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Brush Prairie, WA
Students enrolled: 704

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16819 NE 159 St
Brush Prairie, WA 98606

(360) 448-6450
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February 08, 2015
He looked for an area in Washington to move to, for a year. Our priority was good schools. Hockinson High School was a wonderful experience. The teachers and staff were kind and extremely helpful. The teachers were compassionate about my sons success. He had teachers there that he will remember the rest of his life.

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September 24, 2013
I am a senior at this High school, and I have seen a lot of change throughout the past four years, and I can certainly say that it has improved a lot. There is an emphasis on standards-based grading, which is different than other schools around, but this makes the grading more comprehensive, letting teaches and parents know where a student struggles. The academics are rigorous, and will challenge any student, though homework is a definite part of the student life.

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November 22, 2011
I think hockinson is a great school but the things everyone else talked do exist. Ya they are mostly rich kids, yes there are cliques, BUT i transferred in from another school last yr (freshmen yr) and a least one person from EVERY clique was nice and inviting to me! i have ots of friends now and im only a sophmore! another thing is that we honestly do need more class choices but the classes we do have are good classes. the honors program in english and science is a bit stupid but they seem to be improving it! overalll as long as you work hard its a nice school.

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August 09, 2010
i dont like it its to hard for me but its a good school for how ever is really smart.

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August 02, 2010
While Hockinson drew a lot of attention from parents 10 years ago due to it's above average academic success and small class sizes, this has changed drastically in recent years. The class sizes have increased to nearly 30 children per class instead of the original 18-20 because of the increased home sales in the area. The teaching staff seems to be below average in my book with frequent miscommunications about assignments and what is expected of the student, as well as a substandard teaching curriculam that leaves students unprepared for WASL testing. Furthermore, the students at Hockinson come from mostly upper-class families with no understanding of the value of a dollar. Most of these kids drive nicer cars than I do and have no respect for other people. The groups in the school can be very hard to get along with and can leave a new student feeling unaccepted.

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May 12, 2010
Hi, I'm presently a Junior at Hockinson High School who is a full-time Running Start student. If you decide to attend HHS, you will be able to earn a great education. Sort of. Really, the curriculams for all but two classes that I have been in at HHS were horribly uniteresting. Also, when I was at HHS taking classes, I felt like my teachers wanted me to learn to maintain HHS's high status rather than for my own good. Also, the classes that you can take at HHS are so limited. Lastly, HHS is a beehive of cliques. It's a small school were there isn't much diversity of students- jocks, preps, people from only a few religions and races, rebels- and it can be really hard to make friends. I love my HHS friends, but many other people are so competitive. I am so glad that I'm a Running Start student.

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May 12, 2010
The school is horrible nobody is welcoming and it has tight knit cliques. Groups are based more off sport,band and religion. I have never liked it and I wished I have stayed in California. Do not waste your time here nobody is nice.

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March 07, 2010
My son was in the first graduating class of Hockinson High School. This school really prepared him to continue his education at the University of Washington. He left HHS and entered UW without breaking his stride. It is a wonderful school with outstanding leadership and curriculum. Their innovative teaching methods and strong instruction in writing really propelled my son to success. It is a remarkable place. Thank you HHS!

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November 24, 2009
I'm a previous student and this was a pretty good school overall. Probably the most dramatic and gossip-hung school I've heard of, because with 700 students everyone knows everyone and their business. But still a fun school. Sports games were real fun, had a lot of participation. Academics were weaker in my freshman and sophomore year, and in my junior and senior year they strengthened with new teachers and weeding out of some of the less competent teachers. As a previous student, I must tell you: watch your kids on the weekends. If they're spending the night at a friend's house, make sure and talk to the kid's parents before you send your kid over. Because in a smaller community like Hockinson, a lot of people are sheltered and everyone looks innocent.. but partying exists here too.

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December 15, 2008
Excellent people and teachers. I got a great education from this district!!!

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March 18, 2006
Hockinson High school is getting students ready for a university. They only take pride and help those students who are already receiving high grades. Students who are not doing well in the high school get ignored or pushed through. The school needs to think out their priorities if they want to stay open, because I don't see to many students passing. I was doing absolutely horrible at Hockinson High school, however when I switched out to another school I am doing much better. My new school is actually getting me ready for the WASl's and I am now fully confident that I will pass. If you plan on sending your child to this school, I strongly suggest you reconsider.

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February 22, 2006
The high school is different from the other schools in the district. It has adopted weird teachings. Such as CPM math, where the students learn in groups taught by other students. I pay alot in property taxes, I want the teachers to teach! Teachers are not at the same level as far as character as the other Hockinson schools. Twenty years in Hockinson and very saddened about the high school. Maybe someday the district will again adopt a better standards, like they used to.

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January 19, 2006
it is a goood school. i learned to read!

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October 13, 2004
In my opinion I think that this school needs a lot more choices in classes, events, and activities. Other high schools have many course choices and teacher choices for that matter. This school needs more activites and events to keep students busy.

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September 30, 2004
I have a different point of view as a freshman at Hockinson High School. It's a school with very high expectations. The teachers are very strict and the rules are really inforced. It's not a bad school, you are just expected to know your place. I get homework in every class every night. Expect to be doing 1-2 1/2 hours of homework every night. If you follow the rules and do the homework, it's not so bad. I think will have definatly learned something by the time I graduate! I didn't want to go to high school and graduate not getting a good education. The teachers aren't very good at explaining assignments so make sure to ask questions! But if you're looking for a school that will give you a good education, Hockinson is the school for you.

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September 28, 2004
This school (although very good in the past) has declined in quality drastically over the past few years. Hockinson high school has introduced new 'teaching methods' that dont work and havent been proven; hockinson also uses the cpm math program with no alternative. CPM math has been proven to be inferior to more traditional math courses through standardized testing. This school seems to be all about 'new is better' and not always what has been proven historically. For these reasons, in addition to poor quality teachers i have transferred recently to CAM high school in the battle ground district.

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August 18, 2004
This school is extremely academic and if you would like your child to be prepared for college this is where to put them. Though Hockinson is much better than the lower standard schools such as Prairie and Battleground, Hockinson's academic programs are a little too risque. They have a program called SET where (S)cience, (E)nglish, and (T)echnology are intregrated which means you could be typing up a science experiment in tecnhology and doing a speech on technology in English. Its only downer is that you are stuck with the same students for three periods a day, though in tenth grade its only two periods a day and I'm not sure about 11th grade. Hockinson has took a very new approach to teaching, it's classes are challenging and it's rewards are limitless. It's computers are state of the art and it's teachers are easy-going. School starts at nine. So no early wake ups. It is very new and very small. Great building and great architecture. Though it sounds perfect. There are still little flaws that have many students transfering to nearby schools. As for my son he is now trying to attend a different school. For some reason Hockinson was just a little too crazy for him.

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Hockinson High School
16819 NE 159 St, Brush Prairie, WA  98606
(360) 448-6450
Last modified Hockinson High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hockinson High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top