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Shoreline, WA
Students enrolled: 1,477

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17300 Fremont Ave North
Shoreline, WA 98133

(206) 393-4372
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August 25, 2015
This school has a new facility which is great. Everything is clean and student have access to the library and other up to date technology. The adminitration of the school is very disengaged with any student and their needs. The school counselor is far from professional. He uses his imagination to evaluate students instead of sticking with the facts. The school is more focused on putting students in either an IEP program or advanced placement. The students in between are disrespected by certani staff members/teachers and are taught just enough to give the appearance of learning. The student in between do not bring in the money. If your student needs help with learing, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD, here. Stay away from the school psy. He is very unprofessional. If it was not for the small group of teachers that actually care about the students, this school will be a nightmare to attend.

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August 25, 2015
This school has a new facility which is great. Everything is clean and student have access to the library and other up to date technology. The adminitration of the school is very disengaged with any student and their needs. The school counselor is far from professional. Some teachers/administrators speak rudely to students and make up stories about students, abusing their authority

- submitted by a student

March 01, 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

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

June 04, 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

June 04, 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

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

January 04, 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

May 13, 2006
Wonderful school with a wonderful tradition of hiring strong, student-focused teachers.

- submitted by a student

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

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

September 14, 2005
Very bad administration and enviorment.

- submitted by a student

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

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!

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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

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

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

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

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 student

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Shorewood High School
17300 Fremont Ave North, Shoreline, WA  98133
(206) 393-4372
Last modified Shorewood High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shorewood High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top