Evergreen High School (Vancouver, Washington)

Coordinates: 45°38′12″N 122°31′32″W / 45.63667°N 122.52556°W / 45.63667; -122.52556
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Evergreen High School
14300 NE 18th Street

United States
Motto"It’s A Great Day To Be A Plainsmen!"; "Be the E"
School districtEvergreen Public School District
PrincipalDaniel Orrantia
Teaching staff81.50 (FTE)[1]
Number of students1,597 (2019-20)[1]
Student to teacher ratio19.60[1]
Color(s)  Green   Gold

Evergreen High School is a public high school that is located in Vancouver, Washington. It was founded shortly after the district was formed in 1945, and Evergreen High school was the first high school in the Evergreen Public Schools school district.


Evergreen High School is located on a large plot of land that it shares with Cascade Middle School, Legacy High School (an alternative education facility), Burton Elementary School, McKenzie Stadium, and the school district warehouse and bus barn. Evergreen was originally built at the corner of 18th Street and 137th Avenue. When the current building was constructed in the 1970s on the east side of the parcel, Cascade Junior High (now Middle School) was opened in the original building. The aging, original building was demolished in the summer of 2004 after the completion of Cascade's new abutting campus to the north. The original site is now a multi-use sports field.

Evergreen band[edit]

Evergreen boasts an award-winning Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band program. The band is currently directed by Jarod Sorum and Craig Gustafson. In 2008 the marching band was invited to play at the make-a-wish Presidential Inauguration parade for Barack Obama. [2] With a long tradition of excellent marching bands, Evergreen High School has won more than 250 trophies and awards in the past, for both field and parade marching. Some of the most noteworthy performances include the Portland Rose Parade, the premiere parade in the Northwest. source More information about the Evergreen Marching Band and color guard at their website EHSboosters.org. Most recently the Evergreen Wind Ensemble performed at the Music For All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Evergreen Choir[edit]

Evergreen High School choir is currently directed by Ms. Margret Green. Their advanced choirs; Chamber choir, Advanced Women's choir, and Concert choir all went to Anaheim, California. All of them won third place in their categories.

World languages[edit]

Evergreen offers ASL, French and Spanish Classes. The language teachers were applied for, and received a literacy grant from the district focusing on proficiency grading and literature analysis.


Evergreen competes in, 3A (WIAA). They are a member of the Greater St. Helens 3A league.

In 2004, EHS football team became the first 4A team from the Southwest Washington District IV to make a state championship game. After falling behind early 14-0 to Skyline Spartans, the Plainsmen won 28-14 [1]. Running back Taylor Rank stood out for the Plainsmen, carrying the ball 28 times for 211 yards and three touchdowns. Rank played football at the University of South Carolina until graduation in 2009.[3]

2009 graduate Kyrell Hudson was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the third round of the 2009 MLB Draft.[4]

State championships[edit]

  • Boys Basketball: 1995
  • Boys Wrestling: 1997
  • Football: 2004
  • Girls Bowling: 2017-2020

State runners-up[edit]

  • Boys Soccer: 1999[5]
  • Girls Bowling: 2016

Notable alumni[edit]

Teacher misconduct[edit]

On June 22, 2018, former vice principal Sadie Pritchard was arrested and accused of having sexual relations with an underage student.[6]

Former drama director convicted for student sexual misconduct and witness tampering[7]

Former physics teacher Matthew Morasch convicted of trying to take upskirt pictures of a 16-year-old[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Evergreen High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved June 21, 2021.
  2. ^ "Donations for Evergreen High School's marching band trip to the Obama inauguration". Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
  3. ^ "Taylor rank player profile". Retrieved 2009-04-12.
  4. ^ "MLB 2009 Draft: OSU Recruit Kyrell Hudson goes in third round". The Oregonian. 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2009-08-22.
  5. ^ Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association. Tournament History: Championship Information Archived 2012-10-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "columbianarticle3".
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