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9-12
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Everett, WA
Students enrolled: 2,060

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200 120th St SW
Everett, WA 98204

(425) 356-1700
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September 04, 2014
I am a sophomore at this "highly diverse" school and apart from the teachers I have everything seems to be centered around being the best at bringing someone down to seem more impressive. I am an atheist and an aspiring physicist who tries to ignore a majority of the condescending student body and focus on his studies. When you have to dismiss constant remarks and negative emotion from a majority of who you are forced to study with in a school lacking an open campus lunch (for fresh air) you find yourself dreading each day. Not to mention the sheer amount of individuals who have no knowledge of atheism or even satanism for that matter and essentially refuse to acknowledge your existence. I understand I may be a different or unconventional individual, but that should be praised, not shunned for lacking the qualities known as: cultured,highschool "popular", "smart" and "actually someone." To name a few. I feel some work needs to be done to end these popularity cockfights occuring in a sturdy educational system.

- submitted by a community member
June 09, 2014
Marnier High iz awsum We came from Seattle!! My children hated seattle school teachers were racial!! If you werent white you get ignored!!! We moved to Everett in 2005. I have 3 children now Graduated from Mukilteo dist. Thank you Marnier High School. Teachers are awsum. They listen to my children didnt get ignored!!?great job

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2014
This school focuses too much on crazy dress code policies and cell phone use instead of handling the drug and gang problem that they have. I have wanted my daughter to switch schools for 2 years now but she likes the teachers there. She has a 3.7 GPA and some close friends, but they have finally nit picked her enough that she has agreed to change to Shoreline SD. I couldn't be happier!!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
For a school in a low income area I consider this one in which such a characterization does not fit the mold. The students and faculty are upbeat and deeply committed to academic achievement. They do not let their surroundings inhibit their advancement. With little they have done much in achieving in areas that schools with more have not done. I have observed, as an example, their Jazz Band and music groups in general being very superior to those wealthier educational communities. Here the diversity has been utilized to the best of an educational environment . The Staff, Faculty, and Administration are easily able to be worked with to further the students achievements in the community, and is a great asset for "taking up one's bootstraps" in getting ahead for the future. When I entered Mariner High School, as a Young Life community leader with 25 years in 3 States, I was amazed that the physical presence of the school did not show itself as a campus of low income students. The pride of those students are exemplary of the educational environment . As a community member this is a 5 Star school in a 2 Star community, AND getting better with each students success!!

- submitted by a community member
October 09, 2013
Both of my sons attended Mariner High School! This is a very adverse school, which in a lot of ways is very good! I think it taught both of them the real life! My oldest is been working at Boeing for 8 years and is buying his first home, completely on his own!! My youngest, is still studying at the U.W. Seattle! The teachers and group of parents were far the best.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
Outstanding school! The diversity is a gift to all who attend. Considering the amount of transfer students the test scores are excellent. Students who have been in the mukilteo school district for most of their education are very successful in high school and going on to college. All high schools have opportunities for kids to make good choices or poor ones. Help your child make good choices and Mariner will give them everything they need for a successful future.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
I was a student in this school and its absolutely terrible. A lot of drama going on there. A sit seems when I was there I was getting in a lot of trouble because of the fake wanna be Mexican gangs. And I also started smoking weed because of the friends I met there. So my advice, don't go there. One of the ghettoest schools I've been in.

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2013
Had to pull both kids out of this school. The student body is mostly non English. Gang activity and general roughness of the hispanic crowd that must be 80% of the population. Teachers seem to be outwardly socialists. Curriculum is not centered on basics but rather green and other such agendas

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2011
I spoke with my daughters counselor about how my daughter has a chronic health problem and was unable to get from her locker on the other side of the school to where her classes are and be on time. The counselor could have cared less, and told me that wasn't her problem, she sent me to the school nurse, I spoke with the school nurse, she looked up her health record and said she would notify each teacher. Months later, my daughter has been suspended for excessive tardies after they were already notified that she has a health problem, she is only tardy by less than a few minutes to class, yet I get a very uncaring call from the vice principle that they are suspending her due to the tardies, I argued with the vice principle that she has a health issue and that I disagree with their punishing her because of a health problem, she didn't care! I called back to contest this, and still haven't recieved a call back! My daughter has asked on several occasions for help and makeup work; very few of her teachers accomodate her, so she is falling behind in English and History, she is very smart and could be an honors student if she could just get some help! I am very unhappy with this school!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
I'm an alumna of Mariner and I feel like the faculty at the school was great and really helped me build positive steps for my future. All of the teachers and aids were very caring about the students and they were always willing to help me with any questions or struggles that I had. I wasn't always the best student academically but, I think the teachers of Mariner gave the support and motivation to still apply myself and strive to continue my education with a college degree. So, that's what I did and I now I have my bachelors in marketing and I've started a career in the mortgage industry. Overall, I feel that Mariner High School is a great school.

- submitted by a community member
January 13, 2011
hi I will be the first to tell you. mariner is a great school. what goes on m this school is a reflection of your parents skeels nothing school nor the teachers. I have taken ok student out of tacoma school district and placed him in merida high school from all caps to straight a's and on the honor row.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2011
Marnier High is an awesome school with great faculty. My son is a senior and at this school since Freshman year. His teachers throughout the year have been nothing but helpful and student focused. There may have been one or two that I wouldn't put into the bucket, but that is in every school. Mr Brauch (one of the counselors) is the best that I have dealt with thusfar! He really is in touch with students and communicates with parents and is focused on the success of the student. *The bad - Since Coach Griffen left, basketball is NOT the same. The new coach has his favorites and if you are not one of them you can keep your warm up shirt on. Sad to see all this talent and the coach has NO IDEA what do do with it. Hope he figures it out soon. It will be 2 years straight with a non Division non State going team. *Parents need to come out an support the team. In my 4 years the past two years has been sad. I've watch all of these boys play since freshman year and only see 3 other boys parents there showing support through the years.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2010
My son graduated from Mariner with excellent grades, and is going off to College at SFU. I would like to say to all the discouraged parents that ANY high school you will find cliques, drugs, fights, and bullies. Depending on how you raise your kids, they will make good or bad decissions on who they hang around. I found the more trust I gave, the better decisions were made. Thank you to all the staff at Mariner, my daughter is going to be a freshman so this is exciting!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2010
Very disapointed in this school! I guess if your popular you can succeed here , otherwise they don't see you!

- submitted by a student
no rating March 26, 2010
Im a freshman at mariner and it's sad to read all these reports about how bad mariner is...Mariner is nothing like the rumors you hear...It's very diverse...For sure! we have breakdancers, ukeleles, and we have soooo many different cultures here...And it's just a huge melting pot with all these different ingredients...Yes, students do get in trouble for doing stupid things but, that's...That's high school.

- submitted by a student
March 26, 2010
im a freshman here at mariner and it's sad to read and hear all these reports about how bad mariner is. mariner is not even close to the rumors you hear...this school is like a huge melting pot. we have breakdancers, ekulele players, and we have all these different cultures here at mariner that makes mariner the way it really is. yes, students do get into huge trouble at times but, that's high school. and i don't see why kamiak is not getting the same thoughts as us...i hear bad stuff about kamiak all the time..but, that hides away. to us, it doesn't. people think about the bad things we have and they don't really focus on the good varieties we have.

- submitted by a student
March 05, 2010
This is my daughters first year at Mariner. Before Mariner she recieved all A's and B's in her classses. Her grades since attending Mariner have fallen significantly lower. She has become totally discouraged, and has since become depressed. I have talked to the teachers and recently to the assistant principle. No help! My daughter is Quiet and shy and they have so trampled her spirits, that I will definately be sending her somewhere else next year! I have a definate complaint about 1 teacher in particular (who shal remain nameless) She is a math teacher who has singled my daughter out to pick on ...they stand behind their teachers but not their students, Atleast not all their students.The popular ones maybe, but if your quiet and shy forget it! My opinion this school has some Big improvements to make! No child left behind doesn't apply here!

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2010
Many people hear bad things about mariner. Alot about drugs and gangs. I have never once as a student seen any gang affiliation, never even seen a fight. Sure some students make wrong choices, but thats what you get, it's high school. The teachers are amazing and would give anything for their students. the diversity of the place can be threatening at first, but you learn to accept them all, and even if you dont agree with how they live, you let them be. it is such a great place to practice for the real world.

- submitted by a student
November 25, 2009
I love Mariner High School so much! Mr.Brouillard (English teacher) is an awesome teacher. I transfered here my sophmore year from Kamiak. At Kamiak I failed my english class because the teacher didn't explain what to do. There was 14 people failing in that class.. That shows you how much the teacher cares. Coming from kamiak to Mariner..What a change!! It is such an easy environment to learn in. I love the teachers and staff and everyone here. It is a very welcoming school.

- submitted by a student
October 04, 2009
This is my second year at this school. It's not a perfect school but it's fine that way because no school is. There's so much diversity in it from race to sexual orientation, it really teaches people to become more accepting of others. It's nice to have friends of all kinds and it feels like we're all the same, that we aren't different in anyway. All schools have bullying issues, but I don't think this school has them as bad. The teachers do a good job and a lot of them are fun, which makes classrooms feel less tense and easier to learn and pay attention. Mariner gives a lot more opportunities to students than most schools. I never want to leave it.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 03, 2009
Both of my sons have or do still attend Mariner High School. I have been very impressed by the quality of teachers they have and administration. I was a little leery of sending my sons to Mariner, because of the bad reputation the school has acquired. I feel quite fortunate that my youngest is doing so well and I owe his success to the faculty at Mariner High School!

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August 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2009
I love this school! i was new this year as a sophmore. I have been considered an under-achiever in the past. At this school i felt like i had and opportunity to change that, mainly because of it's after-school program,latino college prep. I am taking ap classes next year, also zero period. If your child is failing at this school, it's most likely not the schools fault. Life is about decisions, and in this school you are faced with a lot of challenging decions, go the wrong path, because i admit there are some bad seeds, or make your own path, and push yourself to be better. You are not babysat at this school, the staff are always there when you need them.

- submitted by a student
June 04, 2009
I like Mariner. It is very diverse and I feel comfortable there. I don't understand why some people dislike it so much. I'm a sophmore at this school and take honors classes and have a 3.9 gpa. If you believe that your child isn't doing well, I think it is their own fault not the teachers', because most of the teachers there are more than willing to help if you need it.

- submitted by a student
May 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2009
i am a sophmore at mariner high school and i love it. it disappoints me to see such low reviews. parents might be angry because of all the gangs, and drug related problems. however, mariner high school is a wonderful place. a cultural melting pot. i walk into the school every morning and you hear the buzzing of many laguages ! i've only gone here for 2 years however i've already made close bonds with teachers i know i can trust and come to. i love mariner, and i choose no other school. im currently on a variance because i choose to go here. and i will never attend any other highschool. i have many friends that went to other schools, and they all are planning on dropping out. but here i am an honor student with a 3.9 gpa. i am a Proud student of Mariner High school.

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February 11, 2009
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October 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2008
I'm a school district employee and a Mariner parent, so I see things from a couple of different perspectives. Parent involvement at Mariner is very low (I know, because I'm very involved, and there are never enough people to help), and I believe that handicaps the school to some extent. Also, innovative ideas by teachers and committees in the Mukilteo district to improve our education system are not given appropriate attention and a fair chance.

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 07, 2008
My son will be a Junior this coming 08/08 school year, and I just have to say Thank you to ALL the teachers at Mariner and at Voyager. If it wasn't for thier IEP classes and all the counslers, he wouldn't be doing as well as he is! I am so very proud of him. So once again, Thank you Mariner and Thank you Voyager, for all that you have done for my son, and for the things I know you will do for my other 2 children in the years to come.

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June 04, 2008
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May 08, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
March 27, 2008
I was a little reluctant, on sending my son to Mariner, but after eight months, I have been pleasantly surprised, I don't know if it because he is all honor classes, but the teachers have been awesome, always keeping in touch. I am very impressed with Mariner and I wish people would stop bad mouthing this school

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March 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 29, 2008
There are some good teachers, but the overall environment of the school can have a very negative impact on students. The school does not cater to the needs are learning styles of all of their diverse population, as evident in there above average drop out rate.

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January 04, 2008
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November 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2007
I love this school it is so welcoming and diverse that you feel like your in a cultural melting pot. Compared to the other high school in Mukilteo School District it is the best school for your student to excel

- submitted by a student
October 07, 2007
Marnier is a fun school and you get a good feeling inside being there :)

- submitted by a student
July 25, 2007
Mariner is an amazing High school. As for the sports 1st in state for HighQ. Made state in both football and basketball. Wrestling was amazing. Extra Curricular. FBLA and DECA both had students go to state and place. The leadership at Mariner is amazing. There is a zero-period leadership II class with over 25 students in it. These kids are dedicated to helping improve their school. The teachers are amazing and are dedicated to helping their students to succeed. Many of them are there after school just in case you need help. May I mention a few names? Le Fauve-Math Metzler-US History Caskey-English, All three of these teachers were there for me if I needed any help at all. You could always find them. Its a pity to see the low scores for such an amazing school. I would not go to any other school!

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2007
im a sophomore at mariner high school, and i find it disappointing to find these bad reviews. im on a variance right now because i refuse to go to any other high school. the teachers here are amazing. you can really tell that they care so much about their students. it also bothers me that parents are complaining about there beign little parent involvment, but thats not the schools fault! if they're so concerned about it, why dont they get involved? yes, mariner has its flaws, but what high school doesn't?

- submitted by a student
February 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2007
Mariner high school is an amazing school. I am a senior and have been going to mariner since my freshman year. I dont see why everybody thinks it is such a terrible school. I felt that the school spirt and envolvment in students , teachers and parents has gone way up since my freshman year.it not that bad of a school and the staff there are amazing and they do the best they can.Its not there fault the kids dont listen. If any fingers should be pointed about the gangs and none parent envolvement it should be the parent.The school is not located in the best inviroment but it improving. overall mariner is a great school.

- submitted by a student
December 05, 2006
As a student at Mariner High school I think that our reputation is far worse than Mariner really is. This school has greatly improved over the years, I have been going here since my freshman year and I am now a senior, and yes Mariner does have some flaws but the teachers here are amazing, I don't think I would want to go to school anywhere else we have such a vase diversity here and we have culutre all around us, we need to focus on the postive and not on the negative, so many good things have been going on here and does anybody know about it? No because they say its Mariner and every student there is bad. Well I can tell you that yes we may have some bad seeds but don't judge just on that.

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2006
It seems that all of the other schools in this area lack the diversity and culture that Mariner has.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2006
Mariner High School seems to get worse every year. If you arfe a concerned parent looking for a place to educate your child, chose elsewhere. There are good teachers, sho have their hands tied when it comes to teaching and discipline. There is no involvement by parents and no school spirit. Maybe this will change in the future but right now it is the worst place for respect and school pride.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2006
Mariner High School.......Well I try to stay optimistic but am running out of optimism. The gang population is getting out of hand and the administrators dont want to deal with it. The acadamies havent turned out to be as great as they were made out to be. Classes are too full and the selection isnt great. When asked the counselors say we dont have funding to have classes. Im confused, wasnt the gates grant to be used for the academies and classes? My child has 2 more years and I cant wait til they are out of the school. I f this year isnt better we may trade off for senior year.....how sad. There is little parent involvement, although I think the kids keep the parents away too. There isnt much school spirit either. The cheerleaders try but cant do it all. Overall this school needs help.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
I was very excited to hear my freshman was starting Mariner with the Gates grant and the six academies but I must say after a year I am very disapointed the classes are over crowded and my child does not get much homework to be a high school student I mean we are suppose to be preparing these kids for college and the real world. I am pulling my child out and sending her to another school.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2006
A hard working school divided into 6 academies. The academy system was supposed to lower classroom teacher/student ratios and help focus learning of students, but it has resulted in low test scores and confusing, overcrowded classrooms of up to 33+ students in some cases. This school also has declined its federal funding because it has not met test requirements for the last two years in terms of average percentage growth. The school is also slowly each year getting an almost exponential amount of students to the point of severly overcrowded halls, and thats only for the students that come to school. Fights, drugs, and gang activity are pretty commonplace. Not a school I would recommend to anyone... Any other school is more than likely a better option for your child.

- submitted by a student
December 07, 2005
I think that this school doesn't know how to use the grant to its fullest ability. They have the different academy's. But the kids are all over the place. The academys also dont give the students much to pick from. Some of the teachers are good. But there are also the teachers that dont ever make the students do anything and they just all pass. But they never learned anything.

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November 01, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 20, 2005
both of my sons graduated from Mariner. I feel they were very fortunate and have come out being better people by attending Mariner. The majority of the staff are caring and dedicated teachers, admins, paras and support staff. The diversity of the school has taught my sons to get along in todays diverse world. The education they received prepared them for college as both of them have attended or are attending a four year university. Parent involvement is low. There is a dedicated core group of parents that support the school in every way possible. It would be nice of more parents would get involved. The football, wrestling and basketball programs are strong and have a dedicated group of coaches. Girls sports are somewhat lacking and could use more support from the district. The 'Academies' transition has been challenging. Hopefully will all come together in the next year or two.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2005
Academic programs recently were divided up into 'academies' with the aid of a Gates Grant. Forming and running of academies has not gone as smoothly as hoped and teachers are stuck with multiple (up to 4) classes to prepare for. Teachers are stretched thin, but overall they are a fantastic and dedicated group of people. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and extracurricular activities. Boys sports programs, especially football and wrestling, are quite strong. Little parent involvement.

- submitted by a teacher
April 09, 2005
They were more sports orientated than academics. Good teachers, overall an average school.

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March 27, 2005
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January 04, 2005
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November 25, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2004
people say that Mariner High school is the ghetto but really we are the only school i know with so much diversity and i am proud to be a part of mariner we've come very far and we have achevied so much and i think it will just get better.

- submitted by a student
August 09, 2004
Fantastic school-great football program. Everyone at Mariner is dedicated to providing the best education for my child.

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December 22, 2003
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Mariner High School
200 120th St SW, Everett, WA  98204
(425) 356-1700
Last modified Mariner High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mariner High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top