School Details

Global Connections High School

4424 South 188th St, Seatac, WA 98188
(206) 433-2343
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 389 students 14 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

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84%
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
  • Highline School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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17%
22%
43%
51%
66%
41%
48%
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.
62%
75%
84%
69%
74%
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
  • Highline School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
9%
19%
15%
26%
35%
11%
17%
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
  • Highline School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Global Connections High School is a public high school in Seatac. The principal of Global Connections High School is Rick Harwood. 389 students attend Global Connections High School and are mostly Multiracial, Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 80% of the 389 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Global Connections High School is 14:1. Odyssey - the Essential School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 8%
Hispanic 42% 35%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 19% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 25%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Our family's current expereince with the staff for special education and the principal is not to our satisfactory. We found this staff to be very difficult in including us with all aspect of our special need's child who has Autism. Parents should do a prior visit of this school (it's a parents right to do this) and revisit (just observe) so you may get a better understanding of what your child is learning in the classes. We encourage your family to be active in the education of your child as parent we found communication to be very difficult and at time rude. Know you rights in special education is very key if you don't know that already.

  • (1 year ago)

    I don't have any experience with this school yet but I would like to have some updates or news about it.

  • (5 years ago)

    At Global Co. they teach you many ways to prepare for college how to get a job choosing the write career or choice 7 helpful habits of mind being confident in presentations work and self to marketing becoming bilingual and fso much more. We have teachers and other students all around us everday before after school and even at lunch to help you or teach you something new. When i think back from this year as a freshman we are kinda like AVID but wit personality. Now we may not have big rooms or newer stuff but i don't think that should change peoples mind about coming to global because by being apart of a small school you get more one on one with the teachers who are like devoted to teaching!

  • (6 years ago)

    Global Connections has created a learning environment for students to cultivate their ideas stretch their imaginations and show each student that he/she can be anything they want to be. I've met students who during their freshmen year didn't even consider a college education. But by their junior year were focused like laser beams on which college/university they're preparing to apply for admission. Our daughter is a sophomore at Global and chose to stay at Global rather than transfer to other schools in the Highline School district. We love the teachers staff and administrators.

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