Everett High School

Everett High School is a secondary school located in Everett, Washington, United States, which educates grades 9 through 12. The school enrolls approximately 1,700 students annually, more than triple the state and district average.

The school colors of Everett High School are Blue and Gold. The school mascot is Sammy the Seagull. The school principal is Dr. Catherine Matthews.

The school is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Geography

Everett High School is located on the northern edge of downtown Everett. It is bounded on the south by 25th St., by 24th St. to the north, by Hoyt Ave. to the west, and by Rockefeller Ave. to the east. Colby Ave. and Wetmore Ave. run north to south through the campus.


Layout

Everett High is unusual in that it has a partially open campus. With parent permission, 11th and 12th grade students may leave campus during their lunch breaks. It is one of few high schools in the state that retains an even selectively permeable boundary. This is done out of necessity; it would be very difficult for staff to keep students on campus, with two streets running through the campus, student parking on neighboring streets, and many dining attractions only yards away.

The school has seven buildings. On the western side of Colby are the main building, or the "A Building" to the South, the "Little Theater" to the Northwest, and the Science Building to the Northeast. Between the Colby Ave. and Wetmore Ave. are the "E Building," the "B Building," which is also called the Everett Civic Auditorium, and the "C Building," also known as the Commercial Building. The Auditorium houses JROTC classes, band, choir, art, a cafeteria, and a large auditorium.

The "C Building" houses classes in foreign language, math, and some health classes. On the eastern side of Wetmore Ave. are the gymnasium and parking for staff and students. The student parking lot, more commonly called the Senior Lot, received much needed renovation and expansion prior to the 2005-06 school year. The Norm Lowry Gymnasium houses Richer Court, where basketball games are held.

During the 2008-2009 school year, the "Little Theater" in the Northwest corner of campus received extensive renovation, briefly displacing drama class and club and other classes held in the building. Changes were made to comply with district regulations, pertaining to accessibility, earthquake safety, and a large-scale remodel of the stage, backstage, and other performance-related areas. Classes resumed in the Little Theater in Fall 2009.


Academics

As in the entire Everett School District, students must complete a scholarly paper, an autobiographical paper, and a senior project, then present the above to a panel of staff and community members in order to graduate. Everett High School offers Advanced Placement classes in science, English, math and history, including an advanced placement biology class offered every other year.


Student activities

Band

Everett High School has one of the largest band programs in the area, with over 150 students. Members of the band participate in the pep band during the football season, and play concert music the rest of the year. Many students also participate in the jazz orchestra that practices before school. It is required that students enroll in band classes during the regular school day to participate in the jazz orchestra.

Most of the school year is spent on concert music, which consists of arrangements specifically for high school bands as well as a large number of arrangements for professional military and symphonic bands. The high school music department has a very large catalog of music, from classical transcriptions printed in the 19th century to high school arrangements of modern movie soundtracks that are ordered from time to time.

The pep band plays at all home varsity football games, and many varsity home basketball games. It unusual in that it does not focus on marching for athletic events, but rather spirited pep performances. Until the cancellation of the Salty Sea Days parade through Everett, the pep band marched in the parade and also at the homecoming football game every year. Now it only marches at the homecoming game. The pep band is led by drum majors, who orchestrate logistics, conduct the band, choose music, and oversee behavior. There are usually between two and three drum majors every year. As of the 2009-2010 school year, there are five drum majors. Drum majors are upperclassmen who are trusted by the director, capable musicians, and familiar with the band's workings.

The jazz orchestra is unusually large, with over 50 students participating. It is also unusual in that it includes instrumentation not normally found in a jazz band, such as clarinets and flutes. The students rehearse at 6:30 AM every school day and perform several times throughout the year. Students are encouraged to sing or play instrumental features in order to supplement their skills as soloists.


Running Start

Everett feeds an unusually high number of students to the Running Start program. The program allows upperclassmen to take classes at Everett Community College for dual credit, free of charge. This is a very convenient arrangement for many students, because Everett Community College is only 1 mile (.62 km) to the north.


Sports

Everett has teams in golf, tennis, softball, baseball, cheer, swimming, wrestling, basketball, bowling, track and field, soccer, cross country, volleyball, and football. Everett is a member of the Northern Division in the Western Conference (WESCO).They currently compete as a 3A school.

Everett Boys Tennis won the WESCO League Title in 1974, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009.

For the first time in decades, the football team competed in the State Tournament in 2005.

Everett High Cross Country has won back to back district titles in 2006 and 2007 and placed 8th in the WIAA 3A State championships in 2010 after capturing both the WESCO and district titles.

The Everett High Track Team has won many championships such as Wesco champs, Districts Champs, Freshman Champs, City Champs, Eason Champs, and 3A State Champs since 2003.

Everett High Girls Soccer team won the District 1 championship and the WIAA 2008-2009 State Championship


Notable alumni
  • Chris Chandler, former NFL Quarterback, guided the Atlanta Falcons to the Super Bowl in the 1998-1999 season
  • Dennis Erickson, current football coach at Arizona State University
  • Scoop Jackson, United States Senator and presidential candidate
  • Daniel J. Kremer, Presiding Justice of the California Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division One
  • Jim Lambright, former coach of the University of Washington football team
  • Mike Price, current coach of the University of Texas at El Paso and former coach of Washington State University football teams.
  • Don Van Patten, member New Hampshire General Court

Alumni Links
  • EHS Graduating Class of 1970
  • EHS Graduating Class of 1967
  • EHS Graduating Class of 1966
  • EHS Graduating Class of 1962
  • EHS Graduating Class of 1960
  • EHS Graduating Class of 1959
  • EHS Graduating Class of 1941

 

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