Best Public Schools in Renton, WA


The city of Renton, Washington is home to 32 schools, including 18 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 6 high schools, and 3 alternative schools. The schools in this area serve a diverse student population and demonstrate a wide range of academic performance, with some standout schools like Liberty Senior High School and Maywood Middle School ranking among the top in the state, while others like Renton Senior High School and Highlands Elementary struggle with lower proficiency rates.

The data reveals stark differences in academic performance and other key metrics between the highest-performing and lowest-performing schools in the Renton area, suggesting significant inequities in educational opportunities and resources across the district. There also appears to be a correlation between schools with higher percentages of students from low-income families and lower academic performance, highlighting the impact of socioeconomic factors on student outcomes. While the Renton School District as a whole is ranked 139th out of 249 districts in Washington, some schools within the district, like Maplewood Heights Elementary and Talbot Hill Elementary, perform much better than the district average.

Additionally, the data shows that some of the highest-performing schools in the Renton area are not actually part of the Renton School District, but rather the Issaquah School District, which is ranked 3rd out of 249 districts in the state. This suggests that factors beyond just the district-level performance can influence a school's success. The data on alternative schools, such as Ella Baker High School (Open Doors) and Open Door Youth Reengagement, also reveals much lower graduation rates and higher dropout rates compared to the traditional high schools, highlighting the unique challenges faced by students in alternative educational settings.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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