Vashon Island High School

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Vashon Island High School
Vashon Island High School.JPG
Vashon Island High School's main building.
20120 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon Island, Washington 98070

United States
TypePublic Secondary School
School districtVashon Island School District
PrincipalDanny Rock
Enrollment594 (2016-17)[1]
Campus typeSuburban, Co-Educational
Athletics conferenceWIAA West Central District 3
NewspaperThe Riptide (formerly The Clam) ((formerly the Tiger))
InformationPhone: (206) 463-9171
Fax: (206) 463-1944

Vashon Island High School (VHS) is a public high school located on Vashon Island, Washington. Vashon Island High School, a part of the Vashon Island School District, is the only high school to serve the island. VHS runs 9th through 12th grade. The school has two language courses available: French and Spanish. VHS puts on three plays a year within the three drama classes; Theater Arts I, II and Musical Theater. VHS also has a band which puts on three concerts, including a Christmas concert and a Pops concert. The band also competes at a band competition at Stadium High School. The school's athletic mascot is the Pirates. Currently VHS has an enrollment of 518 students and 44 faculty and staff.


In 2018, some of the restroom facilities were to be converted into gender-neutral ones.[2]

Despite being accessible only by ferries, VHS has a large number of off-island commuter students who come from West Seattle, the Kitsap Peninsula (predominantly from Port Orchard), and Tacoma.


The Principal of VHS is Danny Rock and the assistant principal is Andrew Guss.[3] The Athletic Director is Andrew Sears, who is also a physical education[4] teacher.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Vashon Island High School was a 2013 Washington Achievement Award[5] winner for Overall Excellence and High Improvement.

The school was named a national Blue Ribbon School in 2008.[6]


Vashon Island's sports teams compete in the Nisqually League of WIAA's West Central District.[7]

  • Debate (Lincoln-Douglas and Policy).
  • Soccer (Boys and Girls)
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Boys' football
  • Basketball (Boys and Girls)
  • Track
  • Cross-Country (Boys and Girls)
  • Wrestling (Boys and Girls)
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Vashon Island High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Vashon Island High School adding 'all gender restrooms' after winter break". Q13 Fox. 2017-12-28. Retrieved 2017-12-30.
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  5. ^ Washington Achievement Award
  6. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools
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Coordinates: 47°25′24″N 122°27′29″W / 47.42333°N 122.45806°W / 47.42333; -122.45806