Curtis Senior High School

Curtis Senior High School is a public high school located in University Place, Washington. Curtis Senior High School is a part of the University Place School District and the only high school in the district.

George R. Curtis Senior High School
8425 40th W

University Place

United States
TypePublic secondary
School districtUniversity Place School District
PrincipalTom Adams
Teaching staff60.40 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,348 (2020-2021)[1]
Student to teacher ratio23.59[1]
Color(s)Blue and White   
WebsiteCurtis Senior High School

The University Place school district includes most of University Place and portions of Fircrest and Tacoma.[2]

History edit

The school's namesake comes from the former UPSD Superintendent George R. Curtis. The school opened in 1957 as a joint junior-senior high school at the corner of 40th and Grandview. In 1969, a high school facility was built about 500 yards east of the junior high that then extended up 40th Street. After this, the original site became just a junior high school. In 2009, the original junior high was torn down and a new facility was built about 400 yards northeast of that site.

Academics edit

Curtis Senior High School offers Advanced Placement classes. The school also offers a Running Start program for juniors and seniors to take classes at local colleges.

Notable alumni edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Curtis Senior High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Pierce County, WA" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. pp. 1-2 (PDF p. 2-3/4). Retrieved 2022-07-20.
  3. ^ "Beau Baldwin - Head Football Coach - Football Coaches".
  4. ^ "Mike Levenseller Stats Summary".
  5. ^ "College of the Desert".
  6. ^ "National Women's Soccer League Official Site | NWSL".

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