Top 10 Best King County Public Schools (2023-24)

For the 2023-24 school year, there are 538 public schools serving 277,275 students in King County, WA (there are 321 private schools, serving 51,957 private students). 84% of all K-12 students in King County, WA are educated in public schools (compared to the WA state average of 91%). King County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Washington.
The top ranked public schools in King County, WA are Cascadia Elementary School, International Community School and Nikola Tesla Stem High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
King County, WA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the Washington public school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 65% (versus the 59% statewide average). Schools in King County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Washington public schools.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the Washington public school average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Best King County Public Schools (2023-24)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Cascadia Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1700 N 90th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 252-5914
Grades: 1-5
| 474 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: #3 - 63. - 6.
Nikola Tesla Stem High School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4301 228th Ave Ne
Redmond, WA 98053
(425) 936-2770
Grades: 9-12
| 610 students
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
Northstar Middle School
Alternative School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10903 Ne 53rd St
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 936-1760
Grades: 6-9
| 88 students
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
Stella Schola
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
13505 Ne 75th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 936-2475
Grades: 6-8
| 88 students
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
Stephen Decatur Elementary School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
7711 43rd Ave Ne
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 252-3230
Grades: 1-5
| 200 students
Rank: #77.
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: #88.
Cherry Crest Elementary School
Math: 94% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
12400 N.e. 32nd St.
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 456-4900
Grades: PK-5
| 544 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Samantha Smith Elementary School
Math: 91% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
23305 Ne 14th St
Sammamish, WA 98074
(425) 936-2710
Grades: K-6
| 602 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Somerset Elementary School
Math: 91% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
14100 Somerset Boulevard Se
Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 456-5800
Grades: K-5
| 627 students
Rank: #1111.
Mcdonald International School
Math: 86% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
144 Ne 54th St
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 252-2900
Grades: K-5
| 454 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
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: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Sunrise Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
14075 172 Av Ne
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 408-5300
Grades: PK-6
| 425 students
Rank: #1414.
Explorer Community School
Alternative School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
7040 208th Ne
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 936-2533
Grades: 1-6
| 60 students
Rank: #1515.
Medina Elementary School
Math: 91% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8001 Ne 8th St.
Medina, WA 98039
(425) 456-5400
Grades: PK-5
| 446 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Bear Creek Elementary School
Math: 88% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
18101 Avondale Rd Ne
Woodinville, WA 98077
(425) 408-4100
Grades: 1-6
| 0 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Frantz Coe Elementary School
Math: 88% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2424 7 Av W
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 252-2000
Grades: K-5
| 446 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Discovery Elementary School
Math: 90% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2300 228th Ave Se
Sammamish, WA 98075
(425) 837-4100
Grades: PK-5
| 593 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
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: #2020.
Rachel Carson Elementary School
Math: 88% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1035 - 244th Ave Ne
Sammamish, WA 98074
(425) 936-2750
Grades: PK-6
| 476 students
Rank: #2121.
Raisbeck Aviation High School
Alternative School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9229 East Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 631-7200
Grades: 9-12
| 402 students
Rank: #2222.
Lakeridge Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8215 Se 78th
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 236-3415
Grades: K-5
| 370 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Cougar Ridge Elementary School
Math: 89% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4630 167th Ave Se
Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 837-7300
Grades: K-5
| 513 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Environmental & Adventure School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8040 Ne 132nd
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 936-2355
Grades: 6-9
| 138 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Evergreen Middle School
Math: 89% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6900 208th Ave Ne
Redmond, WA 98053
(425) 936-2320
Grades: 6-9
| 739 students
Rank: #2626.
Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3225 - 205th Pl Ne
Sammamish, WA 98074
(425) 936-2520
Grades: K-6
| 459 students
Rank: #2727.
Inglewood Middle School
Math: 86% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
24120 Ne 8th St
Sammamish, WA 98074
(425) 936-2360
Grades: 6-9
| 1,174 students
Rank: #2828.
Eastlake High School
Math: 81% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
400 228th Ne
Sammamish, WA 98074
(425) 936-1500
Grades: 9-12
| 2,302 students
Rank: #2929.
Ella Baker Elementary School
Math: 86% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9595 Eastridge Drive Ne
Redmond, WA 98053
(425) 936-2790
Grades: K-5
| 456 students
Rank: #3030.
Skyline High School
Math: 80% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1122 228th Ave Se
Sammamish, WA 98075
(425) 837-7700
Grades: 9-12
| 2,218 students
Rank: #3131.
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
23823 Ne 22nd
Sammamish, WA 98074
(425) 936-2620
Grades: K-6
| 477 students
Rank: #3232.
Louisa May Alcott Elementary School
Math: 89% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4213 - 228th Ave Ne
Redmond, WA 98053
(425) 936-2490
Grades: K-6
| 579 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Island Park Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5437 Island Crest Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 236-3410
Grades: K-5
| 378 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Lawton Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4000 27 Av W
Seattle, WA 98199
(206) 252-2130
Grades: K-5
| 333 students
Rank: #3535.
Norman Rockwell Elementary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11125 - 162nd Ave Ne
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 936-2670
Grades: K-6
| 437 students
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King County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
16642 Cleveland St
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 861-3452
Grades: 12
| n/a students
4424 South 188th Street, 700 B
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 631-6500
Grades: 9-12
| 468 students
8311 Beacon Av S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 252-6650
Grades: K-8
| 353 students
18603 Bothell Wy Ne
Bothell, WA 98011
(425) 489-6244
Grades: 7-8
| 13 students
Ancillary (Closed 2013)
Special Education School
15675 Ambaum Blvd Sw
Seattle, WA 98166
(206) 433-2125
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
830 Sw 116th St
Seattle, WA 98146
(206) 631-6250
Grades: 9-12
| 305 students
19300 108th Ave Se
Kent, WA 98031
(206) 931-0964
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
10903 Ne 53rd St
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 936-2300
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Birth To 3 Contracts (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
2445 3rd Av S
Seattle, WA 98124
(206) 252-0809
Grades: PK
| n/a students
1850 Boyer Ave East
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 252-0838
Grades: PK
| n/a students
The Bridge (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
2142 10 Av W
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 252-0832
Grades: K-12
| 1 students
12111 Ne 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 456-4108
Grades: 9-12
| 34 students
919 Sw Grady Way Ste 125
Renton, WA 98055
(206) 205-6510
Grades: 9-12
| 42 students
16101 Greenwood Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 368-4118
Grades: 11
| 220 students
2445 3 Av S
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 252-0732
Grades: 9-12
| 185 students
2919 1st Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 706-4270
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Childhaven (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
650 South Orcas Street
Seattle, WA 98108
(253) 945-2084
Grades: PK-12
| 3 students
302 Broadway Av
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 252-0838
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
4030 86th Ave Se Suite F
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(253) 945-2084
Grades: PK-12
| 1 students
1901 Sw Genesee St
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 252-8170
Grades: PK-5
| 266 students
210 South Hudson Street
Seattle, WA 98134
(509) 258-4534
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
1900 N 170th St
Seattle, WA 98155
(206) 393-4250
Grades: PK
| 60 students
15675 Ambaum Blvd Sw
Seattle, WA 98166
(206) 433-2125
Grades: PK
| n/a students
1330 N 90 St
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 252-4789
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
4160 86th Ave Se
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 236-3325
Grades: PK-4
| 4 students
Erac Special Education (Closed 2013)
Special Education School
15675 Ambaum Blvd Sw
Seattle, WA 98166
(206) 433-2125
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
4400 Interlake Ave North
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 252-4680
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
210 South Hudson St Ste 318
Seattle, WA 98134
(509) 258-4534
Grades: 6-7
| n/a students
19300 108th Ave Se
Kent, WA 98031
(253) 487-7530
Grades: 7-10
| 188 students
1959 Ne Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 252-0806
Grades: PK-K
| 66 students
170 20th
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-6715
Grades: K-5
| 106 students
4424 South 188th Street, 300/6
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 631-6550
Grades: 9-12
| 518 students
12401 Se 320th St
Auburn, WA 98092
(253) 833-9111
Grades: 9-13
| n/a students
31455 28th Av S
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 945-5800
Grades: 9-12
| 149 students
1900 N 170th St
Seattle, WA 98155
(206) 393-4254
Grades: PK
| 96 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in King County, WA?
How many public schools are located in King County, WA?
538 public schools are located in King County, WA.
What percentage of students in King County, WA go to public school?
84% of all K-12 students in King County, WA are educated in public schools (compared to the WA state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in King County, WA?
King County, WA public schools minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is more than the Washington public schools average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

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