Awful, but just slightly better than the high school. We literally moved so that we could get our kids out of the school district. Think twice before buying a house in Hockinson School District . It is not the same high-quality system as it was before 2010.
It is evident that the teachers truly care about the well being and success of each child. The band program is incredible. The STEM program is impressive. Like any school, issues arise, but staff is willing to work with parents and students for a positive outcome. The community makes the school by having so much parent involvement.
The school could use more higher level courses but overall they do an excellent job. My kids have been very happy. I especially appreciate the later morning start times they have for middle and high school. Kids this age stay up late and need their sleep. I also love the smaller community. Everyone came from the same elementary. When you sign up for rec sports leagues, you're going to have friends from school on your team etc.
This school is in serious need of a face lift. The school is much too small for the amount of students. There are no lockers for kids to use. The educational quality has diminshed tremendously over last 10 years while the number of kids in each class has risen too much! Lack of extra-curricular activities makes keeping kids busy tough. A lot of overpriveledge kids so keep a close eye on your children. Some drug activity and sexual activity has increased tremendously. Know who your child is hanging out with!
Hockinson is a great school and as a student i feel that the principle this year does a great job and does everythng he can for the school. I really like my school and would be devestated if I had to move.