Best Public Schools in Zip Code 98188


The 98188 zip code area in Washington is home to 6 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school, all part of the Highline School District, except for Thorndyke Elementary, which is part of the Tukwila School District. The schools serve a diverse student population, with high percentages of African American, Hispanic, and Asian students, as well as a significant number of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

Among the standout schools in the area, McMicken Heights Elementary shines with the highest proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Math, and Science, while Tyee High School stands out for having the highest graduation rate and the lowest student-teacher ratio. However, the data also reveals significant performance gaps between the schools, with some, like Bow Lake Elementary and Thorndyke Elementary, performing well below the district and state averages.

The wide range in spending per student, from $19,000 to $52,086, raises questions about potential funding inequities and how resources are allocated across the district. The presence of Valley View Early Childhood Center, with its high student-teacher ratio and significant spending per student, highlights the district's focus on early childhood education, which can have long-term impacts on student success.

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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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