Best Public Schools in Zip Code 98198


The 98198 zip code area is home to 10 schools, including 6 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 3 high schools, spread across three different school districts: Highline School District, Kent School District, and Federal Way School District. The data reveals a mix of standout schools and those facing challenges, with significant performance disparities across the area.

Maritime High School stands out for its exceptional performance on the SBAC English Language Arts test, with 81.08% of 10th graders proficient or better, far exceeding the Highline School District and Washington state averages. However, the school's math performance lags behind. In contrast, Des Moines Elementary and Woodmont K-8 School demonstrate strong overall performance on the SBAC tests, outpacing their respective district and state averages.

The data also reveals significant socioeconomic challenges faced by many students in the 98198 area, with high rates of free and reduced-price lunch recipients across the schools. This, coupled with the wide range in spending per student, from $6,950 at Maritime High School to $36,410 at Cascade Public Schools, suggests that funding levels may play a role in the observed performance disparities. Additionally, the inclusion of a public charter school, Cascade Public Schools, offers insights into the impact of different school models on student outcomes in the area.

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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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