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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.