Spanaway Lake High School

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Spanaway Lake High School

United States
TypePublic secondary
School districtBethel School District
PrincipalSusie Askew
Enrollment1,540 (2017)

Spanaway Lake High School is a high school in Spanaway, WA, for grade levels 9 through 12.

In 2007, 6 percent of 10th graders meet standard on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) writing test and 7 percent meet standard on the WASL reading test. The overall writing scores have increased 28 percentage points in five years. SLHS currently has to improve in the areas of math and science. Among 10th graders, 33 percent meet the standard in math and 23 percent meet the standard in science. The school is offering a greater selection of math courses to its students, as well as providing increased training to teachers to help them reach struggling students in math and science. SLHS made adequate yearly progress (AYP) in 79% of student categories. The school did not meet the standard in math among several sub-groups and reading among special education students. Each year individual schools and the school district must “raise the bar” in gradual increments so that by 2014, 100 percent of students achieve proficiency in each subject.

Spanaway Lake High School underwent a major remodel which included the students being taught at Liberty Junior High for the 2009–2010 school year. The school was reopened in fall 2010.

The Spanaway Lake wrestling team was co-champions of the 2001 wrestling season. Coach Greeley led the Sentinels to three consecutive top four finishes including the school’s first state title in 2001 and a runner-up finish in 2003. The wrestling room of the new remodeled school was named in Paul Greeley's honor.[1][2]

Notable Alumni[edit]

Jerry Cantrell, lead singer and guitarist of Alice in Chains[3]


  1. ^ "Beloved BSD wrestling coach and teacher dies after suffering stroke last week". The Mountain News – WA. November 28, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Past Washington State Wrestling Champions". Washington Wrestling Report. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Alumni: Jerry Cantrell - Bethel School District". Bethel School District. July 21, 2017. Retrieved March 18, 2018.

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Coordinates: 47°06′21″N 122°24′45″W / 47.10583°N 122.41250°W / 47.10583; -122.41250