Our mission is to develop competent, contributing citizens.
Principal Dan Besett
Assistant Principal Bernadette Ray
Assistant Principal Shane Sliva
We will be an outstanding school district in which all students exhibit high standards of achievement and critical thinking skills, and are socially responsible, contributing members of their community.
Wilson High School was built in 1958 and opened a new addition in September 2006, which contains state-of-the-art classrooms and science labs, the library, our business education classes, an expanded Associated Student Body complex, the Career Center, and Guidance and administrative offices. Phase two construction was completed in the fall of 2017. The gymnasium and pool were remodeled. New construction is ongoing for the performing arts and 400/500 wing. A new building houses Culinary Arts, the Autism program, and the Math department. Wilson is one of very few high schools in the country with a fully equipped glass blowing hot shop.
School of Distinction
Congratulations to Wilson High School for winning the School of Distinction Award for an unprecedented seventh year in a row becoming the first and only high school in the state to reach that achievement. This honor is based on outstanding improvements in student reading, math, and graduation rates over a 5 year period of time.
“Wilson has a very focused, caring, consistent and supportive Ram community” said Principal Dan Besett. This award recognizes everyone in our system, from our custodians who open doors for students to get their homework to teachers who plan high quality, engaging lessons.”
Greg Lobdell, CEO of the Center for Educational Effectiveness, praised Wilson’s achievement as “truly remarkable,” noting that “of the nearly 400 high schools considered each year for the award, Wilson’s six-year streak demonstrates that in a large urban high school, a passionate and dedicated staff and leadership team can sustain improvement over a long period of time. The real winners here are all the students served at Wilson.”
The 2016 School of Distinction awards is sponsored by The Center for Educational Effectiveness, the Association of Educational Service Districts, the Association of Washington School Principals, Washington Association of School Administrators, the Washington State School Directors’ Association, US News and World Report, and the Washington Post.