Harassment Intimidation and Bullying is rampant at this school do to the unprofessional conduct of the Superintendent and Principal .They do not report/document incidents.They do not document investigation reports.It's look the other way and hope the parents just give up and drop it.The schools H.I.B. Policy hasn't been sent out for many years to parents.This policy contains all the information for all parents to properly advocate for their children.This school is a train wreck when it comes to the Superintendent and her intimidating tactics of running the whole show.She is the Compliance Officer The Superintendent and also Writes all the final decisions for the School Board.Truly a conflict of interest.
Orcas Island High School is a public high school in Eastsound. The principal of Orcas Island High School is BARBARA KLINE. 135 students go to Orcas Island High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 38% of the 135 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Orcas Island High School is 7:1. Orcas Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||1%||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.7%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||38%||30%|
I've had one child graduate from this school and one in the process. They are both gifted and motivated students. They have had every educational opportunity provided and I can't speak highly enough about the staff and teachers who care about every student and are there to teach and guide in every way. The Principal/Superintendent does a superb job and is involved in all aspects of running the school. She always has a moment to consult with parents and students and has provided valuable information for my child's post high school future and my younger child's choices to accomplish her goals. My kids especially like the math and science classes. The kids are well prepared for college when they graduate from OHS . Although funds are limited the staff works out ways for students to pursue their interests and make learning interesting and challenging. I've had experiences with other schools and this school far outshines them in every way. Every school is hurting for money right now and this one is no exception. There is a lot of community support and they are doing an excellent job with the resources available. I have never seen any of the issues described in another review.
Warning This school has demonstrated deficiencies in dealing with harassment issues in working with gifted students and with funding. Several families recently have felt compelled to pull their students from this school and enroll them in an alternative setting because of these and other troubling and ongoing problems at the school. These situations are particularly troublesome due to the lack of nearby education alternatives as there would be in a mainland setting and the ability to attend a different school is limited by ferry schedules weather events etc.
I can't imagine a better high school experience that the one offered at Orcas Island High School where I graduated a few years ago. The teachers are very smart people who care about their students. They also know how to engage their classes. The principal (now superintendent?) works hard to provide every kid with the opportunities that he or she needs to do well after high school. She has a history of making tough decisions that put her students' needs first. The classes are often small and every kid is treated as a unique individual.
I can not understand why there is a very low rating on this incredible school that has received all sorts of statewide acclaim as well as recognition by US News and World Report. The students have a history of maintaining the same GPA at universities all across the country that they received in high school. What more would anyone want?
orcas island high school has poor academics and teaching staff. each year they ask us for more money and we give it to them. each year they may raise enough but its just going to happen every year. they dont know how to use there money wisely. the kids there are not nice. if i had the choice i would send my child to the Christian school due to there new teaching staff and education.
We moved here four years ago with one child a senior in HS one a freshman and one in seventh grade. This school district is far superior to the one we left (also in Washington) and better than most I have seen. It is small. But students are encouraged to be who they are and the tolerance of differing views and life choices is commendable. Academically the school offers true rigor and the teachers work hard to held the non-academically inclined to be included and succeed. There are no fewer than 7 AP options and those courses are well taught and result in most students getting a 3 or better on the AP exams that they take. There is a wonderful feel of family in the school--between student AND teachers and the community is well involved and supportive of the school as well. GREAT school!
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