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About This School

Mariner High School is a public high school in Paine Field-Lake Stickney. The principal of Mariner High School is Brent Kline. 2,062 students attend Mariner High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 66% of the 2,062 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Mariner High School is 21:1. Aces 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
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 5%
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 43% 52%
Hispanic 30% 20%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 17%
Asian 14% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 46%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Both of my sons attended Mariner High School! This is a very adverse school which in a lot of ways is very good! I think it taught both of them the real life! My oldest is been working at Boeing for 8 years and is buying his first home completely on his own!! My youngest is still studying at the U.W. Seattle! The teachers and group of parents were far the best.

  • (10 months ago)

    Outstanding school! The diversity is a gift to all who attend. Considering the amount of transfer students the test scores are excellent. Students who have been in the mukilteo school district for most of their education are very successful in high school and going on to college. All high schools have opportunities for kids to make good choices or poor ones. Help your child make good choices and Mariner will give them everything they need for a successful future.

  • (10 months ago)

    I was a student in this school and its absolutely terrible. A lot of drama going on there. A sit seems when I was there I was getting in a lot of trouble because of the fake wanna be Mexican gangs. And I also started smoking weed because of the friends I met there. So my advice don't go there. One of the ghettoest schools I've been in.

  • (11 months ago)

    Had to pull both kids out of this school. The student body is mostly non English. Gang activity and general roughness of the hispanic crowd that must be 80% of the population. Teachers seem to be outwardly socialists. Curriculum is not centered on basics but rather green and other such agendas

  • (2 years ago)

    I spoke with my daughters counselor about how my daughter has a chronic health problem and was unable to get from her locker on the other side of the school to where her classes are and be on time. The counselor could have cared less and told me that wasn't her problem she sent me to the school nurse I spoke with the school nurse she looked up her health record and said she would notify each teacher. Months later my daughter has been suspended for excessive tardies after they were already notified that she has a health problem she is only tardy by less than a few minutes to class yet I get a very uncaring call from the vice principle that they are suspending her due to the tardies I argued with the vice principle that she has a health issue and that I disagree with their punishing her because of a health problem she didn't care! I called back to contest this and still haven't recieved a call back! My daughter has asked on several occasions for help and makeup work; very few of her teachers accomodate her so she is falling behind in English and History she is very smart and could be an honors student if she could just get some help! I am very unhappy with this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm an alumna of Mariner and I feel like the faculty at the school was great and really helped me build positive steps for my future. All of the teachers and aids were very caring about the students and they were always willing to help me with any questions or struggles that I had. I wasn't always the best student academically but I think the teachers of Mariner gave the support and motivation to still apply myself and strive to continue my education with a college degree. So that's what I did and I now I have my bachelors in marketing and I've started a career in the mortgage industry. Overall I feel that Mariner High School is a great school.

  • (3 years ago)

    hi I will be the first to tell you. mariner is a great school. what goes on m this school is a reflection of your parents skeels nothing school nor the teachers. I have taken ok student out of tacoma school district and placed him in merida high school from all caps to straight a's and on the honor row.

  • (3 years ago)

    Marnier High is an awesome school with great faculty. My son is a senior and at this school since Freshman year. His teachers throughout the year have been nothing but helpful and student focused. There may have been one or two that I wouldn't put into the bucket but that is in every school. Mr Brauch (one of the counselors) is the best that I have dealt with thusfar! He really is in touch with students and communicates with parents and is focused on the success of the student. *The bad - Since Coach Griffen left basketball is NOT the same. The new coach has his favorites and if you are not one of them you can keep your warm up shirt on. Sad to see all this talent and the coach has NO IDEA what do do with it. Hope he figures it out soon. It will be 2 years straight with a non Division non State going team. *Parents need to come out an support the team. In my 4 years the past two years has been sad. I've watch all of these boys play since freshman year and only see 3 other boys parents there showing support through the years.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son graduated from Mariner with excellent grades and is going off to College at SFU. I would like to say to all the discouraged parents that ANY high school you will find cliques drugs fights and bullies. Depending on how you raise your kids they will make good or bad decissions on who they hang around. I found the more trust I gave the better decisions were made. Thank you to all the staff at Mariner my daughter is going to be a freshman so this is exciting!

  • (4 years ago)

    Very disapointed in this school! I guess if your popular you can succeed here otherwise they don't see you!

  • (4 years ago)

    Im a freshman at mariner and it's sad to read all these reports about how bad mariner is...Mariner is nothing like the rumors you hear...It's very diverse...For sure! we have breakdancers ukeleles and we have soooo many different cultures here...And it's just a huge melting pot with all these different ingredients...Yes students do get in trouble for doing stupid things but that's...That's high school.

  • (4 years ago)

    im a freshman here at mariner and it's sad to read and hear all these reports about how bad mariner is. mariner is not even close to the rumors you hear...this school is like a huge melting pot. we have breakdancers ekulele players and we have all these different cultures here at mariner that makes mariner the way it really is. yes students do get into huge trouble at times but that's high school. and i don't see why kamiak is not getting the same thoughts as us...i hear bad stuff about kamiak all the time..but that hides away. to us it doesn't. people think about the bad things we have and they don't really focus on the good varieties we have.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my daughters first year at Mariner. Before Mariner she recieved all A's and B's in her classses. Her grades since attending Mariner have fallen significantly lower. She has become totally discouraged and has since become depressed. I have talked to the teachers and recently to the assistant principle. No help! My daughter is Quiet and shy and they have so trampled her spirits that I will definately be sending her somewhere else next year! I have a definate complaint about 1 teacher in particular (who shal remain nameless) She is a math teacher who has singled my daughter out to pick on ...they stand behind their teachers but not their students Atleast not all their students.The popular ones maybe but if your quiet and shy forget it! My opinion this school has some Big improvements to make! No child left behind doesn't apply here!

  • (4 years ago)

    Many people hear bad things about mariner. Alot about drugs and gangs. I have never once as a student seen any gang affiliation never even seen a fight. Sure some students make wrong choices but thats what you get it's high school. The teachers are amazing and would give anything for their students. the diversity of the place can be threatening at first but you learn to accept them all and even if you dont agree with how they live you let them be. it is such a great place to practice for the real world.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Mariner High School so much! Mr.Brouillard (English teacher) is an awesome teacher. I transfered here my sophmore year from Kamiak. At Kamiak I failed my english class because the teacher didn't explain what to do. There was 14 people failing in that class.. That shows you how much the teacher cares. Coming from kamiak to Mariner..What a change!! It is such an easy environment to learn in. I love the teachers and staff and everyone here. It is a very welcoming school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my second year at this school. It's not a perfect school but it's fine that way because no school is. There's so much diversity in it from race to sexual orientation it really teaches people to become more accepting of others. It's nice to have friends of all kinds and it feels like we're all the same that we aren't different in anyway. All schools have bullying issues but I don't think this school has them as bad. The teachers do a good job and a lot of them are fun which makes classrooms feel less tense and easier to learn and pay attention. Mariner gives a lot more opportunities to students than most schools. I never want to leave it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of my sons have or do still attend Mariner High School. I have been very impressed by the quality of teachers they have and administration. I was a little leery of sending my sons to Mariner because of the bad reputation the school has acquired. I feel quite fortunate that my youngest is doing so well and I owe his success to the faculty at Mariner High School!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school! i was new this year as a sophmore. I have been considered an under-achiever in the past. At this school i felt like i had and opportunity to change that mainly because of it's after-school program latino college prep. I am taking ap classes next year also zero period. If your child is failing at this school it's most likely not the schools fault. Life is about decisions and in this school you are faced with a lot of challenging decions go the wrong path because i admit there are some bad seeds or make your own path and push yourself to be better. You are not babysat at this school the staff are always there when you need them.

  • (5 years ago)

    I like Mariner. It is very diverse and I feel comfortable there. I don't understand why some people dislike it so much. I'm a sophmore at this school and take honors classes and have a 3.9 gpa. If you believe that your child isn't doing well I think it is their own fault not the teachers' because most of the teachers there are more than willing to help if you need it.

  • (5 years ago)

    i am a sophmore at mariner high school and i love it. it disappoints me to see such low reviews. parents might be angry because of all the gangs and drug related problems. however mariner high school is a wonderful place. a cultural melting pot. i walk into the school every morning and you hear the buzzing of many laguages ! i've only gone here for 2 years however i've already made close bonds with teachers i know i can trust and come to. i love mariner and i choose no other school. im currently on a variance because i choose to go here. and i will never attend any other highschool. i have many friends that went to other schools and they all are planning on dropping out. but here i am an honor student with a 3.9 gpa. i am a Proud student of Mariner High school.

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