School Performance Report

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About Our School

Patrick Murphy, SuperintendentAvanti HS

Michael Velasquez, Principal 

Avanti High School is a progressive learning environment where students are expected to demonstrate mastery of the material provided them.  All students are held to a high standard and provided the support to reach their goals.  The school places an emphasis on personalization, self-directedness, and developing a set of intellectual skills and emotional dispositions that prepare students to be successful in their next step after high school, whether it be University, Technical or Community College, or direct movement into the workforce.  All students earn credit towards a high school diploma by engaging in a variety of learning activities, experiences, and projects such as:

  • Personalized learning plans/independent learning
  • Internships/service learning/experiential learning
  • 21st century skills/habits of mind and heart
  • Cooperative learning/small group instruction
  • Relationship-based educational environment
  • Arts integration/social justice
  • Thematic classes/interdisciplinary/deeper learning
  • Dual enrollment at Avanti, New Market Skills Center, Running Start, Capital & Olympia High Schools 


Avanti enrolls students in grades 9-12 (ages 14-21). Students applying to Avanti from Olympia High School, Capital High School, The Olympia Regional Learning Academy, or in-district middle school have priority for enrollment over all candidates residing outside of the Olympia School District.  Students are welcome to apply to Avanti anytime for one of our three orientation cohorts (September/November/February).  Applications for enrollment may be obtained from the Avant office directly or from the student's home school of residence counselor.  

2017-18 School Facts

Based on the October 2017 enrollment report, there were 145 students enrolled at Avanti High School.



 Student Demographics         

 Hispanic/Latino of any race(s)   
     Male students
 Black/African American
0.0%    Female students
White 77.9%   Free & Reduced Price Meals 26.2%
 Two or More Races
11.0%   Special Education 9.4%

Teacher Information

  • Number of classroom teachers: 9
  • Average years of teacher experience: 17.0
  • Teachers with at least a Master's Degree: 88.9%



2017-18 District Operating Budget 




 Building Administration
 $7,637,978  6.11%
 Maintenance & Operations    $7,499,474  6.00%
 District Support
 $5,468,904  4.37%
 $4,146,011  3.32%
 Utilities & Insurance  $3,768,454  3.01%
 Food Service
 $2,971,241  2.38%
 Other  $503,646  0.40%
 Added to Reserve (restricted & unrestricted)   $1,507,209  1.21%
 Total Expenditures  $125,020,201  100.00%




 $29,792,066  23.83%
 Federal    $5,185,039  4.15%
 Other Sources                          
 $776,321  0.62%
 Total Revenue  $125,020,201  100.00%

Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program

State tests required for graduation vary by graduation year per state legislation.

State and federal requirements for testing and graduation have been evolving, and include a combination of High School Proficiency Exams, Smarter Balanced Assessments, End of Course Exams and alternatives.

For detailed information about the requirements for each graduating class, visit the OSPI Website  and click on Graduation Requirements.

 2016-17 High School


 2017-18 High School

 Our School  
 Our District 
 WA State 
   Our School 
 Our District 
 WA State 
 81.3  84.9  73.6  85.7  87.3  69.5
 SBA Math
 0.0  32.8  25.9  50.0  61.1  40.6
 EOC Biology
 81.8  83.6  71.6  41.4**  32.6**  30.3**

  *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 the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematicsreadingsciencewritingthe artscivicseconomicsgeographyU.S. history, and in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL).

In 2017, NAEP began administering 
digitally based assessments (DBA) for mathematics, reading, and writing, with additional subjects to be added in 2018 and 2019.

For Washington State NAEP results please visit this link.


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.