Eastlake High School (Sammamish, Washington)
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|Eastlake High School|
|Main entrance in 2005
A Community of Learners
|400 228th Ave NE
Sammamish, Washington, U.S.
|School district||Lake Washington S.D.|
|Associate Principals||Diane Tuttle
|Grades||9–12 (10-12 until Sep 2012)|
|Enrollment||1,900 approx. (Sep 2012)|
|Color(s)||Black, Forest Green, and Crimson|
|Athletics||WIAA Class 4A|
|Athletics conference||KingCo 4A,
|Rivals||Redmond, Skyline, Eastside|
|Newspaper||Eastlake Edge (bi-monthly)|
|Feeder schools||Evergreen Middle School
Inglewood Middle School
Eastlake High School is a four-year public high school in Sammamish, Washington, a suburb east of Seattle. Opened in 1993, it is one of four traditional high schools in the Lake Washington School District, serving its eastern portion.
Eastlake shares its campus with the Renaissance School of Art and Reasoning. Although, they are primarily located in the portables just outside Eastlake's north (D) wing.
Eastlake is one of three high schools on the Sammamish Plateau, all close in proximity along 228th Avenue. Skyline High School, in the Issaquah School District, opened in 1997 and is about 1-mile (1.6 km) south of Eastlake. Between the two public high schools is Eastside Catholic, a private secondary school which relocated to Sammamish in 2008.
In the fall of 2012, Lake Washington School District converted its four senior high schools (grades 10–12) to four-year schools (grades 9–12) moving the freshman class for the first time from the Jr. High, to the districts High School, making the Eastlake Class of 2016 the very first graduating year to have a class attend Eastlake for 4 full years. In preparation for the expansion of Eastlake's student body, a new wing (E wing) and gym was built during the summer of 2012. This shift of grades between schools subsequently also resulted in the moving of most 6th Grade classes from the Elementary schools, to the now Middle Schools.
Eastlake offers academic programs to prepare students for upper division and college level courses.
63% of 2005 graduates attended 4-year colleges and 23% attended 2-year colleges.
EHS is well known for its dominant football program. They share great tradition in sports with Skyline High School and play for one of the biggest rivalry games in the state "The Battle on the Plateau." They also pride themselves for having a devoted and large fanbase that is considered one of the best in the state. Using the motto, Wolf Strong Pack Strong, often abbreviated and used as WSPS. Eastlake High School competes in athletics in WIAA Class 4A in the KingCo 4A conference, and has won many regional and state championships.
Completed in January 2006, the school has a multi-purpose sports facility, featuring two lighted synthetic surface fields, operated by the city of Sammamish in cooperation with the school district. The 400 feet by 350 feet field accommodates baseball, softball, frisbee, lacrosse and soccer activities for adults and students all year round.
Students at Eastlake have earned a number of awards for activities not related to athletics. Also using the motto, Wolf Strong Pack Strong, abbreviated and used as WSPS. Eastlake students received Presidential Scholar awards in 2003, 2008, and 2010.
Eastlake High School is the only school in the district to have its own FRC robotics team. The team, officially known as Top Gun Robotics (1294), was started in 2004 and has won many runner up awards at various regional events. In the 2014 season, they qualified for the first time to go to the World Championship after placing 2nd at the PNW Championship. While at the world championship, they placed 82nd place in the Newton Division.
Notable alumni and faculty
- Curtis Borchardt, professional basketball player
- Nick Downing, retired professional soccer player
- Blake Hawksworth, professional baseball player
- Chad Orvella, former MLB player (Tampa Bay Rays)
- Brian Sites, professional actor
- Andy Sisco, professional baseball player.
- William Monahan, recipient of the 2008 Washington State Outstanding Biology Teacher award
- Elizabeth Sirjani, a recipient of a 2006 Golden Apple Award
- Community Sports Field at Eastlake High
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