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Mountlake Terrace High School

Public | 9-12 | 1371 students

 

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted March 21, 2014

Loved Terrace. The school just keeps getting better and better. I wish I still went here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2014

I went to Mountlake Terrace High School my freshman year and I had the best year of my life. This school is highly under rated. The teachers are great. The ASB is fantastic, from dances to fun spirit days. The school has a lot of spirit and the pep assemblies are terrific. I enjoyed the journalism program, which I believe is one of the strongest in the country. Terrace is a closely knit community and I loved it. I would, without a doubt, go back if I could for the rest of my high school years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2012

i loved thiis schhol and is an amazing place for a student to stand out. i went there last years and the year before ad had amazing teachers. parents who jab on teachers need to realize its the kids who need to step it up. through that school i learned more than i could have thought. i love this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2009

This is the worst high in the district if not the entire state! Looking back I wish I had transferred my children. We were there from 2002 to 2008, and both my kids graduated in spite of the lack of actual concern for education that most teachers there have. The administrators are worse! As I am limited to only 150 words here all I will say is...Do not subject your children to mths! Do not...Please...For their futures and ours...Transfer them. Edmonds/Woodway is an excellent school with caring teachers and admins that aren't burnt out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

i think this school needs some major help such as teachers treating their students with more respect and letting parents know if their child is in acedemic struggle which they don't unless you call first and your lucky if you get a response in a timely matter because of this school my child hates school and up untill high school he enjoyed school. this school needs to treat their students like they are people otherwise our kids are going to think it's ok to do this to other people because it's what they are being taught how to treat people outside of the home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

For 2 years in a row this high school has not met the annual yearly progress for state/federal funding - it is the only high school in the district that is in category Step 1 as a result. It is the Hispanic, Low Income and English as a Second Language groups that the school has not made any attempt to educate well. Most classes are only taught using one modality, either lecture or discovery, very little explicit teaching and does not have enough books to go around. They do not have books online. Over 80% teachers do not have websites and are not required to post assignments, quizzes, or tests on them. I am a mother of a senior and it is very difficult to partner with my child in understanding what goes on in his classes from week to week due to lack of communication with the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

While I'm terribly sad to see the small schools go, there is much to like at this progressive suburban high school. MTHS boasts many nationally respected programs and educators, particularly in music, journalism, robotics and science. It's young administrative staff has a solid read on students and the community. If the district was more supportive of this innovative school, that would make a significant difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

Mountlake Terrace has great school spirit and there aren't cliques or racial groups. Students are very mixed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2007

I have two kids in MLTHS and they do fine. On curiculum night the large parking lot is full - a good sign of involved parents. I've always found the Principal & teachers very accessable & ready to help. Lots of good kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

I am a student at MTHS, currently the school has changed from being a 'normal' high school to a small mixed learning community. I dont believe this change has made a difference for the better, it is confusing and since you cannot change schools within the smaller learning communities, it is a true inconvienience. I would not reccomend this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2004

The school to crowed, the small schools aren't working because the students are supposed to be in 1 school and there in 2 or 3 schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2004

This school has very few commited teachers, and with the new SLC program most of the teachers who cared have left. The rest of the teaching staff uses dispiline to put the student body down. There are times that I have been afraid to attend class because my teacher would be mean to me. There are a few good extraciricular activites, but they also emphisize stabbing your fellow student in the back. Administration isn't much better. Some of the time the administration will listen and the rest of the time they patronize the student body. Far too many restrictions are placed on students, and occisionaly there constitutional rights are infringed upon. Overall the school does the best that it can with what it has, but that's not good enough.
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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85%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% 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 22% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
24%
Biology I

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
19%
Biology I

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
48%
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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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 Students45%
Female36%
Male54%
Black25%
Asian62%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic19%
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income41%
Not low income47%
Special education44%
Not special education45%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
Black68%
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic65%
Multiracial91%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income77%
Not low income85%
Special education76%
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Low income87%
Not low income100%
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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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 Students22%
Female15%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Low income13%
Not low income30%
Special education16%
Not special education25%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students23%
Female22%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White24%
Low income16%
Not low income30%
Special education25%
Not special education22%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students58%
Female48%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Asian/Pacific Islander47%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Low income51%
Not low income62%
Special education58%
Not special education57%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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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 Students25%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education27%
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 Students37%
Femalen/a
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White36%
Low income36%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education47%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

343 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

323 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black71%
Asian88%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic85%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income78%
Not low income95%
Special education71%
Not special education91%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Black69%
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic85%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income83%
Not low income93%
Special education84%
Not special education89%
Limited English75%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 63%
Asian 12% 7%
Hispanic 12% 18%
Black 7% 5%
Two or more races 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 120%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 26%N/A8%
Special education 210%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/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 73%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Greg Schwab

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Soccer

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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21801 44th Ave West
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Phone: (425) 670-7776

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