Skyline High School

Summary:

Skyline High School is a public high school located in Sammamish, Washington, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 2,170 students. As part of the Issaquah School District, which is ranked 3rd out of 249 districts in Washington and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, Skyline High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state.

Skyline High School's academic performance is exceptional, with 85.79% of 10th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 67.99% proficient or better in Math, significantly outperforming the state averages. The school's diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 38.43% White, 41.57% Asian, 8.34% Hispanic, 1.84% African American, and 9.35% two or more races, is a key strength, providing students with exposure to different cultures and perspectives. Skyline High School also excels in supporting the academic achievement of various student subgroups, ranking 1st out of 78 Washington high schools for African American students, 7th out of 118 for Asian students, and 10th out of 249 for Hispanic students.

Skyline High School's academic performance and student outcomes are consistently superior to those of nearby schools, such as Issaquah High School and Sammamish Senior High. The school has maintained its high ranking and 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for over a decade, demonstrating its ability to consistently deliver a quality education to its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1122 228th Ave SE
       Sammamish, WA  98075-9509


(425) 837-7700

District: Issaquah School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
12th of 442 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,867 Help


Feeder schools for Skyline High School:

Elementary:    Cascade Ridge Elementary
    Challenger Elementary
    Creekside Elementary
    Discovery Elementary
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Middle:    Beaver Lake Middle School
    Pine Lake Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  22.7 Help
Number of students:  2,170

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
41.6%
White:
38.4%
Two or more races:
9.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Skyline High School ranks better than 97.3% of high schools in Washington. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked high schools in the Issaquah School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.47. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Skyline High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (41.6%), White (38.4%), two or more races (9.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 7.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Issaquah School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Skyline High School is 22.7, which is the highest among 5 high schools in the Issaquah School District! (See more...)
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Compare Skyline High School employs 95.1 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Skyline High School is $16,867. 3 high schools in the Issaquah School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Skyline High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Skyline High School 12th of 442 Washington public high schools. (See Skyline High School in the ranking list.)

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Issaquah School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Issaquah School District 3rd of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Skyline High School

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Rank History for all students at Skyline High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 95.56 8th 390 97.9%
2005 94.96 7th 394 98.2%
2006 92.99 10th 395 97.5%
2007 90.56 12th 399 97.0%
2008 93.46 4th 396 99.0%
2009 90.45 10th 402 97.5%
2010 93.65 6th 423 98.6%
2011 86.96 8th 440 98.2%
2012 84.97 8th 450 98.2%
2013 83.33 8th 454 98.2%
2015 31.45 249th 341 27.0%
2018 86.87 25th 315 92.1%
2019 97.00 8th 417 98.1%
2021 96.65 9th 455 98.0%
2022 95.45 15th 434 96.5%
2023 95.47 12th 442 97.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Skyline High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.99 11th 91 87.9%
2019 96.42 2nd 163 98.8%
2021 88.61 9th 195 95.4%
2022 89.00 15th 179 91.6%
2023 87.62 16th 166 90.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Skyline High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 88.35 5th 102 95.1%
2022 93.64 4th 70 94.3%
2023 95.43 2nd 44 95.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Skyline High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.43 3rd 139 97.8%
2019 93.10 6th 128 95.3%
2021 87.04 7th 212 96.7%
2022 83.78 11th 130 91.5%
2023 48.28 46th 110 58.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Skyline High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 84.63 26th 344 92.4%
2021 79.83 37th 392 90.6%
2022 81.76 43rd 370 88.4%
2023 89.12 21st 362 94.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Skyline High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.18 18th 243 92.6%
2019 96.29 7th 358 98.0%
2021 97.35 7th 390 98.2%
2022 94.38 15th 368 95.9%
2023 95.29 14th 357 96.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Skyline High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.14 15th 254 94.1%
2019 97.72 6th 355 98.3%
2021 95.58 11th 395 97.2%
2022 95.60 11th 363 97.0%
2023 95.15 14th 358 96.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Skyline High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.02 13th 87 85.1%
2019 93.39 4th 121 96.7%
2021 92.73 5th 136 96.3%
2022 90.94 9th 124 92.7%
2023 91.29 7th 118 94.1%
See the entire list of Best Washington High Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for African American students at Skyline High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 97.44 2nd 111 98.2%
2022 83.72 8th 89 91.0%
2023 95.98 1st 78 98.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Skyline High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.17 7th 156 95.5%
2019 97.58 3rd 241 98.8%
2021 97.43 5th 278 98.2%
2022 96.48 9th 261 96.6%
2023 95.32 10th 249 96.0%
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Rank History for White students at Skyline High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.00 33rd 222 85.1%
2019 94.27 8th 382 97.9%
2021 88.73 30th 413 92.7%
2022 89.88 22nd 390 94.4%
2023 86.95 34th 379 91.0%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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by a student
Monday, March 16, 2020

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by a parent
Friday, July 8, 2016

Open Quote Skyline is a great school and these boards are silly. All of the schools on the Eastside are very good schools and all you have to do is look at the home prices within school boundaries and watch what open land tracts developers fight to get annexed into certain boundaries. The price of a home goes up dramatically when you cross the line from Eastlake to Skyline or Issaquah to Skyline. Why do you ask, because Skyline is a great school and people are moving into the district to send their kids there. Just look at the beautiful homes in the Aldara neighborhood of Sammamish. They would be easily $150,000 to $200,000 if within the Skyline boundary but they are in the Mt. Si boundary which is a good school but viewed a little differently by many home buyers with high school students or soon to be high school students.

There are kids of all types at Skyline and the academics are fantastic. Not all kids are "rich" but all kids who want a great education and apply themselves in school will be rewarded with a fantastic learning environment and a school with a lot of school spirit. However, if not into the school spirit there are many other clubs such a robotics and other educational programs so there is something for everyone. Great faculty and the front office is a pleasure to deal with.

Couldn't think of a better high school but acknowledge we likely would have enjoyed Eastlake or Issaquah. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, February 7, 2016

Open Quote This is not a bad HS. Bad reviews posted by students do not reflect any of the good aspects of this school. It is true that Skyline has many students who are extremely wealthy. And many of them drive cars that I can only dream of. But that does not mean the education process is bad. On the contrary the IB program is extremely vigorous and students who graduate from it are well prepared for college and generally do well. Socially the school is full of snobs but you do not go to school just to play sports or socialize.

In comparison the school is rated below Eastlake HS but I have known students who have attended both and they have all told me that Skyline by far much rigorous academically. Also Skyline in 2016 had 18 National Merit semi-finalist while Eastlake had four and the local Eastside Catholic school had one. Close Quote


by a student
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Open Quote They have no real education for anything but sports and business. They're only rated highly because rich graduates give them so much money. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Skyline High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 842 7 60 18 4 n/a n/a 0 931
1999 1102 12 108 26 7 n/a n/a 0 1255
2000 1149 14 120 22 4 n/a n/a 0 1309
2001 1291 23 152 24 7 n/a n/a 0 1497
2002 1351 26 201 36 11 n/a n/a 0 1625
2003 1351 26 201 36 11 n/a n/a 0 1625
2004 1372 25 251 39 12 n/a n/a 0 1699
2005 1356 23 275 56 9 n/a n/a 0 1719
2006 984 19 224 43 7 n/a n/a 0 1277
2007 1009 20 238 39 4 n/a n/a 0 1310
2008 1059 20 242 40 5 n/a n/a 0 1366
2009 1045 22 237 38 3 n/a n/a 1 1346
2010 1038 23 251 39 4 n/a n/a 1 1356
2011 1351 34 369 86 6 1 44 0 1891
2012 1351 41 415 101 8 1 52 0 1969
2013 1324 49 462 108 7 2 66 0 2018
2014 1316 43 482 116 6 3 80 0 2046
2015 1316 41 552 122 6 5 94 0 2136
2016 1295 36 612 131 6 8 87 0 2175
2017 1251 38 668 146 5 9 86 0 2203
2018 1189 39 721 144 2 6 93 0 2194
2019 1109 30 760 157 0 7 106 0 2169
2020 1099 26 838 145 2 8 112 0 2230
2021 1033 27 839 163 0 5 135 0 2202
2022 909 35 887 194 4 6 183 0 2218
2023 834 40 902 181 4 6 203 0 2170

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Skyline High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 931 38.7 24.1 n/a
1999 1255 51.2 24.5 n/a
2000 1309 54.9 23.8 n/a
2001 1497 59.6 25.1 n/a
2002 1625 67.4 24.1 n/a
2003 1625 67.4 24.1 n/a
2004 1699 72.0 23.6 n/a
2005 1719 71.6 24.0 0
2006 1277 52.5 24.3 2.3
2007 1310 51.7 25.3 1.6
2008 1366 54.3 25.2 1.8
2009 1346 54.3 24.8 2
2010 1356 52.4 25.8 2.3
2011 1891 78.7 24.0 3
2012 1969 78.0 25.2 4.6
2013 2018 80.0 25.2 4.6
2014 2046 n/a n/a 5
2015 2136 87.0 24.5 5.4
2016 2175 86.0 25.2 4.2
2017 2203 87.5 25.1 3.5
2018 2194 87.8 24.9 4.1
2019 2169 90.1 24.0 4.1
2020 2230 101.9 21.8 3.8
2021 2202 100.9 21.8 3.9
2022 2218 97.4 22.7 5.1
2023 2170 95.1 22.7 7.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Skyline High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 931 38.7 24.1 n/a
1999 1255 51.2 24.5 n/a
2000 1309 54.9 23.8 n/a
2001 1497 59.6 25.1 n/a
2002 1625 67.4 24.1 n/a
2003 1625 67.4 24.1 n/a
2004 1699 72.0 23.6 n/a
2005 1719 71.6 24.0 0
2006 1277 52.5 24.3 2.3
2007 1310 51.7 25.3 1.6
2008 1366 54.3 25.2 1.8
2009 1346 54.3 24.8 2
2010 1356 52.4 25.8 2.3
2011 1891 78.7 24.0 3
2012 1969 78.0 25.2 4.6
2013 2018 80.0 25.2 4.6
2014 2046 n/a n/a 5
2015 2136 87.0 24.5 5.4
2016 2175 86.0 25.2 4.2
2017 2203 87.5 25.1 3.5
2018 2194 87.8 24.9 4.1
2019 2169 90.1 24.0 4.1
2020 2230 101.9 21.8 3.8
2021 2202 100.9 21.8 3.9
2022 2218 97.4 22.7 5.1
2023 2170 95.1 22.7 7.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Skyline High School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201997.8%0.1%0.2%1.6%99.3%99.2%99.2%99.0%99.4%99.2%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Skyline High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $129 (1.0%) $12,810 (99.0%) $12,940
2020 $173 (20.2%) $682 (79.8%) $855
2021 $485 (3.1%) $15,126 (96.9%) $15,612
2022 $1,280 (7.6%) $15,587 (92.4%) $16,867

Data source: Washington Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Skyline High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 8th of 417 High schoolsRanks 12th of 442 High schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Skyline High School)94.685.8
 8.8%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Issaquah School District)91.885.7
 6.1%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)72.865.9
 6.9%
10th Grade Math (Skyline High School)80.168
 12.1%
   10th Grade Math (Issaquah School District)74.263.9
 10.3%
   10th Grade Math (Washington)42.433.3
 9.1%
11th Grade Science (Skyline High School)91.181.2
 9.9%
   11th Grade Science (Issaquah School District)81.980.2
 1.7%
   11th Grade Science (Washington)5050.5
 0.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Skyline High School)94.685.8
 8.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Issaquah School District)81.378.7
 2.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Skyline High School)80.168
 12.1%
   All Grades Math (Issaquah School District)77.272.6
 4.7%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Skyline High School)91.181.2
 9.9%
   All Grades Science (Issaquah School District)79.577.8
 1.7%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.748.8
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students21692170
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African American3040
 33.3%
American Indian04
Asian760902
 18.7%
Hispanic157181
 15.3%
Pacific Islander76
 14.3%
White1109834
 24.8%
Two or More Races106203
 91.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients4.1%7.4%
 3.3%


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Students at Skyline High School are 42% Asian, 38% White, 9% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,170 students attended Skyline High School.

Yes! Skyline High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 12th of 442 Washington high schools.


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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.

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