White River High School in Buckley Township, WA - Niche

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White River High School is a public school in Buckley Township, Washington. It has 1,190 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 80% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 136 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

26928 120th St East
Buckley, WA 98321
(360) 829-3352

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3.7 from 136 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Health & Safety: There is tons of outreach for anti-bullying but there is very little to protect students. It is a small town and violence is very uncommon.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are only the larger clubs available and it is hard to organize students and teachers into creating more.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The school allowed for an open environment in which the student could pressure the things they wanted without putting pressure on them.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: I had a history teacher that was particularly good and seemed knowledgeable as well as capable of getting the students engaged, there was also a graphic design program taught by a teacher with experience in the field who was very supportive and great for answering questions.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Due to the location of the school, it was extremely easy to monitor school safety. We only had one road that led to the school, so it made it difficult for anyone hoping to cause harm difficult to cause harm. Many of these measures were frankly just not required at our school.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.33 Dieringer Heights Elementary School Public
3.00 Victor Falls Elementary School Public
3.00 Emerald Hills Elementary School Public
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2.66 Thunder Mountain Middle School Public
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2.00 Orting High School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Enumclaw Senior High School 4 mi. 1,387
3.00 Bonney Lake High School 4 mi. 1,384
2.00 Orting High School 7 mi. 741
3.00 Sumner High School 8 mi. 1,648
3.33 Kentlake High School 13 mi. 1,529

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

White River High School United States Bonney Lake High School Enumclaw Senior High School Kentlake High School Orting High School Sumner High School
White 83.0% 51.0% 78.0% 82.0% 61.0% 83.0% 76.0%
Hispanic 6.0% 25.0% 11.0% 11.0% 15.0% 8.0% 11.0%
Multiracial 6.0% 2.8% 6.0% 3.0% 7.0% 5.0% 6.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.0% 0% 7.0% 0% 2.0%
African American 0% 15.0% 1.0% 0% 6.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.4%
Grade 10 24.6%
Grade 11 25.3%
Grade 12 25.7%

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 17 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 6% Not sure.
  • 18% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 64% School spirit, pride, positive attitudes, view
  • 14% Beautiful building and view, teachers, positive
  • 14% Pride, Appreciation, and Acceptance
  • 7% Some good teachers, good music programs,

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 39% Cliques and drama
  • 17% Cliques, inferior Fine Arts program
  • 17% Some unqualified teachers
  • 17% Many students are disrespectful and rude
  • 11% Ignorant guards and faculty members

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 62% Connections program
  • 31% Good athletes, hard working students, caring staff
  • 8% Incredible involvement with Special Needs students

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 43% Beautiful campus, view of Rainier, good teachers
  • 29% Caring, considerate, driven
  • 14% Our school has spirit but also drugs and alcohol
  • 14% School spirit, helpful staff, great view

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 58% Be yourself, smile, be friendly, do sports, study!
  • 33% Don't judge before you get to know someone
  • 8% Keep your head down until you find a group

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 57% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 29% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.