Bellevue Schools Among the Best in the Nation

2018 High School Rankings

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US News & World Report have come out with their 2018 national school rankings this week and three Washington high schools ranked among the Top 100 in the nation.


Bellevue, WA – After evaluating over 20, 500 public high schools U.S. News compiled their list of the best in the country – those that best served all students and excelled at college readiness, ie whether graduating students were prepared for college-level work. In total, nine Washington schools received a gold medal, 38 received silver, and 41 schools received bronze. The Bellevue School District was at the top in the “gold” rankings with three out of nine gold school medals.

TOP 10

  1. International School
    Bellevue School District
  2. International Community School
    Kirkland, Lake Washington School District
  3. Harrison Preparatory School
    Lakewood, Clover Park School District
  4. Aviation High School, Tukwila
  5. Interlake Senior High School
    Bellevue School District
  6. Bellevue High School
    Bellevue School District
  7. Roosevelt High School
    Seattle School District
  8. Bainbridge High School
    Bainbridge Island School District
  9. Mercer Island High School
    Mercer Island School District
  10. Garfield High School
    Seattle School District
    (Silver Medal Winner)

Rankings were determined using a variety of data, including the Common Core of Data, College Board and the International Baccalaureate programs.

Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students,Anita Narayan, Managing Director of Education at U.S. News

Partnering with the research firm RTI International, U.S. News used a four-step process: First, they determined whether students were performing better than statistically expected in the state and, secondly, whether minority students were performing at or better than the state average for minority students. The third step required schools to meet or surpass a certain graduation benchmark and the final step was to determine college readiness.

The Top 10 high school nationally, include six from Arizona, while Washington State’s highest ranked school, Bellevue’s International School, came in at No. 18.

For the full list and more information on the ranking data, click here.

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