7 Washington public high schools rank among best in the U.S., report finds

Seven Washington schools ranked in the top 500 best public schools in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.

There are nearly 24,000 secondary schools across the nation. The U.S. News Top 500 list represents roughly the top 2% of schools.

The top public school in Washington is Tesla STEM High School in Redmond, which secured the #12 spot in the national rankings. Their scorecard has them at a near-perfect score of 99.93, earning top marks for college readiness, enrollment and graduation rate.

According to the rankings, 100% of Tesla STEM students passed at least one AP exam, and the school has a 98% proficiency rate in math, 99% in reading, 95% in science and a graduation rate of more than 98%.

Other top Washington schools are as follows:

  • Tesla STEM High School (Redmond, #12)
  • International School (Bellevue, #59)
  • Raisbeck Aviation High School (Tukwila, #213)
  • Newport Senior High School (Bellevue, #253)
  • Bellevue High School (Bellevue, #291)
  • Mercer Island High School (Mercer Island, #368)
  • Interlake Senior High School (Bellevue, #457)

Of the seven schools in the top 500 for the country, four of them are in the Bellevue School District, and all of them are located in King County.

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You can find the full list of top 500 high schools in the U.S. here, as well as the rankings for all Washington high schools here.