Eatonville High School

Together, We Commit to Inspiring Life Long Learners to Create A Better Future

  • Welcome to Eatonville High School!


    One of the best things I enjoy and appreciate about working at Eatonville High School is that students and teachers are focused on a daily basis.  All Cruisers know we have a job to do!  For example, students are busy making sure they are prepared and learning, teachers are committed to making sure what they teach is understood by all students.  Obviously, we are not perfect, but over past few years we have seen improvements in students earning a diploma, student participation rates in athletics and activities, and an awareness that we must help every student have a plan for life after graduation.

    The theme for the 2017-18 school year is…”better together!”  Our departments have a focus this year to work together as a school-wide staff more than ever before.  We will spend quality time together in Professional Learning Communities to ensure we collaborate and increase cross-curricular activities so our problem solving improves student learning.  This means we are better together in carrying out our jobs.   

    Our goals for this year are to simplify a bit.  We have non-negotiables such as: increasing College Bound rates, equity in Advanced Placement courses and testing opportunities, enhancing Science and Math teaching strategies via our SER2 federal grant, development in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math rigor, and maintaining one of the highest graduation rates in our region.  With that being said, the 2017-18 school year initiatives include:


    • Success on the Professional Learning Community (PLC) journey.
    • Expanding Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) through most departments.
    • Supporting teachers as they walk through and visit each other’s classroom.
    • Gain depth in understanding and applying the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning.


    The highlight of each year for me is greeting students on the graduation stage.  Shaking their hands, and congratulating each student, invigorates me as a parent and as a Principal.  But what happens the days, weeks and years after graduation day?  There is no greater joy than to know the students who walk across that stage are prepared for the unknown that awaits them.  It is my goal as a building leader to ensure that all Cruisers are college and career ready so that their first steps into adulthood are successful.

    Better Together,


    John Paul Colgan




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