Skyview High School (Vancouver, Washington)

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Skyview High School
Skyview HS Main Entrance.JPG
The main entrance to Skyview High School
Address
1300 NW 139th St
Vancouver, Washington 98685
United States
Coordinates 45°43′19″N 122°41′1″W / 45.72194°N 122.68361°W / 45.72194; -122.68361Coordinates: 45°43′19″N 122°41′1″W / 45.72194°N 122.68361°W / 45.72194; -122.68361
Information
Type Public
Established 1997[1]
School district Vancouver Public Schools
Superintendent Steven Webb
Principal Jim Gray
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1965 [2] (October 2012)
Athletics conference Greater St. Helens League
Mascot Stormy
Nickname Storm
Newspaper The Horizon
Website

Skyview High School is a high school in the Salmon Creek area of northern Vancouver, Washington. Opening in 1997, it is the newest of six high schools in the Vancouver School District. The building design incorporates an open classroom floor plan with the use of many windows and features a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) common area at the center of the school. The building is 292,000-square-foot (27,100 m2), including a 1,150-seat auditorium,[1] which has hosted speakers such as Howard Dean and is the current performance venue for the Vancouver Symphony. Skyview is home to the SMT (Science Math and Technology Magnet) for the Vancouver schools.

Athletics[edit]

Football[edit]

Skyview's football team has competed in the 4A state playoffs every year since 2005 including three semifinal appearances (2009, 2011, and 2016) and one state championship game appearance (2011).[3]

Cheerleading[edit]

Skyview's varsity cheer team won state in 2009 bringing home Skyview's second state championship for the school.[citation needed]

Tennis[edit]

Skyview's girls tennis team won the 2013 4A state championship. Skyview's no-cut policy for the tennis team was recognized by the United States Tennis Association.[4]

Basketball[edit]

The girls varsity basketball team won the 4A state championship in 2012.[5]

Baseball[edit]

Skyview's baseball team won the 2013 4A state championship.[6]

Boys Soccer[edit]

Skyview's boys soccer team won the 2012 4A state championship.[7]

Arts[edit]

Marching Band[edit]

Skyview's Marching Band competes in the NorthWest Association of Performing Arts. The band has competed in the open class since 2000. The band was selected to perform at the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, hosted in China.[8]

Dance Team[edit]

The Reign dance team were state champs in 2005, 2009 and 2011.[citation needed]

Student activities[edit]

Robotics[edit]

Skyview High School is home to the FIRST Robotics team 2811, The Stormbots. They have been competing since 2008.

Demographics[edit]

In October 2012, the school's population was 52.9% male and 47.1% female. In the same report from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the racial breakdown was 77.0% white, 9.7% Hispanic, 5.6% Asian or Pacific Islander, 3.7% mixed race, 3.1% black and 0.9% Native American.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Skyview High School". School Designs. Penton Media, Inc. 
  2. ^ a b Washington State Report Card
  3. ^ "Interceptions spark Skyview to 35-14 win over Lake Stevens". The Columbian. 2016-11-19. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  4. ^ "New School Tennis Curriculum Released". Archived from the original on March 31, 2008. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ Valencia, Paul (March 3, 2012). "Girls basketball: Buzzer-beater lifts Skyview to state title". The Columbian. 
  6. ^ "Skyview tops South Kitsap, 8-5, to win state championship | 4A Baseball". The Seattle Times. 2013-05-25. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  7. ^ "Skyview captures 4A state soccer title". The Columbian. 2012-05-26. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  8. ^ The Columbian staff (27 Dec 2008). "2008 in Review: Clark County's year in arts". The Columbian. Retrieved 19 Apr 2009. [dead link]

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