School Details

Havermale Alternative School

1300 West Knox Ave, Spokane, WA 99205
(509) 354-6401

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 279 students 16 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

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About this school

Havermale Alternative School is a public high school in Spokane. The principal of Havermale Alternative School is Fred Schrumpf. 279 students attend Havermale Alternative School and identify primarily as Native American or Native Alaskan; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 70% of the 279 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Havermale Alternative School is 16:1. North Central High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native American or Native Alaskan 8% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 67% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 13% 9%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Asian 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 56%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is more than exceptional when it comes not only to academia but in every other way most other school lack; the personal "vibe" this school gives off is more than conducive to an educational settings but the more personal relationships between students and faculty are really what makes Havermale so special. While many of Havermale's students come from not the best of backgrounds Havemale provides a safe place to be at while still encouraging learning. Every student at Havermale finds their own niche in the small student populous and thrives there as an individual whereas if they were to be attending one of the more "mainstream cookie-cutter" schools out there such as Lewis and Clark their individuality would be threatened by cliques and the cut-and-dry approach many of the teachers have.

  • (5 years ago)

    Havermale is a great way to meet friends and get good education

  • (6 years ago)

    For the first time in his life by 9th grader cares about school and is thriving at Havermale. That tells me the school is doing something right!

  • (8 years ago)

    This school needs much improvement. While many of the teachers really do care about the students the academic standards for students is way too low. Also the teachers and staff don't really know what is happening at school when the students are not in class. There is no homework and it is easy to get an A. The students are not prepared for re-entry into a mainstream high school or for college. There are not many extracurricular activities for students. Also if your child is acting out they will easily find other children to act out together.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a wonderful school for personal and alternative learning possibilites. The teachers are great and thanks to the small size of Havermale they are able to connect with the students. Though the school lacks in all other areas i.e. there is no place to practice music and sports are very limited academic skills are highlighted. Having the daycare in the school has helped to teach my student the hardships of teen parenthood are also exposed her to the realities of adulthood. The realism this school is able to provide my child is priceless and is unmatched. Parent involvement teen and adult is on an average level though not overall impressive. In all Havermale is an excellent opportunity for a child who needs special attention in some academic areas to recieve the help he or she may need. I highly recommend this school if this meets your unique needs.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think havermale is a great school for students whor are behind. I was once a student at havermale I really enjoyed going to school. this was a very big thing for me. In elementry and middle school I would refuse to attend school when I attended havermale I loved going to school. I liked that there was more attantion on the students. The classrooms are smaller. There are less fights than the other distict81 high schools.I went to havermale almost 2 years behind caught up and was planning to graduate on time I have now moved out of area but plan on returning when I can.

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