Pullman High School
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|Pullman High School|
|510 NW Larry
Pullman, Washington, U.S.
|Established||c.1890, 1972 (current)|
|School district||Pullman S.D. (#267)|
|Asst. Principal||Desiree Gould|
|Enrollment||671  (2010–11)|
|Student to teacher ratio||20:1|
|Color(s)||Blue & Gray|
|Athletics||WIAA Class 2A,
|Athletics conference||Great Northern League|
|Feeder schools||Lincoln Middle School|
|Elevation||2,590 ft (790 m) AMSL|
|Website||Pullman High School|
It is the only traditional public high school in the city and in the Pullman School District (#267). A four-year high school, it accepts students from Lincoln Middle School in Pullman (fed by three public elementary schools: Franklin Elementary School, Sunnyside Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School) and other schools around the area in different towns. Pullman High School's mascot is the greyhound and the school colors are blue and gray.
Pullman High School's facilities are divided into three areas: the main school building and two wings that house the "breezeways" connecting them. The school has a two-floor library, The downstairs is for computer labs and after-school programs.
Pullman High School formerly occupied the building that is now the Gladish Community Center. Built in 1929, it closed as PHS in 1972 and the new campus opened for the 1972-73 school year. The older building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
Pullman High School is a member of the Great Northern League, and offers football, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, cheerleading, swimming, cross-country, track and field, golf, tennis, baseball, softball, soccer, as well as numerous other extracurricular activities.
In the 2004-2005 school year, Pullman High School won the State 2A baseball championship as well as the 2A Girls Track and Field Championship. In the following school year the Greyhounds added the 2A State football and volleyball championships as well as another 2A Girls Track and Field Championship to its trophy cabinet. In the 2006-2007 school year girls swim went almost undefeated in their pre district meets. In the 2007-08 school year, Football, Girls Volleyball, Girls Swim, Boys Baseball, Girls Softball, Girls and Boys Track, Girls Basketball, Girls and Boys Tennis, and Boys Swim all participated in their state tournaments. For the 2008-09 year, football finished 5th in state, volleyball finished 4th in state, boys basketball went 8th in state, while the girls finished 5th in state. The Girls Softball team won the league title for the first time ever in the '08-'09 school year.
NFL hall of fame quarterback John Elway attended Pullman High for his freshman year (1975-76) after attending Lincoln Middle School. His father Jack was an assistant football coach at Washington State for seven seasons, from 1969 through 1975. When Jack became the head coach at Cal State-Northridge in March 1976, the Elways moved to the San Fernando Valley in southern California. John played his final three years of high school football at Granada Hills High School in Granada Hills, and graduated in 1979.
PGA Tour star Kirk Triplett (class of '80) attended Pullman High all four years, and then accepted a golf scholarship to the University of Nevada in Reno, where he graduated in 1985 with a degree in civil engineering. Triplett joined the Champions Tour when he became eligible in 2012.
Pullman High School offers a great deal of extracurricular activity including: Drama (Member of the International Thespian Society) which took best in fest at the state festival, JSA (Junior State of America), Band, Math Team (state champions 2006-2007), Knowledge Bowl, Choir, Yearbook, ASB, Key Club, Science Bowl (has won the regional competition, advancing to nationals 7 out of the last 8 years), Knowledge Bowl (state champions in 2010), FFA, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), Recycling Club, and Orchestra.
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- Official website
- PSD Annual Report Card - Pullman High School
- Pullman School District #267
- Pullman High School Classmates, Alumni, Reunions web site (free)