Port Townsend High School

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Port Townsend High School
Established 1890
Type Public secondary
Affiliation none
Principal Carrie Ehrhardt
Students 518 (as of 2010)
Grades 9–12
Location 1500 Van Ness St.,
Port Townsend, Washington,, USA
District Port Townsend School District
Colors Red, White
Mascot Red Hawks
Website [1]

Coordinates: 48°7′5″N 122°46′2″W / 48.11806°N 122.76722°W / 48.11806; -122.76722 Port Townsend High School is located in Port Townsend, Washington, USA. Port Townsend High School is one of the oldest in Washington State, graduating its first class in 1891. Port Townsend High School is a comprehensive public high school, serving approximately 507 students in grades 9 - 12 in 2013, and is fully approved and accredited by the State of Washington and the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.


Port Townsend High School has 30 faculty members in 2013.[1] In the 2007-2008 school year, the student to teacher ratio was 16 students per teacher. Faculty had an average 14 years of teaching experience, and more than half had graduate degrees. The dropout rate is 3.5%, less than the state average.[2]



Port Townsend High School has an active drama program, whose production of Gypsy: A Musical Fable in 2008 won Special Honors for Educational Impact at the 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards.[3]

Knowledge Bowl[edit]

PTHS took the 27th annual 1A State Knowledge Bowl title in a thrilling come-from-behind final round on Saturday, March 27, 2010. This year's competition featured the eighteen top 1A schools in the state, all of whom had qualified for State by virtue of their finishes in regional competitions.


PTHS is a class 1A school in the Olympic League.

The students have voted to replace their Redskins team name with Redhawks. [4] The cross country team placed 8th at 1A state with their top runner Ryan Clarke placing 1st overall. [5]

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Port Townsend High School Staff". Retrieved 9 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State. "Washington State Report Card". 
  4. ^ Charlie Bermant. "Port Townsend students pick Red Hawks as high school’s new mascot". Peninsula Daily News. 
  5. ^ WIAA. "2014 1A Boys State Meet Results". WIAA. WIAA. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "McCurdy, H. W. (1899-1989)". Retrieved 9 April 2009. 
  7. ^ Jennifer Jackson. "Port Townsend graduate writes about First Amendment". Peninsula Daily News. 
  8. ^ a b c Liu, Marian (March 4, 2008). "Arts Briefs". Seattle Times. 
  9. ^ Lockhart, Melanie (August 12, 2009). "Living a rocker's dream: Parker Lundgren tours with Queensrÿche". Retrieved August 8, 2011.