PROFICIENCY 41% 15% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
57%Seattle Public Schools
72%Seattle
48%Washington

West Seattle High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Seattle Public Schools" in Seattle, WA. There are a total of 1,014 students and 51 teachers at West Seattle High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 20 to 1. There are a total of 288 free lunch students and 80 reduced lunch students.

West Seattle High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 41.0%, which is 15% lower than the Washington average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1014
Teachers51
Student/Teacher ratio20:1
Free lunch288
Reduced lunch80

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment227
Taking some courses197
Taking some courses (not tests)31
Passing some courses88
Passing no courses103

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At West Seattle High School, there are a total of 227 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 197 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All21-39%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School21-39%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All50-54%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School50-54%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

AreaVibes 250 for $2,500 Short Essay Scholarship

At AreaVibes, we believe that education is the key to our children’s future. To show our support and to contribute to the nation’s future generation of students, we are offering educational scholarship awards.

Learn more about the scholarship

West Seattle High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictWashingtonNational
Caucasian 46.7% 44.6% 57.7% 51.1%
African American 16.0% 17.0% 4.6% 15.9%
Asian 16.3% 16.7% 7.3% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 12.8% 12.7% 21.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.7% 0.9% 1.4% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.6% 1.0% 0.4%
Multiracial 6.1% 7.6% 6.9% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Lafayette Elementary School76%0.3Seattle, WA
Madison Middle School68%0.4Seattle, WA
Schmitz Park Elementary School75%0.7Seattle, WA
Pathfinder K-8 School64%1.0Seattle, WA
Alki Elementary School72%1.1Seattle, WA
Fairmount Park Elementary School82%1.7Seattle, WA
Stem K-865%2.2Seattle, WA
Arbor Heights Elementary School57%2.2Seattle, WA
West Seattle Elementary School57%2.5Seattle, WA
Interagency Programs17%2.5Seattle, WA
Gatewood Elementary School57%2.5Seattle, WA
Sanislo Elementary School32%2.8Seattle, WA

Seattle demographics profile

StatisticSeattleWashingtonNational
Population668,8497,073,146318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)7,9789791
Median age35.837.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)45%56%55%
Speak English78%81%79%
Speak Spanish4%8%13%

Education level achieved in Seattle

IndexSeattleWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade92.6%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school92.1%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college83.4%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree67.2%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors60.4%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters24.9%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.7%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.7%1.5%1.3%
Source: The West Seattle High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.