About Pasco High School
Welcome to Pasco High School, where our commitment to education is rooted in a rich history of academic excellence and a vision for the future that guides our every endeavor.
Our Mission and Vision
Mission Statement: ALL BELONG, ALL LEARN, ALL IN!
Vision Statement: All PHS graduates will be employable, financially literate, exceptional communicators, problem solvers, and critical thinkers equipped with the skills to thrive in a diverse, ever-changing global community.
A Legacy of Excellence
Pasco High School's history is a testament to our unwavering commitment to education. Established in 1909, we have proudly served the Pasco, Washington community for generations. Throughout our history, we have celebrated numerous achievements and milestones, each contributing to our legacy of excellence.
A Name with a Story:
The name "Pasco" holds a unique origin story. It was given to the city by Virgil Bouge, an engineer working for the Northern Pacific Railroad, who was in charge of the Cascade branch. Mr. Bouge, with experience working on a railroad in the Andes Mountains in South America, named the town "Pasco" after a mining town called "Cerro de Pasco," which was the highest point on the South American railroad line.
A Journey Through Time:
Our journey through time has seen the evolution of our educational institutions. The first high school was built in 1909 at a cost of $9,000, initially named the West Side School and later Longfellow School, serving as both a grade school and high school.
The second high school, constructed on North Third Street, was initially named Washington High School. However, as legend has it, the name mysteriously disappeared, and the school became known as Pasco High.
The third and current high school was built in 1953 but lacked an auditorium. A one-year special levy passed, enabling the construction of a $268,000 auditorium. Pasco High School saw further expansions in 1958, 1969, and 1971, which included the addition of a new library. The last major remodeling took place in 1995, encompassing updates to wiring, heating, cooling systems, office expansion, and an auditorium remodel. Captain Gray grade school was remodeled and annexed to the Pasco High campus.
In August of 2000, Pasco High School welcomed a new addition known as the "R-Wing," marking yet another chapter in our history.
Our Dedication to Student Success
At Pasco High School, we understand that success takes many forms. Whether it's excelling in academics, participating in extracurricular activities, or contributing to the community, we are here to support each student's unique path.
Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to fostering an environment where all students feel valued, encouraged, and empowered to reach their full potential. We believe in nurturing not only their minds but also their character, equipping them for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
A Community of Diversity and Inclusion
We take pride in our diverse community, which enriches the educational experience for all. Pasco High School is a place where different cultures, perspectives, and backgrounds converge, creating a vibrant tapestry of learning and growth. Inclusivity is not just a concept for us; it's a way of life.
As we look toward the future, Pasco High School remains dedicated to the values that have defined us for generations. We are excited to continue our journey of academic excellence, inclusivity, and community engagement.
Pasco High School Fight Song
We're cheering for you Pasco High
We're loyal to you, Pasco High
We'll back you to stand
You're the best in the land
For we know you have sand, Pasco High
So let's keep in step, Pasco High
And let's show our pep, Pasco High
We'll do and we'll dare for you
You know how we care for you.
So three cheers for you, Pasco High!
RAH! RAH! RAH!