20 Best Public High Schools in Washington



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19. Vancouver School of Arts & Academics, Vancouver, WA

Vancouver School of Arts & Academics is a public school in Vancouver, Washington. It has 584 students in grades 6-12. The school is small so preparation for the real world is somewhat there, but not all at the same time.

It is a very enriching environment and teaches students that it is important to do what you love in order to have a truly fulfilling life. Unlike many other schools, this school teaches the importance of the arts and acknowledges how crucial it is to have them in the education system.

The Academic opportunities are great. There are many AP courses offered and the curriculum in every class is written to challenge students and teachers strive to meet every child’s learning method.

Most all of the teachers are very happy to be teaching at this school. They are passionate about what they teach and do their best to make sure their students succeed. Curriculum changes have made things hard on everyone in the school, as standardized tests have changed.

Though some extracurricular clubs suffer from a lack of participation, this is only because of the small number of students at the school. The clubs are diverse and generally quite enjoyable, with clubs for Ultimate Frisbee, GSA, National Honor Society, Mathematics, Gardening, and many things in between.

Vancouver School of Arts & Academics has very good spirit. VSAA does not offer sports, but their support for the arts is very strong and each member of the school is required to take each art form at least once. They respect each art form and have showcases displaying the work each art form has been working on. They are always trying to find ways to interest people in all art forms.

  • Lopez Middle High School graduation rate is 95.0%. National average is 82.2%.
  • 88.0% students of Lopez Middle High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state math assessment test.
  • 93.0% students of Lopez Middle High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state reading/language arts assessment test.
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