Shorewood Highly Ranked in US News Best High Schools

US NEWS 2016U.S. News and World Report has again recognized Shorecrest and Shorewood High Schools for student achievement in their annual ranking of the nation’s best high schools. Both schools have been awarded a silver medal for the news magazine’s 2016 Best High Schools list.

Shorecrest is ranked 10th in Washington out of 477 high schools in the state, and 856th out of more than 28,500 high schools in the United States. Shorewood ranked 14th in the state and 1,038th in the country.

“It’s exciting to see this recognition of the students’ achievements and to know that our schools provide rigorous and relevant preparation for college, career, citizenship and life,” said Shorewood Principal Bill Dunbar.

“Having both our high schools receive such a prestigious recognition confirms our everyday experience in an outstanding learning environment that is supported by our students, staff and community,” added Shorecrest Principal Lori Longo.

Best High Schools ranking information for Shorecrest and Shorewood

To create the 2016 Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News worked with RTI International, a North Carolina-based research firm. High schools were evaluated in three stages:

1. Overall student performance on state-required tests. Students in the schools had to perform better than average to move the school to the next step.

2. How effectively schools educated their low-income and minority students.

3. School graduation rate and well they prepared students for college.

High schools that made it through this analysis were then eligible to be ranked nationally, in terms of college readiness. U.S. News determines the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work by analyzing student success in Advanced Placement (AP) which includes college-level courses.



Testing Vocabulary:

  • SBA – Smarter Balanced Assessment – this is an electronic test

*ELA – English Language Arts


  • EOC – End of Course Exam – this is a paper and pencil test

*Algebra I OR Geometry



Which grades will test and when?

Grade 9                        Will take SBA in grade 11 for math and in grade 10 for ELA. Most grade 9    will not do any kind of testing.
Grade 10                        SBA ELA in May.

EOC Biology in June.

EOC Math – if haven’t passed Algebra or Geometry previously – in June.

Grade 11                         SBA ELA in May – IF haven’t passed ELA previously.

SBA Math – in June – even if have met graduation requirement.

EOC Math and Biology – in June – IF haven’t passed previously.


Grade 12                        SBA ELA in May – IF haven’t passed ELA previously.

EOC Math in June – IF haven’t passed previously.

Testing will take place using a late start model during 5 school days this spring. Buses will run on the regular schedule. Those who arrive before regularly scheduled classes may study quietly in the library. Otherwise, students need to arrange their own transportation if they plan to arrive when regularly scheduled classes begin.

Testing Schedules:

SBA May 23, 2016  A Day
SBA     7:50-10:00 Lunch      12:10-12:50
Break    10:00-10:20 P. 4         12:55-1:25
P. 1      10:30-11:00 P. 5         1:30-2:00
P. 2       11:05-11:35 P. 6         2:05-2:35
P. 3       11:40-12:10


SBA May 24-25, 2016  E and O Day
SBA     7:50-10:00 P. 3/4       11:40-12:45
Break    10:00-10:20 Lunch      12:45-1:25
P. 1/2    10:30-11:35 P. 5/6        1:30-2:35



EOC for Biology/Math

SBA Math – Gr 11 only

June 7-8, 2016 E and O Day
EOC     7:50-11:00 Lunch      12:12-12:42
Break    11:00-11:10 P. 3/4      12:47-1:39
P. 1/2    11:15-12:07 P. 5/6      1:44-2:35

Attention Juniors

Attention Juniors: Are you interested in applying to serve as the Student Representative to the Shoreline School District School Board?

This coming school year, the Shoreline School District will continue the tradition of having student representatives to the School Board. One student from each high school attends two board meetings each month, (Monday nights) alternating semesters sitting on the board or in the audience. It is the job of the student to represent their peers’ interests to the board as well as the board’s interests to fellow students.

To apply for the position of student representative to the school board for the 2016-2017 school year, students must:

– Be a senior, member of the class of 2017.
– Have above a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
– Be enrolled in at least 4 classes at Shorewood per semester for the 2016-2017 school year.
– Complete and turn in an application packet by the deadline of Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 3:00 PM to Elaine Swanson, Assistant Principal. An application packet consists of:
1. A copy of the applicant’s unofficial transcript.
2. A copy of the applicant’s attendance record.
3. Thoughtful and complete answers to the questions listed below.
4. Names of two Shorewood staff members available as references.
5. Phone number and email address
– Attend a meeting with the District Superintendent, Rebecca Miner, on Friday, May 27, during SAS.
– Be available for an interview the week of June 20th – 24th. Applicants will be notified with further information after applications are turned in.

Please be sure all application materials are clearly marked with the applicant’s name. If you have any further questions about the position or the application process, please speak to Ms. Elaine Swanson, Assistant Principal.

Questions for the application packet:
1. What do you see as the role of the student representative to the school board?
2. Why are you interested in this position?
3. Why do you feel you are qualified?
4. Please list the other activities you plan on being involved in for the 2016-2017 school year and the time commitment for each. (This includes school clubs, sports, work, etc.)

All materials are due by Tuesday, June 14th, 2016, by 3:00 PM to the Main Office. Good luck!


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Shorewood High School proudly presents Grease, the beloved rock n’ roll celebration of teen angst, rebellion, and love! Relive Rydell class of 1959 as the Greasers and Pink Ladies sing, dance, and joke their way through an unforgettable night of music, dancing, and fun! After spending a series of hopelessly devoted summer nights with Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, Danny Zuko’s world is all choked up when Sandy appears at Rydell High on the first day of school. Featuring favorites “Greased Lightning,” “You’re the One That I Want,” and “Beauty School Dropout,” what follows is a rock n’ roll celebration of growin’ up, cruisin’ with friends and goin’ steady that shouldn’t be missed. Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks, and come to Shorewood Theater on April 7-9 and 14-16 at 7:30 pm, and April 10 and 17 at 3:00 pm! Tickets are $10 for students, $12 for adults on Brown Paper Tickets ( and at the Shorewood Business Office in advance. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Attention AP Students!

Registration opens for the 2016 AP exams on February 1st thru February 12th. February 12th is the absolute last day to register to take an AP exam in May 2016! Registration for AP exams is a two step process, completed online.

Step 1: register online at

Step 2: print registration confirmation receipt and bring your receipt with payment to the Shorewood Business Office. The cost is $92.00 per exam with full payment due at time of registration and no refunds. Payment can be made by cash or check to the Business Office or by credit card at, go to “online payments”. If you qualify for financial assistance and/or special testing accommodations, please see your counselor by Friday, February 6th.

Support Students and Teachers- Join the SWHS PTSA and Boosters

See the SWHS PTSA Website
The Shorewood PTSA is a vital part of the Shorewood community, running programs that include:
• Classroom grants via EQC (Education for Quality Classrooms)
• Shorewood Signal newsletter
• After Shorewood college and career program
• Student scholarship funds
• Funding for Extended Day Intervention and Advanced Academic Enrichment  Programs
• Back-to-School BBQ for new families
• Shorewood Student Directory
• Teacher appreciation
• Community services such as the Holiday Food Drive, Teen Gift Programs, and the WORKS
• Advocacy for children at all levels of government

Download the PTSA membership form here.

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