Auburn High School (Washington)

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Auburn High School
Auburn Senior High SCHOOL.jpeg
Auburn, Washington
Coordinates Coordinates: 47°18′35″N 122°13′10″W / 47.309816°N 122.219583°W / 47.309816; -122.219583 (Auburn High School)
Type Public secondary
Established 1903
School district Auburn School District #408
Principal Jeffry Gardner[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,476[2] (May 2015)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green and gold
Mascot Trojans
Rival Auburn Riverside
Newspaper Troy Invoice[3]

Auburn High School, formerly Auburn Senior High School, is a public high school in Auburn, Washington, USA, founded in 1903. The school is situated on 18 acres (73,000 m2) of land in downtown Auburn. Its campus includes the Auburn Performing Arts Center (PAC), the Auburn Swimming Pool, Auburn Memorial Stadium (also known as Troy Field) and the Administration Annex. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, staff and students will move into the new Auburn High School located at 711 East Main Street in Auburn. Construction of the new school building began in February 2013, following the November 2012 Bond Election, in which Auburn District voters authorized the selling of bonds to fund the new high school building. The entire school, except the PAC and the autoshop building, was replaced.


Auburn offers Advanced Placement classes in biology, calculus, language and composition, literature and composition, Spanish, U.S. history, European history and U.S. politics and government.[4] Three foreign languages are taught - French, Spanish, and Chinese- up to the 7/8 (4th year) level.

Former AHS principal, Richard Zimmerman


International Thespian Society[edit]

Auburn Senior High School has one of the oldest[when?] troupes in the International Thespian Society and the oldest in the state of Washington, Troupe 17.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


Auburn moved to the South Puget Sound League (SPSL) 3A in fall 2006. After only two years in the SPSL 3A Auburn, along with Auburn Riverside, moved to back to 4A in fall 2008. Auburn became part of the SPSL-North, returning to the same league they left after 2005.[citation needed] Auburn joined the Olympic Division of the newly resurrected North Puget Sound League in 2016. [8]

Sports field at Auburn Senior High School

Sports offered at Auburn are:[citation needed]

Auburn High School has a sports medicine program.[9]

An October 2007 video of cheerleader Cali Kaltschmidt being trampled by the football team as she attempted to adjust the banner before they ran through during a game became a viral video. Kaltschmidt got a "web redemption" in season one of Tosh.0.[10]

The Trojan football and boys' basketball teams have enjoyed great success and consistency under the leadership of the long time athletic director Bob Jones, football coach Gordon Elliott and basketball coach Ryan Hansen.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Principal: Jeffry Gardner". Retrieved May 28, 2018.
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  3. ^ "Newspaper Staff (Troy Invoice)". Archived from the original on February 2, 2007. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  4. ^ "Advanced Placement". Archived from the original on December 20, 2008. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  5. ^ "Clubs". Archived from the original on November 2, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  6. ^ "About Chris". Archived from the original on February 24, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  7. ^ "Astronaut Bio: Dick Scobee". NASA.
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  9. ^ "Auburn High School - Home Of The Trojans". Archived from the original on June 13, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  10. ^ "Cheerleader Describes Being Trampled by High School Football Team - The Big Story w/ Gibson and Nauert". October 31, 2007. Retrieved September 12, 2013.