Port Townsend High School

  • Port Townsend High School serves 340 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Port Townsend High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Washington state level of 18:1.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Port Townsend High School's student population of 340 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students340 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Port Townsend High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Port Townsend High School is 0.31, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank#549 out of 2039 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
23%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
79%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
7%
8%
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Diversity Score0.310.64
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Graduation Rate≥95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePort Townsend School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Port Townsend High School is Ocean (1.2 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Blue Heron Middle School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Port Townsend Blue Heron Middle School
    Grades: 4-8 | 418 students
    0.9 miles
    3939 San Juan Ave
    Port Townsend, WA 98368
    (360) 379-4540
    0.9 4-8 418
  • Port Townsend Grant Street Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 341 students
    1.2 miles
    1637 Grant St
    Port Townsend, WA 98368
    (360) 379-4535
    1.2 K-5 341
  • Port Townsend Ocean Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 70 students
    1.2 miles
    3939 San Juan Ave.
    Port Townsend, WA 98368
    (360) 379-4251
    1.2 K-12 70
  • Port Hadlock Chimacum Creek Primary School
    Grades: K-2 | 203 students
    6.0 miles
    313 Ness Corner Rd
    Port Hadlock, WA 98339
    (360) 344-3270
    6.0 K-2 203
  • Coupeville Coupeville High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 275 students
    6.6 miles
    501 South Main Street
    Coupeville, WA 98239
    (360) 678-2402
    6.6 9-12 275

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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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