Ellensburg High School

  • Ellensburg High School serves 978 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Ellensburg High School's student population of 978 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students978 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ellensburg High School's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ellensburg High School is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#494 out of 2,014 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ellensburg High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ellensburg High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio22:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
17%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Ellensburg High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
2%
4%
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White
78%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Ellensburg High School and the percentage of White public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
8%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ellensburg High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.370.41
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Graduation Rate
88%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ellensburg High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEllensburg School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Ellensburg High School offers students wonderful opportunities for being such a small town. I would say I really recommend it, but it's the only high school in town, so I guess I don't have to. The teachers care about their jobs and students and are willing to talk outside of class. The AP and IB, as well as Running Start, participation is really astonishing because of how small of a town we are (and we''re not one of those Harvard-student-spewing small towns). The school also offers a wide range of electives, including orchestra, band, choir, computer programming, woodshop, metal shop, newspaper, yearbook, photography, art history, and many others. The school itself is newly remodeled, with 2 stories and nice classrooms. The athletic facilities inside and outside the building are kept up well and are very nice.
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Ellensburg High has always had an excellent set of academic standards.
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