Vancouver Home Connection
- Vancouver School District, WA
High School Senior: For a student with a lot of self-direction and motivation like myself this school is very easy to get good grades in. The teachers are very supportive and do as much as they can with the funding they are provided, and many buy extra supplies out of their own pockets. The curriculum is average, but gets the job done. If you pay attention, apply yourself, do your homework, and make an effort to understand what is being taught, you'll have no trouble earning good grades. The scheduling process is hectic but manageable, there are a lot of people trying to fill out the same form, but once you get your questions answered it's easy. The workload is not especially large or difficult, as long as you set aside the recommended time you'll be able to get everything done. Special study options are very good, there are online options for students who can't get to school often, and tutoring is available to those who ask. A lot of the students in attendance don't particularly like school, but that has little to do with the school itself. It's unfortunate that so many kids don't like school, but if you have a positive outlook this school is perfectly acceptable.
- 250 Students
- 39:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Eastside Catholic School
- Private School
- Sammamish, WA
Alum: Overall, I had a great high school career here! It was everything I could hope for in a high school - the teachers are fantastic, and everyone is really kind, even across social barriers (such as jocks and band geeks). They also are famous for their great treatment of handicapped students - they often got to be homecoming royalty, and were treated very kindly by all types of people there.
My only complaint is that as a co-founder of the marching band, the school tends to not give much attention or money to the music program despite its outstanding record and awards won every year. Even when students got to travel the world based on musical achievement or the band went to state championships in multiple areas, there were no announcements unless we pushed the administration.
- 920 Students
- 12:1 Student-Teacher Ratio