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Shorewood High School

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 1, 2014

With the brand new state-of-the-art facility, learning and connecting with our peers is much more lively. Shorewood has excellent teachers who understand students and how they learn. Music and sports at this school are top-of-the-line. There is a large space for students to gather, so the whole place feels more homely. School may not be very exciting in general, but the Shorewood ASB does a great job of getting many students engaged in activities. Overall, this school is very accepting and is a great place to learn!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2013

This school is state of the art brand new. the district always has enough money to be inclusive of all students in all activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

I see a lot of the reviews talk shortcomings of the facility. They are building a brand new, $75M facility which will open in 2 months. So those issues are history and should be reflected in the ratings. All new school, fields, everything. I have had three kids graduate from Shorewood. All three had pretty much the experience they made out of it. One was highly driven and graduated #3 in his class. He got an appointment to the Air Force academy and is a practicing attorney now. One was more social and got good grades and loved the drill team and other activities. She made many life long friends there. The third is more of a geek and didn't do as well academically but it was because his own lack of organization and just not being as driven as the others. I think Shorewood is a very good school and any shortcomings it had will be eliminated with the new facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2010

The school is good for good students. When you kid has learning disabilities, ADD you are in trouble. There are teachers who do not respond to e-mails at all, some respond with weeks delay, councelors are similar in this matter. You have to fight for everything, nobody will volunteer a solution. If you need anything you have to go to the principal or school administrator to get things done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

Shorewood was the best investment I ever made in my entire life. Everyone just got along and there was bad stuff going on like at any high school, but there was never any pressure to do anything you didn't want to. Even thought our sports teams weren't always #1 and sometimes were last, everyone at Shorewood has so much pride and team spirit all the time. Compared to my friend's from other schools, Shorewood was the dream school. Love love love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2008

Our son is in his Senior year and has had 4 years of wonderment. He jumped in and became involved from the start. He has taken AP classes and has not slacked off. He does not waste time and is always looking for new adventures. If a student tries something they might like it. Did you know Shorewood has a bowling team. How about the acclaimed Jazz band. Not your cup of tea, there's cheer,flag and drill teams. Also to many clubs to mention, but there is also something for everyone who wants to experience Shorewood during their time there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2006

Wonderful school with a wonderful tradition of hiring strong, student-focused teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 29, 2006

The quality of academic programs is ok concerning Math and English. However, the Science program is very good. Music, art, sports and other activities are readily available. However, all freshman sports teams have been cut because of a huge millions of dollars budget deficit. It was 'underestimated,' I have no clue in the world how. Parent involvement is low, as far as I could tell.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2005

Good quality of academic programs with many good teachers; availability of many activities and level of parental involvement is ok. The school lacks a bit of diversity but meets state standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

Very bad administration and enviorment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2005

Great school, great teachers. Science program is outstanding. Offers biotechnology as a vocational option, with internships available. School is highly regarded by admissions at various universities. Lots of parent involvement. Adminsitration is responsive. We feel it is as good as a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2005

Shorewood hs is a great school! The kids don't conform to the lesson, but the lessons conform on the kids. The teachers are always there if the students need help. There are tons of clubs and activities that are available. Ranging from SERVE (volunteering) to Jewish Awareness club. SW has lots of award-winning, entertaining musical classes. The football games and basketball games ive been to are very enthusiasic and the art programs are unique. this school is one of the best all-around!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2004

My son attended Shorewood for aprox. 9 years in special education and his teacher Veronica Cook was fantastic. She cares a great deal for her students and their families. She was instramental in my son going from an institution to a community home placement situation. She always went above and beyond what you would expect a teacher to do. I never had to deal with other parts of the school, because she took care of everything for me. She would give parents her phone number so that if they had any questions or needed any support they could get ahold of her. My son was in the hospital several times during his time and she would drive clear to Bellevue just to see him. If any teacher deserves praise it is Veronica Cook. You don't have to worry if your student has her for a teacher. Sincerely, Chris Seidler mother of Richard Jordan
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2004

I had the unfortunate experience of attending Shorewood High School for four long, painful years. In a nutshell, the teachers don't want to be there, the counseling staff is unhelpful, and the administration is inconsistant at best. I love learning as well as education as an academic subject, but neither come to mind when I think of Shorewood. At the risk of sounding radical, that school is a lousy, depressing, waste of time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2004

There are many wonderful teachers who work at SW, although there are quite a few who do not respect their students. There is a lot of shady business at SW among the administration. Money plays a large role in what goes on in sports and extracurriculars. The school is overcrowded, there are not enough bleachers in the gym for everyone to sit on, the theater cannot even hold the entire sophomore class. Students litter and there is a lot of trash. I personally believe the administration does not do enough to protect the students from discrimination and derogatory actions. The curriculum is still great and many of the programs are successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2003

Freshmen students are paired with upperclass students to help them acclimate to the High School environment at Shorewood. The Shorewood Boosters, a parent volunteer organization, raises around 40 to 50 thousand dollars a year to help any extracurricular program. I have had two kids graduate from Shorewood and feel that the quality of education that they obtained was excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

this school may have all its computers hooked up to the internet but it is agonizingly slow. assemblies are overcrowded along with the school being overcapacity. as a former student i wish this upon no child. besides that the teachers are ok but there are a few excellent ones. the administration is horrible, for example suspending a child who defends themselves against physical attack
—Submitted by a former 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.

About these ratings

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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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74%
Biology I

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
50%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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99%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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25%

2012

 
 
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17%
Biology I

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

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
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Biology I

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

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2012

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
52%
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 Students65%
Female64%
Male65%
Black35%
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income53%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students64%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
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Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
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Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Low income95%
Not low income97%
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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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.

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
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Low incomen/a
Not low income42%
Special educationn/a
Not special education50%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students75%
Female75%
Male74%
Black53%
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial77%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income56%
Not low income81%
Special education7%
Not special education82%
Limited English10%
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Black56%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic58%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income65%
Not low income80%
Special education25%
Not special education79%
Limited English39%
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

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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 Students33%
Female23%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income20%
Not low income43%
Special educationn/a
Not special education40%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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

Geometry

All Students39%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education40%
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.

367 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

355 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black89%
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income72%
Not low income92%
Special education28%
Not special education92%
Limited English42%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Black84%
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income70%
Not low income92%
Special education31%
Not special education91%
Limited English40%
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 53% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 7%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Two or more races 9% 6%
Black 6% 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 15%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 224%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 20N/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 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Shoreline, WA 98133
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