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Nathan Hale High School

10 reviews
School District
Seattle Public Schools
10750 30th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98125
(206) 252-3680

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Nathan Hale High School
Based on data from the 2014 school year

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The teachers are 100% committed to making learning relevant and accessible. The atmosphere is positive and accepting.
Posted by a parent on 2/15/2016
As a freshmen I was scared going to hale, I thought it was a gang school and a lot of my friends were going to Roosevelt so I was worried about socializing. My opinion immediately changed and I suddenly had a great group of friends both from the school volleyball team and just meeting people in class. The teachers are all so nice but they still push us to be the best we can. I know hale has a different curriculum than most schools and it does make a difference. In 9th grade having block classes made homework management a lot easier and yet I feel like I learned more than I have ever before . Everyone was so friendly, the upperclassmen were not scary at all and the overall vibe of the school is so positive.Amazing place, I feel really lucky to go here
Posted by a student on 9/19/2015
I personally like this school. I'm currently coming back as a junior, and my experience as a sophomore was quite exceptional. I wasn't pleased with the freshman that year, too many annoying freshmen cliques. I sincerely hope that the incoming freshmen this school year are gonna be at least a bit better than the freshmen last school year, but hearing that most kids are coming from Eckstein, I highly doubt any improvement is gonna happen. I agree there are at least a handful of students suffer from marijuana use but I know for sure that half of them have quit their habits. So drug use won't be a huge issue. Most of the teachers know what their doing and are familiar in their field. My freshman history teacher, Teacher Ted, being a Harvard grad and all, is AMAZING at his field. As a former student of his, I found his class quite challenging, and I love it. There are a ton of other teachers who are quite similar to him, as well. The counseling is superb as well. I know kids who suffered depression and got help from the counselors and the school nurse, and the outcome was incredible. They are now more positive and joyful. Hale is an amazing school, despite the annoying freshies.
Posted by a student on 8/22/2013
My daughter finished her freshman year at Hale this spring, and our entire family was pleasantly surprised by the school s quality. Because Hale doesn't have the academic reputation as its neighbor a few miles south, we were concerned our APP-qualified daughter wouldn't be challenged enough; but in talking with friends whose kids attend the "other" school as well as other parents at Hale, we feel the culture and curriculum at Hale were probably MORE challenging and stimulating (critical thinking is emphasized and interdisciplinary work is commonplace). We have heard graduates laud Hale for its ability to prepare students for college, and we now understand why this might be the case. Our daughter did have a couple of marginal teachers, but the rest were good to excellent, and the marginal ones were receptive to feedback. Beyond academics, we LOVE that Hale faculty and administration work hard to develop a culture of respect and appreciation for differences. Sure, some cliquishness remains, but it seems to be less than at other schools. On most days my daughter comes home excited about school and life, and she has even reported being proud of [her] school multiple times.
Posted by a parent on 7/21/2013
Nathan Hale is a reflection of its staff. For the most part, they are caring, involved and really seem to have the best interests of individual students in their hearts. The student body is diverse. I was hoping my daughter would learn about other cultures from the Somalis, Kenyans, Germans, Tajikastanians, etc. and understand different points of views. But she ignored my advise and made great friends, ignoring skin color, race, country of origin, and political views. The principal, sets a supportive, friendly, but no nonsense tone. She has a great sense of humor and eyes on the back of her head. Creative, organized and smart, Spanish Teacher, MM will get even my language-challenged child to speak, sing and/or act in Espanol. Coach CS will have your slug of an offspring running a couple of miles every day and loving it. Ms. R Algebra 2, created real-life-example worksheets with my daughters name subtly included. Mr E Physics, a great teacher of lifetime learning, not only takes inner city kids to tide pools on the Peninsula, but also heads the robotics team. Improvements? School District in a more supportive role. Not policing or money pit.
Posted by a parent on 6/16/2013

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Seattle schools - Nathan Hale High School is located at 10750 30th Avenue Northeast, Seattle WA 98125. Nathan Hale High School is in the Seattle Public Schools. Nathan Hale High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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