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What Makes Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle School Unique

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle School is a public middle school in Southeast Seattle, WA. Rainier Valley Leadership Academy seeks to be a safe haven for students, holding fast to the mission to prepare all students for college, leadership and life. RVLA serves families from a cross-section of racial, cultural, and socioeconomic spectrums, enrolling students in grades 6 and 7 for the 2018-19 school year.

"I plan to provide opportunities for people of color to work in education, because if [students] don’t see themselves in their teachers, then we won’t have teachers who are people of color who are representative of the community. If you don’t have teachers of color, you’ll never have leaders of color either.'"

-Walter Chen, Principal, Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle School

About Green Dot Public Schools

Green Dot Public Schools is a network of public charter schools in the Puget Sound region, as well as Los Angeles and Memphis.

Our schools are free and open to all students, like other public schools.

We are part of Green Dot Public Schools, a national network of high performing public charter schools who have achieved breakthrough results and have been profiled on national publications like U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools.

Eight Green Dot high schools are ranked among the top 10% of schools nationally by US News & World Report, with four being in the top 5%.

Students enter Green Dot schools testing in the bottom 10% but are matching the graduation rate for the state.

These same students are 4 times more likely to graduate college-ready than students in neighboring schools.

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3900 S Holly Park Drive

Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: (206) 659-0956