If you want to know which neighborhoods in the Puget Sound region have the best schools, check out this top 10 list here.
It should come as no surprise that some of the top elementary schools in the state of Washington are also some of the most appealing areas, including Bainbridge Island, Bellevue and Kirkland. But some of the other top-performing elementary schools might surprise you. Great schools are scattered throughout the state.
The State Board of Education releases its school achievement index every year. The index looks at student test scores, graduation rates and other factors to determine how schools across the state are doing and to identify schools that may be struggling.
This ranking is based on that index from the 2012-13 school year, and only includes those schools that make the highest-ranked category, with a score of between 8 and 10.