Skyline High School

Public 9-12

 1122 228th Ave SE
       Sammamish, WA  98075-9509


(425) 837-7700

District: Issaquah School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
15th of 434 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $855 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
Number of students:  2,218

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
97.8%WOW - Washington State Department of Health
Measles:
99.4%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
41.0%
Asian:
40.0%
Hispanic:
8.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.1%

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Compare Details Skyline High School ranks better than 96.5% 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 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.45. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (41%), Asian (40%), Hispanic (8.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 5.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Issaquah School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Skyline High School is 22.7. 2 high schools in the Issaquah School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Skyline High School is $855. 3 high schools in the Issaquah School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Skyline High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Skyline High School 15th of 434 Washington public high schools. (See Skyline High School in the ranking list.)

Issaquah School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Issaquah School District 3rd of 244 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Skyline High School

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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%
2016 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2017 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
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%

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Reviews:
by a student
Monday, March 16, 2020

Open Quote school rocks Close Quote


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

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

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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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

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
Finances

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

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
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 8th of 417 High schoolsRanks 15th of 434 High schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Skyline High School)94.687.2
 7.4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Issaquah School District)91.887.5
 4.3%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)72.869.4
 3.4%
10th Grade Math (Skyline High School)80.169.9
 10.1%
   10th Grade Math (Issaquah School District)74.268.7
 5.5%
   10th Grade Math (Washington)42.435
 7.4%
11th Grade Science (Skyline High School)91.187.1
 4%
   11th Grade Science (Issaquah School District)81.985
 3.1%
   11th Grade Science (Washington)5054.2
 4.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Skyline High School)94.687.2
 7.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Issaquah School District)81.377.4
 3.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6153.5
 7.5%
All Grades Math (Skyline High School)80.169.9
 10.1%
   All Grades Math (Issaquah School District)77.271.3
 5.9%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.140
 10.1%
All Grades Science (Skyline High School)91.187.1
 4%
   All Grades Science (Issaquah School District)79.575.7
 3.8%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.749.2
 3.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students21692202
 1.5%
African American3027
 10%
American Indian00
Asian760839
 10.4%
Hispanic157163
 3.8%
Pacific Islander75
 28.6%
White11091033
 6.9%
Two or More Races106135
 27.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients4.1%3.9%
 0.2%




Frequently Asked Questions about Skyline High School

Yes! Skyline High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 15th of 434 Washington high schools.

In the 2021-22 school year, 2,218 students attended Skyline High School.

Students at Skyline High School are 41% White, 40% Asian, 9% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 2% African American.


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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