Renton Senior High School

Summary:

Renton Senior High School is a public high school in Renton, Washington, serving 1,229 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Renton School District, which is ranked 139 out of 249 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Renton Senior High School has a diverse student population, with a significant representation of minority groups, including 24.98% African American, 31.98% Hispanic, and 25.14% Asian students. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is below the state and district averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school's proficiency rates in SBAC English Language Arts (48.45%) and Math (18.18%) were lower than the Renton School District (58.94% and 32.36%) and the state of Washington (65.89% and 33.27%). Additionally, Renton Senior High School has a lower four-year graduation rate of 77.0% compared to the state average, and a higher dropout rate of 12.7%.

When comparing Renton Senior High School to other high schools in the Renton School District, notable differences emerge. Hazen Senior High School and Lindbergh Senior High School have higher academic performance, graduation rates, and lower dropout rates. Hazen Senior High School also has a higher percentage of White and Asian students, as well as a lower percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. In contrast, Talley High School has significantly lower academic performance, graduation rates, and higher dropout rates compared to Renton Senior High School.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 400 S 2nd St
       Renton, WA  98055-2007


(425) 204-3400

District: Renton School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
360th of 442 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,624 Help


Feeder schools for Renton Senior High School:

Elementary:    Bryn Mawr Elementary School
    Campbell Hill Elementary School
    Highlands Elementary School
    Lakeridge Elementary School
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Middle:    Dimmitt Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  21.4 Help
Number of students:  1,229

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
32.0%
Asian:
25.1%
African American:
25.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.7% Help


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Compare Details Renton Senior High School ranks worse than 81.4% of high schools in Washington. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked high schools in the Renton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.68. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Renton Senior 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 Student population at Renton Senior High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (32%), Asian (25.1%), African American (25%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 70.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Renton Senior High School is 21.4, which is the 3rd best among 4 high schools in the Renton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Renton Senior High School is $18,624. 3 high schools in the Renton School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Renton Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Renton Senior High School 360th of 442 Washington public high schools. (See Renton Senior High School in the ranking list.)

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Renton School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Renton School District 139th of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Renton Senior High School

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Rank History for all students at Renton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 37.43 264th 390 32.3%
2005 34.48 292nd 394 25.9%
2006 21.54 323rd 395 18.2%
2007 24.97 322nd 399 19.3%
2008 33.72 298th 396 24.7%
2009 33.74 292nd 402 27.4%
2010 26.51 333rd 423 21.3%
2011 18.24 360th 440 18.2%
2012 25.69 350th 450 22.2%
2013 38.39 318th 454 30.0%
2015 43.28 195th 341 42.8%
2016 54.94 154th 306 49.7%
2017 51.18 170th 301 43.5%
2018 33.45 235th 315 25.4%
2019 34.73 289th 417 30.7%
2021 22.25 368th 455 19.1%
2022 24.66 333rd 434 23.3%
2023 20.68 360th 442 18.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Renton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 63.13 49th 163 69.9%
2021 20.83 169th 195 13.3%
2022 42.08 107th 179 40.2%
2023 17.50 148th 166 10.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Renton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.14 58th 65 10.8%
2021 31.74 71st 102 30.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Renton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 29.68 80th 110 27.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Renton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.24 164th 227 27.8%
2019 36.26 239th 344 30.5%
2021 23.51 327th 392 16.6%
2022 25.99 299th 370 19.2%
2023 22.77 303rd 362 16.3%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Renton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 59.37 16th 43 62.8%
2021 45.90 23rd 45 48.9%
2022 35.71 17th 27 37.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Renton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.98 168th 243 30.9%
2019 36.82 244th 358 31.8%
2021 23.58 310th 390 20.5%
2022 28.63 275th 368 25.3%
2023 24.38 281st 357 21.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Renton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.59 220th 254 13.4%
2019 28.04 273rd 355 23.1%
2021 20.86 329th 395 16.7%
2022 17.54 311th 363 14.3%
2023 13.19 328th 358 8.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Renton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.35 71st 87 18.4%
2019 41.86 74th 121 38.8%
2021 27.42 101st 136 25.7%
2022 18.03 111th 124 10.5%
2023 29.27 83rd 118 29.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Renton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.76 36th 54 33.3%
2019 21.72 78th 86 9.3%
2021 15.54 104th 111 6.3%
2022 9.42 85th 89 4.5%
2023 15.74 69th 78 11.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Renton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.50 127th 156 18.6%
2019 37.54 150th 241 37.8%
2021 29.16 198th 278 28.8%
2022 19.73 230th 261 11.9%
2023 17.95 228th 249 8.4%
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Rank History for White students at Renton Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.98 130th 222 41.4%
2019 26.70 309th 382 19.1%
2021 53.10 171st 413 58.6%
2022 56.92 163rd 390 58.2%
2023 22.43 313th 379 17.4%
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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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Enrollment information for Renton Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 739 208 130 37 21 n/a n/a 0 1135
1989 680 240 118 33 13 n/a n/a 0 1084
1990 592 225 121 28 14 n/a n/a 0 980
1991 507 231 115 17 15 n/a n/a 0 885
1992 417 263 105 16 12 n/a n/a 0 813
1993 391 270 119 20 15 n/a n/a 0 815
1994 365 266 124 16 12 n/a n/a 0 783
1995 327 337 165 38 13 n/a n/a 0 880
1996 327 337 165 38 13 n/a n/a 0 880
1997 313 339 173 36 15 n/a n/a 0 876
1998 293 317 197 34 13 n/a n/a 0 854
1999 310 341 237 39 15 n/a n/a 0 942
2000 302 367 212 41 17 n/a n/a 0 939
2001 241 336 233 30 17 n/a n/a 0 857
2002 232 327 278 85 20 n/a n/a 0 942
2003 232 327 278 85 20 n/a n/a 0 942
2004 204 361 334 96 16 n/a n/a 0 1011
2005 208 350 332 100 17 n/a n/a 0 1007
2006 209 373 367 123 11 n/a n/a 0 1083
2007 193 391 368 140 11 n/a n/a 0 1103
2008 181 407 396 188 11 n/a n/a 0 1183
2009 173 425 391 185 14 n/a n/a 0 1188
2010 164 407 364 181 15 n/a n/a 9 1140
2011 183 473 400 203 16 4 2 0 1281
2012 204 452 393 218 13 7 12 0 1299
2013 193 439 402 213 8 3 26 0 1284
2014 169 438 400 251 13 6 42 0 1319
2015 156 458 396 255 12 9 56 0 1342
2016 148 450 397 292 10 9 64 0 1370
2017 140 372 413 296 5 14 70 0 1310
2018 144 352 419 325 6 23 71 0 1340
2019 114 290 372 335 3 19 79 0 1212
2020 110 305 341 344 5 23 88 1 1217
2021 97 305 324 350 6 21 90 1 1194
2022 81 285 300 359 4 13 98 0 1140
2023 102 307 309 393 5 15 98 0 1229

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 Renton Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1135 52.0 21.8 0
1989 1084 51.0 21.2 n/a
1990 980 48.5 20.2 0
1991 885 42.4 20.8 n/a
1992 813 38.2 21.2 n/a
1993 815 38.8 21.0 n/a
1994 783 38.9 20.1 n/a
1995 880 36.8 23.9 n/a
1996 880 36.8 23.9 n/a
1997 876 41.3 21.2 n/a
1998 854 40.3 21.2 n/a
1999 942 46.0 20.5 n/a
2000 939 45.2 20.8 n/a
2001 857 40.1 21.4 n/a
2002 942 44.3 21.3 42.1
2003 942 44.3 21.3 42.1
2004 1011 44.0 23.0 49.4
2005 1007 44.1 22.8 48.3
2006 1083 45.7 23.7 47.6
2007 1103 49.3 22.4 46.9
2008 1183 53.7 22.0 51.8
2009 1188 53.7 22.1 48.1
2010 1140 57.3 19.8 63.7
2011 1281 60.8 21.0 64.2
2012 1299 66.6 19.4 56.9
2013 1284 66.5 19.3 67.2
2014 1319 n/a n/a 65.4
2015 1342 60.0 22.3 67.5
2016 1370 62.0 22.0 68
2017 1310 62.2 21.0 65.6
2018 1340 60.4 22.1 64
2019 1212 58.0 20.8 62.6
2020 1217 55.4 21.9 61.1
2021 1194 55.8 21.3 58.8
2022 1140 55.3 20.6 63.2
2023 1229 57.4 21.4 70.7

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 Renton Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1135 52.0 21.8 0
1989 1084 51.0 21.2 n/a
1990 980 48.5 20.2 0
1991 885 42.4 20.8 n/a
1992 813 38.2 21.2 n/a
1993 815 38.8 21.0 n/a
1994 783 38.9 20.1 n/a
1995 880 36.8 23.9 n/a
1996 880 36.8 23.9 n/a
1997 876 41.3 21.2 n/a
1998 854 40.3 21.2 n/a
1999 942 46.0 20.5 n/a
2000 939 45.2 20.8 n/a
2001 857 40.1 21.4 n/a
2002 942 44.3 21.3 42.1
2003 942 44.3 21.3 42.1
2004 1011 44.0 23.0 49.4
2005 1007 44.1 22.8 48.3
2006 1083 45.7 23.7 47.6
2007 1103 49.3 22.4 46.9
2008 1183 53.7 22.0 51.8
2009 1188 53.7 22.1 48.1
2010 1140 57.3 19.8 63.7
2011 1281 60.8 21.0 64.2
2012 1299 66.6 19.4 56.9
2013 1284 66.5 19.3 67.2
2014 1319 n/a n/a 65.4
2015 1342 60.0 22.3 67.5
2016 1370 62.0 22.0 68
2017 1310 62.2 21.0 65.6
2018 1340 60.4 22.1 64
2019 1212 58.0 20.8 62.6
2020 1217 55.4 21.9 61.1
2021 1194 55.8 21.3 58.8
2022 1140 55.3 20.6 63.2
2023 1229 57.4 21.4 70.7

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

Renton Senior High School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201988.0%0.1%0.3%0.7%99.5%99.6%99.3%99.2%99.5%99.6%

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

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $589 (4.0%) $14,158 (96.0%) $14,747
2020 $450 (3.9%) $11,035 (96.1%) $11,486
2021 $952 (5.5%) $16,229 (94.5%) $17,181
2022 $1,071 (5.8%) $17,553 (94.2%) $18,624

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Renton Senior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 289th of 417 High schoolsRanks 360th of 442 High schools
 12.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Renton Senior High School)58.548.5
 10.1%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Renton School District)72.258.9
 13.2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)72.865.9
 6.9%
10th Grade Math (Renton Senior High School)31.718.2
 13.5%
   10th Grade Math (Renton School District)45.932.4
 13.5%
   10th Grade Math (Washington)42.433.3
 9.1%
11th Grade Science (Renton Senior High School)44.932.9
 12%
   11th Grade Science (Renton School District)54.241.2
 13%
   11th Grade Science (Washington)5050.5
 0.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Renton Senior High School)58.548.5
 10.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Renton School District)55.245.7
 9.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (Renton Senior High School)31.718.2
 13.5%
   All Grades Math (Renton School District)47.237
 10.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (Renton Senior High School)44.932.9
 12%
   All Grades Science (Renton School District)47.841.6
 6.2%
   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 Students12121229
 1.4%
African American290307
 5.9%
American Indian35
 66.7%
Asian372309
 16.9%
Hispanic335393
 17.3%
Pacific Islander1915
 21.1%
White114102
 10.5%
Two or More Races7998
 24.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients62.6%70.7%
 8.1%


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Students at Renton Senior High School are 32% Hispanic, 25% Asian, 25% African American, 8% White, 8% Two or more races, 1% Pacific Islander.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,229 students attended Renton Senior High School.

Renton Senior High School ranks in the bottom 18.6% of 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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