High Schools Vs. High School

980 Words Oct 19th, 2015 4 Pages
Oakland High school is located in Tacoma, Washington, whereas, Interlake Senior High school is located in Bellevue, Washington. These two schools may seem like similar public high schools, however, they vary significantly. Interlake Senior High school has 1,569 students and a 90% graduation rate and only 19.9% of its students receive free or reduced lunch (“Interlake Senior High School”). The school’s major ethnicities consist of White (40.7%) and Asian (33.4%) (“Interlake Senior High School”). 74% of teachers have at least a master’s degree and 67 of 100 teachers teach core classes. Oakland High school’s statistics are slightly different. Oakland has 244 students and a graduation rate of 14.8% (“Oakland High School”). Of the 244 students, 79.5% receive free or reduced lunch and 35.3% are White, 31.9% are African American (“Oakland High School”). 57.1% of teachers have at least a master’s degree and 11 of the 14 teachers teach core classes. Just looking at these statistics shows the obvious differences between the two schools. The estimated household income in Bellevue, Washington is much higher than Tacoma, Washington. In Bellevue it is $92,942 (“Bellevue, Washington”). In Tacoma the median income is $50,807 (“Tacoma, Washington”). The housing values in both cities vary as well. Bellevue, Washington has average housing values listed at $551,300 (“Bellevue, Washington”). In Tacoma, they are at $197,800 (“Tacoma, Washington”). After reading the online readings provided, one…

More about High Schools Vs. High School

Open Document