Edmonds-Woodway HS recognized for 100 years as an accredited institution

(Left to right) Edmonds-Woodway High School Assistant Principal Jesse Goodsky, Principal Allison Larsen and Assistant Principal Jay Etnier.

Edmonds-Woodway High School has reached a significant milestone — 100 years as an accredited institution.

Cognia — a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the United States and internationally — has recognized the school with a 100-year banner and framed certificate commemorating a century of accreditation.

“In today’s world of overnight startups, reinvented industries and online commerce, very few organizations can claim the distinction of a century of service and excellence,” said Cognia President and CEO Mark A. Elgart. “With a focus on school improvement, your institution continues to demonstrate an unwavering commitment, striving to give every student opportunities to succeed.”

The accreditation is in recognition of the former Edmonds High School, which opened in 1920. The high school merged with Woodway High School in 1990 to form what is now Edmonds-Woodway High School. The campus of Edmonds-Woodway which opened in 1998, is located on the former Edmonds High School site at 7600 212th St. S.W.

–Photo courtesy of the Edmonds School District

  1. If she were here today, Edmonds school legend Frances Anderson, like me, would be wondering if she graduated from a mythical high school. Admittedly, there were only seven in her 1911 graduating class, but Edmonds High School was a four-year high school when it opened its doors the year before in 1910.

  2. Actually, before Edmonds High School opened in 1910, an accelerated two-year high school course was taught at the Edmonds Graded School. That is where Frances Anderson began her high school studies. I have seen the curriculum and it was very advanced. Some who graduated from that two-year accelerated high school course went on to attend college. Gordon Hunter, a pioneer of Alderwood Manor was one. He majored in philosophy at the UW and became a teacher and a school superintendent.

  3. I can see that milestone recognition in the very first sentence. But, later, the article does go on to clearly say that Edmonds High School opened in 1920. Are we eliminating the education of all the people who graduated from Edmonds High School before 1920?

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