About Our School
Ingraham High School has been accredited, since 1961, by the Commission on Schools of the Northwest Accreditation Commission. Our school is recognized for promoting and maintaining a well-balanced education program and for meeting or exceeding standards considered essential for quality education.
Since the Fall of 1959, North Seattle’s Ingraham High School has helped develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of tens of thousands of Seattle-area youth.
We take great pride in our history and alumni, as well as our safe and positive school climate. Come see why Ingraham is becoming Seattle’s new School of Choice.
The long list of successful Ingraham graduates includes corporate CEOs, journalists, professional athletes, engineers, doctors, musicians and politicians.
While at Ingraham, students develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to achieve their long-range goals in life.
Through our Ninth Grade Team of Integrated Studies, we ease the transition from middle school to high school. Our international student body helps us understand, respect and value diverse cultures and our small school allows us to get to know each student as an individual. Students learn to mentor and encourage one another for success through the Ignite Program. All incoming ninth graders take part in Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Successful Teens” training, setting the stage for success in school and in life.
Award Winning Teachers
We take pride in our faculty and staff. We have six National Board Certified teachers.Attuned to educational best practices, they include an extraordinary group of award winning professionals. Our staff represent the great diversity of Seattle and strive for excellence. Over half the teachers hold Masters degrees in their subject area.
The Three A's
International Baccalaureate — Ingraham is the one of two Seattle schools authorized to teach and award diplomas for the prestigious, college-prep International Baccalaureate Program. In addition, we offer three World Languages, an active Honors program, Advanced Placement classes and Running Start.
Academy of Information Technology — Students are introduced to the broad career opportunities in today's digital workforce and, in the process, they are equipped with the personal, analytical, technical and communications skills they need to thrive in this field.
Fine & Performing Arts — Fine arts include drawing, painting, ceramics, photography and commercial art. Music includes orchestra, marching band, jazz band, musical theater, guitar and piano.
We believe that extracurriculars open up opportunities to further develop skills, knowledge and positive attitudes. To this end, we offer great variety to our students, including: 34 Activity and Multi-cultural Clubs Award-Winning Journalism and Yearbook Field Trips to Washington DC, Maui & France, Model United Nations Future Business Leaders of America Program,Tech Prep and School-to-Work Programs.
The high school athletic experience sets the foundation for personal goal setting, teamwork, responsibility and a positive self-image. For that reason, Ingraham makes sure that students are supported and encouraged to challenge themselves, both mentally and physically. A full-length swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, new football and baseball fields and the complete offering of Varsity and Intramural sports provide our students with even more reasons to stay active and involved.
To empower Multi-Ethnic Urban Youth to participate fully in post high school training, in the world of work and society, in order to become productive and responsible citizens in our local and global community.
Ingraham High School was established in 1959 in the north end of Seattle, Washington, locally known as the "Emerald City." It was named after an early mountaineer and superintendent of Seattle Schools, Edward Sturgis Ingraham. Ingraham chose its colors, blue, grey, and white from the blue of the sky, white of the snow, and grey of the mountains. The Ingraham Glacier on Mt. Rainier is another namesake of E.S. Ingraham. Therefore our school paper is called the Cascade and our annual is called the Glacier. Ingraham is proud of its multiculturally diverse student body, its academic excellence, and its many innovative and exciting academics, and activity programs. Ingraham Rams currently number about 950 students.