Talley High School

Summary:

Talley High School is a public high school in Seattle, Washington, serving grades 6-12 with a total enrollment of 275 students. 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.

Talley High School consistently underperforms compared to the Renton School District and the state of Washington in standardized test scores across all subjects and grade levels. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 38.24% of 10th-grade students were proficient or better in SBAC/English Language Arts, compared to 58.94% in the Renton School District and 65.89% statewide. The school's performance in SBAC/Math and WCAS/Science is also significantly lower than the district and state averages. Talley High School also has consistently low four-year graduation rates, ranging from 29.9% in 2019-2020 to 53.1% in 2022-2023, significantly lower than the 77.0% four-year graduation rate at the nearby Renton Senior High School.

Interestingly, Rainier Beach High School, which is part of the Seattle School District, outperforms Talley High School in academic metrics, graduation rates, and dropout rates, despite serving a similar demographic of students. Additionally, Talley High School's performance has declined over the years, with its statewide ranking dropping from 272 out of 301 high schools in 2016-2017 to 418 out of 442 high schools in 2022-2023.


Detail:

Public 6-12

 7800 S 132nd St
       Seattle, WA  98178-4804


(425) 204-2100

District: Renton School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
418th of 442 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $24,910 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  17.1 Help
Number of students:  275

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
27.3%
White:
25.8%
African American:
19.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  71.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Talley High School ranks worse than 94.6% of high schools in Washington. It also ranks last 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 8.97. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Talley 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 Talley High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (27.3%), White (25.8%), African American (19.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 71.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Renton School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Talley High School is 17.1, which is the 2nd 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 Talley High School is $24,910, which is the 2nd highest among 4 high schools in the Renton School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Talley High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Talley High School 418th of 442 Washington public high schools. (See Talley 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 Talley High School

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Rank History for Female students at Talley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 51.44 205th 479 57.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Talley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 35.28 101st 161 37.3%
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Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Talley High School

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Rank History for all students at Talley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 10.60 327th 341 4.1%
2017 11.93 272nd 301 9.6%
2019 28.42 320th 417 23.3%
2022 9.12 416th 434 4.1%
2023 8.97 418th 442 5.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Talley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 29.77 269th 358 24.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Talley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 19.24 304th 355 14.4%
2023 6.46 351st 358 2.0%
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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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Enrollment information for Talley High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 79 69 20 105 4 3 18 0 298
2014 91 78 17 114 1 0 25 0 326
2015 87 70 24 93 2 2 33 0 311
2016 81 69 25 95 2 2 28 0 302
2017 86 73 26 89 4 1 30 0 309
2018 77 68 30 94 4 3 38 0 314
2019 66 61 24 70 2 4 35 2 264
2020 65 39 20 71 3 4 37 1 240
2021 65 45 38 72 5 5 37 0 267
2022 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023 71 54 40 75 3 6 26 0 275

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 Talley High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 298 23.8 12.5 65.4
2014 326 n/a n/a 67.8
2015 311 17.0 18.2 61.1
2016 302 18.0 16.7 61.9
2017 309 18.2 16.9 64.4
2018 314 17.0 18.4 62.4
2019 264 20.0 13.2 58.7
2020 240 19.1 12.5 62.1
2021 267 17.0 15.7 64.4
2022 0 18.3 0.0 n/a
2023 275 16.0 17.1 71.6

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 Talley High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 298 23.8 12.5 65.4
2014 326 n/a n/a 67.8
2015 311 17.0 18.2 61.1
2016 302 18.0 16.7 61.9
2017 309 18.2 16.9 64.4
2018 314 17.0 18.4 62.4
2019 264 20.0 13.2 58.7
2020 240 19.1 12.5 62.1
2021 267 17.0 15.7 64.4
2022 0 18.3 0.0 n/a
2023 275 16.0 17.1 71.6

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

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201986.6%0.2%0.4%1.1%100.0%98.9%99.1%99.4%99.6%98.9%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Talley High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $382 (1.9%) $20,044 (98.1%) $20,426
2020 $275 (1.7%) $16,351 (98.3%) $16,626
2021 $752 (3.7%) $19,716 (96.3%) $20,469
2022 $6,114 (24.5%) $18,796 (75.5%) $24,910

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Talley High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 320th of 417 High schoolsRanks 418th of 442 High schools
 17.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Talley High School)58.638.2
 20.4%
   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 (Talley High School)27.314.3
 13%
   10th Grade Math (Renton School District)45.932.4
 13.5%
   10th Grade Math (Washington)42.433.3
 9.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Talley High School)58.641
 17.6%
   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 (Talley High School)27.321.2
 6.1%
   All Grades Math (Renton School District)47.237
 10.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students264275
 4.2%
African American6154
 11.5%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian2440
 66.7%
Hispanic7075
 7.1%
Pacific Islander46
 50%
White6671
 7.6%
Two or More Races3526
 25.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients58.7%71.6%
 12.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Talley High School

Talley High School ranks in the bottom 5.4% of Washington high schools.

Students at Talley High School are 27% Hispanic, 26% White, 20% African American, 15% Asian, 9% Two or more races, 2% Pacific Islander, 1% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 275 students attended Talley High School.


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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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