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7-12
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Silverdale, WA

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7607 NW Newberry Hill Rd
Silverdale, WA 98383

(360) 662-4000
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February 03, 2014
I like the school for many reasons. Basketball team is an embarrassment with new coach.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2013
Klahowya in my opinion is the best kept secret in Silverdale. Son graduated last year and it was a fabulous experience all the way around. For those who say it is not a sports school, they are really doing well with all of their teams. They are gaining more and more respect in the community. A+++ school awesome teachers. Love it!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2013
After 5 years at KSS I can honestly say I wouldn't put my children at another school in the ck district. I have watched my children soar. I'm very involved and for the parents saying that they don't get enough notice on homework and tests please remember this is partly on the Student. They should know when things are due. KSS is a good school. Proud to have Eagles at home and look forward to continuing to see the kids succeed.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2013
While this school is friendly and student oriented, it does absolutely nothing to drive its students success. The staff does little to nothing to accommodate parent requests. Test taking is not a skill taught at this school and the teacher mentality is that the student is always 'right' but could do it better. This is an illogical application to real life and shows in their MSP scores. The MSP average is HALF Central Kitsap and they have more students and more students per teacher! I advise everyone take a look at the numbers not opinions before enrolling your student to a school producing the lowest number of college graduates in the county!

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2011
I have been to over 7+ schools, due to military, so I know the feeling of not fitting in. So I dedicated my time to studying, and Klahowya does not have the best library around, however it does its job. I love the fact that, its not really a home environment, but a friendly work environment. Highschool is the hardest time for a kid to fit in, and if you don't fit in with one crowd you are welcomed in another. Whether you be a nerd, jock, emo, ect. Klahowya is not a sports school, in my opinion its more of an arts school. You can find creative kids anywhere in the school, and you will find kids carrying around sketchbooks. The marching band is the best, placing 1st or 2nd in any competition, and there is plenty of kids in marching band, with their handful of percussionists XD. So Klahowya isn't a sports school, not the end of the world. Another thing about Klahowya is the classes. The teachers I have had are amazing, they work with you if you are falling behind or slow. However, they won't babysit you and tell you over and over again if you need to turn something in. I wish I could write more, but I gave my rating based on my opinion, now I am running out of room. Anyways, Thanks

- submitted by a community member
August 09, 2011
I've gone to kss for three years now, and everyone there is pretty chill. Way less pressure to fit in than other schools I've been too. I take grades seriously and am in honors/ap classes, and they're all good. The students and teachers are mostly very accepting people and that's pretty rare in high schools.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 12, 2010
I homeschool my 8th grader. I used to homeshcool my other one, who is now in 10th grade at Klahowya. I am now going to take him out of 3 of his classes and start him in the off campus program. I agree with the person who posted on Aug. 28, 2005. They haven't changed since then. You still get notified when an assignment wasn't turned in, but not when something is due before it's due. My son is failing 3 of his classes, partly because of him, but also because I don't know when tests are, and he doesn't write it down. The school makes it mandatory to buy a student planner, but then doesn't make the student use it. What good is that?

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2009
as a student who has moved many times and many schools klahowya is the best school iv been to the staff is awsome and blends well with us stdents. i plan to stay till my seinor year. ap programs are awsome.

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2009
I would not send my child to any other school in the ck district other than klahowya. my child came from a privet school I feel klahowya is 10 times better and is a public school

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2008
The staff really care about the students and try their best to improve the quality of education every year.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2008
Klahowya Secondary School is about as good a school as someone could hope for. Currently attending Klahowya in the 11th grade. My school experience so far has been excellent. Apart from a few members of the staff, the teachers are excellent and in general are good instructors. Like some of the other reviews, I do agree there are some staff who are not ideal, but these people are few and far between. The sports program does fine for its size, and the oppurtunities for students are plentiful. Also, other activities abound for most interests. I feel that any student who cares about learning will attain the education and school experience they want. Also, one of the better features of this school is that there are much less societal and environmental pressures commonly seen at other schools. Sure, Klahowya has its faults, but what school doesn't? Klahowya Secondary School is great.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 28, 2008
I have had two kids graduate from Klahowya and have one there now. I hate it. Some of the staff is OK, but there are many many more that are ambivilent to teaching. There are teachers that hold grudges and are just mean. I have bever seen anything like it in my life. Iaam constantly having to run interferance between a teacher and my child.If I wasn't a a single Mom I would homeschool, but right nowI have to work, so that is not an option. If you have a choice, do not send oyour kids to this school

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2008
I am now a college freshman that spent all six years at klahowya, i greatly appreciated my time at the school and have a lot of fond and dynamic memories. This school really alowed me to focus on my education and the counseling staff is absolutely amazing and willing to do anything to help a student in need. The teachers overall care a lot about their student's success. I took six AP courses, graduated with a 3.55 GPA, got into every school I applied to including UW. If you use the resources available this school will offer you great success with your child!

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 12, 2007
Principal leadership The administration at Klahowya gives the impression of success yet I have seen many instances where bias and ignorance have clouded their judgment. Teacher quality In the 6 years that I have been at Klahowya, I have had many teachers that are amazing at teaching their subjects. I can recall only two teachers that only taught the bare minimum. Extracurricular activities Klahowya offers more opportunities to be involved than other schools because of its size. I was able to become involved in many clubs, sports, ASB, and even one of the plays because of this reason. Level of parent involvement - The opportunity to volunteer is always there for the parents that wish to be involved. Over all - I am glad to have chosen Klahowya because of the opportunities that I was given. If I could do it all again, I would definitely choose Klahowya.

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2007
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June 05, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
February 11, 2007
My child has been going to this school for 3 years and theres no way I would recommend this school anyone who isn't willing to deal with the politics of the district! I have no faith in the school to help educate my child because they are to busy dealing with the fake drama to deal with your childs education! The only thing about this school I can say that is good is the counselors. They try real hard to keep the students focused on the education. But even their hands are tied by the principal. The put no focus on girls sports only boys.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2006
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- submitted by a student
August 28, 2005
My grandchildren attend Klahowya because I have custody of them. I started one of my grandchildren in the off campus program and am thrilled with her success their. Off campus gives you a timeline of each class so the parent knows what is due and when. At Klahowya you only get this information after the fact. You get notified about what was not turned in instead of what is due when. If a teacher can take the time to tell you what was not turned in, why can't they take the time to tell you what the assignment is and when due. I find the Parent Connect program very frustrating because it is only good if the teachers use it but they don't

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 24, 2005
I agree with June 2005's review regarding extra-curricular activities at this school. They can't seem to keep coaches and will not hire teachers with coaching backgrounds.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2005
This is a great school. The teachers are great, and they seem to really care about what they teach. The extra curricular activities are excellent and the music and art programs are excellent. Lots of parents are involved. Its an all around excellent school.

- submitted by a student
June 11, 2005
Klahowya Middle school I rate as a parent in three areas. 1.Academics I rate high. The teacher to student ratio and facilities are above average and numerous special programs are available to challenge the students. 2.Administration I rate as average to below average. On several occasions, the past two years, there has been numerous breakdown in communications with the school concerning messages and delivery of material. This includes lost paperwork and inability at times to notify parents of schedule changes (especially in the sports schedules). Also the web page for the school is not well maintained, and the yearbook consisted of over 100 errors. Athletics I rate as below average. Not because of the students but the lack of commitment of the coaches to maintain a workable number of players and coach for improvement vs. introductory level play as you see in gym or PE. Thus hurting the building blaocks for the HS program.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2005
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April 03, 2005
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April 02, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
February 26, 2005
I think all the people who say KSS is a bad school are toatlly wrong. I am a 7th grader there and all of my teachers i have are great! Well except for one. MY mom works there and everybody at the school that has had her has said that she is the best teacher they have ever had. KSS is a great place to be and has great teachers. Yeah people worry about their looks but so what. They worry about there looks before and after class. Not during class. U are all wrong. Maybe u should pay more attention.

- submitted by a student
January 08, 2005
I am a student at Klahowya and I feel that this school has gone down hill since I have started there. I have been through a lot of junk at the school. All the kids there are worried about how they look rather than getting an education and they dont have great security/safety protection. I find that very wrong. I think that the Counselors are the best people in the whole school. They have helped me personly through a lot and there are few teachers who actually can teach and be good teachers there! I think the school could step up a little and think about what is really happening in their school. They should learn how to handle situations in a different way.

- submitted by a student
October 19, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2004
I am at student here at Klahowya and have been going here since I was a seventh grader. I am now a senior and I can say that I have personally watched Klahowya degenerate through the years. The administrators seem to have no common sense and the apprenticed administrator is and has been going power hungary all year. There has been many problems this year that they have failed to deal with in the right way. I am glad I will no longer be attending this school after this year.

- submitted by a student
February 08, 2004
I am actually a student at Klahowya. Before its construction Klahowya was made up to be this cutting edge learning environment with a top of the line education. However, after having attended Klahowya for six years and researching the education of the other High Schools in the Central Kitsap School District I have realized that Klahowya is not even close to what it was supposed to be. Klahowya provides a basic education, and minimal extra curricular activities. WASL scores of Klahowya students are the lowest of the district, and there is not much being done to fix this. High school students often complain about being treated like junior high school students, because the teachers cannot adjust to wide span of ages. Half of the classrooms are located in portable buildings because the main building was constructed with a poor design and a lack of space conservation (meaning lots of open space which could have been used for more classroom space).

- submitted by a student
October 20, 2003
Klahowya is more concerned with public appearance then student safety.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2003
I'm a student here at KSS, and I must say, Klahowaya is a great learning environment. Students here feel welcomed by all staff throughout the school. The teachers and counselors are trustworthy, and always here for their 'kids.' Overall, I d have to say Klahowaya is an excellent school, doesn t just teach you academic stuff to get you to college, but it teaches you about life, and how to make it, outside of the safe boundaries of schools.

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2003
Too many grades at one school, too many distractions. Too many students to teachers. Not enough sports or other activities for all students to have participate in.

- submitted by a parent
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Klahowya Secondary
7607 NW Newberry Hill Rd, Silverdale, WA  98383
(360) 662-4000
Last modified Klahowya Secondary is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Klahowya Secondary Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top