Yelm High School

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Yelm High School
Yelm High School Logo.jpg
1315 Yelm Avenue West
PO Box 476

Yelm, Washington 98597
United States
Coordinates 46°57′00″N 122°37′27″W / 46.95000°N 122.62417°W / 46.95000; -122.62417Coordinates: 46°57′00″N 122°37′27″W / 46.95000°N 122.62417°W / 46.95000; -122.62417
Type Public secondary
Principal Ryan Akiyama[citation needed]
Faculty 70[citation needed]
Grades 10-12[citation needed]
Number of students 1152[citation needed]
Color(s) Red, white and black
Mascot Tornado

Yelm High School is a comprehensive high school[1] in the city of Yelm, Washington, United States. It is part of the Yelm Community Schools.

Yelm is said to have received its mascot, the "Yelm Tornado", after a small tornado blew through the small town in the early 20th century.

Yelm Community Schools was the first school district in Washington. However, it is officially "School District 2", because the Seattle School District had a larger student body population, so they were awarded the number one position.

Though the town of Yelm has a population of less than 7,000,[2] the district includes the surrounding rural area, and has the widest ranging school bus route in the state. The old high school has been torn down, and a new building was opened in the fall of 2006.[3]


2006 expansion[edit]

In late 2004, the Yelm Community Schools district decided to expand the district with a new school and a new building to replace two old outdated ones at Yelm High School. Referred to as buildings "A" and "B" in the architectural plans for the current building, these buildings were torn down late-summer 2006 to make way for the school's new portables. Along with the new construction of the new 100/200 building, there were also major renovations to the 400 and 500 series buildings.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "About Yelm High School". Archived from the original on January 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Yelm- Census 2010". Spokesman Review. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Letter to 2002 Graduates" (PDF). Letter to 2002 graduates. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Dennis Hallman UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 

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