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Steilacoom High School6

Steilacoom, WA | Pierce County


April 27, 2014

Terrible, principal's are horrible, teachers do NOT teach properly, then they expect all students to excel but never try to help them. As far as I see, Steilacoom High is full of pride but why, there is no point because it is not a unified school. They support H.I.B. but do not take action when kids are constantly bullied and threatened. Do NOT let your child attend this school.

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February 2, 2014

I dont feel there is supervision around school premises. Do not enforce policies. Teachers are ok.

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September 26, 2013

My son loved his new school and enjoyed being in the concert band. Awesome group and support!

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May 28, 2013

I attended Steilacoom High School for three full years and part of my Senior Year. I struggled a lot during my time at Steilacoom, largely because of certain teachers. I am an extremely shy person who was often subject to ridicule from my peers; in several cases I was "called out" in front of full classrooms in a manner that only worsened my shyness and feelings of inadequacy, and made me a target later (after class) for further teasing/bullying. In one case I had completed an English assignment in the "computer lab" and asked the teacher for permission to work on my creative writing piece, she gave me permission and I began working. About ten minutes after I approached her, she pulled up my writing on the projection screen in front of the entire class and yelled "WHO'S IS THIS?!" (drawing further attention to it, and allowed several students to make negative comments). This incident has stuck with me throughout the years and it took me a long time to find the courage to pursue my dream of being a professional novelist. That being said, there were also some incredible staff members who did help me; overall not a great experience, though my siblings have had more enjoyable ones.

Submitted by a student

February 14, 2013

Steilacoom is a BAD school. the teachers & kids are friendly. there's only 2 teachers in the whole school that i actually like but they are horrible at grading our (students) work. the school sucks. im switching schools. if anyone asked me if they should go or there parent ask if it a good school. i'd say no to both questions. HORRIBLE school

Submitted by a student

August 1, 2012

Having three kids go through SHS, I can tell you with experience that this school is superior to most. The administrators are fair yet firm, holding kids accountable but in a common sense way. The majority of the starters on the sports teams are also academic superstars, and not because of easy grading as evidenced by SAT scores. My kids have participated in leadership, sports, honor society, etc. while their friends who needed extra help were tutored by they and other kids as peer mentors. Countless people will tell you that this population of kids is accepting, regardless of economics or disability or ethinicity, and beyond that, are purposely outgoing to help others feel included. I hosted an international exchange student who wept openly at the idea of leaving SHS to finish school in her home country. Like everything, education is what you make of the opportunities provided and dependent on the support given and accountability required not just at school but more importantly, at home. If I were rich, I would stil choose this school over private. These teachers care. The coaches care. And by example, these kids care.

Submitted by a parent

July 8, 2012

I think this is a great school district, one of the better ones in WA and certainly the best one within 50 miles of Ft. Lewis. The kids all seem to be well mannered. Every time I've visited the high-school (where my son attends) the kids I've encountered are polite even going as far as opening a door for me. The kids that attend the school makes a HUGE difference in the outcome of an education. If you have a school full of kids that are for the most part troublemakers then the schools environment will not be a good environment for learning; I truly think this is a healthy environment. The teachers, for the most part are, helpful and diligent about updating grades and sending emails when they see a problem. This is a great school, especially for military kids!

Submitted by a parent

May 30, 2012

Nothing has changed since that 2007 comment - grading is random and teaching quality is questionable across subjects. Phoning in academicly, lack luster in spirit, horriblely organized little district. If you want your child to be in a continuation of middle school environment, Steilacoom High is the place. Worldly or rigorous or even solid with the basics, no, no and sadly no. Would move out of the district completely if we had the opportunity.

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June 2, 2011

I can not express enough how much i love this school. I am a military child have been my whole life and have attended to many schools to count. Steilacoom High School i still talk about. never have i experenced the Spirit this school has or the friends i have made there or the sports that i was involved in and the choir is absolutly superb. This school has made me reach for higher goals in life and work harder. I was invovled in so many things there such as Key Club which is dedicated to volunteering anywhere and everywhere and the Choir is amazing theres a non audition choir, Sentinels, a auditioned womens choir, Celestial Singers, a auditioned mix vocals, Pinnical, and a show choir, TPS. The school is extremly clean and has excellent technongly eveery clasroom has a smart board. even WoodShop has a smart board! The teachers are dedicated to the students and the school was just compeltly re-done with new halls more lockers and a new football field. There is RARELY any violence and the kids taht graduate from Steilly all have bright futures and will make society a better place. I highly recommend this school anyone.

Submitted by a student

January 29, 2011

I love this school so much, with great students, extremely low violence and with the small amount of students, a great environment. There is newer technology and the only thing it could really use, is a pool. The teachers are fabulous and it has a brand new turf football field complete with track. Steilacoom high school is located in the small and historical town of Steilacoom. I am a student here and its the best high school in the area. It has been recently renovated and enlarged and is extremely clean. GREAT SCHOOL :)

Submitted by a student

January 28, 2008

Steilacoom High School is the best high school that offers more credits to graduate and offers an array or high expectations from teachers to students. All of my relatives have gone to Steilacoom and now have a bright future. Not only Steilacoom is known for being successful in WASL trestings or academics, it is known for having the most spirit and talent in sports.

Submitted by a parent

May 8, 2007

My son is in his freshman year at this school. I find that the education is poor to say the least. For example I reviewed some of his work. On two assignments, his rough drafts were both a D, then all he did was type word for word and miraculously received a A- for both. How is that two different assignments end up with the same grade? Also my sons teast scores are low, but in every class his daily assignments and homework are always an A to A+. Another teacher gave him a B for a test he never took.Its ridicules, on how the teachers are teching our students, give them all A's we don't care if they learn, that their motto. I want my child to be prepared for college and that will not happen at this school.

Submitted by a parent

October 25, 2006

I enjoyed my years at SHS as a student and now my children are attending. Many of the same caring, compassionate teachers are still working their magic. There is also many new, ethusiastic teachers to make up a wonderful balanced staff. Administration & staff (especially safety and attendance personnel) are helpful and responsive. I thank them for their care of my child.

Submitted by a parent

April 5, 2006

This is such a wonderful school! The principal knows the first name of every student and greets them every morning! Parent involvement is in the 90 percentile! We know that our kids are great!

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March 16, 2006

SHS has been a disappointment for my daughter. We move frequently and she has had the opportunity to attend schools in different areas. This school is not friendly for transferring students and does not consider the opinions of the parents or students to be of importance in placing the student in a class thats right for the student. This school also feels that if a student has been placed in the wrong class, they should have to stick it out for a full semester and accept a failing grade for the class. They don't believe that a failing grade is important they say it's whether the student is 'getting it or not'. Personally I feel if the student is failing then obviously they are not 'getting it'.

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