seattle, WA 98116
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