O'Dea High School
|O'Dea High School|
802 Terry Avenue
Single-sex high school
|Motto||Brotherhood for Life|
|Oversight||Congregation of Christian Brothers|
|Student to teacher ratio||14:1|
|Color(s)||Maroon and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Metro 3A|
|Sports||Football, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball, Wrestling, Swim & Dive, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field|
|Team name||Fighting Irish|
|Accreditation||Northwest Accreditation Commission|
State of Washington
|Athletic Director||Monte Kohler|
O'Dea High School is a Catholic all boys high school founded in 1923 and is located in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood. The school is named after Edward John O'Dea who was bishop of Seattle when the school was built. O'Dea is a part of the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Of its 490 students in four grades in 2017, 65% were Catholics, 53% were Caucasian, 11% were African American, and 19% were Multi-Racial. There are 36 instructors and the student-teacher ratio is 14 to 1. The tuition at O'Dea High School for the 2017-2018 school year was $13,783; the school provides over $1 million in financial aid every year.
O'Dea High School has many school clubs, each supported and sponsored by the school by a yearly club fair and funds from the school's treasury. A list of some O'Dea Clubs:
- Black Students United For Excellence(BSUE)
- Latino and Filipino Heritage Club
- Celtic Heritage Club
- Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Club
- Japanese Cultural Club
- National Honor Society - O'Dea Chapter
- Junior State of America - O'Dea Chapter
- Knowledge Bowl Club
- Service Projects
- Film Club
- Student Ambassadors
- Rhythm & Poetry
O'Dea High School has had many notable alumni go on to great success in College and Professional athletics. A list of currently offered sports by season: Fall: Cross Country, Football, Golf Winter: Basketball, Swimming, Wrestling Spring: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track
- Patrick Brady, Major General, U.S. Army (retired), Vietnam Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross recipient.
- Kevin Burleson, NBA player
- Nate Burleson, NFL wide receiver
- Fred Couples, professional golfer
- Demetrius DuBose, former NFL player
- Myles Gaskin, American football running back for the Washington Huskies
- Allen Greene, director of athletics of Auburn University and former baseball player at Notre Dame and New York Yankees
- Charles Greene, U.S. Olympic gold medalist
- Eddie Henderson, former pro soccer, quoted as notable player in for Witchita Kansas Wings MISL team, and former US National Team Youth player.
- Taylor Mays (born 1988), NFL free safety with Cincinnati Bengals; former USC Trojan
- John Navone, SJ, Jesuit priest, theologian, author, and retired Professor Emeritus of the Pontifical Gregorian University.
- Clint Richardson Jr. (born 1956), NBA player
- J. Kevin Waters, Jesuit priest, composer, academic administrator, and Professor Emeritus of Music at Gonzaga University.
- DeAndre Yedlin (born 1993), right full-back for Newcastle United F.C.
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