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Awards & Recognition

Walla Walla High School is one of the premier high schools in Southeastern Washington – recognized consistently for its profound impact on student learning by the Washington Department of Education

  • Washington Achievement Award 2010 - Closing the Achievement Gap

  • Washington Achievement Award 2011 & 2012 - Extended Graduation Rate

  • US News & World Report 2013 - Silver Medal

  • Washington Achievement Award 2013 - High Progress

  • Washington Achievement Award 2014 - High Progress

  • US News & World Report 2014 - Silver Medal

  • US News & World Report 2015 - Silver Medal

  • 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll –2017

  • US News & World Report 2019 - Silver Medal


Located in the southeastern corner of Washington, Walla Walla High School serves the students of Walla Walla and the surrounding communities. Over the past 100 years, WWHS has emerged as one of the premier high schools in eastern Washington. As a comprehensive public high school operating on a semester schedule, WWHS serves the needs of a diverse student body through programs including Advanced Placement, Career and Technical Education, Running Start, University Enrichment Programs, and AVID. In addition to these programs, there are numerous student clubs and athletic teams.

Mission and Vision

Intellectually, socially, personally transformative for all.


Ensuring high academic achievement, building meaningful relationships, and empowering all students to own their futures.

Quick Facts

  • 2021-2022 Numbers
    • Enrollment: 1693 (9-12)
    • Number of Teaching Faculty: 81
    • Number of Counselors: 5
    • Senior Class Size: 430
  • Facility Information
    • Built in 1964
    • 60 acre campus (including Murr Field)
    • 300,000 square feet school
    • 10 portable classrooms
    • Accreditation: Northwest Association

Walla Walla High School Bell Schedule

Bell Final Schedule updated 5 5 2022 for web

 Bell Schedule other updated 1 6 2022 for web


Walla Walla High School’s academic year is divided into two semesters with official grades reported in January and in June. 


Walla Walla High School offers a comprehensive curriculum.  Program options range from special education and ELL services to Honors and AP courses. There are also half-day programs available through the local Skills Center, where students can receive certifications. Students may also begin earning high school credit in middle school through an accelerated program in mathematics and Spanish. WWHS offers 9 Honors courses and 17 AP courses.

Students also have the option of taking college courses through the following programs:

Running Start: A state legislated program where qualified juniors and seniors can earn high school and college credit simultaneously through community college classes. All credits appear on the high school transcript.

Enrichment Programs: Programs at Whitman College and Walla Walla University where students can earn college credit on a tuition-free basis. Credits do not appear on the high school transcript.


One student was designated as National Merit Semi Finalist, and 5 students were designated as National Merit Commended Students last year. Over the years, WWHS has had many National Merit Commended Students and Finalists.


The class of 2021 was composed of 415 seniors. Approximately 30% of these students entered a four-year institution and 33% entered a two-year institution.


Grade Points Grade Points
A 4.0 A- 3.7
B+ 3.3 B 3.0
B- 2.7 C+ 2.3
C 2.0 C- 1.7
D+ 1.3 D 1.0

Grade point average and class rank are computed beginning with the fall of the freshman year and each semester thereafter through the eighth semester. A grade of “P” indicates credit has been earned, but the grade is not figured into the GPA. All GPA’s are un-weighted.


The summary of scores for the Class of 2020 and 2021 graduates, who took the ACT and/or SAT Reasoning Test, is provided below:

2020-21 Average SAT I Scores
(98 students tested)
WWHS Total Score:1130
Math: 559   ERW: 571

2019-2020 Average ACT Composite Score
(334 students tested)

WWHS 18.3
(Due to COVID, we did not conduct school wide ACT testing in 2020-21)


In the spring of 2021, 241 WWHS students took 494 Advanced Placement examinations in eighteen different subjects. Seventy five percent of the students who took AP exams earned a score of a 3 or higher.


A minimum of 24 credits are required to receive a high school diploma. One half-credit is awarded for each semester-long course that is completed with a passing mark of at least 60%. WWHS has two diploma types:

College Pathway

 English - 4   Science - 3
 Mathematics - 3    Social Studies - 3
 Fine Art - 2  Career and Technical - 1
 World Language - 2  Electives – 4
 Physical Education & Health – 2    

Career Pathway

 English - 4 Science - 3
 Mathematics - 3 Social Studies - 3
 Fine Art - 1 Career and Technical - 1
 Personalized Pathway - 3 Electives – 4
 Physical Education & Health – 2    


In addition to earning 24 credits, students must also meet a Graduation Pathway, as well as pass the Senior Culminating Project in order to graduate from Walla Walla High School.


Walla Walla High School has been highly successful in academic and athletic competitions at the local, regional, state and national levels.  Music and theatre groups compete annually with distinction.  Student clubs and leadership opportunities include National Honor Society, ROTC, Student Government, Debate Club,The Wa-Hi Journal, Latino Club, Key Club, among others.  


WWHS is a member of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). Blue Devil athletics includes baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, dance, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. Blue Devil athletics has a long history of winning regional and state championship honors.


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