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9-12
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Snoqualmie, WA

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8651 Meadowbrook Way SE
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

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(425) 831-8100
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September 18, 2014
I just had one student graduate and another is starting as a freshman. I think the school is great! When you go to the school, the kids are kind and friendly. Course selection offers a ton of rigorous choices, as well as a wide variety of electives to grab the interests of students. Its quality sports program and motivated music department also offer lots of fun options, from which many students earn scholarships for their hardwork and talents. The teaching staff and administrator are doing a great job.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2013
Since we've moved a number of times, my kids have attended a few schools in a various states. Mt Si has, by far, been the very best one. Personally, I think it's the outstanding teachers that make a real diffference. Their passion for the subjects and true concern for the student's futures really set them apart. Thanks so much Mt Si teachers!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2013
Mt. Si is a great school. The administration is making the necessary changes to provide the best possible education to the children of the Snoqualmie Valley. College prep and technical training is available. The Freshman campus is going to make the campus less overcrowded and provide the Freshman an excellent start to their high school career. Call the school and talk to the Principle and see what is really happening at this school. It is an exciting time.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2013
We moved to Snoqualmie last fall. Our daughters entered their new schools as the second quarter started. The counselor was fantastic to work with. He took the time to find out what the needs and wishes were for our freshman daughter. Then helped place her in the best classes with the most appropriate teachers for her. Next, he walked us over to the volleyball coach and introduced both our freshman and 8th grader to get them in touch with the right people to continue their interest in sports. The first day was great. The language arts teacher made sure there was somebody at the door of each of my daughters classes to guide her to the next class. Also, he made sure there were some kids to have lunch with her. I have also found that the teachers are very approachable and easy to communicate with. We have been very happy with Mount Si High School.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2013
Why is this the only high school to not offer biology for 10th grade?? Integrated science? Yet the state requires 10th graders to take a biology test at the end of the school year! Mt si needs to look around at what other districts are doing, and follow!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
Every good review for this school is from a parent in denial or a staff member. This school does not deserve the good reviews it is getting.

- submitted by a student
April 29, 2013
If I could give no stars I would. This school does not deserve a 9. I have had 3 kids go this school and 1 graduate, and getting her to graduate was like pulling teeth. When my first child was in her 2nd semester of 11th grade the counselor then decided it was time to intervene and say she will not be graduating on time. Counselors should work with you student through their whole high school career. The staff is infamous for letting students slip through the cracks. However there are a few teachers here that I absolutely adore, because they got done what needed to be done. One of my biggest pet peeves is their class fees. Why should a class have a class fee? Public education should have no cost, especially in core classes. Not everyone can afford these prices and then your students graduation gets held back if you don't pay the fines. To me, seems as though the school is more worried about paying sports related things rather than the education. if I had to move back to the valley, my kids would not go to Mt Si! Look for another school!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
I think the teachers, or hopeful parents (denial?) are rating the school high. The teachers (most) dont teach! The classes are way to easy...the new freshman campus is pulling teachers away and now class sizes are anticipated to be greater than they are already at 30+. A school is only as good as their leaders....this one lacks big time. Neighboring districts refer to Mt Si as Mt "High" for its drug using students! No school is perfect, but this one does not deserve the ratings some have given! Lies...or just lack of perception?

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
Just take note that all the good reviews are by parents. NOT by the students who actually go there. Ask me or anyone of my friends and we'll tell you the exact opposite.

- submitted by a student
April 02, 2013
Mount Si is committed to excellence and my two kids are receiving an excellent education. In addition, they love going to school at Mt. Si, there is a strong sense of belonging to the school and there are many sports and extra-curricular programs for the kids to stay involved and engaged. Administrators are outstanding and committed to making sure EVERY kids is prepared for post-high school life.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2013
Mount Si has turned it around in the past few years. We have two in school there, and one soon to be, and would not consider sending them any other place. With the new principal, teachers are more engaged, there is new/younger staff eager and willing to teach. There is plenty of help for struggling students. There is a wide range of classes from a vast array of AP offerings to construction technologies, video, art, languages and great science offerings like Meteorology and Astronomy. There is a robotics class and computer video class. The culinary arts program is amazing and highly supported. Essentially, something for everyone. The athletics are wonderful, with caring and supportive coaches.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2013
I have had one daughter graduate from MSHS and have one more to go. I moved to this district because I preferred it over Issaquah and we weren't disappointed. My daughter got accepted at all colleges to which she applied. She had a rigorous education at Mount Si and loved being a part of band.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2013
MSHS has been a wonderful school for both of my sons. The oldest is graduating in June and will be attending college in September. The courses he was able to take prepared him for this next step. class offerings were good and he was able to take advantage of many AP courses.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2013
The current population of students and staff at Mount Si are fantastic! For the most part, it is a community filled with bright, polite, committed students, and staff. The Principal, Mr. Belcher, new in 9/2011, has a strong connection with the kids and is promoting an attitude of success for all and a student-centered environment. Mount Si High has made considerable improvements over the several years and offers a wide course selection with a rich science, construction and technologies dept., AP and Honors courses, multiple foreign languages, award winning: gymnasts, cheerleaders, debate team, football players, and MORE! The students come from award winning Snoqualmie Valley middle schools that rival and even surpass other Eastside and Mercer Island schools with better 'reputations'. It's time to look at the facts, instead of relying on old negative incidents and stereotypes about Mount Si and the statements made by those who choose to make negative reports. There will always be those with a less than perfect experience. Now is the time for those with good news, to share it!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2013
Mount Si High School of today is not the high school your parents went to. It is on the cutting edge and quickly becoming one of the best highs schools in the state. Principal Belcher is leading the charge and has made many staff changes to meet the demands of the community that now encompasse's the Snoqualmie Valley. The choices in cirriculum is vast and there is a fit for EVERY student. My son loves this school and is flourishing. He will easily have his choice of colleges when he graduates in 2 years. I encourage you to really do your research on how great the Snoqualmie Valley school district has become.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2012
I personally think that the school is horrible. The peers were fine, i guess, but the curriculum was atrocious. When i transferred to this school, i expected to be put in a single course that challenged me. Instead i got put in below average classes, and i stopped caring about my grades. Up to a month before school was out, i pulled my grades from Cs to B+s and As. I was told that i wouldn't be able to understand geometry. When time came for geometry classes, i sat on my laptop the entire class period. The teachers were kind though. I blame the counselors for being incompetent, and the curriculum for being too easy.

- submitted by a student
May 22, 2012
As a former student who was dismissed by this school and sent to an alternative school I am deeply disgusted. Mount Si High School sent a student (me) away, a potential graduate, struggling with health problems to a school where I was bored and eventually took my GED. Soon thereafter I went to school at a community college and made the honor roll with a 4.0 my first quarter there. The fact that the counseling center, whose job is to help those in need, did not help me graduate despite having been in the honors programs throughout middle school and working my hardest to maintain my grades despite being sick, disgusts me. The fact that I am now on my way to getting my PhD and I have to get my diploma through my college, disgusts me. The counselors are horrible. Absolutely horrible. The administration does not put the kids first and people like me lose their dream of wearing a cap and gown with their friends. Unless you will actively fight for your student's rights, or don't want to deal with incompetent staff, do yourself (and your child) a favor and go to another school. It is worth the drive and effort. It may even save your child the shame of not graduating with their peers.

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2011
Improved test scores are due to the changing demographic of the Snoqualmie Valley area. Total lack of leadership in the administration. They would rather sweep things under the rug than deal with parents. Students are given no respect by the administration. No wonder there are so many discipline problems. Police are given access to minor aged students during the school day without parental notification! There are very few quality teachers. the truly outstanding ones teach AP classes so if your child is average or below they will not have the opportunity to be instructed by them. Grade points are greatly effected by teachers not entering grades properly or keeping up with paperwork.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2011
I have always been a strong supporter of public schools. I always told my children that "school is what you make it." Mt. Si has changed my mind on that. I still support public schools, but won't be sending my other two children to Mt. Si. Principal(s) is completely ineffective, half the teachers are marginal at best, particularly math teachers. Several incidents have shown that all Admin wants to do is keep their rears covered. Student body is not much better - AP classes are dropped from the schedule due to lack of interest. It's a crummy place and I would not recommend it to anyone. Do what you can to get your kids out of district.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2011
Unfortunately, this school is not equip to handle "tough cases." When our child had an inappropriate relationship with a school district employee and tried to run away, the principal actually told us that we should let her move in with that person!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2010
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- submitted by a student
February 01, 2010
very discouraging school, if you are a student, or parent of a student with a learning disability.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 08, 2009
School is great. Solid leadership, fine teachers, good parent involvement, safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 30, 2009
Mount Si has made great strides over the past 4 years. My daughter has had mostly very good teachers. Switching teachers in math improved her situation. We have been pleased with the support offered by the new one, including more time to complete exams. Math tutoring is offered four days per week after school. Teachers are always willing to meet with us, and her counselor is wonderful. Things will be even better with the proposed freshman academy coming in the fall. Parent involvement is improving as well, and I think that is the biggest factor. I would suggest that anyone with concerns attend the monthly PTSA meeting (usually the first Monday of the month in the library) at 6:30 p.m. That meeting is followed by the Parent Advisory Group meeting, and Principal Randy Taylor is available for questions at that time.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2009
School has been seriously overcrowded for years. Students who need help fall through the cracks. Counselors are pretty much worthless. They (counselors) tend to coerce students to take the classes they want instead of listening to the student's needs and doing what is in the best interests of the students. Counselors also are hard for students to talk to due to the attitudes that the counselors show the students. Education is not much of a priority at this school. Administration ignores issues for as long as possible instead of dealing with them before things get out of control. Administration doesn't keep teachers in check when teachers step out of line and thus students have little respect for the teachers or the administration. Too much focus on the graduation portfolio and state testing. Seems administration is more concerned with test results than making sure students can go on to college successfully.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2008
Overall a very good school, early in my time there, there were several fights every few weeks, but with the remodel, the addition of cameras in the halls has stopped those. Some of the teachers don't relate to well with the students, and the teachers seemed to focus a lot of time and attention on WASL scores. The counselors are great, and are very interested in seeing the students do well. Mount Si, is one of the few schools in the area that have a club for those interested not only in video but audio as well, giving the students an opportunity to both act as a sound engineer at various events but also as a DJ for school dances, using some top of the line dj equipment. I had a great time there, and if i could go back i would without hesitation.

- submitted by a student
September 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2008
This School Sucks... Teachers are not good. The Principal Fails at leading. When Foreign studends come overseas, the teachers, and mainly the Principal provide a bad example of Americas Educational System. the teachers here only think about the WASL and nothing else. teachers in the higher levels, Grade wise, are more focused tward college. I had a teacher that decided not to teach us because he didnt feel like it, and i had to catch up over summer because of this person.

- submitted by a student
October 25, 2007
There have already been two issues of substantial magnitude. It seems that the administration is either out of touch with the student body or have not earned the students respect therefore the student acting out. If these kids are acting out at this level the administration must check in and create more constructive outlets for the teenage population they are responsible for. Perhaps through AP classes and more challenging education.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2007
Administration is very weak and responds poorly to student and parent complaints. Math teachers are very weak. State test scores are high because that is all teachers seem to care about currently.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2007
Math, as well as foreign language teachers are very weak. Most teachers don't relate well at all to current needs of teenagers. There are not enough AP classes schedule, and class scheduling makes it impossible for students to take full advantage of what AP classes there are. Administration is very poor. Does not respond well at all to feedback from parents and students. Overall, the school isn't bad, but does have many problems, most of them seeming to be rooted within the administration and through some poorly chosen staff members hired by the administration.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2006
I was disappointed that the school does not stress higher education. They are geared more toward 'career' planning than college planning. There are not enough AP courses offered. They have a lot of great teachers. I was very disappointed in the old and new principal.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 09, 2006
Past problem with alot of fighting at school. Drugs easy to get and typical at school. My understanding is they installed video cameras to cut down fighting which was probably necessary. Alot of students who dont care about grades.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2005
Most teachers are very good. The Music department is outstanding. Counselors are very good, very personally involved. Math teachers are a bit weak.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2005
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Mount Si High School
8651 Meadowbrook Way SE, Snoqualmie, WA  98065
(425) 831-8100
Last modified Mount Si High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mount Si High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top