White River High School in Buckley Township, WA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,190
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    145 3.7
  • Ranking

White River High School is a public coed 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 145 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 145 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: One great thing about this school is the acceptance. This school is filled with such a wide variety of people; people of all different genders, races, abilities, interests, talents, etc.. So many different kinds of people wander through the halls of this school. The wonderful thing though is that all of these assorted people help out one another and are there for one another and friends with one another despite their differences. The supportive, accepting, compassionate environment at this school is something that makes it very unique. We've had multiple students with learning disabilities be dance royalty and everyone in this school celebrates and learns with those who are struggling or outsiders or different as if they didn't even know they were different. In a nutshell, love is something that makes this school great.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Teachers at this school are very varied. Some are passionate about their jobs and go above and beyond for their 'success in every way, and some others put in a minimal effort and don't seem to know much about what they teach. There are teachers who do extra work to find other ways of conveying the information needed to the students. There are teachers who have the same basic-level curriculum every year and those who keep up to date with their lessons and change them to be relevant to current events. Teachers at this school are for the most part dedicated and hardworking but there are a few that are so much more and a few who don't even have those two vital qualities. Because of the varied amount of teaching ability at this school I would have to rate it as only average because it is not full of the great teachers, it is only speckled with them.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: There is no bullying here, that the teachers see.
    • High School Junior
    • 1
    Extracurriculars: The band at my school is highly under rated, we are forced to move our class to the theater, because the band room is way way to small, but we are building a new football field because thats how this school uses its money
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers are good and include spiritual teachings as well.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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

Around White River High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

White River High School United States Washington Bonney Lake High School Enumclaw Senior High School Kentlake High School Orting High School Sumner High School
White 83.0% 51.0% 58.1% 78.0% 82.0% 61.0% 83.0% 76.0%
Hispanic 6.0% 25.0% 21.1% 11.0% 11.0% 15.0% 8.0% 11.0%
Multiracial 6.0% 2.8% 6.7% 6.0% 3.0% 7.0% 5.0% 6.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 1.4% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 7.2% 1.0% 0% 7.0% 0% 2.0%
African American 0% 15.0% 4.5% 1.0% 0% 6.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 21 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 50% School spirit, pride, positive attitudes, view
  • 20% Beautiful building and view, teachers, positive
  • 15% Pride, Appreciation, and Acceptance
  • 15% 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 15 responses

  • 60% Connections program
  • 27% Good athletes, hard working students, caring staff
  • 7% Incredible involvement with Special Needs students
  • 7% The size of the school

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 44% Beautiful campus, view of Rainier, good teachers
  • 22% Caring, considerate, driven
  • 17% Our school has spirit but also drugs and alcohol
  • 17% 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 17 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 59% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 24% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 6% I hate everything about this school.