Bellevue schools ranked among the nation’s best

Bellevue schools ranked among the nation’s best

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Sammamish and four other Bellevue high schools are ranked among the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation by Newsweek.


by KING 5 News

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Bellevue’s five high schools made Newsweek’s list of “America’s Best High Schools.”

International School outranked the other local schools on the list, taking 31st among the 2,000 best public high schools in the nation and second in the state. The other Bellevue schools on the list were Newport, Interlake, Bellevue and Sammamish high schools.

Within the state, all five schools were within the top 20, with all but Sammamish making it on the top 5.

Newsweek’s ranking is based on six components, including four-year on-time graduation rates, average SAT and/or ACT scores and Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) tests taken per student.

Bellevue schools, which consistently make Newsweek’s list, offer AP classes to all high school students and more than 90 percent of Bellevue graduates complete at least one AP or IB course.

These Eastside high schools are also listed among the best in the nation the Washington Post list of “America's Most Challenging High Schools” and in U.S. News and World Report's “2013 Best High Schools.”

Where Bellevue schools stand on Newsweek’s list of America's best public high schools:

International School

  • National Rank: 31
  • State Rank: 2


Newport High School

  • National Rank: 80
  • State Rank: 3


Interlake High School

  • National Rank: 111
  • State Rank: 4


Bellevue High School

  • National Rank: 242
  • State Rank: 5


Sammamish High School

  • National Rank: 1337
  • State Rank: 19