South Kitsap High School

Summary:

South Kitsap High School is a public high school serving 2,389 students in grades 9-12 in Port Orchard, Washington, which is part of the South Kitsap School District. The school has a diverse student population, with 63.42% White, 14.61% Hispanic, and 5.06% Asian students.

Academically, South Kitsap High School's performance is generally on par with or slightly below state and district averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, 66.26% of 10th-grade students were proficient or better in SBAC English Language Arts, compared to 65.89% statewide. However, in SBAC Math for 10th grade, only 28.65% of students were proficient or better, compared to 33.27% statewide. The school's performance in WCAS Science for 11th grade was also below the state average, with 43.3% proficient or better compared to 50.53% statewide. South Kitsap High School has maintained a relatively high 4-year graduation rate, ranging from 88.0% to 93.4% over the past 5 years, but its dropout rate has been increasing, rising from 2.4% in 2019-2020 to 7.7% in 2022-2023.

In comparison to nearby schools, Eagle Harbor High School and Bainbridge High School in the Bainbridge Island School District consistently outperform South Kitsap High School in academic measures and have much higher graduation rates. In contrast, Renaissance Alternative High School and Bremerton High School in the Bremerton School District generally have lower academic performance and higher dropout rates compared to South Kitsap High School.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 425 Mitchell Ave
       Port Orchard, WA  98366


(360) 874-5600

District: South Kitsap School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
229th of 442 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,450 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  20.2 Help
Number of students:  2,389

Racial breakdown:

White:
63.4%
Hispanic:
14.6%
Two or more races:
11.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  40.4% Help


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Compare Details South Kitsap High School ranks worse than 51.8% of high schools in Washington. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.93. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of South Kitsap 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 (63.4%), Hispanic (14.6%), two or more races (11.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 40.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Kitsap High School is 20.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at South Kitsap High School is $18,450.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

South Kitsap High School:

SchoolDigger ranks South Kitsap High School 229th of 442 Washington public high schools. (See South Kitsap High School in the ranking list.)

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South Kitsap School District:

SchoolDigger ranks South Kitsap School District 92nd of 249 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for South Kitsap High School

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Rank History for all students at South Kitsap High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 58.58 179th 390 54.1%
2005 64.51 147th 394 62.7%
2006 61.65 162nd 395 59.0%
2007 53.91 212th 399 46.9%
2008 64.26 147th 396 62.9%
2009 60.99 180th 402 55.2%
2010 65.09 161st 423 61.9%
2011 60.11 140th 440 68.2%
2012 52.81 224th 450 50.2%
2013 59.53 192nd 454 57.7%
2015 76.33 61st 341 82.1%
2016 64.50 110th 306 64.1%
2017 62.25 124th 301 58.8%
2018 49.27 191st 315 39.4%
2019 43.37 247th 417 40.8%
2021 55.57 180th 455 60.4%
2022 46.58 225th 434 48.2%
2023 46.93 229th 442 48.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at South Kitsap High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 32.08 117th 163 28.2%
2021 40.88 113th 195 42.1%
2022 25.66 142nd 179 20.7%
2023 27.47 125th 166 24.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at South Kitsap High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 82.83 7th 102 93.1%
2022 54.54 23rd 70 67.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at South Kitsap High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 30.50 100th 128 21.9%
2021 31.66 141st 212 33.5%
2022 21.19 112th 130 13.8%
2023 30.87 76th 110 30.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at South Kitsap High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.32 161st 227 29.1%
2019 28.95 263rd 344 23.5%
2021 47.91 187th 392 52.3%
2022 27.11 288th 370 22.2%
2023 35.87 237th 362 34.5%
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Rank History for Homeless students at South Kitsap High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 25.30 14th 19 26.3%
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Rank History for Female students at South Kitsap High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.80 164th 243 32.5%
2019 45.76 211th 358 41.1%
2021 54.83 145th 390 62.8%
2022 51.74 170th 368 53.8%
2023 50.74 168th 357 52.9%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at South Kitsap High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 24.51 26th 31 16.1%
2021 50.61 23rd 47 51.1%
2022 39.67 26th 38 31.6%
2023 25.36 25th 31 19.4%
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Rank History for Male students at South Kitsap High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.10 144th 254 43.3%
2019 37.90 235th 355 33.8%
2021 54.32 157th 395 60.3%
2022 36.58 234th 363 35.5%
2023 37.40 227th 358 36.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at South Kitsap High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 35.63 85th 121 29.8%
2021 42.73 78th 136 42.6%
2022 19.79 106th 124 14.5%
2023 23.53 93rd 118 21.2%
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Rank History for African American students at South Kitsap High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 35.96 72nd 111 35.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at South Kitsap High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 55.67 95th 241 60.6%
2021 78.60 34th 278 87.8%
2022 51.77 110th 261 57.9%
2023 55.10 97th 249 61.0%
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Rank History for Pacific Islander students at South Kitsap High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 52.54 7th 18 61.1%
2021 63.89 9th 33 72.7%
2023 83.73 3rd 9 66.7%
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Rank History for White students at South Kitsap High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.37 175th 222 21.2%
2019 33.81 284th 382 25.7%
2021 42.88 228th 413 44.8%
2022 37.95 253rd 390 35.1%
2023 35.25 260th 379 31.4%
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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

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 2.6)
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by a parent
Monday, August 10, 2020

Open Quote You will get out what you want to get out of any school, and both my kids chose AP classes at SKHS and finished with SAT scores much higher than average. Both were admitted to top universities and are excelling. Close Quote


by a citizen
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Open Quote Couldn't even compete in math. That's very SAD and yet our taxes keep going up to support non functioning students and Teachers, And 3 district administrators Here compared to one for Seattle which is larger. Whats wrong with this picture. State school Superintendent isn't doing the Job. Kids cant even read Mcguffy's reader books are to difficult to read at the then 4th grade level book. Close Quote


by a teacher
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Open Quote This is to comment on the statement about students having to stand. I work in this building. There are no students having to stand due to being crowded. I also attended this school as a student when the population was at its height and there was room for everyone. Great School! Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Open Quote My sister-in-law's geometry class is so crowded that two students have to stand each day during class because there are not enough chairs. Close Quote



Enrollment information for South Kitsap High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1846 23 99 42 67 n/a n/a 0 2077
1989 1801 22 113 48 72 n/a n/a 0 2056
1990 1749 27 127 47 99 n/a n/a 0 2049
1991 1773 30 130 50 95 n/a n/a 0 2078
1992 1793 29 105 41 93 n/a n/a 0 2061
1993 1837 31 114 47 97 n/a n/a 0 2126
1994 1870 28 133 44 94 n/a n/a 0 2169
1995 2005 43 138 55 79 n/a n/a 0 2320
1996 2005 43 138 55 79 n/a n/a 0 2320
1997 2065 53 144 59 81 n/a n/a 0 2402
1998 2113 62 139 62 74 n/a n/a 0 2450
1999 2119 71 159 72 71 n/a n/a 0 2492
2000 2155 70 168 68 82 n/a n/a 0 2543
2001 2129 63 183 74 75 n/a n/a 0 2524
2002 2102 74 184 84 80 n/a n/a 0 2524
2003 2102 74 184 84 80 n/a n/a 0 2524
2004 2050 74 185 79 85 n/a n/a 0 2473
2005 2079 79 181 69 80 n/a n/a 0 2488
2006 2126 66 182 68 83 n/a n/a 13 2538
2007 2103 76 199 66 76 n/a n/a 23 2543
2008 2049 77 191 91 66 n/a n/a 36 2510
2009 1930 82 200 90 55 n/a n/a 44 2401
2010 1810 84 188 105 60 n/a n/a 61 2308
2011 1638 53 135 189 43 31 117 0 2206
2012 1545 44 100 239 35 37 211 0 2211
2013 1474 31 78 258 26 36 273 0 2176
2014 1438 41 87 219 21 30 243 0 2079
2015 1407 38 75 188 20 33 239 0 2000
2016 1415 33 76 171 17 30 220 0 1962
2017 1603 35 99 241 24 41 250 0 2293
2018 1934 33 113 331 34 53 294 0 2792
2019 1828 40 116 318 29 66 280 0 2677
2020 1736 41 99 303 29 53 293 0 2554
2021 1686 45 91 285 23 52 292 0 2474
2022 1567 40 112 280 19 49 297 20 2384
2023 1515 38 121 349 13 47 280 26 2389

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 South Kitsap High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2077 94.0 22.0 0
1989 2056 89.0 23.1 n/a
1990 2049 89.5 22.8 0
1991 2078 92.1 22.5 n/a
1992 2061 90.8 22.6 n/a
1993 2126 93.4 22.8 n/a
1994 2169 103.1 21.0 n/a
1995 2320 97.7 23.7 n/a
1996 2320 97.7 23.7 n/a
1997 2402 103.3 23.3 n/a
1998 2450 103.7 23.6 n/a
1999 2492 105.8 23.6 n/a
2000 2543 107.6 23.6 n/a
2001 2524 103.5 24.4 n/a
2002 2524 110.2 22.9 14.2
2003 2524 110.2 22.9 14.2
2004 2473 111.0 22.3 16.5
2005 2488 111.3 22.4 17.2
2006 2538 110.0 23.1 19.4
2007 2543 109.7 23.2 20.2
2008 2510 111.8 22.5 21.6
2009 2401 111.8 21.5 24.9
2010 2308 110.6 20.8 27.9
2011 2206 105.8 20.8 21.1
2012 2211 99.3 22.2 35.6
2013 2176 101.0 21.5 22.9
2014 2079 n/a n/a 37.5
2015 2000 89.0 22.4 36.7
2016 1962 92.0 21.3 33.3
2017 2293 105.3 21.7 34
2018 2792 129.5 21.5 33.9
2019 2677 132.3 20.2 33.6
2020 2554 124.0 20.5 33.7
2021 2474 125.1 19.7 33.3
2022 2384 122.4 19.4 33.3
2023 2389 118.2 20.2 40.4

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 South Kitsap High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2077 94.0 22.0 0
1989 2056 89.0 23.1 n/a
1990 2049 89.5 22.8 0
1991 2078 92.1 22.5 n/a
1992 2061 90.8 22.6 n/a
1993 2126 93.4 22.8 n/a
1994 2169 103.1 21.0 n/a
1995 2320 97.7 23.7 n/a
1996 2320 97.7 23.7 n/a
1997 2402 103.3 23.3 n/a
1998 2450 103.7 23.6 n/a
1999 2492 105.8 23.6 n/a
2000 2543 107.6 23.6 n/a
2001 2524 103.5 24.4 n/a
2002 2524 110.2 22.9 14.2
2003 2524 110.2 22.9 14.2
2004 2473 111.0 22.3 16.5
2005 2488 111.3 22.4 17.2
2006 2538 110.0 23.1 19.4
2007 2543 109.7 23.2 20.2
2008 2510 111.8 22.5 21.6
2009 2401 111.8 21.5 24.9
2010 2308 110.6 20.8 27.9
2011 2206 105.8 20.8 21.1
2012 2211 99.3 22.2 35.6
2013 2176 101.0 21.5 22.9
2014 2079 n/a n/a 37.5
2015 2000 89.0 22.4 36.7
2016 1962 92.0 21.3 33.3
2017 2293 105.3 21.7 34
2018 2792 129.5 21.5 33.9
2019 2677 132.3 20.2 33.6
2020 2554 124.0 20.5 33.7
2021 2474 125.1 19.7 33.3
2022 2384 122.4 19.4 33.3
2023 2389 118.2 20.2 40.4

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.

6th Grade Immunization Rates

South Kitsap High School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
2019100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201993.7%0.4%0.8%5.0%97.8%96.9%97.1%95.8%97.3%97.7%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for South Kitsap High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $492 (3.5%) $13,404 (96.5%) $13,896
2020 $154 (1.4%) $11,227 (98.6%) $11,381
2021 $635 (3.6%) $16,907 (96.4%) $17,542
2022 $2,237 (12.1%) $16,213 (87.9%) $18,450

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

Impact of COVID-19 on South Kitsap High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 247th of 417 High schoolsRanks 229th of 442 High schools
 7.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (South Kitsap High School)68.266.3
 1.9%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (South Kitsap School District)69.665.2
 4.4%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)72.865.9
 6.9%
10th Grade Math (South Kitsap High School)2928.7
 0.4%
   10th Grade Math (South Kitsap School District)28.227
 1.2%
   10th Grade Math (Washington)42.433.3
 9.1%
11th Grade Science (South Kitsap High School)49.843.3
 6.5%
   11th Grade Science (South Kitsap School District)48.342.9
 5.3%
   11th Grade Science (Washington)5050.5
 0.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (South Kitsap High School)68.266.3
 1.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (South Kitsap School District)64.455.8
 8.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6152.9
 8.1%
All Grades Math (South Kitsap High School)2928.7
 0.4%
   All Grades Math (South Kitsap School District)52.242.9
 9.3%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.141
 9%
All Grades Science (South Kitsap High School)49.843.3
 6.5%
   All Grades Science (South Kitsap School District)54.548.3
 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 Students26772389
 10.8%
African American4038
 5%
American Indian2913
 55.2%
Asian116121
 4.3%
Hispanic318349
 9.7%
Pacific Islander6647
 28.8%
White18281515
 17.1%
Two or More Races280280
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients33.6%40.4%
 6.9%


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Students at South Kitsap High School are 63% White, 15% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 5% Asian, 2% Pacific Islander, 2% African American, 1% Not Specified.

South Kitsap High School ranks 229th of 442 Washington high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,389 students attended South Kitsap 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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