My child transferred in to NKHS mid-year. THis could have been a disaster any where else but the team at NK made sure he found his place. Class choices were excellent and opportunities to get involved are abundant.
My child has attend NKHS for the past 2 years and we have been looking for a new school mid way through the first year. There are some wonderful, dedicated teachers here but the behavior of the students toward each other and toward the teachers is atrocious. Overall, the students create a hostile learning environment by constantly disrupting classes, picking on one another, using vulgar and insulting language when addressing teachers, and spreading vicious rumors about anyone they don't like. I have never encountered kids who are so disrespectful, intolerant, close-minded, ill-mannered, unwelcoming and down right mean. Bullying in all forms is rampant; the school is so big and over crowded that the administration has been ineffective in bringing it under control. Newcomers beware, you will not be greeted with open arms. This is not a welcoming place, you will face being excluded to the point of being ostracized, hated, and have a very difficult time making friends. Your child will get an education here but the cost to their overall well being is too high.
I am very concerned. I haven't checked this site in years. But it seems the school's in Poulsbo are declining! I moved our family here all the way from Arizona. We did extensive research about the quality of schools in Poulsbo. And at the time that rating was pretty good. I am worried now that my children are almost done with elementary that they are going to be entering into a less than satisfactory middle school and high school. Is this the case? Many of the reviews here are outdated. Can anyone offer up some current information please? I am rating the school "average" because I have to rate something and I honestly have no idea how it is. I figure an "average" rating won't hurt or help undeserved.
I have attended North Kitsap Schools sence i was in kindergarden. I am just now entering North Kitsap High School as a freshmen , and i love it so far. My older sister was in the North Kitsap School district scence she was in kindergarden and she graduated in 2005 she is now attending Portland State University. From what I have read people on this website think that the school district is not acceptable, but I disagree. I just wanted to let everyone know that I think that this is a great place to send your children to learn . All of my family agrees that this is a wonderful place for school.
My kids attended North Kitsap schools. The schools were nice, but the teachers need some help themselves as they don't know how to help struggling students. So glad my kids no longer attend NOrth Kitsap schools.
Quality of school administration has increased tremendously in the past twelve months. As a result, teaching quality has increased as well. We are still working on academics and achievement, overall, but progress is being made, and the 'new' North (post split with Kingston High School) will be a better educational institution as a result of those changes. Additional parent support is strongly encouraged during this transition time. Opportunities to participate through PTA and various Boosters organizations (Band, Sports and Drama) are available and should be utilized.