How good are the schools in Seattle, WA?

Seattle encompasses 165 public elementary, middle and high schools. Seattle also has 317 private schools. One hundred and five 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: 7.1 /10

How we calculate this.


Seattle has a lower score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
195,735
Total Teachers
10,992

Student-Teacher Ratio

18:1

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

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.