Vashon Island High School
|Vashon Island High School|
20120 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon Island, Washington 98070
|Type||Public Secondary School|
|School district||Vashon Island School District|
|Campus type||Suburban, Co-Educational|
|Athletics conference||WIAA West Central District 3|
|Newspaper||The Riptide (formerly The Clam) ((formerly the Tiger))|
|Information||Phone: (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.
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.
Awards and recognition
Vashon Island High School was a 2013 Washington Achievement Award winner for Overall Excellence and High Improvement.
Vashon Island's sports teams compete in the Nisqually League of WIAA's West Central District.
- Debate (Lincoln-Douglas and Policy).
- Soccer (Boys and Girls)
- Boys' football
- Basketball (Boys and Girls)
- Cross-Country (Boys and Girls)
- Wrestling (Boys and Girls)
- Mary Matsuda Gruenewald (memoirist)
- "Vashon Island High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
- "Vashon Island High School adding 'all gender restrooms' after winter break". Q13 Fox. 2017-12-28. Retrieved 2017-12-30.
- Washington Achievement Award
- Blue Ribbon Schools