In the spring of 2015, US News & World Report ranked Friday Harbor High School no. 17 in Washington State, and no. 774 in the nation from 49 states and the District of Columbia (Nebraska was not included).
Annually,US News and World Report ranks colleges, graduate schools, online programs and high schools using statistical analyses that includes performance on state assessments (taking into account the test scores of disadvantaged students), and then, nationally, college-readiness by student success in Advanced Placement (AP) programs.
This recognition includes designations of gold, silver or bronze medals to the top ranking high schools. Friday Harbor High School earned a silver medal for school year 2014-15, designating achievement in state assessments, college readiness and a ranking in the top 500 schools in the nation.
Friday Harbor High School has recently been recognized in the areas of marine science, robotics, athletics, drama and art, through awards, competitions and highly acclaimed performances.