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    Ballard High School

    Ballard High School is a proud community of learners that is supported by a passionate group of parents and alumni to provide a rigorous education for all of our students.

    We believe strongly that engaging students in school through academies, pathways, performing arts, athletics & activities increases their learning opportunities.  Simply stated, students who get involved at Ballard High School, perform better at Ballard High School.

    There are countless ways to get involved at BHS. Here are a few:

    Ballard also offers a wide variety of rigorous and engaging Advanced Placement Courses, UW in the High School Courses, Running Start and CTE to challenge students and prepare them for college and life.

    More information is available on the Academics Overview. In addition visit our Get Involved page for a great overview and links to more information about Ballard High School.

    Our Mission

    "Ballard HS is an inclusive, supportive community that cultivates a tradition of excellence for all students." ~adopted May, 2008

    Our Motto

    "To Honor Thee We Trophies Bring"

    Our Vision

    • All students will develop positive relationships with adults and students at Ballard High School through academic, extracurricular, and social opportunities.
    • All students will receive support – academic, social, cultural – in order to take on the challenges they will face, including college, career, and other endeavors.
    • All students and families will join with Ballard High School to engage as partners in supporting and strengthening the school and greater community.
    • All students will develop individual strengths, achieve academic excellence, and be recognized for their successes.

    Creating a Culture of Belonging at Ballard HS

    At Ballard High School, we are committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment where all students feel like they belong. This means that all students are expected to be respectful to one another and NOT to engage in behaviors that demean or target others on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, etc.

    View the Creating a Culture of Belonging at Ballard pdf icon flyer and also our webpage for more detailed information and examples.

    Our Mural

    Finished Painted Mural
    More Info On Mural Layout, Details And Drawings Explained

    "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." ~ Audre Lorde

    Ballard students were inspired to create a mural that embraces and celebrates diversity within our school. The mural came about from conversations that started during BHS Race and Equity meetings during the 2018-19 school year. Students expressed that one way to create a welcoming environment is through art on our school walls. Students suggested that a mural project could celebrate and honor the diverse community at Ballard High School.

    From this initial idea the project progressed, and students and staff then proposed a grant request to the PTSA to obtain the needed funding. With funding in place, Urban Artworks was contracted to work with students by providing a collaborating artist, Mari Shibuya to facilitate the design and creation of the mural.

    In mid-August of 2019 students met with Mari to start planning the mural. Through the expert facilitation of Mari students arrived at the final design to include representation and celebration from many cultures. The mural was painted over 4 days in a massive group effort that included students, teachers, Urban Artworks artists, and community members. The hope for the mural is that it inspires curiosity and celebration of the rich cultural history of our community. View the completed mural on the 2nd floor at the top of the stairwell across from the BHS Library.

    Students looking at the mural on the wall on the 2nd floor above stairwell

    Mural Details

    Mural Contributors 

    Mural Photo Gallery


    "Great message and beautiful images featured throughout and it even features a Beaver alum (Silme Domingo)!" ~ Principal Keven Wynkoop

    Our History

    Contact Us

    Ballard High School
    1418 NW 65th St
    Seattle, WA 98117
    Directions & Map
    Main Office: 206-252-1000
    Fax: 206-252-1001


    Principal Keven Wynkoop

    Principal Keven Wynkoop

    Komo News Video 2016
    Principal of Year 2014

    Welcome to BHS >

    Assistant Principals

    Students Assigned By:
    First Letter of Last Name

    Watch AP Welcome >

    Elizabeth Guillory A-F

    Dr. Joseph Williams III G-N

    Laura Roesener O-Z

    "It's Always Great to Be a Beaver!"

    Staff Directory


    Students Assigned By:
    First Letter of Last Name

    Sonja Petersen | A - Ci

    Sarah Bowman | Cj - Han

    Tom Kramer | Hao - Mci
    Head Counselor

    Gail Olson-Laing | Mcj - Sch

    Leti Bravo | Sci - Z

    Katie Huguenin
    Counseling Dept. Tasks/Projects

    Counseling Secretary
    Carol Bristol

    School Nurse 
    Laurie Tirtanadi
    206-252-1007 or Fax 743-3106

    Kim Nickerson

    Administrative Secretary
    Cindy Peterson

    Athletic Secretary

    Academic Intervention Specialist
    Lisa Coacher

    Testing Coordinator
    Mike Broom

    BHS Website Editor
    Diane Taylor

    Additional Resources

    District BHS School Report
    Ballard HS Profile 2020-21 
    Ballard CSIP Report
    Attendance Maps
    BHS Building History
    BHS HistoryLink Essay
    Building For Learning Book
    Reconstruction Time-Lapse
    A Day at Ballard High School
    A Year with a Band student
    Story of the School Colors
    History of Ballard High School
    Who was Captain Ballard? 
    BHS Course Catalog 
    Student/Family Handbook

    2020-21 Bell Schedules

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