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Mtlk Terrace, WA
Students enrolled: 1,284

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21801 44th Ave West
Mtlk Terrace, WA 98043

(425) 431-7776
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March 21, 2014
Loved Terrace. The school just keeps getting better and better. I wish I still went here.

- submitted by a student

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

February 09, 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
no rating
April 04, 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
no rating
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
no rating
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

June 01, 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

January 09, 2008
Mountlake Terrace has great school spirit and there aren't cliques or racial groups. Students are very mixed.

- submitted by a student
no rating
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

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

November 03, 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

February 08, 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

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Mountlake Terrace High School
21801 44th Ave West, Mtlk Terrace, WA  98043
(425) 431-7776
Last modified Mountlake Terrace High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mountlake Terrace High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top