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About This School

Mountlake Terrace High School is a public high school in Lynnwood. The principal of Mountlake Terrace High School is Greg Schwab. 1,371 children attend Mountlake Terrace High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 20% of the 1,371 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mountlake Terrace High School is 18:1. Scriber Lake High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 62% 59%
Multiracial 4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 15%
Hispanic 12% 10%
Asian 12% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Loved Terrace. The school just keeps getting better and better. I wish I still went here.

  • (6 months ago)

    I went to Mountlake Terrace High School my freshman year and I had the best year of my life. This school is highly under rated. The teachers are great. The ASB is fantastic from dances to fun spirit days. The school has a lot of spirit and the pep assemblies are terrific. I enjoyed the journalism program which I believe is one of the strongest in the country. Terrace is a closely knit community and I loved it. I would without a doubt go back if I could for the rest of my high school years.

  • (2 years ago)

    i loved thiis schhol and is an amazing place for a student to stand out. i went there last years and the year before ad had amazing teachers. parents who jab on teachers need to realize its the kids who need to step it up. through that school i learned more than i could have thought. i love this school

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the worst high in the district if not the entire state! Looking back I wish I had transferred my children. We were there from 2002 to 2008 and both my kids graduated in spite of the lack of actual concern for education that most teachers there have. The administrators are worse! As I am limited to only 150 words here all I will say is...Do not subject your children to mths! Do not...Please...For their futures and ours...Transfer them. Edmonds/Woodway is an excellent school with caring teachers and admins that aren't burnt out.

  • (5 years ago)

    i think this school needs some major help such as teachers treating their students with more respect and letting parents know if their child is in acedemic struggle which they don't unless you call first and your lucky if you get a response in a timely matter because of this school my child hates school and up untill high school he enjoyed school. this school needs to treat their students like they are people otherwise our kids are going to think it's ok to do this to other people because it's what they are being taught how to treat people outside of the home.

  • (5 years ago)

    For 2 years in a row this high school has not met the annual yearly progress for state/federal funding - it is the only high school in the district that is in category Step 1 as a result. It is the Hispanic Low Income and English as a Second Language groups that the school has not made any attempt to educate well. Most classes are only taught using one modality either lecture or discovery very little explicit teaching and does not have enough books to go around. They do not have books online. Over 80% teachers do not have websites and are not required to post assignments quizzes or tests on them. I am a mother of a senior and it is very difficult to partner with my child in understanding what goes on in his classes from week to week due to lack of communication with the teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    While I'm terribly sad to see the small schools go there is much to like at this progressive suburban high school. MTHS boasts many nationally respected programs and educators particularly in music journalism robotics and science. It's young administrative staff has a solid read on students and the community. If the district was more supportive of this innovative school that would make a significant difference.

  • (6 years ago)

    Mountlake Terrace has great school spirit and there aren't cliques or racial groups. Students are very mixed.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have two kids in MLTHS and they do fine. On curiculum night the large parking lot is full - a good sign of involved parents. I've always found the Principal & teachers very accessable & ready to help. Lots of good kids here.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a student at MTHS currently the school has changed from being a 'normal' high school to a small mixed learning community. I dont believe this change has made a difference for the better it is confusing and since you cannot change schools within the smaller learning communities it is a true inconvienience. I would not reccomend this school!

  • (9 years ago)

    The school to crowed the small schools aren't working because the students are supposed to be in 1 school and there in 2 or 3 schools.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has very few commited teachers and with the new SLC program most of the teachers who cared have left. The rest of the teaching staff uses dispiline to put the student body down. There are times that I have been afraid to attend class because my teacher would be mean to me. There are a few good extraciricular activites but they also emphisize stabbing your fellow student in the back. Administration isn't much better. Some of the time the administration will listen and the rest of the time they patronize the student body. Far too many restrictions are placed on students and occisionaly there constitutional rights are infringed upon. Overall the school does the best that it can with what it has but that's not good enough.

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