8815 Seward Park Av S
Seattle, WA 98118
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Rainier Beach High School serves 746 students in grades 9-12.
Rainier Beach High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (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 50-54% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

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School Overview

Rainier Beach High School's student population of 746 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
746 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Rainier Beach High School is ranked within the bottom 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 Rainier Beach High School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1592 out of 2052 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
50%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
26%
8%
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Hispanic
14%
23%
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Black
49%
4%
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White
3%
54%
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Hawaiian
2%
1%
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Two or more races
6%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Graduation Rate
85%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 746 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 50% in WA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 30%)

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