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
Type Public Secondary School
Established 1912
School district Vashon Island School District
Principal Danny Rock
Faculty 44
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 518
Campus type Suburban, Co-Educational
Color(s) Green, Gold and Black
Athletics conference WIAA West Central District 3
Mascot Pirates
Team name The Pirates
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 is the only high school to serve the island. VHS runs 9th through 12th grade. The school has two language courses available: Japanese 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.

The Principal of VHS is Danny Rock and the assistant principal is Alanah Baron.[1] The Athletic Director is Andrew Sears, who is also a physical education[2] teacher.

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 Southworth), and Tacoma.

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

Vashon Island High School was a 2013 Washington Achievement Award[3] winner for Overall Excellence and High Improvement.

The school was named a national Blue Ribbon School in 2008.[4]


Vashon Island's sports teams compete in the Nisqually League of WIAA's West Central District.[5]

  • Soccer (Boys and Girls)
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Boys' football
  • Basketball (Boys and Girls)
  • Track
  • Cross-Country (Boys and Girls)
  • Wrestling (Boys and Girls)
  • Golf
  • Volleyball


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Coordinates: 47°25′24″N 122°27′29″W / 47.42333°N 122.45806°W / 47.42333; -122.45806