School Details

Renton Senior High School

400 South 2nd St, Renton, WA 98055
(425) 204-3408
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1299 students 19 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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93%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Renton School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
29%
22%
61%
76%
66%
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79%
72%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 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.
78%
84%
84%
72%
82%
85%

High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Renton School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
16%
19%
7%
12%
35%
28%
21%
35%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Renton School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

5%
8%
15%
10%
6%
20%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Renton School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Renton Senior High School is a public high school in Renton. The principal of Renton Senior High School is Damien Pattenaude. 1,299 children attend Renton Senior High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 57% of the 1,299 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Renton Senior High School is 19:1. Sartori Education Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 19%
Asian 31% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 25%
Hispanic 17% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 31%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.9% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 51%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a great school to be at. Your children will learn a lot in this school. Excellent staffs and curriculum. I'm currently a student and I never saw a fight in this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a great school to be at. Your children will learn a lot in this school. Excellent staffs and curriculum. I'm currently a student and I never saw a fight in this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Renton is a great school ! Disregard the review below me. My child learned alot here. This is a much better school then the school some of her friends are attending (Rainier Beach and Cleveland). Limbergh is better then Renton I have to admit and Garfield is an outstanding school (but very hard to get in). Any way Renton is still a great school. If your student has an acadenic drive they will be successful here.

  • (6 years ago)

    Renton is a great school for your kid to make friends and learn absolutely nothing. The students all come from Dimmit Middle School with little or no skills. The teachers try to maintain high standards and some students strive to meet the standards. The others provide a constant distraction in order to keep the focus off of their inability to comprehend what is going on. Ultimately it compromises the classroom environment and takes away the ability of many students to achieve all that they can. This school has a culture where failure is mainstream. Until Renton manages to attack this culture and construct one in which it is the norm to achieve it will be a place where your child's education will be compromised. The current Principal is working to change this culture but he is in his first year. If he sticks it out he will probably be successful.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great School old Principle Sucks but new Interim Principle is awesome and should stay. Very Diverse school among the district unlike Lindbergh and Hazen which is mostly white students and white teachers and white counselors and white security guards. Great 'Normal' basketball program should be number 1 in state for 2007-2008 but always fall short to the illicitly recruited private high schools in the greater Seattle.

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