|Valdez City Schools|
1112 West Klutina Street, Valdez, AK 99686United States of America
|Motto||Where the Mountains Meet the Sea|
|Grades||PK - 12|
|Students and staff|
|Staff||approx 84 (as of 6/1/2014)|
This section relies largely or entirely on a single source. (September 2015)
On May 25, 1901, Mrs. Alice Leedy opened a school in the Episocopal Church.
The school district itself was founded on September 6, 1901. Adam Wan was elected president. School opened on September 9 and met in City Hall. Mrs. Alice Leedy was the teacher. Only students ages 6 and older were eligible to attend.
The first actual school building opened on November 11, 1901.
By 1903, there were 3 classrooms and 60 students, one each for primary, intermediate, and upper grades.
By 1912, the high school served 4 grades and by 1913 the school had its first graduate.
After the entire town moved as a result of the 1964 Alaska earthquake, new schools were built, including Growden-Harrison Elementary School, which was the first building completed as part of the post-earthquake relocation effort. This school was named after two victims of the earthquake. Growden-Harrison ceased being an elementary school in 1986.
- "VCS Staff Directory". June 1, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
- Official website
- Valdez High School Accreditation Report Self-Study 2012 (PDF) (Report). Valdez High School. 2012. p. 10.