Capital High School (Olympia, Washington)

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Capital High School
2707 Conger Ave
Olympia, Washington
United States
Coordinates 47°03′03″N 122°56′05″W / 47.050833°N 122.934667°W / 47.050833; -122.934667Coordinates: 47°03′03″N 122°56′05″W / 47.050833°N 122.934667°W / 47.050833; -122.934667
Type Public secondary
Motto Think Explore Grow
Established 1975
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,500
Color(s) Cardinal and Gold          
Mascot Cougar

Capital High School (CHS), commonly referred to as Capital, is a public high school in Olympia, Washington, United States. It is one of two comprehensive high schools in the Olympia School District. Capital is located on Olympia's Westside, and serves the entire northwest corner of Thurston County. High School students from the Olympia School District and Griffin School District attend Capital.

Building history[edit]

Capital High School started remodeling the building in 2005 and it was completed on 2006 costing about $10.5 million. The new remodel included a new student commons, a 400-seat auditorium, an auxiliary gymnasium, fitness room, modernization of the library, alternative education, administrative offices, and four pod areas. McGranahan Partnership of Tacoma designed the project. On Christmas morning of 2008 around 5 A.M., one of the remodeled sections of roof collapsed due to heavy snow. About 2,500 square feet of roof collapsed causing fire alarm to go off.

The collapse also broke a natural gas line but crews were able to shut off the gas before it caused any damage to the building.


Capital High School is a 3A-division member of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. It is a member of the 3A Narrows League Conference.[1] (Capital High School was 4A-division until 2006-2007 season, 3A-division until 2007-2012 season, 2A-division until 2012-2014 and then moved back up to 3A Fall 2014).

State Championships[2]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Cross Country, Boys 1 1997
Football 2 1996, 1998
Golf, Boys 6 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1999
Swimming, Girls 1 2001
Winter Wrestling 1 2001
Spring Baseball 2 1979, 1998
Fastpitch Softball, Girls 4 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998
Tennis, Boys 2 1990, 1992
Total 19

State Championships, 2nd place:

Baseball - 1978, 1995, 1997; Boys Cross Country - 1996; Fastpitch Softball - 2007; Football - 2002; Boys Golf - 1987; Girls Golf - 1994; Girls Swimming - 2002; Boys Tennis - 1991, 1993; Girls Tennis - 1988, 1990; Girls Volleyball - 1994; Wrestling - 2000,

Notable alumni[edit]


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