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Redmond High School6

Redmond, WA | King County

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November 7, 2014


A school with an attitude. We've had two children go through Redmond High, and are soon to have a third. Perhaps the best way to describe the environment is to say that it seems like a bunch of freelancers. Teacher quality is generally good, but sometimes teachers seem to be on their own path altogether, without feeling answerable to anyone. And we had the very unpleasant experience of having explicit, written parent instructions overridden by an associate principal, leading to a devastating consequence. One of our children had a 504 plan, and when I learned that none of his teachers was aware of it, I spoke with the 504 coordinator. He told me it "wasn't his job to make teachers aware of the 504." Essentially, it was mine. So if you have kids with special needs, be prepared to be a very assertive advocate.

Submitted by a parent

May 6, 2013


Bellevue or Issaquah schools, in that order, are much better. Fewer police looming with drug-sniffing dogs, which are a buzzkill. Huge and generic, noisy and factory-like. If you avoid it - do so.

Submitted by a parent

September 16, 2009


Our school is ranked amongst the best in it's variety of courses, best educational experience, and most greenest campus amongst the nation's schools, making it to the elite lists of these topics. Our school has not yet made it to the top yet, so let's help it make it there!

Submitted by a student

January 13, 2009


I've spent most of my childhood moving from school to school, my price to pay was my actual education. Moving to Redmond caused a dramatic turn from the path that I had been following. My grades rose, my social life flourished, and home problems seemed to disappear. The school itself provides a wonderful atmosphere for the kids that attend. The teachers work very hard, actually care about their students, and Love what they do. I've never seen a student who has had trouble (of any type)be unable to approach a teacher, to ask a counselor, or to even go to a fellow student for help. As for programs and departments, RHS is strong in just about every department. It offers a wide range of programs and extracurricular activities for the students, and mostly by the students. Teachers encourage students to be active, and the kids oblige, making this school strong.

Submitted by a parent

October 8, 2008


Please, please send your kids to this school! I also attended Eastlake HS for my senior year, trust me Redmond has better prepared me for college than any other school BY FAR! This school is nurturing and sets high standards which most students achieve. Staff and teachers are WONDERFUL, you won't find better teachers or a better education at any other school in the area. Students are friendly and accepting, and I always felt welcome there.

Submitted by a student

July 17, 2008


Dispite the problems that the administration has had, it has undergone some incredible change. With the new change all i see is improvment. My time spent as a student was mostly spent slacking off and thinking of better things to do. But when I can still walk into any class room and have the teachers remeber me, that has to mean somthing about how much they care; Even about the students that do slack off (such as myself) Now I would like to draw a spot light on one very special teacher to me, Mr. Robertson, also known as Ert. In my sophmore year he not only was in charge of the band program, but the ASB, the concention stand, and anouncments at football games. He was the only teacher that I actualy looked forward to his classes. He is so devoted to his personal life suffers cause of it

Submitted by a student

June 23, 2008


I think that RHS really provides an excellent education for those who are motivated enough to take advantage of its Honors/AP courses. It has more AP courses than most private schools and the new principal has really worked hard to create a good environment for learning.

Submitted by a parent

June 23, 2008


I think that RHS really provides an excellent education for those who are motivated enough to take advantage of its Honors/AP courses. It has more AP courses than most private schools and the new principal has really worked hard to create a good environment for learning.

Submitted by a parent

January 8, 2008


I have a son with an IEP in Redmond's Special Ed Program - The teachers in this program are dedicated and work tirelessly to get these kids through High School. Kathleen Lee has personally nurtured my son's education throughout High School at Redmond. Her personal dedication has provided him with the tools necessary to suceed, she has definitely been the difference between him becoming a productive member of society.

Submitted by a parent

October 21, 2007


This school has many, many issues. I have seen one to many of my friends that I've known since elementry school fall to the wrong crowds at this school. The only good thing I've found going to this school is the Running start program, where I go to college classes and I'm able to escape the issues surrounding this school and it's problems. Many of the teachers could honestly careless about the students and seem to have simply given up on them. I can't wait to graduate and get out of here.

Submitted by a student

August 9, 2007


Redmond High School has an outstanding Calculus and pre-calculus program. The veteran AP Physics and AP EnviSci teachers are outstanding. There are problems with the sophomore honors block (English/History). One block is a free ride, no hurt for you GPA, but the other block requires an immense amount of work and dedication, and even then your grade is still very likely to suffer. The school transcript does not show this difference, but I have found those in the hard block learn more, but are shown to be less proficient in the transcript. Take this with a grain of salt.

Submitted by a student

August 1, 2007


I can only write from the limited perspective of having one gifted, fairly introverted son who is not interested in extracurricular activities. He fell in with a gang of high academic overachievers. He has thrived academically and socially at this school. He loves his teachers, fellow students, and constantly tells me how great most of his teachers are. And he has high standards for teachers. He will likely be accepted at an Ivy League college. High marks to the motivated teachers and current principal (2007).

Submitted by a parent

March 16, 2007


I have plenty of friends with ADHD and I've seen plenty of kids with physical and mental 'blocks' if you will in this school. They do just fine! Also, the kids there are accepting of it. The kids in this school are very smart and do their best to reach their goals. Maybe this is shadowed by the school spirit...but thats not a bad thing. The school also raises plenty of money for charity!

Submitted by a student

March 14, 2007


With a new administration, most of the old problems have been fixed. The school offers a plethora of advanced placement courses, extracurricular activities, and opportunities. The school also has a very accepting environment where children are supportive of diversity and people's accomplishments in all areas. Redmond is great for self-motivated students and high achievers because of the great Advanced Placement program, the great teachers, and the endless opportunities. While people are very nice and accepting, this is not a school for people who are not self motivated. Students who are looking to be hand-held should look somewhere else as students who do not take it upon themselves to seek out the opportunities provided at Redmond are left to fall through the cracks. Overall, an AMAZING school!

Submitted by a student

February 3, 2007


Great school if your child has no challenges to face such as ADHD. Counselors and most teachers seem very inpatient with this problem. One to one relationships with students are very few and far between. In 2006 there was a new principal hired (thank goodness) so I am hopeful that some of these issues are being addressed. This school has many very wealthy families which I am sure increase the frustration in that many students drive nicer cars than the teachers. Spoiled children can also make for a tough environment to teach.

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