Renton Senior High School

  • Renton Senior High School serves 1,310 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 33% (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 70% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Renton Senior High School's student population of 1,310 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,310 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Renton Senior High School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Renton Senior High School is 0.76, which is more 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#1145 out of 2,014 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
32%
7%
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Hispanic
23%
23%
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Black
29%
4%
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White
10%
55%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
5%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Renton Senior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.760.41
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Graduation Rate
83%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRenton School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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A. Although Renton High School has a great academic program, the greatest flaw of this school is the students themselves. The students at Renton High School are not "gangster" or "dangerous." But, a majority of students are plagued by an incredibly low work ethic. In AP classes, which are supposed to have the best and brightest students of the school, 90% of the students in these classes do not do the homework and do not care about participating in discussion or activities. A student can easily rise to the top ranks and get a 4.0 simply by turning in all their assignments on time. To compensate, teachers often take several days out of their curriculum to allow for make-up work in class, and many use a lecture-based format instead of discussion based or activities format because that would require out of class research which most students at Renton High School are not willing to do. This leaves students unprepared for the "real world" of post-secondary education where the teachers will NOT wait for the class to turn in all their late assignments. b. There is a plethora of activities to participate in at Renton. There are several Choir programs, Band, Orchestra, community service clubs, a stellar Speech and Debate team, DECA, FBLA, Drama club and more. There are also lots of sports to participate in every season. Yet, once again most of the students seem to not care about all the opportunities they have. The same group (possibly about 200 out of 1000) very dedicated students seem to participate in multiple clubs and sports, while most the students do not spend their time in activities after school. c. Academic or athletic awards - Renton wins many awards, which shows the high caliber of several students. Students go to Nationals in Speech and Debate and FBLA. Sports teams constantly make it to the State Level. d. Facilities - The building has beautiful facilities. There is a new weight room and amazing Performing Arts Center. Unfortunately, many students do not respect the facilities and there is a lot of trash and food on the ground. e. Level of parent involvement - Although there is not a lot of parent involvement, the kids here are good at being independent for themselves. The students make good things happen without the nudging of their parents along the way. Many students here are working incredibly hard for a brighter future.
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