Freeman High School (Washington)

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Freeman High School
Freeman High School (Washington) logo.jpg
Address
14626 South Jackson Rd

,
99030

United States
Coordinates47°31′12″N 117°11′47″W / 47.5200°N 117.1964°W / 47.5200; -117.1964Coordinates: 47°31′12″N 117°11′47″W / 47.5200°N 117.1964°W / 47.5200; -117.1964
Information
TypePublic
Established1955
School districtFreeman School District
NCES School ID530297000485[1]
PrincipalJeff Smith
Teaching staff15.22 (on a FTE basis)
Grades9–12
Enrollment317 (2019-2020)[1]
Student to teacher ratio20.83
Color(s)Columbia blue, red, white
Athletics conferenceNortheast 1A, Northeast District 7, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association
NicknameScotties
RivalLakeside High School
Websitehttps://www.freemansd.org/fhs
[1][2][3]

Freeman High School is a public high school north of Rockford, Washington and 19 mi (31 km) southwest of Spokane, Washington. It is a part of the adjacent three school Freeman School District facility that contains Freeman Elementary School, Freeman Middle School and Freeman High School.

Athletics[edit]

Freeman high school competes in Washington's Northeast A League. The school fields teams in the following sports:

  • Fall: Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Volleyball
  • Winter: Wrestling, Basketball
  • Spring: Baseball, Golf, Softball, Tennis and Track & Field

Freeman's athletic teams are known as the Scotties. The elementary and middle schools were known as the Freeman Raiders until 2014.[4] The original old Scottie dog logo was created by Freeman student Margee Noble.

History[edit]

The Freeman school district was formed in 1955 as a consolidation of the Rockford, Lindbergh, and Sunnyside school districts; there had been another Freeman school district prior to 1940, when it was annexed by Lindbergh.[5]

2017 Shooting[edit]

On September 13, 2017, a gunman opened fire at Freeman.[6] The alleged suspect, 15-year-old sophomore Caleb Sharpe, brought two guns, an AR-15 rifle and a Colt 1903 pistol then killed one student, who was attempting to prevent the shooting from taking place.[7] Three other students were injured and taken to the hospital.[6] Sharpe was tried as an adult,[8][9] and his trial date was set for October 5, 2020, but has been pushed back to June 2021, due to COVID-19. The trial was again been pushed back to January 2022 however Sharpe pled guilty before the trial began.[10][11][12][13][14]

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 317 students enrolled in 2019–2020 was:

  • Male – 53.8%
  • Female – 46.2%
  • Native American/Alaskan – 3.1%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders – 2.4%
  • Black – 1.2%
  • Hispanic – 5.8%
  • White – 85.6%
  • Multiracial – 1.9%

22.3 percent of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - Freeman High School (530297000485)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved October 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "Freeman Sports Teams". MaxPreps. Archived from the original on September 15, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Freeman HS". Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. Archived from the original on September 15, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "All Freeman schools to unite under Scottie mascot". The Spokesman-Review. September 6, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "Our History". Freeman School District. Archived from the original on September 14, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "One student dead, three in hospital after classmate opens fire at Freeman High School". The Spokesman-Review. September 13, 2017. Archived from the original on September 14, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  7. ^ Narayan, Chandrika (September 14, 2017). "Student died after confronting shooter at Spokane school". CNN. Archived from the original on September 14, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  8. ^ https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/jul/23/judge-orders-caleb-sharpe-to-be-tried-as-adult-for/%3. Retrieved July 25, 2019. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ https://www.khq.com/top_story/judge-determines-admitted-freeman-high-school-shooter-will-be-triwebed/article_e40dc2fc-acd4-11e9-93cc-7f51f87022e4. Retrieved July 25, 2019. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "'I did my job that day': Bus driver who took Caleb Sharpe to school shares impact statement". February 10, 2022.
  11. ^ "Judge moves accused Freeman shooter Caleb Sharpe's murder trial to 2020 | the Spokesman-Review".
  12. ^ spokesman.com/stories/2020/jul/23/caleb-sharpe-trial-moved-to-june-2021-due-to-covid/
  13. ^ "Trial for accused Freeman school shooter moved to January 2022 | the Spokesman-Review".
  14. ^ Perez, Vanessa (February 10, 2022). "'I did my job that day': Bus driver who took Caleb Sharpe to school shares impact statement".

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