Woodrow Wilson High School (Tacoma, Washington)

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Woodrow Wilson High School
1202 N. Orchard St.

Coordinates47°15′41″N 122°30′26″W / 47.26139°N 122.50722°W / 47.26139; -122.50722Coordinates: 47°15′41″N 122°30′26″W / 47.26139°N 122.50722°W / 47.26139; -122.50722
TypePublic High School Secondary education
Motto"Developing Confident,
Contributing Citizens"
PrincipalBernadette Ray
Enrollment1,244 (2015-16)[1]
Color(s)Red, White, & Blue

Woodrow Wilson High School is a four-year public secondary school in Tacoma, Washington. It is one of five traditional high schools in the Tacoma Public School System and is located at the intersection of Orchard Street and 11th Street. Wilson's current principal is Dan Besett; assistant principals are Shane Silva and Bernadette Ray.

HillTop Artists[edit]

Dale Chihuly, a glass artist who graduated from Wilson, established HillTop Artists, a glass working program at Wilson. For a $20 fee, students can blow glass, make glass beads, and participate in kiln work. This program is run by glass artists who trained with Chihuly at the Pilchuck Glass School.

Daffodil Festival[edit]

Every year, Wilson participates in the Pierce County Daffodil Festival. A competition is held in house to select the Wilson Princess. The Princess must have at least a 3.5 GPA and must be a senior. She will go on to compete against other regional schools for the Daffodil Festival Queen title. The Queen title is considered the highest honor of the regional festival. In April, the Wilson band accompanies the Wilson Princesses on a float in the annual parade.


Wilson participates in Cross Country, Girls' Soccer, Football, Girls' Swimming, Boys' Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Boys' Water Polo, Boys' Basketball Girls' Basketball, Boys' Swimming, Girls' Bowling, Wrestling, Project Unify, Boys' Baseball,Girls' Fast pitch, Boys' Soccer, Girls' Tennis, Golf, Girls' Water Polo, and Track. The Wilson Boys Swimming and Diving team has won 29 State titles, with 24 consecutive titles between 1960-1983. The Boys Water Polo Team has won 4 state Titles. The Girls Bowling team have won 3 State Titles. The Boys Track And Field Team has won 6 State Titles. The Baseball team has won 1 State title in 1977. The Boys Golf Team has won 2 State titles.

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Wilson". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 10, 2018.