Washington High School (Fremont, California)

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Washington High School
WHSFrontFacade
Address
38442 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, California 94536
United States
Information
Type Public
Motto "Educate, Challenge, and Inspire"
Established January 11, 1892
School district Fremont Unified School District
CEEB code 050972
Principal Bob Moran
Teaching staff 76.72 (FTE)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,904 (2012–2013)
Student to teacher ratio 24.82
Campus size 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)          Orange and black
Mascot Hank and Hannah Husky
Newspaper The Hatchet
Website
[1]
Washington Union High School
Washington High School (Fremont, California) is located in Oakland, California
Washington High School (Fremont, California)
Washington High School (Fremont, California) is located in California
Washington High School (Fremont, California)
Washington High School (Fremont, California) is located in the US
Washington High School (Fremont, California)
Coordinates 37°33′10″N 121°59′38″W / 37.55278°N 121.99389°W / 37.55278; -121.99389Coordinates: 37°33′10″N 121°59′38″W / 37.55278°N 121.99389°W / 37.55278; -121.99389
Area 4.6 acres (1.9 ha)
Built 1935
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
NRHP Reference # 81000145[2]
Added to NRHP October 5, 1981

Washington High School (WHS) is the oldest of the five comprehensive public high schools in Fremont, California, United States. It was established in 1892. It is a part of the Fremont Unified School District.

History[edit]

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 1,904 students enrolled for the 2012–2013 school year was:

  • Male – 51.5%
  • Female – 48.5%
  • Native American/Alaskan – 0.4%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders – 37.4%
  • Black – 6.0%
  • Hispanic – 22.3%
  • White – 29.9%
  • Multiracial – 4.0%

In addition, 24.6% of the students were eligible for free or reduced lunch.[1]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Washington High School has fourteen sports teams that each compete in the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL). These include cross country, American football, gymnastics, girls' tennis, girls' volleyball and water polo in the fall; basketball, soccer and wrestling in the winter; and badminton, baseball, softball, golf, swimming, track and field, seniors vs. juniors powderpuff, boys' volleyball and boys' tennis in the spring. Cheerleading is done year-round. The 5,000 seat Tak Fudenna Stadium which serves all of Fremont's five comprehensive high schools for sports venues is located on the Washington High School campus.

Speech and debate[edit]

Washington High School has a speech and debate team that is in the Coast Forensics League. Parliamentary Debate, Public Forum Debate and Lincoln Douglas Debate are offered.

Student publications[edit]

The student newspaper is a monthly titled the Hatchet. The school's yearbook is the Washingtonian. The Hatchet won the Best of the West award in 2011 during the JEANC State Convention.[3] A student literary magazine, The Scrivener, is published by the student club The Scrivener Society (formally Media Analysis Republic) once a year.

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools – School Detail for Washington High". ed.gov. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "2011 Best of the West Winners". Journalism Education Association. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Mustang Soccer, Director Profile
  5. ^ National Baseball Hall of Fame
  6. ^ Football Digest, September 2002
  7. ^ van den Heuvel, Gary (October 28, 2009). "Coaching Legend Jim Ingram". Tri-City Voice. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Robin Williams, Real Bio. Accessed 29 October 2006]

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