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Juanita High School

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Posted March 5, 2014

Public now 9-12 not 10-12. Rough elements and social economic cliques associated with Kirkland neighborhood social elements.


Posted November 8, 2013

Poor Administration period. I would recommend you find an alternative before attending school at Juanita.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted November 2, 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


Posted October 3, 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


Posted April 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted September 7, 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

313 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

280 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income72%
Not low income88%
Special education54%
Not special education90%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income78%
Not low income94%
Special education71%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
32%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
75%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
47%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
35%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
47%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students27%
Female28%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander30%
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White28%
Low income21%
Not low income32%
Special education13%
Not special education38%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students71%
Female66%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian52%
Asian/Pacific Islander48%
Hispanic57%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income55%
Not low income78%
Special education59%
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students75%
Female69%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income69%
Not low income77%
Special education67%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students23%
Female30%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Low income25%
Not low income21%
Special education25%
Not special education21%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students32%
Femalen/a
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Low incomen/a
Not low income33%
Special education46%
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 7%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 223%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 13N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 53%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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10601 NE 132nd
Kirkland, WA 98034
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