Top 10 Best Washington Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 51 blue ribbon public schools serving 23,653 students in Washington.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Washington are Challenge Elementary School, International Community School and Mercer Island High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Washington blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 61% (versus the Washington public school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 68% (versus the 59% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the Washington public school average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Best Washington Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Challenge Elementary School
Alternative School
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: 97%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5409 228th St Sw
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
(425) 431-7157
Grades: 1-6
| 344 students
Rank: #22.
International Community School
Alternative School
Magnet School
(Math: 96% | Reading: 97%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
11133 Ne 65th St
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 936-2380
Grades: 6-12
| 430 students
Rank: #33.
Mercer Island High School
(Math: 90% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
9100 Se 42nd
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 236-3345
Grades: 9-12
| 1,544 students
Rank: #44.
Capt Johnston Blakely Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4704 Blakely Ave Ne
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 842-4752
Grades: PK-4
| 347 students
Rank: #55.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
22130 Ne 133rd
Woodinville, WA 98077
(425) 936-2740
Grades: PK-6
| 340 students
Rank: #66.
Rosa Parks Elementary School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
22845 Ne Cedar Park Crescent
Redmond, WA 98053
(425) 936-2650
Grades: K-6
| 537 students
Rank: #77.
Newport Senior High School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4333 Factoria Boulevard Se
Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 456-7400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,792 students
Rank: #88.
International School
Alternative School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
445 128th Ave Se
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 456-6500
Grades: 6-12
| 591 students
Rank: #99.
Woodward Middle School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9100 Ne Sportsman Club Rd
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 842-4787
Grades: 7-8
| 470 students
Rank: #1010.
Islander Middle School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8225 Se 72nd
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 236-3413
Grades: 6-8
| 956 students
Rank: #1111.
Centennial Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2637 45th Ave Se
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 596-8300
Grades: PK-5
| 447 students
Rank: #1212.
Pine Lake Middle School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3095 Issaquah-pine Lake Rd Se
Sammamish, WA 98075
(425) 837-5700
Grades: 6-8
| 878 students
Rank: #1313.
Loyal Heights Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
520 Ne Ravenna Blvd
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 252-1500
Grades: K-5
| 476 students
Rank: #1414.
Moran Prairie Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4224 E 57th Ave
Spokane, WA 99223
(509) 354-3700
Grades: PK-6
| 463 students
Rank: #1515.
Wellington Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
16501 Ne 195 St
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 408-5900
Grades: K-6
| 414 students
Rank: #1616.
Drum Intermediate
(Math: 75% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4909 79th Avenue W
University Place, WA 98467
(253) 566-5660
Grades: 5-7
| 627 students
Rank: #1717.
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2401 S Irving St
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 252-2800
Grades: PK-5
| 433 students
Rank: #1818.
Vancouver School Of Arts And Academics
(Math: 62% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3101 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 313-4600
Grades: 6-12
| 683 students
Rank: #1919.
Vashon Island High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9600 Sw 204th St
Vashon, WA 98070
(206) 463-9171
Grades: 8-12
| 542 students
Rank: #2020.
Apple Valley Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7 N 88th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98908
(509) 965-2060
Grades: K-5
| 417 students
Rank: #2121.
Hamilton Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1822 W 7th St
Port Angeles, WA 98363
(360) 452-6818
Grades: PK-6
| 362 students
Rank: #2222.
University Place Primary
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2708 W Grandview Dr
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5620
Grades: PK-4
| 469 students
Rank: #2323.
Ridgecrest Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12616 Shaw Rd E
Puyallup, WA 98374
(253) 841-8753
Grades: PK-6
| 444 students
Rank: #2424.
Evergreen Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1311 172nd Street East
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 800-8200
Grades: PK-6
| 518 students
Rank: #2525.
South Whidbey High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5675 Maxwelton
Langley, WA 98260
(360) 221-4300
Grades: 8-12
| 400 students
Rank: #2626.
Cascade Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2330 N. Baker Ave.
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
(509) 884-0523
Grades: K-5
| 513 students
Rank: #2727.
Hilton Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
211 Fourth Avenue
Zillah, WA 98953
(509) 829-5400
Grades: PK-3
| 281 students
Rank: #2828.
Davenport Senior High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
801 7th Street
Davenport, WA 99122
(509) 725-4021
Grades: 6-12
| 320 students
Rank: #2929.
Nooksack Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3333 Breckenridge Rd.
Everson, WA 98247
(360) 966-3321
Grades: PK-5
| 361 students
Rank: #3030.
Northshore Middle School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12101 Ne 160 St
Bothell, WA 98011
(425) 408-6700
Grades: 6-9
| 875 students
Rank: #3131.
Pullman High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
510 Nw Greyhound Way
Pullman, WA 99163
(509) 332-1551
Grades: 9-12
| 865 students
Rank: #3232.
Franklin Elementary School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2627 E 17th Ave
Spokane, WA 99223
(509) 354-2620
Grades: PK-6
| 429 students
Rank: #3333.
Selkirk Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
219 Park Avenue
Metaline Falls, WA 99153
(509) 446-4225
Grades: PK-6
| 118 students
Rank: #3434.
Maple Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4925 Corson Av S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 252-8310
Grades: K-5
| 443 students
Rank: #3535.
Rosalia Elementary & Secondary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
916 South Josephine
Rosalia, WA 99170
(509) 523-3061
Grades: PK-12
| 180 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Washington?
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Washington include Challenge Elementary School, International Community School and Mercer Island High School.
How many blue ribbon public schools are located in Washington?
51 blue ribbon public schools are located in Washington.
What is the racial composition of students in Washington?
Washington blue ribbon public schools minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the Washington public schools average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

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