Only 68% of low-income students in Seattle graduate high school, compared to 86% of their non-low-income counterparts.
Washington state public school graduation rates are on the rise, with 79% of students graduating on time in 2016, up from 76% in 2013 – but they still fall behind the national average of 83%. Seattle Public Schools are slightly less than that, at 78%. But the opportunity gap persists, especially for low-income, Hispanic and black students, who graduate at significantly lower rates than their white counterparts. See graduation rates by district, by race and by income.