Seattle Lutheran, Puget Sound Community top list of Seattle's most-improved private high schools

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By Hoodline - Published on August 26, 2019.

How do the private high schools in Seattle stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Seattle Lutheran High School's overall rating improved among similar schools in Seattle, rising from a B+ to an A-, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 4100 S.W. Genesee St., enrolls 128 students. Seattle Lutheran High School serves a somewhat diverse population: 59% of students identify as white, 20% identify as Asian and 10% identify as multiracial. Niche graded the school a B+ for academics — on an A-D scale — and a B+ for clubs and activities.

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Puget Sound Community School also saw its overall rating jump from a B+ to an A-. The school is located at 660 S. Dearborn St. and is much smaller, currently serving 50 students, of whom 72% identify as white.

Niche graded Puget Sound Community School an A- for academics — on an A-D scale — and a B for clubs and activities. The school's latest math proficiency was at %, and reading proficiency was %.

While some private high schools in Seattle are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Seattle Academy, with an overall rating of A+.
  • Seattle Preparatory School, with an A+ rating overall.
  • Holy Names Academy, rated A+ overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Seattle schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public elementary schools.

This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.

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