O'Dea High School
|O'Dea High School|
All things to all men
|802 Terry Avenue
Seattle, Washington, (King County), 98104
Single-sex high school
|Oversight||Congregation of Christian Brothers|
|Dean||Mr. Ke'Andre Magee |
|Student to teacher ratio||12:1|
|Color(s)||Maroon and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Metro 3A|
|Team name||Fighting Irish|
|Accreditation(s)||Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
State of Washington
|School fees||$9,306 (Catholics)
$10,626 (non Catholics)
|Athletic Director||Monte Kohler|
O'Dea High School is a Catholic boys' high school located on Seattle's First Hill, in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle. The school is named after Edward John O'Dea who was bishop of Seattle when the school was built.
Founded in 1923, O'Dea is owned by the Archdiocese of Seattle and run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers. Of its 424 students in four grades in 2011, 80% were Catholics, 52% were Caucasian, 14% were African American, and 12% were Multi-Racial.
There are 37 instructors, all of which have a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The student-teacher ratio is 12 to 1. O'Dea charged Catholics $10,000 in annual fees for the 2013-2014academic year while levying non-Catholics a fee of $10,626.
O'Dea High School has many school clubs, each supported and sponsored by the school by a yearly club fair and funds from the school's treasury. A list of some O'Dea Clubs:
- Associated Student Body
- Black Students United For Excellence(BSUE)
- Latino and Filipino Heritage Club
- Japanese Club
- National Honour Society - O'Dea Chapter
- Junior State of America - O'Dea Chapter
- Math Club
- Knowledge Bowl Club
- Junior Classical League
- Celtic Heritage Club
- Current Events Club
- Patrick Brady, Major General, U.S. Army (retired), Vietnam Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross recipient.
- Kevin Burleson, NBA player
- Nate Burleson, NFL wide receiver
- Fred Couples, professional golfer
- Demetrius DuBose, former NFL player
- Charles Greene, U.S. Olympic gold medalist
- Taylor Mays, NFL free safety with Cincinnati Bengals; former USC Trojan
- Clint Richardson Jr., NBA player
- Francis Schuckardt, first sedevacantist bishop in America and founder of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate.
- John Navone, SJ, prominent Jesuit priest, theologian, author, speaker, raconteur, and retired Professor Emeritus of the Pontifical Gregorian University.
- J. Kevin Waters SJ, Jesuit priest, composer, academic administrator, and Professor Emeritus of Music at Gonzaga University.
- The Physics (music group), hip hop group.
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