West Seattle High School was founded in 1902 and has a proud tradition of scholarship, pride and community support. The WSHS Alumni Association, PTSA, WSHS Foundation, community service groups, and local businesses all actively support our school.

We offer a full range of courses to challenge students, readying them for competitive post-high school options. Our graduation rate continues to be well above the district average. Last year our students were accepted into over 40 colleges and universities across the United States and 91% planned to enroll.


West Seattle High School building bridges to the future and leaders of tomorrow.


West Seattle High School-preparing all students for college and beyond by providing challenging learning experiences which foster scholarship, character, service and leadership.

Goals of Excellence

  • Goal #1 - Every student graduates on time with a plan for after high school.
  • Goal #2 - Staff members provide personalization for all students.
  • Goal #3 - Staff members, students, parents, and community members develop a professional learning community.
WSHS building

Contact Us

3000 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Main Office: 206-252-8800
Attendance: 206-252-8804
Attendance Office Info
Fax: 206-252-8801

Principal: Ruth Medsker | bio

Assistant Principals:
Scott Canfield

Garth Reeves

Additional Resources

The Chinook
The Chinook School Newspaper

Bell Schedule

Start Time: 7:50 a.m.
End Time: 2:20 p.m.

Full bell schedule including all alternate schedules

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