Snohomish High School

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Snohomish High School
Snohomish High School.jpg
1316 5th Street


United States
Coordinates47°55′08″N 122°06′00″W / 47.91889°N 122.10000°W / 47.91889; -122.10000Coordinates: 47°55′08″N 122°06′00″W / 47.91889°N 122.10000°W / 47.91889; -122.10000
School typePublic, high school
Established1894; 125 years ago (1894)
PrincipalEric Cahan
Teaching staff71.20 (FTE) (2016–17)[1]
Enrollment1,689 (2016–17)[1]
Student to teacher ratio23.72∶1 (2016–17)[1]
Color(s)     Red

Snohomish High School (SHS) is a secondary school located in the Snohomish School District, in Snohomish, Washington, United States. SHS, built for 1200 students, contains 1,689 9th–12th graders (as of 2016–17).[1] The school serves primarily those students living north of the Snohomish River (nearby Glacier Peak High School, serving those students living south of the river).


Before SHS actually opened it was a courthouse with a small jail section underneath.[citation needed] SHS first opened in 1894 at the completion of the original A building. The school underwent many remodels through the 1980s, including changes to the B building. These changes removed the last vestiges of 'old' Snohomish High School, making the building completely modern. Among the changes made to the B building were the removal of its decades-old fixed wooden bleachers and over-painting of many student-painted murals from the 1960s and earlier. There were also additions of music, science, and vocational buildings during this time. In an attempt to curb overcrowding, the C building was constructed and opened in 1999, adding ten more classrooms. As the school became more crowded, it received a grant to remodel the campus, tearing down the B building was a major change. Parts of B building have been incorporated into the schools newer buildings.[citation needed]

Sports and athletics[edit]

SHS is a member of the WESCO North division of Washington state, and consistently competes near the top of its division in both boys' and girls' sports. The 2007–08 season yielded two state championships for the school, one in boys' swimming and the other in boys' baseball. Snohomish's biggest high school rivalry is in football against Glacier Peak High School.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Snohomish High School (530802001328)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Earl Averill Stats". Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  3. ^ "Ex Major League and Snohomish Star Earl Averill Jr. Dies". Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "Steve Hardin". Retrieved February 19, 2017.

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