George Washington High School (Colorado)

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George Washington High School
GWHS Crest.jpg
Address
655 South Monaco Parkway
Denver, Colorado 80224
United States
Coordinates 39°42′20″N 104°54′52″W / 39.70556°N 104.91444°W / 39.70556; -104.91444Coordinates: 39°42′20″N 104°54′52″W / 39.70556°N 104.91444°W / 39.70556; -104.91444
Information
Established 1960
School district Denver Public Schools
Principal Scott Lessard
Teaching staff 78.04 (on a FTE basis)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,424 (2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 18.25
Color(s) Green and white         
Athletics conference Denver Prep League
Nickname Patriots
Website
[1]
GWHS Denver Entrance.jpg
A view of the entrance to George Washington High School

George Washington High School is located in Denver, Colorado, United States. GW is a large urban high school serving grades 9-12. It is one of the Denver Public Schools system.

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 1,424 students enrolled in 2013-14 was:

  • Male - 45.3%
  • Female - 54.7%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.5%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 5.5%
  • Black - 30.5%
  • Hispanic - 31.5%
  • White - 27.2%
  • Multiracial - 4.8%

55.1% of the students were eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.[1]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The school newspaper is The George Washington Surveyor, which is part of the High School National Ad Network. The paper got its name from president George Washington's lifelong association with geography and cartography. The Surveyor was the winner of the National Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association in 2007, 2008, and 2009.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for George Washington High School". nces.ed.gov. US Department of Education. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "NSPA - Contest Winners". Studentpress.org. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Chauncey Billups Biography". JockBio. 1976-09-25. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  4. ^ ""Mermaid" star visits school that set her dreams afloat". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  5. ^ Birnbaum, Robert (2007-11-13). "Dianne Reeves". The Morning News. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  6. ^ Ramsey, David (March 31, 2009). "Opinion: Former Bronco learned the game at CC". The Gazette. Retrieved September 30, 2015. 

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