I can only speak for my child at this time not so much for the experiences of any other kids. My son has autsm/adhd and high school is that critical time where socializing and wanting to be well liked becomes an issue. The staff has been excellent with their support during tough times and though bullying has not been an issue the staff is the reason why it has not been an issue. Bullying is not tolerated at the school which is wonderful. Academically this school is like any other school as far as passing state tests etc. but I do not feel as though my son's academic work has been dumbed down or too easy.
Mount Baker Senior High School is a public high school. The principal of Mount Baker Senior High School is Steve King. 652 students go to Mount Baker Senior High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 54% of the 652 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Mount Baker Senior High School is 16:1. Alternative Education at Nooksack Valley is one of the nearest high schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Cross country
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||6%||6%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.3%||0%|
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My son attended Nooksack Valley till we told them that they needed to get him some help as he was ADD and learning disabled. They argued with us that he should be medicated. So they plunked him straight into special education classes then he was teased. So I enrolled him in Mount Baker and he really liked it and had an easy time there.
I have 3 kids in Mount Baker High and I am looking to get them out asap. This will be the 2nd year and its just getting worse. Most kids at this school are on drugs and bring them to school. The kids even sit in class and talk about shooting up and all the teacher says is "no one wants to hear it" They do favor kids that do sports or cheer leading. Teacher and the Principal just allow kids to be picked on and they do nothing about it till its to late. They have gangs and kids are beating other kids into the gang in the boys bathroom. I could go on and on but I think you get my point. I would not let your child attend Mount Baker High or the Middle school.
Mount Bakers music programs are great. I wish parents could get more involved in their teens academics. The teachers are good but I think they favor kids that are in sports or that are popular. Think about it what adult wouldn't like to be the coolest teacher to the popular kids. Of course thats not why they where hired. I think more clubs would help the students apreciate school. And more languages for students to choose from. I think a school newspaper that is given out at school maybe one a week will help students keep track of events that are happening.
Mt.Baker High leaves a lot to be desired! It's changed greatly over the past decade (our middle son did fine there ten years ago) and has become 'dumbed-down' as far as academics! The students do as they please in the hallways *ie making-out* and in plain view of the office staff and teachers! Most student's look lifeless and hang out in groups threatening each other verbally as well as physically...We took our child out after 3 months. If you can get into the music program the teacher is the best..That is about the only good thing at this school!
I think that there should be better extra curricular activities. There isn't many options for kids to get involved unless they play sports or have a special talent such as singing or playing an instrument.