School Performance Report

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About Our School

Patrick Murphy, SuperintendentAvanti HS

Michael Velasquez, Principal 

Our Vision: 
Our philosophy provides for a creative, authentic, mastery based educational system that equips all students with intellectual skills and promotes emotional intelligence. Students are empowered, informed citizens who contribute actively toward a democratic and equitable society. Avanti honors diversity and builds on the strength of its community, deliberately and explicitly, challenging all forms of inequity.

Our Mission: 
Avanti is a small innovative public high school that provides a personalized learning environment. We build lifelong connections to learning, creativity, resourcefulness, and social justice. Avanti’s mission is to promote compassion, critical thinking, and creative self-expression, while emphasizing high standards for all students within an interdisciplinary structure.

Our Core Themes: 

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Arts integration
  • Performance-based learning
  • Collaboration over competition
  • Depth in curriculum over coverage
  • Relationship-based environment, importance placed on community
  • Learning to use one’s mind well
  • Personalization
  • Student as worker; teacher as coach
  • Demonstrations of mastery
  • A tone of decency and trust
  • Developing the habits of mind and heart


2020-21 School Facts

Based on the October 2020 enrollment report, there were 142 students enrolled at Avanti High School.



 Student Demographics         

 Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
 8.5%       Male students
 Black/African American
2.8%    Female students
 White  81.7%    Gender X  0.7%
 Two or More Races 7.0%    Free & Reduced Price Meals 32.7%

   Special Education 10.5% 

Teacher Information

  • Number of classroom teachers: 10
  • Average years of teacher experience: 16
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 80%



2020-21 District Operating Budget 




 Building Administration
 $8,138,680  5.74%
 Maintenance & Operations    $7,927,952  5.60%
 District Support
 $8,389,655  5.92%
 $3,480,019  2.46%
 Utilities & Insurance  $4,098,644  2.89%
 Food Service
 $2,723,756  1.92%
 Other  $56,723  0.04%
 Total Expenditures  $142,286,695  100.00%




 $26,151,733  18.16%
 Federal    $9,194,223  6.38%
 Other Sources                          
 $1,270,827  0.88%
 Total Revenue  $143,013,161  99%

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program 

Due to pandemic-related school closures, 2019-20 assessment data is not available and data for 2020-21 is limited. Learn more on the State Testing FAQ page.


Washington students participate in state tests annually in the spring, to assess their progress as well as the progress of our educational system as a whole.

Our state uses the Smarter Balanced assessment system, aligned to Washington's K-12 Learning Standards. The scores below represent the percent of students meeting standard in three core subjects, ELA, Math, and for grades 5, 8 and 11, Science (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science or WCAS).

 2019-20 High School (Not available)


 2020-21 High School (Not available)

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
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 89.4%  80.1%  51.2%
 SBA Math
 ---  ---  ---  29.2%  45.2%  24.4%

    *ELA (English Language Arts) scores include reading and writing.
  **Reflects the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) test, administered for the first time in spring 2018. 

Avanti High School Mission Statement

Our mission at Avanti High School is to provide an academically challenging, motivating and caring environment where students pursue the knowledge and skills that lead to their success. Through a variety of personalized learning activities, students become individualistic thinkers. Our students follow diverse paths to graduation, armed with a plan for life after high school. Avanti students strive for quality as they become responsible citizens in the world community.

Olympia School District Vision

We envision a supportive environment that promotes trust, growth and achievement of the highest standards. We build our capacity for success through leading-edge programs and operations based on continuous improvement. We have 100 percent commitment to quality and excellence in all things.


National Assessment of Educational Progress

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is a survey of grade student achievement in core subject areas. NAEP measures what students across the country know and can do in 10 subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science. Current state level results may be viewed here.

To learn more about NAEP, visit this page.


For More Information

If you would like more details about student achievement and demographics, visit the OSPI website and select reports by district or school.

If you would like other information about Avanti High School please call (360) 596-7900.