Best Public Schools in SeaTac, WA


The city of Seatac, Washington is home to 8 schools, including 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school, all part of the Highline School District. These schools serve a diverse student population, with high rates of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, and face challenges in student achievement compared to state averages.

Among the standout schools in Seatac, McMicken Heights Elementary has the lowest student-teacher ratio and relatively strong test scores, while Chinook Middle School has the highest ELA proficiency rate for 8th graders. However, Tyee High School, despite having a relatively low student-teacher ratio, struggles with lower test scores and graduation rates compared to state averages.

The data reveals significant performance gaps between the schools in Seatac and the state, with proficiency rates ranging from around 10-40% in ELA and 5-38% in math. This suggests that the schools in Seatac face significant socioeconomic challenges that may impact student achievement, as evidenced by the high rates of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. Additionally, the wide range in per-student spending, from $17,700 to $52,086, indicates potential funding inequities that may contribute to these performance gaps.

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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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