Kentridge High School

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Kentridge High School
Address
12430 Southeast 208th Street
Kent, Washington, 98031
United States
Coordinates 47°25′09″N 122°10′17″W / 47.419216°N 122.171354°W / 47.419216; -122.171354Coordinates: 47°25′09″N 122°10′17″W / 47.419216°N 122.171354°W / 47.419216; -122.171354
Information
Type Secondary School
Motto It's a Great Day to Be a Charger
Established 1968
School district Kent School District
Principal Mike Albrecht
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,300[1] (2010-2011)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Mascot Charlie the Charger
Newspaper The Fleet Street News
Website

Kentridge High School is a (senior) high school that is located on 43 acres (170,000 m2) in Kent, Washington. It is the second-oldest and second-largest high school by area (while the largest by population) in the Kent School District. It primarily serves students in the northeastern region of the district.

Academics[edit]

Kentridge offers Advanced Placement courses in English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Computer Science, Art, Art History, Calculus (AB and BC), Statistics, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, US History, US Government and Politics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics (B), and Psychology.[2] As an alternative to AP classes, Kentridge also offers juniors and seniors Running Start. Languages available for students to take are French, Spanish, Japanese, and American Sign Language (ASL). All of the languages have courses up to the 4th year or 7-8 level. Kentridge's mascot is known as Charlie the Charger which is displayed as a horse. As of 2014, Kentridge has 2 of their students take the SAT with a high of the .5% of students in the nation.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Annual, Anime Club, Art Club, Chess Club, Coffee club, DECA, Drama Club (Thespian Troupe), Faculty Fitness Club, FBLA, French Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Girls' Honor, Hands Up, Japan Club, JSA, Key Club, Knitting Club, Latino Club, Link Crew, Math (Infinity Club), Metal Club, MultiCultural Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper (Fleet Street News), Photography Club, Robotics, Rally Board, Science Club, Snowriders Club, Spanish Club, Speech & Debate, VICA Auto, Ultimate Frisbee, VICA commercial Art, VICA Culinary Arts, and VICA Metals/Machines.[3]

Athletics[edit]

Kentridge is a part of the North Division in Washington's 4A South Puget Sound League. The school has a lasting rivalry with Kentwood High School.

Recent state championships:

  • 1st in 1973 for boys football[4]
  • 1st in 1989 for volleyball.[4]
  • 1st in 1992 for boys basketball[4]
  • 1st in 1994 for boys swimming and diving[4]
  • 1st in 1995 for boys swimming and diving[4]
  • 1st in 2002 for fastpitch softball[4]
  • 1st in 2008 for small varsity cheerleading[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

Band[edit]

  • 1992 - Jazz Band - First Place AAAA, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
  • 1993 - Jazz Band - First Place AAAA, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
  • 1995 - Jazz Band - First Place AAA, Pierce College Jazz Festival
  • 1995 - Jazz Band - First Place AA Finalist, Reno International Jazz Festival
  • 1995 - Jazz Band - First Place AAAA, Mt. Hood Jazz Festival
  • 1996 - Jazz Band - First Place, Portland Jazz Festival (Performance, Sightreading, Soloists)
  • 1996 - Jazz Band - Top Performance Score, Fullerton College Jazz Festival, Orange County, CA
  • 1996 - Jazz Band - First Place, Mt. Hood Jazz Festival
  • 2008 - Jazz Band - First Place AAAA, Auburn Riverside Jazz Festival

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kr School Profile 10-11". Kentridge High School accessdate=March 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kentridge 10-11 Course Catalog". Kentridge High School accessdate=June 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ Kentridge Clubs & Activities
  4. ^ a b c d e f WIAA Tournament History: Championship information
  5. ^ WIAA State Tournament History