Washburn High School
As an official International Baccalaureate World School, this public school provides an education that promotes international understanding of issues, as well as critical thinking and inquiry skills. Located in the Tangletown neighborhood of Southwest Minneapolis, the school offers a range of high-rigor courses, partly by enrolling each student in challenging courses and Advanced Placement classes that can earn students college credit. Springing from a complete program and faculty redesign a half-decade ago, Washburn emphasizes artistic, academic and athletic opportunities for each of the school's students.
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 3:00pm.
- Founding Date: 1925
- Number of students: 974
- Public/Private: Public
- Graduation rate (%): 88
- How engaged is the school with the community?: There are many Washburn graduates in the community who honor the school's long history and academic and athletic achievements, some of which do so through the Washburn High School Foundation at www.washburnconnections.org.
- What makes this community special?: After not having any arts programs for years, recent students have joined healthy band, choir and visual arts programs.
- Grade levels: 9 - 12
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Library, Science lab, Sports facilities
- Advanced placement courses: AP courses are offered in 10 - 12 grades in science, English, social studies, math, French, Spanish.
- Student clubs: Chess Club, National Honors Society, Girls in Action, Jazz Combo, Adventures in Dance Movement, Debate Club, Athletic Leadership Camp and Peer Jury.
- Sports teams: The Washburn Millers put great emphasis on athletic excellence in football, swimming, alpine skiing, volleyball, cheerleading, badminton, golf wrestling, baseball, basketball, tennis and track.