1500 Van Ness St
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Port Townsend High School serves 340 students in grades 9-12.
Port Townsend High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Port Townsend High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

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School Overview

Port Townsend High School's student population of 340 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
340 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Port Townsend High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Port Townsend High School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#624 out of 2052 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
3%
8%
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Hispanic
9%
23%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
80%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
6%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.35
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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PT High School is focused on rote learning. Students accumulate points on hundreds of routine assignments. If they don't thrive in this environment, and keep up with the workload then students are left to fail, and ultimately drop out.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 340 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50% in WA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 85-89% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.35 (Btm 50%)

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