Best Public Schools in Zip Code 98148


The 98148 zip code area is home to a diverse array of schools, including 1 elementary school, 3 high schools, and 1 alternative school. These institutions serve students with varying academic needs and socioeconomic backgrounds, showcasing both high-performing and underperforming schools within the Highline School District.

Among the standout schools in the area is CHOICE Academy, a high school that ranks 43rd out of 442 Washington high schools and boasts a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. This school excels in both English Language Arts and Math proficiency, with 81.82% and 52.38% of 10th graders meeting or exceeding standards, respectively. Additionally, CHOICE Academy maintains a high 4-year graduation rate of 88.2% and a 0% dropout rate. In contrast, Highline High School lags behind in academic performance, with test scores below the district and state averages.

The elementary school in the area, North Hill Elementary, also stands out, ranking 336th out of 1,169 Washington elementary schools and earning a 4-star rating. This school outperforms the district and state averages in English Language Arts and Math proficiency across all grade levels. However, the schools in the 98148 zip code vary significantly in their student populations, with Highline High School having a majority Hispanic student body and North Hill Elementary having a more balanced racial makeup. These differences in student demographics are reflected in the schools' free/reduced lunch rates, which range from 30% to 74.89%, indicating varying levels of economic disadvantage among the student populations.

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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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