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9-12
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Oak Harbor, WA
Students enrolled: 1,675

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950 NW 2nd Ave
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

(360) 279-5701
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June 03, 2014
We are very happy with this school. They have high expectations for students, excellent school communication, a wide variety of student programs and activities, and are very organized and on top of things. We'd definitely recommend this school to others!

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2014
Like most public schools, they push the kids through, collect the money and ask for more. No accountability for employees and blatant lies to parents. The whole district has this issue, to bad there is no other options for parents and children.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2014
Oak Harbor HS is one of the best I have been to. The staff and the Administration care. There is a great level of parent involvement and school spirit. It has been a very easy transition for the kids

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2013
One important note:the school was completely renovated in 2010 so all prior reviews on the facilities are not completely valid. This school is competent, and beautiful. Offers a wide variety of award winning career and technical training: auto shop,metal design,CAD,culinary and video production. The school website will reveal many AP courses (13). My child took 5 over the course of 2 years. He scored a 4 on AP-History and 2/1 on the AP physics, language, calc, and World History; so not stellar performance. Can't necessarily blame the educators,but want to note that he received A's in regular class room; possibly due to the RE-DO policy. I am not impressed with the English instruction - see parent Nov 2010 review, still holds true today. Only major complaint is the fact that my child will receive A's on work that I would evaluate as B- or below. There is hardly any homework, and the school implements a "RE-DO" policy that hardly encourages the kids to try hard the first time around. As with any school, there are great teachers and teachers that should have retired long ago,who have lost their zest for education. Staff parental communication is hit or miss.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2012
I enjoyed this school. I just graduated last year, the first class to graduate from the completely renovated school. The hallways are slightly bigger and classrooms are too, but I think they could have better shaped classes and all indoor hallways. All of the teachers and administrators are interested in the well being of students and their success. I felt very close to each of my teachers. I think it helps that many teachers are in their 20's or 30's, and are coaches and club leaders, making them more relatable to students and more access-able. The perception that "drug use is on the rise" can be misleading as the students move through the grade levels and more people are exposed and start using. But no one knows how many people in each grade are using drugs except if they see them using. accusations and surveys cannot be an accurate representation because nothing is honest. I think that the career and tech classes and AP classes prepared me well for college and the school definitely works very hard to prepare students for a future that will be productive. Some rules seem unreasonable from a student stand point, but they are not up to the school, rather the district and state.

- submitted by a student
October 20, 2011
Our family is very happy with OHHS. A lot of schools are cutting important programs like AP and career and tech. Others are eliminating sports and activites. OHHS has maintained very strong programs in all these areas. Plus, the school facilities are amazing! We are impressed!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2011
This school has so much potential, the facilities are fantastic but true to the entire district, appearances are more important than substance. Teachers here are generally uninvolved and uninterested, administrators are worse, a large number of students are miltary and fairly transient, only here for a few years so the staffs accountability level is pathetic. The english and math departments are rediculously lacking. Example of staff involvement.. the last teacher or staff post here was dated 2006.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2010
the new building is nice, but the curb appeal doesn't bring excellence into the classrooms. I would say from watching my student, the English dept. is extremely lacking. There is little accountability to be held by the teachers and unless you have a very proactive teacher, students slip through the cracks. Thankfully our student has been blessed with 3 good teachers the past 2 years; teachers who try different teaching methods for different students and work with the parents for added success. Other than that, if it wasn't for additional home-schooling, my student wouldn't even know how to use punctuation, capitalization or proper grammer. It's hard to only blame the middle school, when the high schools giving him A's on such work.

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May 11, 2009
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September 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 27, 2008
Hi-- No offense to the student posting on 8/25, but OHHS's WASL scores are far from outstanding. Look at the state average and see how the hgh school compares--I haven't seen 2008 data, but science and math scores from last year aren't outstanding

- submitted by a student
no rating August 25, 2008
Everyone keeps saying how awful ohhs is, but I've been to 2 other highschools and I think it's amazing. Our wasl scores are outstanding and all of the problem are finally getting fixed.

- submitted by a student
June 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2008
I'm a student at this school and I agree with the poster two posts ago. Drug use is pretty much on the rise. I know of several fellow freshman that are at least smoking and skipping their afternoon classes. A few sophmores that smoke pot and skip days entirely. I also feel that the acidemic level of this school is terribly low. Maybe i just had too high of an expectation. I also would like to add that I'm glad we got a new stadium. Our old stadium was muddy, and horrible. Band was a complete disaster for the marching season. Our new one is nice, but I'm glad there is going to be a modernization of our high school. Our hallways are so small, and the doors open into the hallways sometimes making everything come to a stand still. (there is mold in the stage and the band room leaks)

- submitted by a student
November 25, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
no rating November 01, 2007
The previous writer is not being fair or honest. A new $8 million stadium, yes, but the writer fails to mention that a $74 million modernization of the entire high school is underway. They're not just going to fix Parker Hall. They're building a complete new one, along with bigger classrooms and wider hallways. And, by the way, drug use is NOT on the rise. Iit is well below state averages, according to very thorough and long-term surveys.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 02, 2007
Oak Harbor High School lacks in maintaining the educatonal levels found in other school districts in the state. The disciplinary problems a the high school are rampant with drug use on on the rise. The school board found it appropriate to build a nine million dollar football stadium, yet Parker Hall continues to flood when it rains, the classrooms are small and the hall ways very narrow. Overall, Oak Harbor High School is a disgrace to the community unless of course you are a football fan.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
I think the running start program and other alternatives to the high school are the best things about Oak Harbor High School. There are some really good people that work at the school, but its the exception not the rule. I have had three children attend this school over the past six years and feel the overall condition is only getting worse.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
January 27, 2007
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January 27, 2007
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January 27, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
September 03, 2006
Running Start is fantastic Acedemics at the High School needs more funding to be successful. Plenty of Extracurricular activities with good competitivness considering this school has a large military attendence that comes and goes over few years. There is plenty of opportunity for parent involvement, just ask where needed.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2006
Although the school is up for a 'remodel,' it's too late to help those students already there. Hopefully, with the onset of the remodel, they will further improve the quality of their staff. There is a good selection of electives and, as long as you are willing to keep 'on them,' you can make sure your student has 'good' teacher. The sports teams will, hopefully, have a stadium soon.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2006
Oak Harbor High School is intentional about improvement. The administration, staff and parents are engaged in ongoing data collection and review in an effort to improved student learning and student experience. It is an exceptionally caring community.

- submitted by a teacher
November 23, 2005
Great experience. Lots of extracurricular activities and opportunities for future planning. Nice campus.

- submitted by a former student
November 21, 2005
this is truely a great school i recomind it to anyone that wants to raise thier child in a good academic atmostshpere.

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2005
The administration needs to take better control of their special needs children, whether they are on an IEP or 504. They lack the complete knowledge/training to identify and be responsable for these kids. What is important is not only the advanced kids, but ALL kids in the district.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
Teachers do the best with what the district funds them for, however school is overcrowded and facilities/technology need to be expanded/upgraded. Navy school partnering programs are a plus - there are a tremendous number of Navy single sailors and parents who volunteer time to mentor students. School safety and disciplline is pretty good because it's a small relatively remote rural town heavily influenced by the discipline, demeanor and relative conservative nature of military and civil service personnel.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2005
As a Junior attending this school I would have to say it is alright. It has great teachers and alot of promise. The only bad thing about it is the quality or the campus which is in dier need of renovation or just being torn down and rebuilt do to its lack of saftey codes and whatnot. The extra coricular is pretty good and it offers alot of Media Communications classes that from research myself alot of other schools don't. Over all I think this school is the best in the district.

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2005
The high school needs to be remodeled very badly. There are so many students and not enough room for all of them.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2004
This school does not have what it takes to be a great school. The teachers would rather show off their knowledge than teach it to the students. The extra curricular activities are a joke. Did you happen to know that we couldn't use our stadium in state a year back because it was condemned, and I wouldn't be surprised if it collasped in on itself one day. The only sport that the school really cares about is cheerleading. Not that there is a problem with that. Also, the student to teacher ratio is ridiculous. There are about 32 students in each class. Some teachers encourage students to drop out of advanced classes just so they won't have to be as crowded, but mostly so they won't have to grade as many papers. Which they complain about to their students on a regular basis. If you live here, go to Coupeville.

- submitted by a student
October 28, 2004
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- submitted by a student
March 22, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2004
Teachers, counselors, and vice principals have all been wonderful with both of my children. The honors and advanced placement classes offered have really helped prepare my children for college. Parent volunteers are welcomed at the school and have done much to create a positive climate. I feel that my children are receiving a well-balanced, quality education.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2004
Students are expected to show increasingly more maturity and to take more and more responsibility for their own learning and yet self-expression is muted.How can students leave school with skills to make good independent decision making and problem solving skills when the school maintains a discipline policy from the industrial age. A time when students werent going to face a very diverse world and a job market that continues to shrink and demands applicants that can think on their feet and have a moral compass that wasnt designed through fear of what a teacher might think or do to them. Teachers seem to not understand that they are in public service and that schools dont exist for them. Schools are for the kids...that's all...battering down their creativity and spirit creates adults with little ability to function after graduation.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2004
If your child needs help in reading don't come here. This school will leave your child behind and educators don't care. There are a few teachers who do want to teach but most are here to collect a paycheck only.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2003
This school has some outstanding teachers! The school district is asking the local comunnity to pay for facilities that are way above the means of this small town. We could probably pass a bond that was a little more in line with the local income. A mostly military town income is always tight.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
'This school is not safe and my child feels that she is going to be threatened. Too many fights occur during an average school year.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
The school certainly has issues with facilities that hinder its ability to excel. Bonds that would improve conditions have failed, Local population aside from the military are generally older in age and have long since raised their families. This small town has large military family populations that parents a large portion of the high school students but are generally renters or live in military housing with only a percentage of those being local voters. This has hurt the high school's ability to pass local bonds to upgrade their facilities.

- submitted by a parent
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Oak Harbor High School
950 NW 2nd Ave, Oak Harbor, WA  98277
(360) 279-5701
Last modified Oak Harbor High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oak Harbor High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top