Aberdeen High School (Washington)

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Aberdeen High School
Location
Aberdeen, Washington, United States
Information
Type Public
Established 1908
Principal Sherri Northington
Faculty 52
Enrollment 868 (May 2013)
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Mascot Bobcat
Information (360) 538-2040
Website

J. M. Weatherwax High School, commonly Aberdeen High School, is a public high school located in Aberdeen, Washington, and is part of the Aberdeen School District. The high school mascot is the Bobcat. The school teaches grades from 9 to 12.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2012-2013 school year, there were 868-926 students enrolled, 52.3% of which were male, and 47.7% female. 65.2% of the students were White, 22.6% Hispanic/Latino, 3.8% American Indian, 6.2% Asian-American, and 0.8% African American. There were 52 classroom teachers, for an average of 16.7 students per teacher in May 2013.[1]

Fire[edit]

The Weatherwax building of Aberdeen High School burned down in 2002

On Saturday, 5 January 2002, the Weatherwax building of Aberdeen High School, one of Aberdeen's most historical buildings (built in 1909), burned to the ground[2] just after midnight. The Weatherwax building housed the school library, counseling office, and many classrooms. Students were spread out over the remaining campus until the new school was built.

The grand opening of the new building and official dedication ceremony was held on August 25, 2007. The new high school building is now open for the school year, starting 4 September 2007.

Sports[edit]

The following sports are offered:

Boys' sports:

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
  • Cross Country
  • Track and Field
  • Golf
  • Swimming

Girls' sports:

  • Basketball
  • Fastpitch
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • Cross Country
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis

Notable alumni[edit]

Activities[edit]

  • Renaissance Action Team
  • Associated Student Body (ASB)
  • SkillsUSA
  • FFA
  • FBLA
  • National Honor Society
  • Cheerleading
  • Jazz Band
  • Choir
  • Goldenaires (Jazz Choir)
  • Orchestra
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Marching Band

References[edit]

  1. ^ OSPI school report card 2012-13. Retrieved 2013-11-17
  2. ^ Kamb, Lewis (7 January 2002). "Aberdeen history burns". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2007-03-01. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°58′45″N 123°49′16″W / 46.9792593°N 123.8209998°W / 46.9792593; -123.8209998