RAINIER BEACH HIGH SCHOOL

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8815 SEWARD PARK AVE S
SEATTLE, WA 98118
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Phone: 206-252-6350
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 4
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Seattle Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 147.8
  • Number Students: 591
  • Number Teachers: 30
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6428
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 100
  • Principal: Ms Dwane Chappelle
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (21 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (14 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-12-15
    "As previously stated in 2011, Rainier Beach had 90% of its teachers and staff Transferred/released but it was certainly not for the worst. We went through a 2-3 year process to get the International baccalaureate(IB) Program, which by the why is the most challenging courses you can take in high school and I would know since I am 1 of 12 remaining in the full program in the senior class. We like to refer Rainier Beach as the "New Beach" where in the start of 2012 we increased test scores up around 40% if I am not mistaken. Yes sports are a still huge factor in our school reputation since its the only positive thing outsiders see from Rainier Beach although we have been on the news about IB and other positive thing. I would recommend RBHS to any parent that wants their child to have a bright future and have fun on the why there."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-06-20
    "This high school is going downhill fast. It was already in crisis, and this last school year has been the worst yet. There is no accountability for students' behavior. The administrative team and dean of students have all been fired or transferred, and 90% of the staff requested transfers. It is impossible for teachers to teach in this chaos. Students run the show and they know there is no consequence for their actions. The climate is abysmal. I would not recommend sending any child to this school. Classroom behavior is appalling and fraught with disrespect, and students "hang out" in the hallways while swearing, pushing, shoving and doing nothing constructive. No presence of any administrators in the halls. This year's assistant principal was afraid of the students and did not hold them accountable, nor did the dean. Only one of the two principals was every visible, and even then only some of the time. Test scores have gone down every year. Everyone asks why the district leaves this failing school, with low enrollment, open?"
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-06-13
    "Rainier Beach High School students lack respect for themselves and others including staff members and students.Students also lack discipline.Profanity is used in almost every sentence they use and students aren't treated equally when it comes to disciplinary action based on what "sports you play" or how well does your "parent knows your teacher" kind of thing. Some teachers try their hardest to help these students some teachers don't.I think some of the teachers are too afraid to discipline a student like giving detention or sending them to the main office. So instead of giving that student detention,he or she(teacher) just sits there and do nothing. The securities barely do anything to the students who do get into trouble. They just have them sit down in their office and wait till class is over. There is also a high percentage of students hanging around the "half circle" across the street between the Lake Washington Apartments and Sear's Market Place. Its a based of drug dealers and students from Rainier Beach High School and from other schools who've dropped out or skipped class."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-24
    "I loved rainierbeach i graduated from there in 85 and yes it was mainly focused on sports back then like it is now. I ran on the track team and every year we won state. We could not be beat..."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-04-26
    "I love Rainier Beach. The teachers try their hardest to help the students succeed. People misunderstand the school because of the neighborhood. Majority of students try their hardest to graduate and seek higher education. Yes, the school has bad seeds, but what school doesnt? Rainier Beach is like a family to me and im devastated that I attend a different school."
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