School Details

Avanti High School

1113 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 596-7900
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 155 students 17 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)

In 2013-2014 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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86%
72%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2013-2014 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Olympia School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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71%
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83%
70%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2013-2014 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Olympia School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Avanti High School is a public high school in Olympia. The principal of Avanti High School is Michael Velasquez. 155 students go to Avanti High School and identify primarily as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 38% of the 155 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Avanti High School is 17:1. Olympia High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 8%
Hispanic 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 77% 74%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian 0.8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school goes above and beyond. The teachers care. The curriculum is challenging but it matters. It's almost the perfect educational institution. Just check out these other positive reviews.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am currently a Sophomore at AHS. Why it's so magical No extra tuition you can attend no matter where you live you can join during any year there are ZERO "cliques" "posse's" minorities or segregated groups. Zero bully tolerance (which really works). It is a work at your own pace school. Off campus lunch because we are downtown. My experience To attend Avanti you have o e interviewed which is not as intimidating as it sounds! you just sit down and talk about you ( Then you go through a three week Orientation which is really a lot of fun.. Just to get the gist of how things work here before you start! Also you take multiple tests (personality brain and mind set) so they can individualize your classes to fit your needs. Schedule Four days a week for three hours! Fridays are optional tutor days. You only have three classes so you can focus on them. Work at your own pace. You can finish a class so quick if you want to then move on to the next class! also we have Apex (online classes ( ) Teachers SO PASSIONATE. They really take the time to get to know you and schedule your learning plan around your individual needs. They prepare up for college!

  • (4 years ago)

    Avanti High School is a beautiful diamond hidden in a world of rocks. Many schools offer a rigid and unforgiving atmosphere. Avanti allows for a flexible honest engaging accepting and real environment conducive not only to relevant learning but also to the growth of all students. When you learn at Avanti the courses offered teach you not only arithmetic and writing but about yourself your community world and help you to develop skills for life. Avanti is not just another school. Avanti is a revolution in thinking teaching and learning. From day one when every student discovers their learning style you know you belong. It is a safe healthy happy and loving environment. There is no harassment no prejudiced no fear or hate. Classes are filled with intelligent conversation and people generally want to learn. The entire educational process is tailored to the student with none ever feeling the famous disconnect between the assignment and "real life". The teachers are incredible and care about their students. The principal is a wonderful leader and someone who we can trust. And the students? Some of the best friends I've ever had.

  • (4 years ago)

    Avanti is a school that offers choice.There is no tolerance for bullying harassment or prejudice whatsoever. All people and families are welcome and accepted for who they are at Avanti....Avanti has a special focus on Service Learning and Cultural Awareness....Teachers make learning relevant by creating individualized learning plans for each student. (Individual learning styles and ability are also a consideration). Students receive more individual attention from teachers and staff which leads to trusting positive relationships.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Avanti High School because they focus on not leaving anyone behind no matter what learning method is best for them. They are extremely underfunded yet they consistently provide a quality education to their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Avanti is the best Alternative Learning Environment in all of Olympia! All youth are welcome and they are a community! Principal Velasquez is approachable and sincere in his caring and interest in all of his students. He is a great role model for students. I found they are committed to diversity and progressive issues such as making Avanti a safe place for all students from diverse background whether it be ethnic creed or gender. I appreciate the tone at Avanti finding Avanti was a blessing to our family! I am so happy to see my son smile and give a big thumbs up when I ask him how school was that day! He is a 10th grader who is excited to get up early and go to school! This speaks for itself! Thank you Avanti School and Staff!

  • (5 years ago)

    The Curriculum can be adjusted to fit each student. This is truly a no child left behind program and the Staff is excellent.

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