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10-12
Public
Kirkland, WA
Students enrolled: 993

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10601 NE 132nd
Kirkland, WA 98034

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(425) 823-7600
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Map of Juanita High School address.

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August 19, 2014
I moved here my junior year from another area on the Eastside and my parents and I regret it every single day. The only reason I am giving this school a star is because the students are friendly, kind, welcoming and warm. They were a joy. The teachers on the other hand were cruel and picked on students including myself for no reason. I would like to think I am a well behaved, thoughtful and attentive child, yet most of my teachers humiliated and embarrassed me numerous times throughout the year. I was actually disgusted at how students were treated by teachers at this school. In a majority of my classes I learned next to nothing. The teacher would put on a movie and text on their phone while the students dozed off. It was absolutely ludicrous and such a disappointment. The staff is no better either. I attempted to make multiple appointments with my counselor during the course of the year and most of my requests were somehow ignored. I only had one appointment fulfilled the whole year in which the counselor seemed to not be able to answer any of my questions. All in all, my experience at this school was awful. If you have the opportunity to send your child elsewhere do it.

- submitted by a student
August 18, 2014
Truly a great school. I'm not sure where the bad reviews are coming from because I have never experienced anything like that at Juanita. Almost all of the staff, with only a few exceptions, are amazing people. They are willing to take the time that students need and do their absolute best to create the highest quality learning environment. Yes the building isn't in the best shape but I guarantee there are schools out there that are significantly worse. Plus the school has kind of a charm about it that I feel would be lost in a complete remodel. If you hate Juanita then you're doing it wrong. Go Rebels

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2014
Not sure where the people who are writing the negative reviews are coming from. Juanita High School is truly a special place. For the past 8 years, I've only heard good things about the students, teachers and administration. Students who have transferred from other LWSD schools say over and over again that Juanita's teachers not only challenge them rigorously in the classroom, but really show they care. Though bullying happens at every school, I seldom hear about it at Juanita HS. Instead, I hear about how inclusive the student population is of all kinds of students and how students try to include everyone in some part of the school whether it be a club, sport or activity. The teachers are amazing too. Some kids I know that graduated there are going to some of the finest colleges in the country. One even was so successful, she was able to turn down Harvard. Another student from 2012 ended up going there. If you want a great school with great teachers, there's no place like Juanita High School. I have to agree though, the place is falling apart. People please pass the next bond, even if you live on the east side. Thanks.

- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2014
Public now 9-12 not 10-12. Rough elements and social economic cliques associated with Kirkland neighborhood social elements.

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2013
Poor Administration period. I would recommend you find an alternative before attending school at Juanita.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2013
I was a student here, but it was so bad I had to transfer to a different high school. The building is falling apart, and I got bullied in front of teachers who did nothing about it. You couldn't pay me enough to return to school here

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
Juanita High has something to offer everyone. The teachers offer a variety of ways for students to learn. They are are caring and supportive.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 02, 2008
Owesome school, they have dedicated stuff a great math department and they use a lot of technology to help the learning process. Overall it is a awesome school!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2007
Dedicated staff, diverse and accepting student body, and strong (but young) administrative team that is taking discipline and student safety more seriously than the former Principal. Any student can go to JHS and feel welcome. Lots of clubs and actvities to get involved in, and positive parent/student experiences.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2006
Information on tools available to students/parents to assist students to become more successful is not readily available. Questions must be asked before information is offered, even if the school has identifed a need in your student.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2005
Juanita has become the sparkling star in the LWSD, transforming itself from the school Special Education parents ran away from, into the school that respects parents as the experts on their child, and consulted with on a peer/professional level to design an education the student is capable of -- and exceeding the challenges. Our second time through JHS SpEd was 'Our Success.' The school succeeded in teaching our student through involving our young-adult in planning the education and goals. The Special Education staff worked with the regular-education staff who earned to deliver the education/services to our student. Success breeds success, our student was inspired to learn, and the teachers were rewarded by student success. The school greatly exceeded our expectations. (Ten years ago they were called 'unreasonable expectations.') We would pick Juanita again.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2004
Overall, I enjoyed my time at Juanita High School. (Class of 2003) I enjoyed the range of classes and people as well as the variety of teachers that Juanita had to offer. AP English really prepared me for college and the biotechnology program was wonderful. I was actually able to get a job this year (Freshman in college) as a lab assistant becuase of the skills I learned in the class. The principal was excellent and really cared about the success of her students. The only draw back for me was the German program. But overall I'd recommend Juanita!

- submitted by a student
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Juanita High School
10601 NE 132nd, Kirkland, WA  98034
(425) 823-7600
Last modified Juanita High School is a Public school that serves grades 10-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Juanita High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top