Bethel High School (Spanaway, Washington)

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Bethel High School
22215 38th Avenue East


Coordinates47°03′15″N 122°22′40″W / 47.05417°N 122.37778°W / 47.05417; -122.37778Coordinates: 47°03′15″N 122°22′40″W / 47.05417°N 122.37778°W / 47.05417; -122.37778
TypePublic secondary
School districtBethel School District
PrincipalChristy Rodriguez
Enrollment1,674 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Crimson, gray, and Black

Bethel High School is located in Spanaway, Washington. It is Bethel School District's oldest high school, dating back to 1952.[citation needed]


AP classes offered are Statistics, Calculus, Psychology, Literature and Composition, Language and Composition, Government and Politics, and Biology.


ASB, Speech/Debate, Dance/Drill, Choir (Concert Choir), Band (Concert Band, Pep Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band), Orchestra, Next Level Campus, DECA, Drama, FBLA, FCCLA, French Club, German Club, National Honor Society, Key Club, Native American Club, Natural Helpers, SAFTYE, S.A.V.E, Spanish Club, AFJROTC, and United Cultural Congress.


Bethel is part of the Bethel School District along with Spanaway Lake High School and Graham-Kapowsin High School. Bethel competes in the South Division of the 4A South Puget Sound league in Washington's West Central District.


Bethel High School hosts an Air Force JROTC (AFJROTC) course, much like its sister high schools (GKHS with Army JROTC, Spanaway-Lake with Navy JROTC).


The mascot is the Braves.

Recent team state tournament results:

  • Boys Basketball - 1st in 2005
  • Volleyball - 1st in 1996

Other sports are soccer, girls basketball, cross country, track and field, swim and dive, baseball, fastpitch softball, tennis, golf, wrestling, football, track and bowling. It has cheerleading and a dance/drill team.


A speech given during the 1983 ASB Elections resulted in disciplinary action against the orator, who then filed a lawsuit against the school district in an effort to defend the First Amendment right of free speech for students in public schools. The case was eventually taken up by the Supreme Court of the United States of America, who upheld the decision of Bethel High School administrators in punishing the student.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Bethel High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019.