Eastlake High School in Sammamish, WA - Niche

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Eastlake High School is a public school in Sammamish, Washington. It has 1,604 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 96% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 303 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

400 228th Ne
Sammamish, WA 98074
(425) 936-1500

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3.7 from 303 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: For the most part, eastlake is a pretty good school. It sometimes feels a bit hard to fit in with everyone, but almost every person I talk to is very friendly. Cliques don't seem to be a big problem, everyone says hi to everyone in the halls giving it a family atmosphere.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I was only at Eastlake for a year until I started attending school for running start. I'm pretty reserved so I found the outgoing personalities of the staff, teachers and students irritating. I mostly payed attention in class and ate my lunch outside. I',m most indifferent to this school.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Overall, Eastlake has been a very pleasant experience. From everything I've heard, people really admire the WSPS (wolf strong pack strong) motto about Eastlake. There really is a family type community at Eastlake that comes from having a strong ASB group led by leadership teacher / football coach Don Bartel. The teachers are also very supportive and most of them genuinely care about the students. The biggest negative is probably the cliques and rich kid arrogance. Located in a wealthy area such as Sammamish, it is sort of expected, but Eastlake some major gossip issues. Fights are minimal though. Many students feel the pressures of trying to fit in.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: For the most part, I really enjoyed the sporting events and school spirit, the inside the classroom experience, and most of the teachers and staff there. One thing I wish I could do over is the choice of my friend group, but I also wouldn't change it because I've learned a lot from the mistakes that I have made with them.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: It wasn't bad or anything, but i feel like i'm not that close to people here

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Brightmont Academy - Sammamish Private, Alternative, Coed
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3.00 Eastside Catholic School Private, Religious
4.00 Samantha Smith Elementary School Public
4.00 Skyline High School Public
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4.00 Sunny Hills Elementary School Public
4.00 Pine Lake Middle School Public
4.00 Creekside Elementary School Public
Sammamish Christian School & Noah's Ark Preschool Private, Religious
Montessori Children's House Private, Montessori
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4.00 Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School Public
4.00 Challenger Elementary School Public
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4.00 Emily Dickinson Elementary School Public
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4.00 Evergreen Middle School Public
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4.33 Bennett Elementary School Public
4.00 Rosa Parks Elementary School Public
4.00 Grand Ridge Elementary School Public
4.00 John J. Audubon Elementary School Public
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Issaquah Special Services Public
4.00 Issaquah Valley Elementary School Public
French Immersion School of Washington Private
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St. Joseph School Private, Religious
4.00 Issaquah Middle School Public
Tiger Mountain Community High School Public, Alternative
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4.00 Clark Elementary School Public
4.33 The Overlake School Private
The Sammamish Montessori School Private, Montessori
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4.00 Issaquah High School Public
4.33 Spiritridge Elementary School Public
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4.00 Horace Mann Elementary School Public
4.33 Eastgate Elementary School Public
Eastside Christian School Private, Religious
Bellevue Children's Academy Private
Northern Lights Montessori School Private, Montessori
4.00 Benjamin Rush Elementary School Public
4.00 Redmond Middle School Public
4.00 Lake Hills Elementary School Public
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America's Child Montessori School Private, Montessori
4.00 Stevenson Elementary School Public
4.00 Sammamish Senior High School Public
3.00 Tolt Middle School Public
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Early World Children's School Private, Alternative
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3.00 Carnation Elementary School Public
3.66 East Ridge Elementary School Public
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Chestnut Hill Academy Private
CHOICE Program Public
Academic Institute Private
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4.33 Tyee Middle School Public
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Summit Classical Christian School Private, Religious
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Skyline High School 1 mi. 2,046
4.00 Issaquah High School 6 mi. 2,032
4.33 Interlake Senior High School 4 mi. 1,516
4.00 Redmond High School 7 mi. 1,891
4.00 Sammamish Senior High School 6 mi. 987

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Eastlake High School United States Interlake Senior High School Issaquah High School Redmond High School Sammamish Senior High School Skyline High School
White 76.0% 51.0% 41.0% 66.0% 65.0% 46.0% 64.0%
Asian 10.0% 4.8% 33.0% 19.0% 15.0% 19.0% 23.0%
Hispanic 7.0% 25.0% 13.0% 7.0% 11.0% 19.0% 5.0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 8.0% 5.0% 6.0% 8.0% 3.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 5.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.2%
Grade 10 25.6%
Grade 11 22.4%
Grade 12 26.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 22% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 32% Teacher/student relationships
  • 26% Relatively chill
  • 13% Great friends you can make
  • 9% Art classes
  • 8% Sports events
  • 4% Science classes
  • 4% Learning real world skills
  • 2% Running Start Program
  • 2% Trains students for college

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 33% Rich kids who are super self-absorbed
  • 33% Cliquey
  • 17% Many people are not accepted
  • 17% Sporty popular click

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 27 responses

  • 63% Wolf Strong Pack Strong
  • 22% Unity
  • 11% Teachers help a lot
  • 4% We have very high number of under age drinking

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 40% Like a family
  • 28% Diverse
  • 12% Hard working
  • 12% Surprisingly genuine
  • 8% Competetive

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 42% Be yourself no matter who is watching
  • 19% Don't get distracted
  • 15% Hard work pays off.
  • 12% Get involved. School is more enjoyable that way
  • 8% You'll be appreciated for authenticity eventually
  • 4% Especially sports and clubs

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 13% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.