Top 10 Best Washington Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 48 blue ribbon public schools serving 23,472 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 Capt Johnston Blakely Elementary 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 69% (versus the Washington public school average of 51%), and reading proficiency score of 76% (versus the 61% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the Washington public school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Washington Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #11.
    Challenge Elementary School Alternative School
    Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5409 228th St Sw
    Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
    (425) 431-7157

    331 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #22.
    International Community School Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Math: 95% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    11133 Ne 65th St
    Kirkland, WA 98033
    (425) 936-2380

    438 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #33.
    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

    367 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #44.
    Mercer Island High School Math: 86% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    9100 Se 42nd
    Mercer Island, WA 98040
    (206) 236-3345

    1,521 student
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #55.
    Wilder Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    22130 Ne 133rd
    Woodinville, WA 98077
    (425) 936-2740

    613 students
    Year: 2003
  • Rank: #66.
    International School Alternative School
    Math: 88% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    445 128th Ave Se
    Bellevue, WA 98005
    (425) 456-6500

    578 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #77.
    Newport Senior High School Math: 83% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4333 Factoria Boulevard Se
    Bellevue, WA 98006
    (425) 456-7400

    1,834 student
    Year: 2003
  • Rank: #88.
    Islander Middle School Math: 81% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8225 Se 72nd
    Mercer Island, WA 98040
    (206) 236-3413

    1,146 student
    Year: 2003
  • Rank: #99.
    Vashon Island High School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9600 Sw 204th St
    Vashon, WA 98070
    (206) 463-9171

    546 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #1010.
    Pine Lake Middle School Math: 81% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3200 228th Ave Se
    Sammamish, WA 98075
    (425) 837-5700

    939 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #1111.
    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

    398 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #1212.
    Woodward Middle School Math: 75% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    9100 Ne Sportsman Club Rd
    Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
    (206) 842-4787

    584 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #1313.
    Hilton Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    211 Fourth Avenue
    Zillah, WA 98953
    (509) 829-5400

    378 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #1414.
    Wellington Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    16501 Ne 195 St
    Woodinville, WA 98072
    (425) 408-5900

    457 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #1515.
    Moran Prairie Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4224 E 57th Ave
    Spokane, WA 99223
    (509) 354-3700

    549 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #1616.
    Nooksack Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3333 Breckenridge Rd.
    Everson, WA 98247
    (360) 966-3321

    389 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1717.
    Centennial Elementary Olympia Math: 77% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2637 45th Ave Se
    Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 596-8300

    528 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #1818.
    Davenport Senior High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    801 7th Street
    Davenport, WA 99122
    (509) 725-4021

    330 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #1919.
    Vancouver School Of Arts And Academics Math: 61% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3101 Main St
    Vancouver, WA 98663
    (360) 313-4600

    593 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #2020.
    Northshore Middle School Math: 70% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    12101 Ne 160 St
    Bothell, WA 98011
    (425) 408-6700

    895 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #2121.
    University Place Primary Math: 76% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2708 W Grandview Dr
    Tacoma, WA 98466
    (253) 566-5620

    516 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #2222.
    Hamilton Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1822 W 7th St
    Port Angeles, WA 98363
    (360) 452-6818

    386 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #2323.
    Evergreen Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1311 172nd Street East
    Spanaway, WA 98387
    (253) 683-8200

    536 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #2424.
    Pullman High School Math: 54% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    510 Nw Greyhound Way
    Pullman, WA 99163
    (509) 332-1551

    840 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #2525.
    Selkirk Elementary School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    219 Park Avenue
    Metaline Falls, WA 99153
    (509) 446-4225

    127 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #2626.
    Ridgecrest Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    12616 Shaw Rd E
    Puyallup, WA 98374
    (253) 841-8753

    519 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #2727.
    Cascade Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2330 N. Baker Ave.
    East Wenatchee, WA 98802
    (509) 884-0523

    512 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #2828.
    Maple Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4925 Corson Av S
    Seattle, WA 98108
    (206) 252-8310

    532 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #2929.
    Franklin Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2627 E 17th Ave
    Spokane, WA 99223
    (509) 354-2620

    432 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #3030.
    Northport Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    404 10th Street
    Northport, WA 99157
    (509) 732-4441

    99 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #3131.
    Rosalia Elementary & Secondary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    916 South Josephine
    Rosalia, WA 99170
    (509) 523-3061

    173 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #3232.
    Marvista Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    19800 Marine View Dr Sw
    Seattle, WA 98166
    (206) 631-4200

    609 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #3333.
    South Whidbey High School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5675 Maxwelton
    Langley, WA 98260
    (360) 221-4300

    448 students
    Year: 2007
  • Rank: #3434.
    Image Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4400 Ne 122nd Avenue
    Vancouver, WA 98682
    (360) 604-6850

    687 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #3535.
    Jenkins Junior/senior High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    E. 702 Lincoln
    Chewelah, WA 99109
    (509) 685-6800

    388 students
    Year: 2005
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