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.