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.