Mercer Island High School
6 Best Public High Schools in Washington
- Mercer Island School District, WA
Senior: MIHS really cares about image, which can be a good or a bad thing. Academics are big here, enabled by a rich community. Everyone goes to college.
I've never felt unsafe at school. That being said, the administration takes LOTS of care to make sure that suspensions, arrests, suicides or suicide attempts are kept under wraps. We had a moment of silence for a recent alumnus who died from a hiking accident, while two recent alumni who died from drug overdoses this year were never acknowledged.
There's a lot of different food, but of questionable quality. It's nice that the cafeteria is open most of the day (even outside of lunch hours).
BRIDGES sucks! What was once a program with good intentions has become a fiend designed to imprison and bore students out of their minds. Once a week for 45 minutes is far too much.
MIHS definitely has its flaws, but it has been generally happy, safe, and the best education I could hope for in a nearby public school district.
- 1,464 Students
- 20:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Charlottesville Catholic School
- Private School
- Charlottesville, VA
- PK, K-8
Parent: Our family LOVES CCS! Our two boys went through CCS and are much better young men and students as a result. The overall environment at the Catholic School is exceptional. Academically, the students are encouraged, supported, and pushed to do their very best in the classroom. The teachers do an amazing job of reaching each student individually which translates into a trusting, caring, and successful school experience for the student, the parent(s), and also the teacher. In and out of the classroom the teachers and staff also do an extraordinary job of instilling discipline, self-respect and respect for others, thoughtfulness, and a sense of community and personal responsibility. Our boys continue to excel each and every year both as students and as young men in our community and I believe those valuable traits are a direct result of the foundation, mentorship, and guidance that they received as students at the Charlottesville Catholic School.
- 333 Students
- 15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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