Medical Lake High School
- MEDICAL LAKE, WA
Medical Lake High School Reviews
Rating 3.42 out of 5 121 reviews
Staff was great! Could use some updating though. I loved the clubs I was a part of, and football nights were amazing, even though the team usually sucks…. I like the small updates they have been doing, but not the fence outside. They are always planning something around school and that is definitely nice, student involvement is great
Students are kind, teachers care about each and every student and they help to make sure kids do not fail high school!
Medical Lake High School is a small school, and as such there is little opportunity and academic challenge. During my attendance here, I felt less prepared for college and real life than the average high school student due to the lack of academic challenge and the limited clubs and activities. Although most of the teachers and staff are nice, they create a sense of apathy in the school, and that apathetic tendency has has resulted in sports teams and clubs that are subpar. Although there appears to be a lack of talent at this school, it is really just a lack of work ethic, and the saddest thing is that the teachers and staff do not see these problems and continue to preach school pride when in reality, there is absolutely no reason to be proud of this school. On the upside, however, this school has a safe atmosphere as there is little crime activity, and I felt physically and (relatively) emotionally safe attending school every day.
Overall, the teachers and staff have been tremendously helpful. Over the 4 years I have been in the high school, we had the incredible misfortune to lose 2 students and 1 staff member. These loses created a cloud of sorrow throughout our school. The teachers and especially the principle helped us overcome what had happened and they took all the students emotions into consideration. Even hiring service dogs and therapist for the couple of weeks after each accident. While the building of the school might not be the best I am incredibly thankful to be surrounded by people who generally care about our well being.
My experience is pretty average, the academics are okay; some teachers are pretty cool. They do have problems with fixing problems between students and sometimes the problems can get worse. I’ve also had friends who have struggled with classes that wanted to pick other, that weren’t allowed to, even tho it was severely dropping their gpa.
I moved from a large district to the small community of Medical Lake at the beginning of my freshman year. Even though there are issues with bullying, it is the best school I've ever attended.
Small school, very average. Great small town community. There are a lot of opportunities for kids that are bright, work hard, and are passionate.
The teachers are good at their subjects and the students are friendly. Though some classes have a heavy workload. The school has great teachers. They are the best part of the school. The students are respectful and is overall a safe environment.
It is an excellent school! Nice staff, student, and people. People always cares about staff, students, and people. This school is very peaceful and feel very safe. Bad crime is rare in this school based on my thoughts. The staff promised to makes students to success in their life if students are hard-working and being positive. Mean teachers are actually good teachers, because they are really push students harder to give them a chance to be successful. There are many sports you can play in Medical Lake High School. Bad thing about this school is too much homework like everyone said.
Had a terrible high school experience spent a very small amount of my time learning and a lot of my time getting bullied by students and teachers alike.
Most of the staff at this school is amazing! The community is a wonderful one to be a part of, but the students at this school often lack motivation.
We have a lot of sprit here at Medical Lake. Every year we play a sprit game agasit a local school and win by a long shot. Its also really hard to tell who our validorions are casue we are all really competive when it comes to book smart. Being in a small town there really is no differents in grade when itt comes to making friends. We have an air froce base close to our school distict so we get to see all the cool trainings and take tours/flights on the base. With the base come new students and old ones leaveing so we are really accpeting of new students. We also have a JROTC that a big part of the school.
Overall, I believe that Medical Lake is very tight-knit community and there is always someone there to help you when you are in a tough situation. My experience might be different than someone new to the city, but I have grown up here and made the closest friends I ever will. All the sports programs and music programs are very supported by the district and are a lot of fun. If I had to change something, I would change some of the staff. There are a few staff members that handle situations in a bad way and give off a certain attitude towards some students that might make some uncomfortable or upset. Other than that, I am happy to be a student at Medical Lake High School.
AP courses and teachers are fantastic. School is focused more on getting kids into the workforce, military, technical school, or 2 year college rather than 4 year colleges which can make the college application process more difficult.
My experience at Medical Lake High School was a pretty average experience because I feel that there were a lot of things needing to be worked on. The staff varied when it came to professionalism, effective teaching and respect to the students. Some were very kind and did their job effectively, but others were rude and unprofessional. Plus, most of the school was unprepared for many different events and situations. Though, I will say the school provided a lot of opportunities and did a lot for its community.
Lovely teachers and caring faculty. A wonderful education program that has served me greatly the last 3 years. Not only did I have a wonderful high school experience because of them, but I have also gained knowledge that I would deem invaluable for my future success.
I enjoyed the overall community of this school and district as it is very involved, however I would improve academics as I struggled in school with limited resources for that extra help that I needed.