Burien school information

IndexBurienWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores57%64%68%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools81,99179,235
Total private schools254824,875
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1477,965

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  • The average school test scores in Burien are 17% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Burien.
  • 80.9% of people in Burien have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.9% of people in Burien have completed high school.
  • 23.1% of people in Burien have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Burien

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  • Ancillary15675 Ambaum Blvd SwGrades: PK - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Big Picture School440 S 186Th StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 123 · Ratio: 11:1n/a
  • Career Link15675 Ambaum Blvd SwGrades: 09 - 12Students: 161 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Cedarhurst Elementary611 S 132Nd StGrades: PK - 06Students: 613 · Ratio: 20:162
  • Erac Special Education15675 Ambaum Blvd SwGrades: PK - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Gateway To College614 Sw 120Th StreetGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Gregory Heights Elementary16201 16Th Ave SwGrades: PK - 06Students: 604 · Ratio: 20:161
  • Hazel Valley Elementary402 Sw 132Nd StGrades: PK - 06Students: 597 · Ratio: 20:156
  • Highline High School225 S 152Nd StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,363 · Ratio: 21:1n/a
  • Out-Of-District Placement15675 Ambaum Blvd SwGrades: 01 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Puget Sound High School18010 8Th Ave SouthGrades: 11 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Seahurst Elementary School14603 14Th Ave SwGrades: KG - 06Students: 534 · Ratio: 20:154
  • Shorewood Elementary2725 Sw 116Th StGrades: PK - 06Students: 459 · Ratio: 19:157
  • Sylvester Middle School16222 Sylvester Road SwGrades: 07 - 08Students: 678 · Ratio: 19:150

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Compare Burien, WA Education To Other Cities

Education level achieved in Burien

IndexBurienWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade80.9%87.2%83.8%
Completed high school79.9%86.3%82.4%
Completed some college57.1%66.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree31.8%42.0%37.2%
Completed bachelors23.1%32.3%29.3%
Completed masters7.1%11.7%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.9%3.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Burien (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Medina, WA3,08092%34%
Mercer Island, WA23,63690%32%
Sammamish, WA49,07787%28%
Bainbridge Island, WA23,20686%26%
Redmond, WA56,70486%26%
Burien, WA49,29157%17%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Harrisburg, PA49,29757%16%
Huntersville, NC49,27979%16%
Cuyahoga Falls, OH49,31682%20%
Coral Gables, FL49,31973%7%
Doral, FL49,36371%5%
Burien, WA49,29157%17%
Source: The Burien, WA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.