Top 10 Best Seattle Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 193 public schools serving 87,027 students in Seattle, WA (there are 123 private schools, serving 23,320 private students). 79% of all K-12 students in Seattle, WA are educated in public schools (compared to the WA state average of 91%). Seattle has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Washington.
The top ranked public schools in Seattle, WA are Cascadia Elementary School, Stephen Decatur Elementary School and Mcdonald International School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Seattle, WA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 58% (versus the Washington public school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 65% (versus the 59% statewide average). Schools in Seattle have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Washington public schools.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Washington public school average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Seattle, WA (2024)

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.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
View Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7047 50 Av Ne
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 252-5600
Grades: PK-5
| 351 students
Rank: #88.
Hamilton International Middle School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1610 N 41 St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 252-5810
Grades: 6-8
| 924 students
Rank: #99.
Greenwood Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
144 Nw 80 St
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 252-1400
Grades: PK-5
| 316 students
Rank: #1010.
Fairmount Park Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3800 Sw Findlay St
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 252-9290
Grades: PK-5
| 437 students
Rank: #1111.
West Woodland Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5601 4 Av Nw
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 252-1600
Grades: K-5
| 403 students
Rank: #1212.
Wedgwood Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2720 Ne 85 St
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 252-5670
Grades: K-5
| 393 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
B F Day Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3921 Linden Av N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 252-6010
Grades: PK-5
| 406 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Mcgilvra Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1617 38 Av E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 252-3160
Grades: K-5
| 223 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Montlake Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2409 22 Av E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 252-3300
Grades: K-5
| 184 students
Rank: #1616.
Bryant Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3311 Ne 60 St
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 252-5200
Grades: K-5
| 449 students
Rank: #1717.
Ballard High School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1418 Nw 65 St
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 252-1000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,681 students
Rank: #1818.
John Stanford International School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4057 5 Av Ne
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 252-6080
Grades: K-5
| 443 students
Rank: #1919.
Genesee Hill Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5013 Sw Dakota Street
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 252-9700
Grades: K-5
| 543 students
Rank: #2020.
John Hay Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
201 Garfield St
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 252-2100
Grades: K-5
| 305 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
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: #21 - 2221. - 22.
North Beach Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9018 24 Av Nw
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 252-1510
Grades: PK-5
| 357 students
Rank: #2323.
Thornton Creek Elementary School
Alternative School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7712 40th Ave Ne
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 252-5300
Grades: PK-5
| 477 students
Rank: #2424.
Roosevelt High School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1410 Ne 66 St
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 252-4810
Grades: 9-12
| 1,575 students
Rank: #2525.
Catharine Blaine K-8 School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2550 34 Av W
Seattle, WA 98199
(206) 252-1920
Grades: K-8
| 466 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Eckstein Middle School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3003 Ne 75 St
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 252-5010
Grades: 6-8
| 1,053 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Melvin G Syre Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
19545 12th Avenue N.w.
Seattle, WA 98177
(206) 393-4165
Grades: K-6
| 427 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Whitman Middle School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9201 15 Av Nw
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 252-1200
Grades: 1-8
| 671 students
Rank: #2929.
Meridian Park Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
17077 Meridian Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 393-4251
Grades: K-6
| 518 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Hazel Wolf K-8
(Math: 72% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11530 12th Ave. Ne
Seattle, WA 98125
(206) 252-4500
Grades: K-8
| 707 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Queen Anne Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
411 Boston St.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 252-2480
Grades: K-5
| 480 students
Rank: #3232.
Garfield High School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
400 23 Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 252-2270
Grades: 9-12
| 1,675 students
Rank: #3333.
Ingraham High School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1819 N 135 St
Seattle, WA 98133
(206) 252-3880
Grades: 9-12
| 1,461 students
Rank: #3434.
Brookside Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
17447 37th Avenue N.e.
Seattle, WA 98155
(206) 393-4140
Grades: K-6
| 347 students
Rank: #3535.
Daniel Bagley Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7821 Stone Av N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 252-5110
Grades: K-5
| 322 students
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Seattle, Washington Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1900 N 170th St
Seattle, WA 98155
(206) 393-4254
Grades: PK
| 96 students
2445 3rd Ave South
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 252-0960
Grades: PK
| 21 students
3100 S Alaska
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 281-6890
Grades: PK
| 10 students
830 Sw 116th St
Seattle, WA 98146
(206) 631-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 397 students
Hutch School (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
527 Minor Av N
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 288-1079
Grades: PK-12
| 21 students
3100 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 721-4370
Grades: 6-12
| 15 students
3100 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 721-4370
Grades: 6-12
| 18 students
3100 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 721-4370
Grades: 6-12
| 18 students
3100 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 721-4370
Grades: 6-12
| 38 students
2410 E Cherry St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 252-6816
Grades: 9-12
| 15 students
3100 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 252-6816
Grades: 6-12
| 399 students
3100 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 721-4370
Grades: 6-12
| 30 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Seattle, WA?
How many public schools are located in Seattle, WA?
193 public schools are located in Seattle, WA.
What percentage of students in Seattle, WA go to public school?
79% of all K-12 students in Seattle, WA are educated in public schools (compared to the WA state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Seattle, WA?
Seattle, WA public schools minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Washington public schools average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

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