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Bellevue, WA
Students enrolled: 530

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15027 NE Belred Rd
Bellevue, WA 98007

(425) 456-6400
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September 18, 2014
This is a great school from the teachers, to the staff and kids. We moved from northern San Diego to Bellevue in June 2014 and I read the reviews posted here and was hesitate at best to have my son enter 6th grade at Highland. I even went as far as going to the school and another middle school in the area to speak to them and submit a transfer over the summer. Our transfer was not approved at the other middle school as they were at capacity. What a blessing in disguise, we are SO happy with Highland and our 11 year son adores all of his teachers, the staff and the kids are so kind and welcoming. My son received his laptop and we are so impressed with the technology in the Bellevue School District. Everything is going so well and we are so happy to be at Highland!

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2014
We have had a really bad year at Highland. Her block teacher was disorganized and unreliable. She would get zeroes for "overdue work" when our kid had turned it in on time, but the teacher had either lost it or not taken the time to go through her inbox for weeks. There are unruly kids who are not held accountable for their behavior and adversely affect the learning environment in the classroom. We are not going to continue at this school. Not all the teachers are this bad, there are some really good ones. Unfortunately we were stuck with a terrible one.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2014
This school must be rated in 9 it is wonderful it is a great environment ,they teach the same curriculum than the rest of the middle schools but with the heart, the staff is very engaging with the kids, it may not look like the nicest building but sure it is the best in the way the teachers and the kids interact, you can feel it, my two sons had been there and they had been very happy and still one they are with great grades . the teachers make sure that all kids get the same opportunities,the principals, are outstanding people , the plus is the learning opportunity from the diversity that the school offers and the kids with special needs are very well treated and respected. And to have a clubs as robotic and club Satellite is amazing !

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2012
I have a 6th Grader in the school. I feel very lucky, my daughter has had an amazing year at Highland, her teachers are very caring and always make an effort to callenge the kids to excell. Science Teacher Language arts, Social Studies and Applie Tech really impressed me! :D The principal knows everykid by name (!!!) and is always involved in every thing that happens at the school, the staff is so friendly and always try to help in any way they can (Amazing Mrs. Molly). My daughter loves this school!

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2011
My son has gone to Highland for 2 years now and I am more than impressed with the quality of teachers and staff. I feel like they geniunley care about the kids and really make every effort to make sure the kids feel respected and acknowledged. I also, am very impressed by the counselors, especially Mrs. McDermott. She goes above and beyond for each child that needs her. Mrs. Bereano(Principal) and Mr. Ferguson(Vice-principal) are class acts and are very personable. I couldn't ask for a better school. Thank you all for making Highalnd Middle School the success it is!

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2011
Highland is an awesome school and has some really great teachers, for example, Mr.Perlman, Mr.Johnson, Mr.Johnston, and Mr.Sieberson- but it also has some really bad teachers like Ms.Leffler and Ms.Maki

- submitted by a community member

June 07, 2010
Highland is a decent school. However bullying is prevelant. This has increased over the years as the immigrant population increases and it's only getting worse. The teachers and administrators are great. They do a tutorial everyday after school and they are great at working with kids with learning disabilities.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2010
Highland has gotten a little better, according to my experience. I moved here before 6th grade so I had no previous knowledge of Highland, and from what I've observed and experienced Highland is really diverse and people normally get along okay. But I must admit, I REALLY cannot deal with the immaturity of 7th grade boys (excluding a few) any longer, so I'll take away a star on behalf of them.

- submitted by a student

June 28, 2009
Highland school is a disappointment. My child has attended this school for 2 years and has experienced bullying from other students and is fearful of the recurring violence such that we are transferring our child to another school. Tillicum and Odle have a better reputation/curriculum/standings in the same district. We've been active parents in our child's life but the unsafe school environment and poor quality of education has led us to seeking a better school environment for our child elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2008
Bullying is a problem at this school, as well as very unmotivated and disrespectfull children. I'm quite dissapointed with this school, as I had high expectations. I also expected more flexibility from teachers/councellors in regards to individual needs of students for particular classes and different levels of classes.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2006
Highland is a very good school but it is smaller than odle.

- submitted by a student

May 17, 2006
My child will be graduating this year from this school and he is more than satisfied with the teachers and their instruction style. As a parent, I commend school's effort to bring in technolgy in my child's life to such an extent.Great school

- submitted by a parent

July 16, 2005
Please stay involved in your child's life. The teachers are here to teach; not parent your child. I've had positive interactions with the faculty and staff.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2004
I love Highland middle school. The kids there are always great, they have a lot of fun classes there and the system in which they work is wonderful!

- submitted by a student

January 18, 2004
I was a student at Highland 2 years ago. Highland Middle School has great teachers. They are so encouraging and very inspirational. I will never forget my teachers there. The field trips were ok. Highland is very good about rewarding outstanding students and communicating with parents. They do need to work on the extra curricular organization.

- submitted by a student

August 26, 2003
I went to Highland Middle School it was so much fun. The trips were great, camp in 6th grade was a blast,going to Belerd Locks in 8th grade instead of Wild Waves was fun even though we complained at first, and the other field trips we took through out the 6, 7, and 8 grade. Highland Middle School rules!

- submitted by a student
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Highland Middle School
15027 NE Belred Rd, Bellevue, WA  98007
(425) 456-6400
Last modified Highland Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Highland Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top