UW Pipeline Project

Rainier Beach High School

About the School:

Rainier Beach is a comprehensive high school with the smaller size that many parents prefer. This provides more personalized education in which the staff is able to know students well – a key factor in student achievement.

Through the International Baccalaureate program, the arts and music classes, the CTE classes, and AP Computer Science courses students work with a group of teachers over a period of time.

Strong mentoring programs support incoming ninth-graders in the transition to high school. This continues until students graduate. We have created a climate in which all students feel a sense of belonging, and these efforts are paying off in improved student achievement – our shared goal for all of our students.

Some of our highlights include:

  • The International Baccalaureate program offers students and families a great opportunity to participate in the IB diploma program during their high school years. It offers excellent college preparation and a well-rounded education.  
  • Approximately 29 community partners, in addition to the PTSA, supporting academics, college planning  and social/emotional needs
  • A strong athletic program focused on the academics and creating student-athletes
  • A small school atmosphere in which students are known by many adults in the building
  • Full-time arts and music programs


Rainier Beach HS Protesting and Marching


Stunning surge in Rainier Beach graduation rate

Rainier Beach and Cleveland High among state’s most improved schools in 2015

Head of RBHS PTSA invited to be honored at White House

Volunteer Paperwork:
To complete the Rainier Beach WA BLOC volunteer paperwork, click here.