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
445 128TH AVE SE, BELLEVUE, WA 98005#2
11133 NE 65TH ST, KIRKLAND, WA 98033#3
4333 FACTORIA BLVD SE, BELLEVUE, WA 98006#4
10416 WOLVERINE WAY, BELLEVUE, WA 98004#5
45 BLAIR, FRIDAY HARBOR, WA 98250#6
6770 EAST MARGINAL WAY SOUTH, SEATTLE, WA 98108#7
9330 NE HIGH SCHOOL RD, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA 98110#8
16245 NE 24TH ST, BELLEVUE, WA 98008#9
400 23 AVE, SEATTLE, WA 98122#10
3101 MAIN ST, VANCOUVER, WA 98663
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WA by the Numbers
Districts 252 High Schools 587 Full-Time Teachers 15,605 Students Enrolled 332,599
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The Seattle Public Schools includes 20 high schools that serve 13,651 students.
There are six high schools in the Kent School District, serving 8,838 students.
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