America's Best High Schools
- In its 2015 review of more than 21,000 public high schools, U.S. News & World Report awarded gold-medal status to Bainbridge High School ranking it the seventh best public high school in Washington state (for a second year) and No. 321 nationwide. Silver-ranked Eagle Harbor high School is 40th in the state and No. 1,412 nationally.
- In 2015, Newsweek again designated Bainbridge High School as one of "America's Top High Schools." The publication’s rankings assess schools based on a broad range of data to determine which institutions do the best job of preparing students for college.
America's Best STEM Education Schools
- In 2015, U.S. News & World Report also recognized Bainbridge High School as one of America's best science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) schools.
2014 Washington Achievement Awards
- In 2014, four Bainbridge Island Public School District schools made the state’s highest grade by winning the Washington Achievement Award for student progress. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) named Bainbridge High School and Ordway, Captain Charles Wilkes and Captain Johnston Blakely elementary schools among 401 top-performing schools statewide. The OSPI cited all four schools for Overall Excellence. Ordway, Wilkes and Blakely also stood out for Math Growth. BHS earned additional recognition for Reading Growth.
Washington Achievement Awards celebrate the state's top performing schools in specific categories: overall excellence, and special recognition in language arts, math, science, graduation rate, improvement, and closing achievement gaps. Bainbridge High School, Eagle Harbor High School, Woodward Middle School, Odyssey Multiage Program and Wilkes Elementary School have all won this award multiple times in the past.