How good are the schools in Seattle, WA?

Seattle encompasses 165 public elementary, middle and high schools. Seattle also has 317 private schools. Thirty-three high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Seattle is also home to 16 colleges and/or universities, two of which earned places on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 7.3 /10

How we calculate this.


Seattle has a lower score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
195,911
Total Teachers
10,762

Student-Teacher Ratio

18:1

Based on 2015 National Center for Education Statistics data

All High Schools in Seattle

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.