Curtis Senior High School
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For the school of the same name in Staten Island, see Curtis High School.
|George R. Curtis Senior High School|
University Place, Washington|
|School district||University Place School District|
|Enrollment||1375 as of 2012|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
|Rival||Puyallup High School|
Curtis Senior High School is a public high school located in University Place, Washington.
Curtis Senior High School is a part of the University Place School District and the only high school in the district. The school's namesake comes from the former UPSD Superintendent George R. Curtis. Opened in 1957 as a joint Junior-Senior High School at the corner of 40th and Grandview. In 1969 a high school facility was built about 500 yards east of the junior high that then extended up 40th Street. After this the original site became just a junior high school. In 2009 the original junior high was torn down and a new facility was built about 400 yards northeast of that site.
There are currently 105 staff members total.
The school offers many Advanced Placement classes such as US History, Chemistry, Physics, Government, Foreign Languages, English Language and Composition, English Literature, European History, Psychology, Biology, Statistics, Photo, and Environmental Science.
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
For athletic facilities Curtis has a stadium, pool, auxiliary gym and large gym that reside in between the high school and original junior high site. The gym opened in 69' and had a north–south layout. Torn down in the spring of 2009, a new gym was built in its place. Opened in February 2010 this gym features a large glass lobby, entirely new locker room and weight lifting facilities and a gym with a capacity of 2,000 that runs east–west. The pool was renovated in 2011. Expansion in the form of advanced timing systems, more lanes and a newer facility will benefit the students of Curtis greatly. The third facility is the football field, Viking Stadium. Designed to seat several thousand, this stadium was opened in the mid-1980s. It replaced the need to use an older grass field at the junior high site. All Curtis teams play at these sites with the exception of golf, tennis, baseball and bowling.
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