Top 10 Best Washington Public Schools (2021)

Washington is the #12 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,118,688 students across the 2,441 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Washington is 51%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 61%.
The top ranked public schools in Washington are Challenge Elementary School, Cascadia Elementary School and Libby Center. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 46% (majority 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 Overall Ranked Public Schools in Washington (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Challenge Elementary SchoolAlternative School
    Math: ≥99% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-65409 228th St Sw
    Mountlake TerraceWA 98043
    (425) 431-7157

  • Rank: #22.
    Cascadia Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 98% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 98% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-51700 N 90th Street
    SeattleWA 98115
    (206) 252-5914

  • Rank: #33.
    Libby CenterSpecial Education School
    Math: 97% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 97% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-82900 E 1st Ave
    SpokaneWA 99202
    (509) 354-7500

  • Rank: #4-64.-6.Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-57711 43rd Ave Ne
    SeattleWA 98115
    (206) 252-3230

  • Rank: #4-64.-6.
    Stella ScholaAlternative School
    Magnet School
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-813505 Ne 75th Street
    RedmondWA 98052
    (425) 936-2475

  • Rank: #4-64.-6.
    Tesla Stem High SchoolAlternative School
    Magnet School
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-124301 228th Ave Ne
    RedmondWA 98053
    (425) 936-2770

  • Rank: #77.
    International Community SchoolAlternative School
    Magnet School
    Math: 95% (Top 1%) Reading: 98% (Top 1%)Math: 95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-1211133 Ne 65th St
    KirklandWA 98033
    (425) 936-2380

  • Rank: #88.
    Raisbeck Aviation High SchoolAlternative School
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-129229 East Marginal Way S
    SeattleWA 98108
    (206) 631-7200

  • Rank: #99.Math: 93% (Top 1%) Reading: 95% (Top 1%)Math: 93% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-53414 168th St. Se
    BothellWA 98012
    (425) 385-7700

  • Rank: #1010.Math: 92% (Top 1%) Reading: 95% (Top 1%)Math: 92% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-58001 Ne 8th St.
    MedinaWA 98039
    (425) 456-5400

  • View Full List of Top Ranked WA Schools

Top Washington Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
15 Schools
5,052 Students
82% Minority
11 Schools
3,340 Students
16% Minority
63 Schools
37,583 Students
41% Minority
39 Schools
13,120 Students
52% Minority
28 Schools
8,574 Students
33% Minority
137 Schools
79,875 Students
34% Minority
4 Schools
444 Students
21% Minority
45 Schools
17,477 Students
27% Minority
20 Schools
7,678 Students
56% Minority
12 Schools
895 Students
42% Minority
36 Schools
20,542 Students
76% Minority
2 Schools
334 Students
13% Minority
56 Schools
20,788 Students
64% Minority
41 Schools
10,568 Students
36% Minority
25 Schools
8,944 Students
34% Minority
15 Schools
2,659 Students
19% Minority
513 Schools
287,904 Students
56% Minority
76 Schools
36,456 Students
35% Minority
19 Schools
5,333 Students
23% Minority
22 Schools
3,229 Students
31% Minority
46 Schools
12,234 Students
29% Minority
15 Schools
2,122 Students
13% Minority
21 Schools
8,336 Students
37% Minority
33 Schools
10,718 Students
45% Minority
21 Schools
3,115 Students
33% Minority
9 Schools
1,646 Students
16% Minority
276 Schools
145,518 Students
47% Minority
14 Schools
1,811 Students
24% Minority
51 Schools
19,419 Students
43% Minority
11 Schools
1,654 Students
18% Minority
221 Schools
118,218 Students
43% Minority
174 Schools
75,677 Students
24% Minority
42 Schools
7,105 Students
21% Minority
82 Schools
43,718 Students
37% Minority
2 Schools
481 Students
16% Minority
29 Schools
8,763 Students
46% Minority
77 Schools
27,928 Students
35% Minority
26 Schools
4,857 Students
23% Minority
112 Schools
54,573 Students
76% Minority
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