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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 places to start:

    Ballard also offers a wide variety of rigorous and engaging Advanced Placement Courses, UW in the High School Courses, and CTE courses to challenge students and prepare them for college and life. See more information on the Academics page.

    Our Mission

    "Ballard High School 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.

    Our Foundation

    As the oldest high school in Seattle, Ballard has a proud tradition of excellence.  The Ballard High School Foundation is comprised of proud graduates of Ballard High School and our supporters. 

    Past projects funded by the Foundation include the Greenhouse, the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center Sound System, the BHS Library, the Orre Nobles Art Collection, Athletic Supplies, Music Supplies and the Henry Bendele Strength Facility.Current projects for the Foundation include an Endowment and the GAINS Project to assist struggling students. For more information, please visit the Ballard Foundation Website or Executive Director, Dick Lee at

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    Contact Us

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

    Attendance 206-252-1009 or

    Principal: Keven Wynkoop
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    Assistant Principals:
    Elizabeth Guillory A-F

    Carrie Burr G-N

    Makela Steward O-Z

    Also visit All Staff


    Sonja Petersen A-Bn (9-12)
                          T-Z (9-11)

    Sarah Bowman Bo-Ga

    Tom Kramer Gb-Ll

    Brenda Day Lm-Ro

    Katie Huguenin M/W/F
    Rp-S (9-12) | T-Z (12)
    Head Counselor

    Counseling Secretary:
    Carol Bristol

    School Nurse: Annette Cologna
    206-252-1007 or Fax 743-3106

    Registrar: Stephanie Waters

    Administrative Secretary:
    Vivian Belcher

    Athletic Secretary:
    Kim Nickerson

    Additional Resources

    Building History

    Who was Captain Ballard? pdf icon

    BHS Course Catalog pdf icon

    Bell Schedules

    2017-18 Bell Schedules

    Start and End Time:
    8:45 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

    Early Release Wednesday:
    8:45 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.