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West Seattle High School


About West Seattle High School

WSHS building

West Seattle High School 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.

Vision and Mission

To ensure each and every student has the opportunity and the access to a high-quality education that prepares them to thrive in their post-secondary pursuits.


Every student empowered to solve complex problems, to positively impact their community and to thrive in a dynamic, diverse global society.

Contact Us

Main Office: 206-252-8800
Fax: 206-252-8801

Principal Brian Vance
Principal Vance

Attendance: 206-252-8804

Attendance Office

Principal, Mr. Brian Vance

  • Supervises: AIS, Budget, Counseling, CTE, DOTS, Facilities, Library, Office, PTSA, Restorative Practices, Science, Security, World Languages and 504

Assistant Principal, Mr. Zack Elvig

  • Students with last names starting with A-L
  • Supervises: Advisory, AIS, ASB, Athletics, CTE, ELL, English, Math, MTSS, Office, PE, Safety, Social Studies and Teen Health Center

Assistant Principal, Mrs. Nancy Carroll

  • Students with last names starting with M -Z
  • Supervises: Advisory, ELL, English, Fine Art, Mental Health, Mentor U, Restorative Practices, Special Education and Title IX

Administrative Secretary, Amy Huber

West Seattle High School webmaster,

Sign Up for Text Reminders

Students Don’t Miss Anything by Signing up for Text Reminders

To Sign Up: Choose a code with your graduation year, and text it to 81010


If you have a smartphone:

  1. Get push notifications on your iPhone or Android phone
  2. Open your web browser and go to the chosen link above
  3. Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.

If you don’t have a smartphone:

  1. Get text notifications by texting the message to the number 81010.
  2. If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting the chosen link above.

Additional Resources

2021-2022 Student Handbook