Woodinville High School

Woodinville High School is a public secondary school in the northwest United States in Woodinville, Washington, a suburb northeast of Seattle. Serving grades 9 through 12, it educates the eastern portion of the Northshore School District and is a member of the KingCo 4A athletic conference.

Woodinville High School
Main Entry Plaza in 2016
19819 136th Ave NE

United States
Coordinates47°46′17″N 122°09′41″W / 47.77139°N 122.16139°W / 47.77139; -122.16139
MottoOne falcon, One family
Established1983; 41 years ago (1983)
School districtNorthshore S.D.
SuperintendentMichael Tolley
PrincipalKurt Criscione
Faculty73.19 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,723 (2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio23.54[1]
Color(s)Kelly green, White, Navy
WebsiteWoodinville HS

Background edit

Woodinville High School opened its doors 41 years ago in 1983 on a 50-acre (0.20 km2) site.[2] A special education and administration addition in 1990 expanded the facility. From 2009 to 2012, the school underwent demolition and reconstruction for a new school building, to which a new addition includes a theater.[3] The school theater, gym, and fields are used in the evenings and on weekends for special events.

WHS is one of four general high schools in the Northshore School District (as of 2023), along with Bothell, North Creek, and Inglemoor.[4] The school offers a large selection of Advanced Placement (AP) classes.

Woodinville athletic teams include football, basketball (boys'/girls'), baseball, softball (fastpitch/slowpitch), soccer (boys'/girls'), track and field, cross country, tennis (boys'/girls'), girls' gymnastics, and wrestling.

The feeder middle schools to WHS are Leota and Timbercrest.

Academics edit

WHS offers AP Classes, NEVAC classes,[5] and WANIC (Washington Network for Innovative Careers)[6] classes, such as nursing. Languages offered are Spanish, French, American Sign Language (ASL), Japanese, and German. Art classes offered include metal design (jewelry), photography, stained glass, and ceramics. Computer classes include CAD, AP Computer Science, advanced programming topics, and computer animation. AP classes offered are: English language and composition, English literature, biology, chemistry, computer science, physics 1, physics 2, environmental science, world history, modern European history, art history, U.S. history, U.S. government and politics, psychology, economics (micro and macro), calculus AB, calculus BC, statistics, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and studio art.

Extracurricular activities edit

Drama program edit

The drama program has been invited twice to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe as part of the American High School Theatre Festival.[7]

Music program edit

The WHS music courses include wind ensemble, symphonic band, percussion ensemble, orchestra, jazz band, guitar, choir, and piano lab. Together the wind ensemble, symphonic and percussion ensemble combine to become the marching band or pep band. The music department's largest concert is "An Evening at the Pops," held in May. Performances in this concert include those by the orchestra, band, choir, and jazz band.

The WHS choir program includes baritone, tenor, alto, and soprano parts. There is also an advanced women's choir for a full class period throughout the day, and an advanced mixed choir at the end of the day.

The high school also offers an EWI choir.

The Woodinville High School music programs were one of four high school music programs in the country to be accepted to play at the WorldStrides National Instrumental Music Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York City, NY in February 2019.

Athletics edit

The WHS athletic department consists of nineteen girls' and sixteen boys' team sports across three sports seasons. Home football games are played at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell.

Notable alumni edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Woodinville HS". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  2. ^ Howard, John William (November 23, 2016). "Welcome to North Creek High: Northshore's gem opens to the public". Bothell-Kenmore Reporter. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  3. ^ "Woodinville High School Phases I-III". Studio Meng Strazzara. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  4. ^ "Schools & Boundaries - Northshore School District".
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-09-24. Retrieved 2018-09-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "WaNIC Career College Readiness". Northshore School District. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  7. ^ ""Oklahoma"!' troupe returns from Scotland". Woodinville Weekly. Archived from the original on September 29, 2003. Retrieved 2007-09-27.
  8. ^ Judd, Ron (February 9, 2006). "Our Olympians - Competitors in Turin with ties to the state of Washington Turin Winter Olympics". The Seattle Times. p. F10.
  9. ^ "Flashback: Tuiasosopo still helping UW volleyball team win | The Seattle Times". archive.seattletimes.com. Retrieved 2022-09-15.

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