Best High Schools
in Washington

We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 122 Washington schools made our rankings.View Rankings

To graduate, Washington high school students must earn at least 20 credits, including Washington state history, and pass state tests in reading, writing and math. Washington high school students must also complete a "culminating project," such as a research paper, to receive a diploma, and write a post-high school plan, according to the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

In the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings, there are 10 Washington schools with gold medals, 45 with silver medals and 67 with bronze medals. The highly ranked International School, in the Bellevue School District, is about 10 miles from Seattle and roughly 70 miles from Olympia.

Top Ranked WA Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

International School

445 128TH AVE SE, BELLEVUE, WA 98005

#2

International Community School

11133 NE 65TH ST, KIRKLAND, WA 98033

#3

Newport High School

4333 FACTORIA BLVD SE, BELLEVUE, WA 98006

#4

Bellevue High School

10416 WOLVERINE WAY, BELLEVUE, WA 98004

#5

Friday Harbor High School

45 BLAIR, FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250

#6

Aviation High School

6770 EAST MARGINAL WAY SOUTH, SEATTLE, WA 98108

#7

Bainbridge High School

9330 NE HIGH SCHOOL RD, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA 98110

#8

Interlake High School

16245 NE 24TH ST, BELLEVUE, WA 98008

#9

Garfield High School

400 23 AVE, SEATTLE, WA 98122

#10

Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

3101 MAIN ST, VANCOUVER, WA 98663

WA by the Numbers
Districts 252
High Schools 587
Full-Time Teachers 15,605
Students Enrolled 332,599

Featured Districts

Seattle, Washington

The Seattle Public Schools includes 20 high schools that serve 13,651 students.

Mount Rainier from Kent, Washington

There are six high schools in the Kent School District, serving 8,838 students.