Top 10 Best Washington Public Schools (2022)

Washington is the #12 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,115,276 students across the 2,435 public schools for the 2022 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Washington is 50%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 61%.
Minority enrollment is 46% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 18:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(WA) School Average
American Indian
2%
Asian
8%
Hispanic
23%
Black
4%
White
54%
Hawaiian
1%
Two or more races
8%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Washington (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Cascadia Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
1700 N 90th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 252-5914
Rank: #22.
Challenge Elementary School
Alternative School
Math: ≥99% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-6
5409 228th St Sw
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
(425) 431-7157
Rank: #33.
International Community School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: 96% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 96% (Top 1%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-12
11133 Ne 65th St
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 936-2380
Rank: #4 - 74. - 7.
Decatur Elementary School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
7711 43rd Ave Ne
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 252-3230
Rank: #4 - 74. - 7.
Northstar Middle School
Alternative School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
10903 Ne 53rd St
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 936-1760
Rank: #4 - 74. - 7.
Stella Schola
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
13505 Ne 75th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 936-2475
Rank: #4 - 74. - 7.
Tesla Stem High School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
4301 228th Ave Ne
Redmond, WA 98053
(425) 936-2770
Rank: #88.
Libby Center
Special Education School
Math: 95% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
Math: 95% (Top 1%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-8
2900 E 1st Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 354-7500
Rank: #99.
Mercer Island High School
Math: 90% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
9100 Se 42nd
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 236-3345
Rank: #1010.
Cherry Crest Elementary School
Math: 94% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
12400 N.e. 32nd St.
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 456-4900

Best Washington Public Schools by County (2022)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
15
5,052
82%
11
3,340
16%
62
37,038
41%
38
12,814
52%
28
8,574
33%
137
79,875
34%
45
17,477
27%
20
7,678
56%
12
895
42%
36
20,542
76%
56
20,788
64%
25
8,944
34%
512
287,883
56%
76
36,456
35%
19
5,333
23%
46
12,234
29%
15
2,122
13%
21
8,336
37%
31
8,348
50%
21
3,115
33%
276
145,518
47%
14
1,811
24%
51
19,419
43%
11
1,654
18%
221
118,218
43%
173
75,507
24%
42
7,105
21%
82
43,718
37%
77
27,928
35%
26
4,857
23%
112
54,573
76%

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