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George Washington High School is a public high school in San Francisco, California. The school is a part of the San Francisco Unified School District. In 2007, Washington High was ranked by Newsweek's Jay Mathews Challenge Index as the 777th best high school in the United States.
George Washington High School opened on August 4, 1936 to serve as a secondary school for the people of San Francisco’s Richmond District. The school was built on a budget of $8,000,000 on a site overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. The lobby is decorated with murals by Victor Arnautoff in the "buon fresco" styles. They depict scenes from the life and times of George Washington. The stadium, auditorium, and gymnasium were added in 1940. The school was formally dedicated on Armistice Day of 1940. The accomplishments of its students in various fields of academics, athletics, leadership, and extracurricular activities have given George Washington High School an outstanding reputation among California high schools. The school was also used in an episode of the hit TV series "The Streets of San Francisco". Maureen McCormick plays a teenage hooker attending the school. There are two scenes showing the school and its view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The episode was in season five.
Washington's campus is located kitty-corner to Presidio Middle School, also a public school.
Washington High School prides itself in academic excellence with emphasis on AP courses. In 2007, Newsweek ranked George Washington as the 777th best high school in America.
2008-2009 Varsity Boys Baseball Champions
2008-2009 JV Boys Basketball Champions
2007-2008 JV Boys Baseball City Champions
2007-2008 Varsity Boys Swimming Champions
2007-2008 JV Girls Basketball City Champions
2007-2008 All City Wrestling Champions
2006-2007 Varsity Boys Swimming Champions
2006-2007 JV Boys Baseball City Champions
2005-2006 Varsity Baseball City Champions
2005-2006 Varsity Boys Volleyball Champions
2004-2005 Fencing City Champions
2001-2002 All City Badminton Champions
2000-2001 All City Badminton Champions
2001-2006 5 in a row Softball All City Champions
1999-2000 Varsity Girls Basketball Champions
2006-2007 Varsity Boys Tennis runner-up
2006-2007 Varsity Boys Golf runner-up
2006-2007 Track & Field runner-up
The Washington Hymn is the official song of George Washington High School.
All Hail to Washington
In tribute we sing to thee,
Deep in our hearts engraved
Thy name shall forever be!
Throughout the years we'll cherish memories
Of joys, that you have brought us!
O, Washington, to Thee
We Pledge our Faith and all our Loyalty!
Hail, Washington Hail!
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