School-Rank-600x337What are the best K-12 schools and school districts in Washington State? How do Washington's K-12 schools stack up in a national comparison? These are burning and consequential questions for many families deciding where or whether to raise children in Washington State.

Parents and students have a powerful new tool for navigating these questions in the form of Niche K-12, a free website that offers rankings for over 120,000 K-12 providers across the United States. Users can explore millions of reviews and rankings and compare educational outcomes across schools and districts.

You're encouraged to explore the endless lists and statistics on your own. But first, read below for an abridged and WA-centric guided tour of the rankings.

awSBboFH_400x400 (1) 2Some Washington State schools rank nationally

The site contains dozens of Top 100 lists, ranking schools and school districts across the country across numerous dimensions including teachers, outcomes, academics, food, facilities, extracurriculars, and overall quality.

So where did Washington State's K-12 land on the various National Top 100 lists?

  • Two schools ranked among the Best (top 100) Private High Schools in America: Seattle's Lakeside School (9th) and Redmond's The Overlake School (64th).
  • One public high school made the national top 100 Public High Schools list: Bellevue's International School (66th).
  • Ranked by academics, two of Washington's public high schools were nationally ranked: Kirkland's International Community School (27th) and Bellevue's International School (36th).
  • When public high schools were ranked nationally by student outcomes, Bellevue's Interlake Senior High School made the list at #23.
  • In terms of school districts, of few of Washington's rank nationally for teacher quality: Bellevue School District (35th) and Bainbridge Island School District (88th).

Unfortunately, none of Washington's school districts, elementary, or middle schools were ranked nationally for overall quality.

Who's number one?

Which Washington State schools topped the Niche K-12 lists?

School Districts (Public)

  • Best Overall -- Bellevue School District
  • Best Academics -- Mercer Island School District
  • Best Administration -- Camas School District
  • Best Outcomes -- Bellevue School District
  • Best Extracurriculars -- Chewelah School District
  • Best Facilities -- Aberdeen School District
  • Best Food -- Camas School District
  • Best Sports -- Mercer Island School District
  • Best Teachers -- Bellevue School District
  • Largest -- Seattle Public Schools
  • Safest -- Snohomish School District
  • Most Diverse -- Tacoma School District

Elementary Schools (Public)

  • Best Overall -- Spiritridge Elementary School, Bellevue
  • Best Academics -- Lakeridge Elementary School, Mercer Island
  • Best Teachers -- Echo Glen School, Mirrormont
  • Most Diverse -- Larchmont Elementary School, Tacoma

Middle Schools (Public)

  • Best Overall -- Tyee Middle School, Bellevue
  • Best Academics -- International School, Bellevue
  • Best Teachers -- Tyee Middle School, Bellevue
  • Most Diverse -- Angelo Giaudrone Middle School, Tacoma

High Schools (Public)

  • Best Overall -- International School, Bellevue
  • Best Academics -- International Community School, Kirkland
  • Best Administration -- Issaquah High School, Issaquah
  • Best Outcomes -- Interlake Senior High School, Bellevue
  • Best Extracurriculars -- Woodinville High School
  • Best Facilities -- J.M. Weatherwax High School, Aberdeen
  • Best Food -- Camas High School, Camas
  • Best Sports -- Mercer Island High School, Mercer Island
  • Best Teachers -- Newport Senior High School, Bellevue
  • Largest -- Kentridge High School, Kent
  • Safest -- Glacier Peak High School, Silver Firs
  • Most Diverse -- Lincoln High School, Tacoma

High Schools (Private)

  • Best Overall -- Lakeside School, Seattle
  • Best Academics -- Lakeside School, Seattle
  • Best Outcomes -- Lakeside School, Seattle
  • Best Extracurriculars -- Lakeside School, Seattle
  • Best Food -- Lakeside School, Seattle
  • Best Sports -- Bellarmine Preparatory School, Tacoma
  • Best Teachers -- Lakeside School, Seattle
  • Most Diverse -- Lakeside School, Seattle

bays-mountain-planetarium-child-looking-at-galaxy-1024 2Washington State K-12 Rankings

A high ranking indicates that the K-12 provider contains exceptional teachers, sufficient resources, and a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experiences very highly. Niche K-12's methodology combines hard performance measures alongside the results of millions of surveys from students and teachers.

For example, the overall quality of school districts is determined via the following formula.

Overall quality of school districts = Academics (50%) + Health & safety (10%) + Student culture & diversity (10%) + Survey responses (10%) + Teachers (10%) + Resources & facilities (5%) + Extracurriculars & activities (2.5%) + Sports & fitness (2.5%)

Top 15 School Districts by Overall Quality, Washington State

1. Bellevue School District
Academics (A+); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (3.9/5.0); Student culture & diversity (A); Teachers (A+); Resources & facilities (B+); Extracurriculars & activities (B+); Sports & fitness (B).

2. Bainbridge Island School District
Academics (A); Health & safety (A); Survey responses (4.0/5.0); Student culture & diversity (C-); Teachers (A+); Resources & facilities (B+); Extracurriculars & activities (B); Sports & fitness (B).

3. Mercer Island School District
Academics (A+); Health & safety (A); Survey responses (3.6/5.0); Student culture & diversity (C+); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (B-); Extracurriculars & activities (B+); Sports & fitness (A).

4. Camas School District
Academics (A); Health & safety (B); Survey responses (4.1/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B+); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (A-); Extracurriculars & activities (B+); Sports & fitness (A).

5. Lake Washington School District
Academics (A); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (3.9/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B+); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (B); Extracurriculars & activities (B); Sports & fitness (B).

6. Orcas Island School District
Academics (A); Health & safety (A-); Student culture & diversity (B-); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (C); Extracurriculars & activities (B); Sports & fitness (B+).

7. Issaquah School District
Academics (A); Health & safety (B+); Survey responses (3.9/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B+); Teachers (A+); Resources & facilities (B); Extracurriculars & activities (B+); Sports & fitness (B).

8. Methow Valley School District
Academics (A-); Health & safety (A-); Student culture & diversity (B-); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (B-); Extracurriculars & activities (B+); Sports & fitness (B+).

9. Shoreline School District
Academics (A-); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (3.9/5.0); Student culture & diversity (A); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (B-); Extracurriculars & activities (B-); Sports & fitness (B).

10. University Place School District
Academics (A-); Health & safety (B+); Survey responses (3.9/5.0); Student culture & diversity (A); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (B+); Extracurriculars & activities (B+); Sports & fitness (A).

11. Seattle Public Schools
Academics (A-); Health & safety (B+); Survey responses (3.8/5.0); Student culture & diversity (A+); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (C+); Extracurriculars & activities (B-); Sports & fitness (B-).

12. Olympia School Districts
Academics (A-); Health & safety (B); Survey responses (4.0/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B+); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (B); Extracurriculars & activities (B); Sports & fitness (B).

13. Tahoma School District
Academics (A-); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (4.1/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (C+); Extracurriculars & activities (B-); Sports & fitness (B).

14. San Juan Island School District
Academics (A); Health & safety (C); Student culture & diversity (B+); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (C-); Extracurriculars & activities (B+); Sports & fitness (A-).

15. Northshore School District
Academics (A-); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (3.9/5.0); Student culture & diversity (A-); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (B-); Extracurriculars & activities (B+); Sports & fitness (B+).

dsc_2544Top 30 Public Elementary Schools by Overall Quality, Washington State

1. Spiritridge Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (A-).

2. Medina Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (B+).

3. Clyde Hill Elementary School -- Clyde Hill, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (B+).

4. Somerset Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (B).

5. Cherry Crest Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B+).

6. Newport Heights Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (A-).

7. Enatai Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B+).

8. Island Park Elementary School -- Mercer Island, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (B-).

9. Bennett Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B+).

10. Lakeridge Elementary School -- Mercer Island, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (C).

11. West Mercer Elementary School -- Mercer Island, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (C+).

12. Puesta Del Sol Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

13. Sherwood Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A-); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (A).

14. Woodridge Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (A).

15. Eastgate Elementary School --- Bellevue WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (A-).

16. Echo Glen School -- Mirrormont, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (C+).

17. Endeavour Elementary School -- Issaquah, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B+).

18. Samantha Smith Elementary School -- Sammamish, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B+).

19. John J. Audubon -- Redmond, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B+).

20. Louisa May Alcott Elementary School -- Redmond, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B+).

21. Cascade Ridge Elementary School -- Sammamish, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

22. Benjamin Franklin Elementary School -- Kirkland, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

23. Rosa Parks Elementary School -- Sammamish, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B+).

24. Margaret Mead Elementary School -- Sammamish, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

25. Norman Rockwell Elementary School -- Redmond, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

26. Capt. Charles Wilkes Elementary School -- Bainbridge Island, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (C).

27. Benjamin Rush Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

28. Cougar Ridge Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

29. Juanita Elementary School -- Kirkland, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (A-).

30. Mark Twain Elementary School --- Kirkland WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

Top 30 Public Middle Schools by Overall Quality, Washington State

1. Tyee Middle School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (A).

2. International School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A+); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (B).

3. Tillicum Middle School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (B+).

4. Odle Middle School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (A).

5. Chinook Middle School -- Clyde Hill, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (B+).

6. Highland Middle School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (A).

7. Islander Middle School -- Mercer Island, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (C+).

8. Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School -- Mercer Island, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (C).

9. Woodward Middle School -- Bainbridge Island, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A+); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (C).

10. Evergreen Junior High School -- Redmond, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

11. Redmond Junior High School -- Redmond, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B+).

12. Pine Lake Middle School -- Sammamish, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

13. Beaver Lake Middle School -- Sammamish, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

14. Finn Hill Junior High School -- Seattle, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

15. Kirkland Junior High School --- Kirkland WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

16. International Community School -- Kirkland, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A+); Student culture & diversity (C+).

17. Kamiakin Junior High School -- Kingsgate, WA
Academics (A+); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B+).

18. Pacific Cascade Middle School -- Issaquah, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

19. Hamilton International Middle School -- Seattle, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (A-).

20. Northstar Junior High School -- Kirkland, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B-).

21. Inglewood Junior High School -- Kirkland, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B-).

22. Environmental & Adventure School -- Seattle, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (C).

23. Albert Einstein Middle School -- Shoreline, WA
Academics (A-); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (A-).

24. Orcas Island Middle School -- Sammamish, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A-); Student culture & diversity (C+).

25. Rose Hill Junior High School -- Redmond, WA
Academics (A-); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B).

26. Kellogg Middle School -- Shoreline, WA
Academics (A-); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A); Student culture & diversity (B+).

27. Skyridge Middle School -- Camas, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A-); Student culture & diversity (B-).

28. Issaquah Middle School -- Issaquah, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A-); Student culture & diversity (B).

29. Liberty Bell School -- Winthrop, WA
Academics (A-); District overall experience (A); Teachers (B); Student culture & diversity (B-).

30. Liberty Middle School --- Camas, WA
Academics (A); District overall experience (A); Teachers (A-); Student culture & diversity (B-).

Top 30 Public High Schools, Washington State

1. International School --- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A+); Health & safety (A); Student culture & diversity (B); Teachers (A+); Resources & facilities (B-); Extracurriculars (B+); Sports & fitness (C).

2. Interlake Senior High School --- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A+); Health & safety (A); Survey responses (4.0/5.0); Student culture & diversity (A); Teachers (A+); Resources & facilities (B+); Extracurriculars (A-); Sports & fitness (B).

3. International Community School --- Kirkland, WA
Academics (A+); Health & safety (A); Survey responses (4.2/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B+); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (B-); Extracurriculars (A-); Sports & fitness (D+).

4. Newport Senior High School --- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A+); Health & safety (B+); Survey responses (3.8/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B+); Teachers (A+); Resources & facilities (B+); Extracurriculars (A-); Sports & fitness (A-).

5. Redmond High School --- Redmond, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (4.0/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B+); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (B+); Extracurriculars (B+); Sports & fitness (A-).

6. Bellevue High School --- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (4.1/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B); Teachers (A+); Resources & facilities (A-); Extracurriculars (A-); Sports & fitness (A-).

7. Issaquah High School --- Issaquah, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (B); Survey responses (4.1/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (A-); Extracurriculars (B-); Sports & fitness (B).

8. Roosevelt High School --- Seattle, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (4.1/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (B-); Extracurriculars (B+); Sports & fitness (B+).

9. Bainbridge High School --- Bainbridge Island, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (A); Survey responses (4.0/5.0); Student culture & diversity (C-); Teachers (A+); Resources & facilities (B+); Extracurriculars (B); Sports & fitness (B+).

10. Eastlake High School --- Sammamish, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (A); Survey responses (3.9/5.0); Student culture & diversity (C+); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (B); Extracurriculars (A-); Sports & fitness (A-).

11. Inglemoor High School --- Kenmore, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (4.1/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (B-); Extracurriculars (B+); Sports & fitness (B).

12. Camas High School --- Camas, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (4.1/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (A-); Extracurriculars (A-); Sports & fitness (A).

13. Skyline High School --- Sammamish, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (B); Survey responses (3.7/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B-); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (B); Extracurriculars (C+); Sports & fitness (B-).

14. Aviation High School --- Seattle, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (B+); Survey responses (4.2/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B+); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (B-); Extracurriculars (B-); Sports & fitness (D).

15. Mercer Island High School --- Mercer Island, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (3.6/5.0); Student culture & diversity (C+); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (B-); Extracurriculars (A-); Sports & fitness (A).

16. Garfield High School --- Seattle, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (B); Survey responses (3.8/5.0); Student culture & diversity (A+); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (C+); Extracurriculars (B); Sports & fitness (B).

17. Nathan Hale High School --- Seattle, WA
Academics (A-); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (4.1/5.0); Student culture & diversity (A); Teachers (B+); Resources & facilities (B); Extracurriculars (B+); Sports & fitness (B+).

18. Ballard High School --- Seattle, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (A); Survey responses (3.6/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (B-); Extracurriculars (B+); Sports & fitness (B-).

19. Lopez Middle High School --- Lopez Township, WA
Academics (A-); Health & safety (A); Student culture & diversity (B-); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (A); Extracurriculars (B-); Sports & fitness (C+).

20. Orcas Island High School --- Orcas Island, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (B+); Student culture & diversity (C+); Teachers (B+); Resources & facilities (C+); Extracurriculars (B); Sports & fitness (B+).

21. Vancouver School of Arts & Academics --- Vancouver, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (4.3/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (B-); Extracurriculars (B); Sports & fitness (D-).

22. Woodinville High School --- Woodinville, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (3.8/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (B); Extracurriculars (A-); Sports & fitness (A-).

23.  The Center School --- Seattle, WA
Academics (A-); Health & safety (A-); Student culture & diversity (B-); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (B-); Extracurriculars (B+).

24. Friday Harbor High School --- Friday Harbor, WA
Academics (A); Health & safety (C+); Student culture & diversity (B-); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (C-); Extracurriculars (B+); Sports & fitness (A-).

25. Tacoma School of the Arts --- Tacoma, WA
Academics (A-); Health & safety (B); Survey responses (4.4/5.0); Student culture & diversity (A-); Teachers (A); Resources & facilities (B); Sports & fitness (D-).

26. Shorewood High School --- Shoreline, WA
Academics (A-); Health & safety (B+); Survey responses (3.9/5.0); Student culture & diversity (A-); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (C+); Extracurriculars (B-); Sports & fitness (B).

27. Olympia High School --- Olympia, WA
Academics (A-); Health & safety (B); Survey responses (4.1/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B-); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (B); Extracurriculars (B+); Sports & fitness (A-).

28. Columbia River High School --- Salmon Creek, WA
Academics (A-); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (4.1/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (C+); Extracurriculars (A-); Sports & fitness (A-).

29. Central Kitsap High School --- Silverdale, WA
Academics (A-); Health & safety (B+); Survey responses (4.0/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B+); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (C+); Extracurriculars (B); Sports & fitness (B+).

30. Union High School --- Vancouver, WA
Academics (B+); Health & safety (A-); Survey responses (4.1/5.0); Student culture & diversity (B+); Teachers (A-); Resources & facilities (B+); Extracurriculars (B+); Sports & fitness (A).

Top 10 Private High Schools, Washington State

1. Newport Senior High School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A+); Student culture & diversity (A); Survey responses (4.6/5.0).

2. The Overlake School -- Redmond, WA
Academics (A); Student culture & diversity (A); Survey responses (N/A).

3. Annie Wright School -- Tacoma, WA
Academics (A); Student culture & diversity (B+); Survey responses (N/A).

4. The Bush School -- Seattle, WA
Academics (A); Student culture & diversity (B+); Survey responses (N/A).

5. The Bear Creek School -- Redmond, WA
Academics (A); Student culture & diversity (A-); Survey responses (N/A).

6. Seattle Urban Academy -- Seattle, WA
Academics (A-); Student culture & diversity (A-); Survey responses (N/A).

7. The Northwest School -- Seattle, WA
Academics (A-); Student culture & diversity (A); Survey responses (N/A).

8. Charles Wright Academy -- University Place, WA
Academics (A); Student culture & diversity (B-); Survey responses (N/A).

9. Hillside Student Community School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); Student culture & diversity (B-); Survey responses (N/A).

10. Seattle Academy -- Seattle, WA
Academics (A-); Student culture & diversity (B+); Survey responses (N/A).

Best Food, Top 10 WA Public High Schools

1. Camas High School -- Camas, WA
Survey results (3.9/5.0); Expenses per student ($12,121).

2. Bainbridge High School -- Bainbridge Island, WA
Survey results (4.0/5); Expenses per student ($11,850).

3. Rogers High School -- Spokane, WA
Survey results (4.1/5.0); Expenses per student ($12,003).

4. Glacier Peak High School -- Silver Firs, WA
Survey results (3.8/5.0); Expenses per student ($18,731).

5. Vashon Island High School -- Vashon, WA
Survey results (4.0/5.0); Expenses per student ($10,285).

6. Bellingham School -- Bellingham, WA
Survey results (3.8/5.0); Expenses per student ($14,638).

7. Newport Senior High School -- Bellevue, WA
Survey results (3.7/5.0); Expenses per student ($15,620).

8. Woodinville High School -- Woodinville, WA
Survey results (3.7/5.0); Expenses per student ($13,624).

9. Issaquah High School -- Issaquah, WA
Survey results (3.7/5.0); Expenses per student ($12,451).

10. Sunnyside High School -- Sunnyside, WA
Survey results (3.7/5.0); Expenses per student ($13,387).

Best Teachers, Top 10 WA Elementary Schools

1. Echo Glen School -- Mirrormont, WA
Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($67,042); District teachers grade (A+); Teacher absenteeism (66.7%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (13.3%); Student-teacher ratio (12:1).

2. West Mercer Elementary School -- Mercer Island, WA
Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($70,284); District teachers grade (A); Teacher absenteeism (65%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (9.3%); Student-teacher ratio (20:1).

3. Island Park Elementary School -- Mercer Island, WA
Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($70,284); District teachers grade (A); Teacher absenteeism (77.1%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (6.7%); Student-teacher ratio (18:1).

4. Lakeridge Elementary School -- Mercer Island, WA
Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($70,284); District teachers grade (A+); Teacher absenteeism (71.1%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (6.5%); Student-teacher ratio (12:1).

5. Somerset Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($71,546); District teachers grade (A+); Teacher absenteeism (0.0%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (10.1%); Student-teacher ratio (21:1).

6. Clyde Hill Elementary School -- Clyde Hill, WA
Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($71,546); District teachers grade (A+); Teacher absenteeism (0.0%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (9.9%); Student-teacher ratio (21:1).

7. Medina Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($71,546); District teachers grade (A+); Teacher absenteeism (0.0%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (11.7%); Student-teacher ratio (21:1).

8. Spiritridge Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($71,546); District teachers grade (A+); Teacher absenteeism (0.0%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (7.3%); Student-teacher ratio (20:1).

9. Newport Heights Elementary School -- Bellevue, WA
Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($71,546); District teachers grade (A+); Teacher absenteeism (0.0%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (7.0%); Student-teacher ratio (19:1).

10. Sunnyside High School -- Sunnyside, WA
Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($71,546); District teachers grade (A+); Teacher absenteeism (0.0%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (13.1%); Student-teacher ratio (22:1).

Best Teachers, Top 10 WA Public High Schools

1. Newport Senior High School -- Bellevue, WA
Survey results (4.0/5.0); Academics (A+); Average teacher salary ($71,546); Teacher absenteeism (0.0%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (10.9%); Student-teacher ratio (21:1).

2. Interlake Senior High School -- Bellevue, WA
Survey results (3.9/5.0); Academics (A+); Average teacher salary ($71,546); Teacher absenteeism (0.0%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (8.5%); Student-teacher ratio (21:1).

3. Bainbridge Island High School -- Bainbridge Island, WA
Survey results (4.0/5.0); Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($70,487); Teacher absenteeism (15.3%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (4.5%); Student-teacher ratio (21:1).

4. Bellevue High School -- Bellevue, WA
Survey results (3.9/5.0); Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($71,546); Teacher absenteeism (0.0%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (7.6%); Student-teacher ratio (21:1).

5. Skyline High School -- Sammamish, WA
Survey results (3.9/5.0); Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($67,042); Teacher absenteeism (24.3%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (12%); Student-teacher ratio (25:1).

6. Issaquah High School -- Issaquah, WA
Survey results (3.9/5.0); Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($67,042); Teacher absenteeism (24%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (8.8%); Student-teacher ratio (25:1).

7. Tacoma School of Arts -- Tacoma, WA
Survey results (4.1/5.0); Academics (A-); Average teacher salary ($73,762); Teacher absenteeism (43.3%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (9.4%); Student-teacher ratio (19:1).

8. Redmond High School -- Redmond, WA
Survey results (3.9/5.0); Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($68,573); Teacher absenteeism (24%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (3.5%); Student-teacher ratio (22:1).

9. Roosevelt High School -- Seattle, WA
Survey results (3.8/5.0); Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($73,009); Teacher absenteeism (2.7%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (2.7%); Student-teacher ratio (22:1).

10. Eastlake High School -- Sammamish, WA
Survey results (3.7/5.0); Academics (A); Average teacher salary ($68,573); Teacher absenteeism (16.1%); Teachers in 1st/2nd year (4.6%); Student-teacher ratio (22:1).

Best Academics, Top 10 WA Public High Schools

1. International Community School -- Kirkland, WA
State assessment proficiency (95%); Top colleges (A+); AP enrollment (51.5%); Composite SAT (2100); Composite ACT (32); Graduation rate (95%); Advanced math enrollment (23%).

2. International School -- Bellevue, WA
State assessment proficiency (98%); Top colleges (A+); AP enrollment (71.5%); AP test pass rate (77.5%); Composite SAT (2000); Composite ACT (30); Graduation rate (95%); Advanced math enrollment (34.6%).

3. Newport Senior High School -- Bellevue, WA
State assessment proficiency (96%); Top colleges (A); AP enrollment (56.9%); AP test pass rate (77.8%); Composite SAT (1940); Composite ACT (29); Graduation rate (96%); Advanced math enrollment (37.8%).

4. Interlake Senior High School -- Bellevue, WA
State assessment proficiency (91%); Top colleges (A+); AP enrollment (57.9%); AP test pass rate (70.5%); Composite SAT (2000); Composite ACT (30); Graduation rate (90%); Advanced math enrollment (32.5%).

5. Redmond High School -- Redmond, WA
State assessment proficiency (91%); Top colleges (A); Composite SAT (1940); Composite ACT (29); Graduation rate (93%).

6. Issaquah High School -- Issaquah, WA
State assessment proficiency (94%); Top colleges (A); AP enrollment (26.9%); Composite SAT (1940); Composite ACT (29); Graduation rate (95%); Advanced math enrollment (20.1%).

7. Bainbridge Island High School -- Bainbridge Island, WA
State assessment proficiency (98%); Top colleges (A); AP enrollment (29.1%); AP test pass rate (69.3%); Composite SAT (1880); Composite ACT (28); Graduation rate (97%); Advanced math enrollment (20.4%).

8. Skyline High School -- Sammamish, WA
State assessment proficiency (96%); Top colleges (A); Composite SAT (1940); Composite ACT (29); Graduation rate (96%); Advanced math enrollment (25.9%).

9. Roosevelt High School -- Seattle, WA
State assessment proficiency (90%); Top colleges (A); AP enrollment (59.8%); AP test pass rate (87.8%); Composite SAT (1880); Composite ACT (28); Graduation rate (88%); Advanced math enrollment (20.9%).

10. Bellevue High School -- Bellevue, WA
State assessment proficiency (93%); Top colleges (A); AP enrollment (50.7%); AP test pass rate (50.1%); Composite SAT (1880); Composite ACT (29); Graduation rate (96%); Advanced math enrollment (37.8%).