Washington High School (Fremont, California)

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Washington High School
WHSFrontFacade
"Educate, Challenge, and Inspire"
Address
38442 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, California, 94536
United States
Information
Type Public
Established January 11, 1892
School district Fremont Unified School District
CEEB Code 050972
Principal Bob Moran
Faculty 90
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,932 (2011–12)
Campus size 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)          Orange and black
Mascot Hank and Hannah Husky
Newspaper The Hatchet
Website
Washington Union High School
Washington High School (Fremont, California) is located in California
Washington High School (Fremont, California)
Coordinates 37°33′10″N 121°59′38″W / 37.55278°N 121.99389°W / 37.55278; -121.99389Coordinates: 37°33′10″N 121°59′38″W / 37.55278°N 121.99389°W / 37.55278; -121.99389
Area 4.6 acres (1.9 ha)
Built 1935
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 81000145[1]
Added to NRHP October 5, 1981

Washington High School (WHS) is the oldest of the five comprehensive public high schools in Fremont, California. It was established in 1892. It is a part of the Fremont Unified School District.

History[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Demographics for the 2003-2004 school: 20% Latino or Hispanic, 6% African American or Black, 26% Asian American origin, 41% European American (White), 5% Filipino, 1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1% Pacific Islander and 13% Multiple or No Response.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Washington High School has fourteen sports teams that each compete in the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL). These include cross country, American football, gymnastics, girls' tennis, girls' volleyball and water polo in the fall; basketball, soccer and wrestling in the winter; and badminton, baseball, softball, golf, swimming, track and field, seniors vs. juniors powderpuff, boys' volleyball and girls' tennis in the spring. Cheerleading is done year-round. The 5,000 seat Tak Fudenna Stadium which serves all of Fremont's five comprehensive high schools for sports venues is located on Washington High School campus.

Speech and debate[edit]

Washington High School has a speech and debate team that is currently[when?] a league member of the Coast Forensics League. Currently,[when?] Washington High School offers Parliamentary Debate, Public Forum Debate and Lincoln Douglas Debate.

Student publications[edit]

The student newspaper is a monthly titled the Hatchet. The school's yearbook is the Washingtonian. The Hatchet won the Best of the West award in 2011 during the JEANC State Convention.[2] A student literary magazine, The Scrivener, is published by the student club The Scrivener Society (formally Media Analysis Republic) once a year.

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "2011 Best of the West Winners". Journalism Education Association. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Mustang Soccer, Director Profile
  4. ^ National Baseball Hall of Fame
  5. ^ Football Digest, September 2002
  6. ^ van den Heuvel, Gary (October 28, 2009). "Coaching Legend Jim Ingram". Tri-City Voice. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Robin Williams, Real Bio. Accessed 29 October 2006]

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