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Eric Hawks

Shorewood High School7

Shoreline, WA | King County


March 1, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 former 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!

Submitted by a student

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

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