Gibson Ek High School

Summary:

Gibson Ek High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Issaquah, Washington, part of the highly-ranked Issaquah School District. With a relatively small student population of 178, the school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, particularly excelling in English Language Arts and science performance.

Gibson Ek High School's academic achievements are noteworthy, with 81.03% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the district's 78.66% and the state's 52.86%. The school also performs well in science, with 80.77% of students proficient or better, outpacing the district at 77.82% and the state at 48.75%. While the school's math performance is more modest at 36.21% proficiency, it still ranks highly compared to other schools in the Issaquah School District. Gibson Ek High School's unique educational model and its ability to support special education students, who rank among the top in the state, contribute to its strong academic outcomes.

Compared to nearby high schools, such as Liberty Senior High School, Skyline High School, and Issaquah High School, Gibson Ek High School stands out for its academic excellence. However, the nearby Bellevue Big Picture School, which is in the Bellevue School District, also performs well academically and has a similar student population size to Gibson Ek High School.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 379 1st PL SE
       Issaquah, WA  98027


(425) 837-6350

District: Issaquah School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
68th of 442 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,193 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  178

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.4%
Hispanic:
10.1%
Two or more races:
9.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Gibson Ek High School ranks better than 84.6% of high schools in Washington. It also ranks last 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 81.04. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Gibson Ek 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: White (67.4%), Hispanic (10.1%), two or more races (9.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gibson Ek High School is 14.5, which is the 2nd best among 4 high schools in the Issaquah School District. (See more...)
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Compare Gibson Ek High School employs 12.2 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gibson Ek High School is $17,193, which is the 2nd highest among 4 high schools in the Issaquah School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Gibson Ek High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Gibson Ek High School 68th of 442 Washington public high schools. (See Gibson Ek 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 Gibson Ek High School

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Rank History for all students at Gibson Ek High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 76.68 81st 417 80.6%
2021 87.32 43rd 455 90.5%
2022 92.26 25th 434 94.2%
2023 81.04 68th 442 84.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Gibson Ek High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 88.23 10th 128 92.2%
2021 95.23 5th 212 97.6%
2023 95.20 7th 110 93.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Gibson Ek High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 68.72 81st 392 79.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Gibson Ek High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 74.76 76th 358 78.8%
2021 93.21 17th 390 95.6%
2022 87.24 31st 368 91.6%
2023 75.89 76th 357 78.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Gibson Ek High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 77.18 67th 355 81.1%
2021 78.55 64th 395 83.8%
2022 91.75 23rd 363 93.7%
2023 72.42 76th 358 78.8%
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Rank History for White students at Gibson Ek High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 73.96 84th 382 78.0%
2021 86.67 37th 413 91.0%
2022 86.40 33rd 390 91.5%
2023 77.23 67th 379 82.3%
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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.

Gibson Ek High School Test Scores
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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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by a student
Monday, December 3, 2018

Open Quote A joke of a school. No teachers know what they're doing, and due to that, no one does anything. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Gibson Ek High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2017 84 1 16 9 1 0 3 0 114
2018 110 1 17 12 1 0 6 0 147
2019 137 1 20 16 2 0 6 0 182
2020 137 1 20 18 1 0 7 0 184
2021 121 3 15 13 1 0 9 0 162
2022 121 5 14 19 0 0 17 0 176
2023 120 7 16 18 0 0 17 0 178

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 Gibson Ek High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 114 7.6 15.0 9.6
2018 147 11.0 13.3 8.2
2019 182 13.4 13.5 7.7
2020 184 14.0 13.1 6
2021 162 14.0 11.5 7.4
2022 176 13.9 12.6 11.9
2023 178 12.2 14.5 17.4

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 Gibson Ek High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 114 7.6 15.0 9.6
2018 147 11.0 13.3 8.2
2019 182 13.4 13.5 7.7
2020 184 14.0 13.1 6
2021 162 14.0 11.5 7.4
2022 176 13.9 12.6 11.9
2023 178 12.2 14.5 17.4

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

Gibson Ek High School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201989.1%0.0%3.3%7.7%96.7%95.6%96.2%95.1%97.8%95.6%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $129 (0.7%) $17,479 (99.3%) $17,608
2020 $268 (18.3%) $1,196 (81.7%) $1,464
2021 $485 (3.0%) $15,465 (97.0%) $15,951
2022 $1,278 (7.4%) $15,915 (92.6%) $17,193

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Gibson Ek High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 81st of 417 High schoolsRanks 68th of 442 High schools
 4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Gibson Ek High School)89.181
 8.1%
   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 (Gibson Ek High School)37.236.2
 1%
   10th Grade Math (Issaquah School District)74.263.9
 10.3%
   10th Grade Math (Washington)42.433.3
 9.1%
11th Grade Science (Gibson Ek High School)82.480.8
 1.6%
   11th Grade Science (Issaquah School District)81.980.2
 1.7%
   11th Grade Science (Washington)5050.5
 0.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Gibson Ek High School)89.181
 8.1%
   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 (Gibson Ek High School)37.236.2
 1%
   All Grades Math (Issaquah School District)77.272.6
 4.7%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Gibson Ek High School)82.480.8
 1.6%
   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 Students182178
 2.2%
African American17
 600%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian2016
 20%
Hispanic1618
 12.5%
Pacific Islander00
White137120
 12.4%
Two or More Races617
 183.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.7%17.4%
 9.7%


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Students at Gibson Ek High School are 67% White, 10% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 9% Asian, 4% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 178 students attended Gibson Ek High School.

Gibson Ek High School ranks 68th of 442 Washington high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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