Best Schools in Seattle: Elementary Schools & Middle Schools

The state of Washington has numerous high-performing schools, many of them in and around the Seattle area. While many of the highest-ranking schools, according to the 2019 U.S. News Best Schools Rankings, are located in Bellevue and Mercer Island, there are a few high-performing schools within Seattle itself.1

If you are relocating your family to Seattle, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to your children’s education. While this article will focus primarily on public schools, we have also included some top-tier private schools in this list of the best schools in Seattle.

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Best Elementary Schools in Seattle


The Bush School

This independent private school offers instruction from kindergarten to 12th grade. Located on Harrison Street in the affluent Denny-Blaine neighborhood, this is an exclusive school. It currently enrolls less than 700 students. If you are willing to invest in a $29,055 to $37,255 yearly tuition (financial aid is available), The Bush School is one of the best options for your child’s education.

Fairmount Park Elementary

Located in between the neighborhoods of High Point and Seaview in West Seattle, this public elementary school is highly ranked. With less than 530 students enrolled and a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1, Fairmount Park students obtain a valuable learning experience and a great jumping-off point for their educational careers.

Best Middle Schools in Seattle


Hamilton International Middle School

Hamilton International students attend school on a campus featuring beautiful red brick buildings with large windows. A highly rated public school with just a little over 1,200 students, the student-teacher ratio remains reasonable at 22 to 1. Located north of Lake Union in the Wallingford neighborhood, this is one of the best middle schools in Seattle.

Eckstein Middle School

While middle school can be tough, Eckstein Middle School has numerous unique educational programs students can choose from. With an overall A- grade on, this public school is located in northeast Seattle and offers instruction from grades 6th to 8th.

Lake Washington Girls Middle School

If you are willing to invest in a private education for your kids, the Lake Washington Girls Middle School in central Seattle is a great option for your daughters. Junior High can be a challenging time for many kids; going to an all-girls school might help alleviate some of that anxiety. This school only has 108 students in grades 6 to 8 and an exceptional student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1.


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  1. S. News & World Report – Best High Schools in Washington
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