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  • Dina M. Dorssers-Thomsen
    206-669-7685

    Shorecrest High School9

    Shoreline, WA | King County

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    January 30, 2015


    The Culinary Programs and Arts program are fantastic!!! The teachers and counselors care about students and make an outstanding effort to work with families, students, and staff so that ALL students can be successful in their pursuits for high school and higher education.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 6, 2013


    As a student with ADHD, depression, and an anxiety disorder, I have trouble with most schools and their methods of teaching and assigning work. Schools are required to offer help and accommodations for mental illness, but at Shorecrest you have to fight tooth and nail to get it, and even after doing that I wasn't given any help. My brother had dropped out because of this, while I'm struggling to get through a second senior year. In all, I'm extremely disappointed with the administration. The only upside is the great performing arts program, but that doesn't seem to be a high priority with the administration. Teachers tend to be hit or miss, with some amazing teachers and some absolutely terrible excuses for educations.

    Submitted by a student

    January 23, 2013


    My daughter graduates this year. She adores this school, but it must be said--she's a freak: Self-motivated, mature, tireless worker. The big surprise ffor us is the degree of school spirit she feels even though she could not care less for sports. What's worked? Fabulous teachers (she missed the duds), strong academics, award-winning lit/arts magazine, ultimate frisbee, coffee house, theater arts, and again . . . teachers-teachers-teachers. I cannnot speak for the experience of the less-academically inclined. This is a diverse student population with a fair percentage of low-income and immigrant children. For what I can see, they're doing the job. My son's experience as a freshman has been positive as well. He's a nerd, and has felt welcomed and connected. An awesome start, I'd say.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 11, 2012


    For a public school, this school is decent, but it leaves a lot to be desired. College-bound students are given little help with the process as the administration focuses all of its resources on helping the lazy students who aren't on track to graduate. The soccer team is amazing and the band program is strong, but when it comes to getting into college, you have to be 100% self motivated. A lot of drugs too.

    November 4, 2009


    Shorecrest High School has inspiring teachers, great school spirit, strong academics, and many wonderful programs like the literary coffee house events, award-winning choral and instrumental ensembles, and the highland dancers and pipers.

    Submitted by a parent

    November 3, 2009


    My stepdaughter is getting a great education at Shorecrest, where she has many opportunities to participate in wonderful programs like the high school orchestra, literary magazine and Highland dance team. She is enjoying all aspects of her high school - social and academic.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 3, 2009


    Shorecrest has great teachers, everyone is really nice, and we have lots of school spirit.

    Submitted by a student

    September 16, 2009


    Shorecrest High School has done an awesome job teaching and mentoring two of my three grandchildren (one's not there yet).

    Submitted by a parent

    September 16, 2009


    School spirit is great in all aspects; students respect and support music, arts, drama, sports and literature.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 14, 2009


    I go to shorecrest and it is awesome! maybe there's a lot of drugs and gangs but just don't hang around those people then...it's just like any school. Everyone's so friendly and spirited and nice! The teachers are awesome, and I love the honors/AP program

    Submitted by a student

    March 7, 2009


    I love Shorecrest! Everyone is nice, open, and so spirited. There are some issues, of course, but it wouldn't be high school without them.

    Submitted by a student

    November 20, 2008


    I've had three children go through this school. All three went to a diffrent program in their senior years..Shorecrest and it's teachers failed to provide what students need to achieve their goals..Shoreline Community College helped each one of our kids..and now they are on to careers. with NO thanks to Shorecrest..Wish I would have pulled them out earlier!!!!

    Submitted by a parent

    November 16, 2008


    Gangs, Violence, Drugs its horrible! After my sons Sophmore year at Shorecrest I sent him right to Shorewood. It was the best decision of our lives. He loves the positive atmosphere and the great teachers Shorewood provides.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 24, 2008


    School environment scheduling prepares student for a 4 year college. Providing each students with a mac laptop computer is awesome. Digital photo, social psychology, math, & other classes made my daughter very excited in attending this school.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 5, 2008


    I am going to be a junior at Shorecrest high school this fall. To be perfectly honest, I don't really like Shorecrest that much. Yes, the performing arts programs are amazing, but the emphasis is mostly put on the football team (which isn't even that good) and band. Other programs don't get much recognition at all. There is also a lack of classroom structure, and the rules are very slack. I can't wait to be a senior.

    Submitted by a student

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