Best High Schools
in Washington

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 133 Washington schools made our rankings.View Rankings

To graduate, Washington high school students must earn at least 20 credits 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 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, there are nine Washington schools with gold medals, 46 with silver medals and 78 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 Community School

11133 NE 65TH ST, KIRKLAND, WA 98033

#2

International School

445 128TH AVE SE, BELLEVUE, WA 98005

#3

Bellevue High School

10416 WOLVERINE WAY, BELLEVUE, WA 98004

#4

Newport High School

4333 FACTORIA BLVD SE, BELLEVUE, WA 98006

#5

Interlake High School

16245 NE 24TH ST, BELLEVUE, WA 98008

#6

Bainbridge High School

9330 NE HIGH SCHOOL RD, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA 98110

#7

Aviation High School

615 SOUTH 200TH ST, DES MOINES, WA 98198

#8

Roosevelt High School

1410 NE 66 ST, SEATTLE, WA 98115

#9

Garfield High School

400 23 AVE, SEATTLE, WA 98122

#10

Liberty Bell Jr Sr High

24 TWIN LAKES RD, WINTHROP, WA 98862

WA by the Numbers
Districts 225
High Schools 480
Full-Time Teachers 14,927
Students Enrolled 323,297

Featured Districts

Seattle, Washington

The Seattle Public Schools includes 17 high schools that serve 13,726 students.

Mount Rainier from Kent, Washington

There are six high schools in the Kent School District, serving 8,909 students.