West Seattle High School

North side of West Seattle High School

A combined grammar and secondary school had been in West Seattle since 1902. West Seattle High School opened in 1917 to provide a fixed home for the secondary school though.

West Seattle High School is in a Neo-renaissance building. It is decorated with geometric designs and has a terracotta roof. This sort of design is unique for Seattle schools.

The school has graduated a number of local figures:

  • Dow Constantine is the county commissioner for King County. He graduated in 1980.
  • Jim Whittaker was part of the first group from the United States to journey to the top of Mt. Everest. He graduated in 1947.
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