Aberdeen High School (Washington)

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Aberdeen High School
410 North G Street

United States
Coordinates46°58′48″N 123°49′05″W / 46.98°N 123.818°W / 46.98; -123.818Coordinates: 46°58′48″N 123°49′05″W / 46.98°N 123.818°W / 46.98; -123.818
Established1908; 115 years ago (1908)
School districtAberdeen S.D.
PrincipalDavid Glasier
Enrollment868 (May 2013)
Color(s)Blue and gold

J. M. Weatherwax High School, commonly referred to as Aberdeen High School, is a four-year public high school located in Aberdeen, Washington, the flagship of the Aberdeen School District. The AHS mascot is the Bobcat.


As of the 2012–2013 school year, there were 868-926 students enrolled, 52.3% of which were male, and 47.7% female. 65.2% of the students were White, 22.6% Hispanic/Latino, 3.8% American Indian, 6.2% Asian-American, and 0.8% African American. There were 52 classroom teachers, for an average of 16.7 students per teacher in May 2013.[1]


Aberdeen competes in WIAA Class 2A, and is a member of the Evergreen Conference in District Four. The following sports are offered:

Boys' sports:

Girls' sports:


The Weatherwax building of Aberdeen High School burned down in 2002

On Saturday, 5 January 2002, the Weatherwax building of Aberdeen High School, one of Aberdeen's most historic buildings (built in 1909), burned to the ground[2] just after midnight. The Weatherwax building housed the school library, counseling office, and many classrooms. Students were spread out over the remaining campus until the new school was built.

The grand opening of the new building and official dedication ceremony was held on August 25, 2007. The new high school building is now open for the school year, starting 4 September 2007. Parts of the masonry from the original Weatherwax building have been incorporated into the walls of the current one, including an old concrete sign reading "J. M. Weatherwax" inside the main entrance.

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Aberdeen High School marching band at a Victoria Day parade in Victoria, British Columbia


  1. ^ OSPI school report card 2012-13. Retrieved 2013-11-17
  2. ^ Kamb, Lewis (7 January 2002). "Aberdeen history burns". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Archived from the original on 2008-01-29. Retrieved 2007-03-01.

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