Washington High School (Fremont, California)
Washington High School (WHS) is the oldest of the five comprehensive public high schools in Fremont, California, United States. It was established in 1892. It is a part of the Fremont Unified School District.
|Washington High School|
38442 Fremont Boulevard
|Motto||"Educate, Challenge, and Inspire"|
|Established||January 11, 1892|
|School district||Fremont Unified School District|
|Teaching staff||76.72 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||24.82|
|Campus size||20 acres (8.1 ha)|
|Color(s)||Orange and black|
Washington Union High School
|Area||4.6 acres (1.9 ha)|
|Architect||Meyers, Henry H.|
|Architectural style||Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals|
|NRHP reference #||81000145|
|Added to NRHP||October 5, 1981|
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The demographic breakdown of the 1,904 students enrolled for the 2012–2013 school year was:
- Male – 51.5%
- Female – 48.5%
- Native American/Alaskan – 0.4%
- Asian/Pacific islanders – 37.4%
- Black – 6.0%
- Hispanic – 22.3%
- White – 29.9%
- Multiracial – 4.0%
In addition, 24.6% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.
Washington High School has fourteen sports teams that each compete in the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL). These include cross country, American football, gymnastics, girls' tennis, girls' volleyball and water polo in the fall; basketball, soccer and wrestling in the winter; and badminton, baseball, softball, golf, swimming, track and field, seniors vs. juniors powderpuff, boys' volleyball and boys' tennis in the spring. Cheerleading is done year-round. The 5,000 seat Tak Fudenna Stadium which serves all of Fremont's five comprehensive high schools for sports venues is located on the Washington High School campus.
Speech and debateEdit
Washington High School has a speech and debate team that is in the Coast Forensics League. Parliamentary debate is offered.
The student newspaper is a monthly titled the Hatchet. The school's yearbook is the Washingtonian. The Hatchet won the Best of the West award in 2011 during the JEANC State Convention. A student literary magazine, The Scrivener, is published by the student club The Scrivener Society (formally Media Analysis Republic) once a year.
Notable alumni and facultyEdit
- Steve Barnett: retired NFL offensive lineman
- John Doyle (1966– ): amateur and professional soccer player and coach
- Dennis Eckersley (1954– ): MLB pitcher
- Mikh McKinney (1992- ): professional basketball player
- Lee Murchison, former NFL player. He transferred before his senior season
- Bill Walsh (1931–2007): Washington High School football coach, 1957–59
- Lyle West: Class of 1995, NFL safety 
- Robin Williams: author
- John Woodcock (1954–98): NFL defensive lineman
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