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302 West Hastings Rd
Spokane, WA 99218

(509) 465-7000
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December 04, 2014
I am alumni of Mead and I loved it. Teachers really care about their students and want kids to succeed. I felt very prepared coming into college. Also, there is a lot to get involved with at Mead. Definitely a high quality school.

- submitted by a student

September 26, 2013
Mead High School has the greatest mix of academics and sports, drama and arts to fulfill any student's wish list. Having moved here from CA. last year, my now 10th grade student settled in easily and nicely. All the students are nice and there are lots of clubs and sports to get involved in. Being ranked high on the list of top schools in the state and the nation doesn't hurt your resume either! Mead is a school where if you give it your best.....everyone succeeds! We love Mead.

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December 06, 2012
As good as high schools get in Spokane, and that says much. Mead High has a very dedicated principal and staff, a creative approach to teaching, and strong performance metrics to show for it. Our kids have been very happy, and considerably more challenged than they were in their Seattle schools. Technology resources are strong. The school has an amazingly dedicated, supportive community. We're happy we came here.

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October 22, 2011
I am a freshman this year. My year has been pretty good so far. the teachers are nice and try to help you. also i wanted to change some of my classes and my consuler helped me with that. i feel included at school, mostly everyone is nice to me

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October 08, 2011
I do not enjoy going to mead. They took away shop and are adding more difficult technology/computer based classes, and not every student that goes to mead is cut out for that kind of course. They have a good education if you are a genius, but for the kids that don't do to well in advanced class it is really hard. My other siblings agree with me, mead is more of a private school rather than a public school. But hey if you are really smart and can handle the classes you will do great there! It is also a very "clicky" school. I am not saying it is terrible, but i feel there is better schools out there.

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July 16, 2011
I think that Mead is an awesome High School! I will be a sophmore this fall and I am so excited! I am in the jazz band, marching band, and concert band programs and they are all amazing! The principal is very nice and respects everyone. The academics are wonderful, and I wouldn't switch with any other High School in the area. -Kendra (K-Kay)

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June 11, 2010
As long as the child wishes to learn, Mead is a wonderful school. The teachers, especially those in the Honors/AP Program, encourage the students to succeed and are always willing to help. The only reason why I rated it 4 instead of 5 is due to a certain 'cliqueness' that occurs when people have been in the Mead district their whole lives. For me, a student who moved here from Seattle, it was very difficult to make friends with those who had lived in North Spokane their entire lives and whose parents had graduated from Mead as well. However, after joining the drama club (which is quite fantastic, perfect for the shy kid who wants to find his or her place in the world) and taking Honors classes, I made some great friends. Unfortunately, the school has no IB program, which also hurt its score.

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September 14, 2008
All three of my kids graduated from Mead and two of three were involved in school based activities. All three were high academic achievers, especially in math and science. One earned a National Merit Finalist award and free 4 yr scholarship. Despite my encouragement, this did not prepare them for life after high school nor did it motivate them to pursue successful careers. The most successful is the one that was the least involved in H.S.. The school has too many liberal teachers who promote the big idea - do gooder attitude. Save the poor! Join a service organaization and travel the world! They should be directing these kids to go to college and join the real world first. They don't!

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July 12, 2008
I have taught in California and Washington. Of the 3 schools that I have taught at Mead High School is superior. The student body is phenomenal, the parents are supportive, and, for me, my colleagues and administration are enthusiastic about what they do. This is a school I look forward to going to every day.

- submitted by a teacher

May 13, 2008
The nationally recognized Mead Senior High School... what is there to say? Test scores are great, students are excelling academically and extracellularly, and students are leaving this school with more than enough knowledge and preparation to enter further education. Teachers are well educated and are enthusiastic to teach these children. In fact, my son's chemistry teacher actually contacts chemistry professors from WSU to ensure that students are leaving with the understanding to be able to enter chemistry in college, skipping the chem 100 and 101 classes. The music programs are top notch, and the sports teams are nationally recognized. Administration connects well with the parents and students and the councilors are fantastic. Mead High really does live up to its name in that Mead offers a student-centered and student-friendly atmosphere where success is encouraged, expected, and attained.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2008
Mead High School came very high recommended, but we have found the overall school experience to be below average, as far as teacher/coaches support and encouragement of all the students that are either in their class or sports team. The adminstration has been non-responsive in attempting to openly discuss our concerns and frustrations

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April 14, 2008
My husband and his 7 siblings all graduated from here. We are continuing the legacy with our own four children attending (or soon to be attending) Mead. The academics are challenging and the students graduate well prepared for college. The sports, music, drama and art departments are outstanding. The are a host of extracurricular clubs/activities that offer a wide variety of opportunities for student participation. There is truly something for everyone here and the adminstration and faculty are tops. There is a real sense of community at this school that is fostered from the principal on down. We feel very fortunate to live in this school district.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2006
Amazing school. This is the 'leader of the pack' in Spokane. Great academics, athletics and area of town. I couldn't have asked for more.

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March 01, 2006
What a great High School! This is truely a classy school were children are learning more then I expected from a public school. We're saving money not continuing education in a private school. We researched and found that MHS does just as nice if not a better job preparing our children for college and the real world. My children are excelling and have so many colleges from all over our country looking at them. Love all the extra program; sports, debate, chess and math club (my oldest does all). There are so many other activities at MHS. Mead is the best!

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September 22, 2005
Mead High School has a wonderful spirit to it. The administration is welcoming, the academc advisors interested and caring, and the teachers committed to their students. There are programs for every type of student, whether they want college prep classes or trade school type preparation. Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and there are a wide range of programs available. The school has recently undergown a major rennovation, bringing the facility to the quality of a new school. Parents are very interested in their children's education and are very involved and supportive of the administration and programs. It's hard to imagine a better high school than Mead High School.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2005
Mead school district as a whole is a wonderful school district. I am very impressed with mead high. The staff is very involved with the student body and counslers are on top of their duties. Academics are #1 at this school and there is help for those who struggle. We love mead schools!

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July 28, 2005
Mead has a lot to offer. Their acedemic programs are amazing. Your child can excell in many different ways but Mead strives for the best education. There are many musical opportunities, as well as opportunities in art, sports, acedemics and student involvement in all of these. If you want to be a parent helper there are many opportunities for you too. There is just too much to say about Mead and I can't say it all.

- submitted by a student

July 06, 2005
This is a great school, safe, lots of sports, great parent involvement. There is a definite soft grading here and the only way to get a good experience is to get the kid in some A.P. classes which are still few and far between here.

- submitted by a student

June 30, 2005
I feel that the mead school district is one of the best in Spokane. We left district 81 for a better school (private was out of our reach) and have never regretted the change. The resource dept for extra help in classes is superior. The music program is rated very near the number one position in Wa and the school has a very dedicated staff and parent support group.

- submitted by a teacher

January 13, 2005
We moved to the Mead School District when our children were in 6th grade because we'd been told that Mead excelled in their music program. That was an Understatement! We have watched both of our children stand on many winner's stages after jazz & marching competitions. They have learned the value of hard work and discipline. A high percentage of the HS students are involved in instrumental and vocal music. Best of all, the school's academic programs and staff are excellent! Being a former teacher myself, I can see how the high level of parental involvement contributes to the overall quality of all the district's schools.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
I moved to this district so my two sons could attend Mead High School. It was the best thing I could have done for them. They both received full scholarships. The two boys were quite different, one very artistic, and one very academic, both athletic. The school had programs tailored to both of their needs, and had high quality teachers. I knew many parents because of the involvement ranging from cleaning up the gym after a wrestling match, to sponsoring the senior 'all nighter'.

- submitted by a community member

August 26, 2003
Mead is a great school. All of the students are so inolved and the teachers are great. They help out the students whenever they need the help. Thanks for doing a great job Mead!

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Mead Senior High School
302 West Hastings Rd, Spokane, WA  99218
(509) 465-7000
Last modified Mead Senior 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.
Mead Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top