Ingraham High School

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Edward S. Ingraham High School
1819 North 135th Street


School typePublic, co-educational
School districtSeattle Public Schools
SuperintendentLarry Nyland
PrincipalMartin Floe
Athletic DirectorTraci Huffer
Enrollment1,345[1] (2016–17)
Average class size25
Campus size29 acres (117,359 m²)
Color(s)Blue, white and gray    
SloganIt’s a matter of pride!
Athletics22 Varsity teams
Athletics conferenceSea-King: Metro 3A
NewspaperThe Cascade
YearbookThe Glacier
Communities servedBitter Lake, Haller Lake, Licton Springs, Crown Hill, Greenwood, Broadview, North Beach, Blue Ridge, Northgate
Feeder schoolsBroadview Thomson K-8, Hamilton International Middle School (NC Highly Capable Cohort and Language Immersion), Jane Addams Middle School (NE Highly Capable Cohort), Whitman Middle School (Neighborhood), McClure Middle School, Robert Eagle Staff Middle School (Neighborhood and NW Highly Capable Cohort), Seattle Country Day School
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Main entrance to Ingraham High School

Ingraham High School is a public high school, serving grades 9–12 in the Haller Lake neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, USA. Opened in 1959, the school is named after Edward Sturgis Ingraham, the first superintendent of the Seattle Public Schools. Since 2002, Ingraham has been an International Baccalaureate school,[2] and also offers programs such as the Academy of Information Technology.[3] Since the 2011 school year, Ingraham has also offered an accelerated model of the International Baccalaureate program (IBx), modeled on a similar program in Bellevue School District, allowing students in Seattle Public Schools' highly capable cohort (formerly Accelerated Progress Program).

On May 10, 2011, Seattle Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield fired the principal, Martin Floe. A week later, on May 18, after a series of protests, Enfield reversed her decision and Floe was reinstated.[4]

The New Ingraham[edit]

An International School[edit]

Under the direction of the International Education department, for the 2013–2014 school year, Ingraham's official title changed to Ingraham International School to signify the first year of the Language Immersion pathway being implemented at the school and to strengthen the connection with one of its main feeder schools, Hamilton International Middle School

Clubs and organizations[edit]

Rocket Club[edit]

Formed during the 2006–07 school year, the club designs and builds model rockets. The team gained attention when it qualified to compete in the 2008 Team America Rocketry Challenge national competition, making the front page of the Seattle section of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.[5] The team finished 29th in the competition.[6] The rocket club's success in the TARC challenge in 2009 and 2010 earned it the right to participate in NASA's Student Launch Projects. The school fielded one team (Project Rainier) in 2009–10, and two teams (Projects Adams and Olympus) in 2010–11.[7] In 2015, the rocket club, having shrunk to two teams, sent both teams (Delta and Foxtrot) to TARC nationals, where Foxtrot placed 3rd and Delta 21st.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "School Report for the 2016–2017 School Year" (PDF). Seattle Public Schools. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  2. ^ "IBO information page for Ingraham High School". IBO website. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  3. ^ "Ingraham High School informational pamphlet" (PDF). Ingraham High School website. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 31, 2005. Retrieved 2007-12-13.
  4. ^ Shaw, Linda (2011-05-18). "Enfield reverses decision to fire Ingraham High principal". The Seattle Times.
  5. ^ Blanchard, Jessica (2008-04-30). "Rocketeers reach new heights at Ingraham". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2008-07-18.
    - "Ingraham Rocket Club website". Archived from the original on 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2008-07-18.
  6. ^ "2008 Team America Rocketry Challenge results". Team America Rocketry Challenge. Archived from the original on 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2008-07-18.
  7. ^ "Student Launch Initiative". NASA. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
  8. ^ "Local high schools soar in national rocket contest". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2015-05-10.

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Coordinates: 47°43′33″N 122°20′16″W / 47.72583°N 122.33778°W / 47.72583; -122.33778