Top 15 Washington School Districts

Top 15 Washington School Districts

There is no doubt that Washington, specifically the Seattle area, is growing, but what does that mean for our public-school system? Usually, that means our class sizes grow and become slightly less one-on-one, unless our systems and tools are growing alongside our population.

Depending on what you’re rating, graduation rate, class size, test scores, etc., you and your neighbor might have a different determination of what makes a great school or district the best. Schools are one thing families looking to grow might look into when searching for their new home, and with good reason.

Niche.com combines statistical data with authentic reviews to rate districts. Similar to websites like Yelp for food, Niche has reviews from real families, with real experiences rating on their site, and while their reviews are only a portion of their rating, it’s an excellent resource and provides “real life” insight into the district or school.

The Top 15 School Districts in Washington State

  1. Bellevue School District
  2. Mercer Island School District
  3. Lake Washington School District
  4. Issaquah School District
  5. Bainbridge Island School District
  6. Camas School District
  7. Northshore School District
  8. University Place School District
  9. Seattle Public Schools
  10. Shoreline School District
  11. Tahoma School District
  12. Vashon Island School District
  13. Olympia School District
  14. Oakesdale School District
  15. Mukilteo School District

Especially if you’re moving from outside the state, or even across the state, this website might be what you need to help make your next move – and don’t worry, it’s not just for Washingtonians. Find out about schools across the nation!

This list is a combination of smaller districts and mega-districts, proving that smaller schools and districts can achieve educational success and college-readiness with limited resources and small funding pools. According to Eric Webb, superintendent for the Orcas Island School District, success in schools can be found by shifting focus to education for all grades and not on barriers that separate.

If you’re looking for more hard and statistical data, take a peek at the Washington State Report and check the summary of the district you’re considering!


Overall reviews based on a blend of statistical data, district reviews from actual families, and Mathematics & English test scores.


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WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

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REMODELED MID-CENTURY RAMBLER
$1,300,000 • 9742 SE 41st St., Mercer Island • MLS# 1240982
3 Bedrooms • 1.75 Bathrooms • 2,020 Sq. Ft. • 9,718 Lot Size

Remodeled mid-century rambler ideally located on the North End of MI. Large, sunny lot close to schools and parks with easy access to I-90 for commuters going east or west. Brand new kitchen includes custom Kerf cabinets, stainless appliances, quartz counters & 10-foot island with seating for four. Walls of windows bring the outdoors in from your fenced backyard—a perfect summer sanctuary. Double-paned windows, A/C, generator, tankless water heater, newer furnace & so much more!

For more information, please contact Jay Agoado.
Jay@JayAgoado.net • 425.260.0715 • JayAgoado.net


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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Bellevue & Mercer Island School District Information: January 2018 Edition

Bellevue & Mercer Island School District Information: January 2018 Edition

This will be a week of schools, as we head into the new year and another season of change. When home searching, schools may be at the top of your mind – especially if you have school-age children.

Being in a good school district has more to offers than premier schools, extracurricular activities, and high test scores. A decent school district, such as the Bellevue and Mercer Island districts, can also combat lags in real estate or can be the selling point for a potential buyer. And if you have or are planning on having children, they’ll only benefit from top schools.

The Bellevue and Mercer Island School Districts are highly regarded in the area for high mathematics and English scores and overall college readiness – and it’s safe to say both areas offer fabulous housing, are great for families, and decent employment opportunities.

Mercer Island School District

Total Students: 4,513
College Readiness: 59.3%
Proficient in English: 83%
Proficient in Mathematics: 84%

Complete MISD Information

Mercer Island High School
Graduation Rate: 93.5%
Total Students: 1,484
Total Teachers: 82
Average Years of Teachers Experience: 13.5
Teachers with at Least a Master’s Degree: 73.2%

Bellevue School District

Total Students: 20,461
College Readiness: 70.1%
Proficient in English: 71%
Proficient in Mathematics: 78%

Complete BSD405 Information

Bellevue High School
Graduation Rate: 87.3%
Total Students: 1,624
Total Teachers: 91
Average Years of Teachers Experience: 12.5
Teachers with at Least a Master’s Degree: 76.9%

Big Picture High School
Graduation Rate: 83.3%
Total Students: 350
Total Teachers: 35
Average Years of Teachers Experience: 7.8
Teachers with at Least a Master’s Degree: 65.7%

Interlake High School
Graduation Rate: 87.4%
Total Students: 1,627
Total Teachers: 101
Average Years of Teachers Experience: 10.2
Teachers with at Least a Master’s Degree: 78.2%

International High School
Graduation Rate: 100.00%
Total Students: 569
Total Teachers: 43
Average Years of Teachers Experience: 10.9
Teachers with at Least a Master’s Degree: 69.8%

Newport Senior High School
Graduation Rate: 94.4%
Total Students: 1,795
Total Teachers: 101
Average Years of Teachers Experience: 13.4
Teachers with at Least a Master’s Degree: 80.2%

Sammamish Senior High School
Graduation Rate: 84.2%
Total Students: 1,038
Total Teachers: 69
Average Years of Teachers Experience: 10.4
Teachers with at Least a Master’s Degree: 78.3%

Do your children in either of these Eastside school districts? Share your experiences in the comments below!

 

Data pulled from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Washington State Report Card.


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

windermeremercerisland.com | (206) 232-0446 | mercerisland@windermere.com
2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

© Copyright 2018. 

Mercer Island School District

Mercer Island School District

The public-school system is one thing many children have in common, and the Mercer Island School District has one of the best rankings in the nation.

The Mercer Island School District consists of 4 elementary school (Lakeridge, Island Park, West Mercer, and Northwood), 1 middle school (Islander), and 1 high school (Mercer Island). Additionally, there is an alternative school, called the Crest Learning Center.

In 2017 alone, they’ve received numerous district achievements, including the hold metal ranking for Best High Schools, but U.S. News & World Report, the 2016 Washington Achievement Awardwinning the regional robotics competition, and the Mercer Island High School Jazz Band earning the top award at the Spokane Festival. And that’s not including many other prestigious awards for individual graduates, or other clubs’ achievements.

The Mercer Island school district has long been known as one of the best in the Greater Seattle Region. According to U.S. News, the Mercer Island High School is ranked #419 in all the United States, which is out of 28,500 national high schools, and was awarded the coveted gold metal. MIHS is also ranked #7 in Washington State, and #139 in STEM high schools. In Science, English, and Mathematics, the MIHS ranks well-above the state averages.

On GreatSchools.org, most Mercer Island schools are rated a 10 out of 10, highlighted by various glowing reviews. With an average ratio of 20 children per teacher, 197 students her counselor, and 10% of teachers having three or more years of teaching experience, they are above state averages.

Mercer Island has a 94% graduation rate.

Though the Mercer Island curriculum is rigorous, 35% of all students take higher level or AP classes, with an average of 80% passing 1 or more AP exams.

Though these are recent 2017 results, the Mercer Island School District has a proven track record of placing a high importance on education, higher learning, and creating a balance between education and community services.

The Mercer Island School District has sought out to prepare their students for the rigor of life and their future higher learning. By creating a balance between traditional, digital, and innovative learning styles, they allow personalized learning for each child. Their district wide educational framework, is created to work together from Elementary, all the way to High School, ingraining tradition, passion, and drive.


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Windermere Mercer Island

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DREAM ISLAND RETREAT
7915 Southeast 67th Street, Mercer Island • MLS# 1134784
$1,598,000 • 4 Bedrooms • 2.5 Bathrooms • 3,030 Square Feet • 17,906 Lot Size

Set on nearly half an acre of sun-drenched privacy, this brilliant home awaits you. Genuine Buchan quality shines through the open floor plan. Elegant gathering spaces flow into the family room and open, island-style kitchen—cooking is a delight on stainless steel appliances and granite surfaces. Head down to the fireside rec room, enjoy sunsets on the west-facing ironwood deck, or get your game on in the lit sport court and expansive, level lawn beyond. Schools, parks & the shopping center are just a stroll away from this ideal neighborhood.

For more information, please contact Kelly Weisfield.
KellyW@Windermere.com • 206.355.3863 • KellyWeisfield.com

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ICONIC MID-CENTURY
3309 72nd Place Southeast, Mercer Island • MLS# 1134843
$1,250,000 • 4 Bedrooms • 2.25 Bathrooms • 2,420 Square Feet • 9,000 Lot Size

Available on the market for the first time! This custom-built home offers classic beauty and recent upgrades—move right in with fresh exterior paint, new flooring and new appliances. Double-door entry with new Terrazzo flooring opens to the light-filled living room—featuring iconic open-beam ceilings, clerestory windows and new hardwoods. Beautiful Shoji doors slide open to reveal a spacious dining area. Generous sky-lit kitchen offers new stainless steel appliances plus a breakfast bar and casual dining area. Fireside family room with integrated library shelving and vaulted open-beam ceilings. Spacious master suite plus three additional bedrooms; the 4th bedroom has a private ¾ bath for guests or a nanny. You’ll love the private First Hill location on a peaceful cul-de-sac near parks, restaurants, shopping and I-90 access.

For more information, please contact Jay Agoado.
Jay@JayAgoado.net • 425.260.0715 • JayAgoado.net

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A CUSTOM BUILT DREAM
4106 78th Avenue Southeast, Mercer Island • MLS# 1136921
$1,978,000 • 4 Bedrooms • 3.25 Bathrooms • 5,060 Square Feet • 19,312 Lot Size

This stunning, custom built home is a testament to quality craftsmanship and timeless Northwest Contemporary design. Offering expansive spaces for gathering and relaxation, it is tucked privately back off the street and all focus is towards the serene, green backyard. A coveted Mercer Island location with top-rated schools and easy I-90 access to Seattle/Bellevue make this an ideal place to call home!

For more information, please contact Robyn Kimura-Hsu or Rachel Schindler.
Robyn@Windermere.com • 206.295.2247 • R2Modern.com
Rachel@Windermere.com • 206.250.5622 • R2Modern.com

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Back to school? Check out the latest school reports here!

Back to school? Check out the latest school reports here!

We’ve compiled school district info and ratings for schools throughout the greater Seattle-Eastside region in one place to make your research easier. Click here for links to each school district. You can also use this site to see which schools serve which neighborhoods…and which neighborhoods are part of which school districts. We’ve made all of the connections for you to make analysis a breeze.