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.
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
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!!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Very disapointed in this school! I guess if your popular you can succeed here , otherwise they don't see you!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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