Elma High School

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Elma High School
Elma, Washington
Type Public
School district Elma School District
Principal Darrin Lowry
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 735
Color(s) Blue and white
Mascot Eagles

Elma High School is a public secondary institution located in Elma, Washington located about 30 miles west of Olympia; the capital city of Washington. Elma High School serves the rural communities of McCleary, Elma and Satsop. Elma is located between Olympia and Aberdeen allowing a wider choice of colleges to attend to for Running Start.

The school serves grades 9 to 12 and enrolls around 735 students, with around 170 in the senior graduating class.[1] The school mascot is the Eagle.

Television station[edit]

Eagles TV, on Comcast channel 26 serving Grays Harbor County, is provided as a public service by the Video Productions and TV Broadcasting students of Elma High School. Programming is provided 24 hours a day, seven days week, 365 days a year using computer automation.

Each morning students produce a television news show known as "Eagles Live". The program runs approximately 5 to 7 minutes and is aired during the beginning of 2nd period.

Cheerleader controversy[edit]

In September 2003, Elma High School made news when the administration banned cheerleaders' short skirts in classrooms or hallways.[2] Some parents argued that the new rule devalues the work the girls put into practicing and maintaining their grades.[2] The school argued that the dress code was being applied equally and that uniforms were in clear violation of the dress code.[2]


  1. ^ Elma High School: About Us. Accessed 2009-10-03
  2. ^ a b c Elma school officials ban short cheerleader skirts, SeattlePi News, 2003-09-23. Retrieved 2008-12-20.

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Coordinates: 47°00′11″N 123°24′49″W / 47.00306°N 123.41361°W / 47.00306; -123.41361