O'Dea High School
|O'Dea High School|
|802 Terry Avenue
Seattle, Washington, (King County) 98104
Single-sex high school
(All things to all men)
|Oversight||Congregation of Christian Brothers|
|Student to teacher ratio||14:1|
|Color(s)||Maroon and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Metro 3A|
|Team name||Fighting Irish|
|Accreditation||Northwest Accreditation Commission
State of Washington
|School fees||$10,538.00 (Catholics)
$12,023.00 (non Catholics)
|Athletic Director||Monte Kohler|
O'Dea High School is a Catholic all boys high school located in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle. The school is named after Edward John O'Dea who was bishop of Seattle when the school was built.
Founded in 1923, O'Dea is owned by the Archdiocese of Seattle and run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers. Of its 424 students in four grades in 2011, 80% were Catholics, 52% were Caucasian, 14% were African American, and 12% were Multi-Racial. There are 37 instructors, all of which have a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The student-teacher ratio is 14 to 1. O'Dea charged Catholics $10,000 in annual fees for the 2013-2014 academic year while charging non-Catholics $10,626.
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:
- Associated Student Body
- Black Students United For Excellence(BSUE)
- Latino and Filipino Heritage Club
- Japanese Club
- National Honour Society - O'Dea Chapter
- Junior State of America - O'Dea Chapter
- Math Club
- Knowledge Bowl Club
- Junior Classical League
- Celtic Heritage Club
- Current Events Club
- Robotics Club
- Film Club
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
- Charles Greene, U.S. Olympic gold medalist
- Taylor Mays, NFL free safety with Cincinnati Bengals; former USC Trojan
- Clint Richardson Jr., NBA player
- John Navone, SJ, Jesuit priest, theologian, author, and retired Professor Emeritus of the Pontifical Gregorian University.
- J. Kevin Waters, Jesuit priest, composer, academic administrator, and Professor Emeritus of Music at Gonzaga University.
- DeAndre Yedlin, right full-back for Newcastle United F.C.
- Eddie Henderson, former pro soccer, quoted as notable player in for Witchita Kansas Wings MISL team, and former US National Team Youth player.
- George Bonaci, serial entrepreneur and Co-founder and Vice President of Product at Pembient Inc.
- Dr. Paul A. Newman, chief scientist for atmospheric sciences, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
- David Charles, sage natural resources investor and co-founder of Star Peak Capital, a recognized leader in oil and gas and mining advisory
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