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5700 East 18th St
Vancouver, WA 98661

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(360) 313-4000
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May 15, 2014
i love Fort! the students and teachers are the most amazing and welcoming humans i know. despite living in poverty, Fort students live in union and support each other. teachers are the most supportive when students struggle and they are just wonderful. i am proud to be a Trapper!!

- submitted by a student
April 02, 2014
My School is a place where everyone gets to learn, and where positive attitudes are shown. Yes, we may not be in the most wealthiest areas, but we are all alike, which is what helps us bond and become closer. We show great spirit and Color war is amazing, but most certainly, all the staff is very communicable and helpful. Fort Vancouver also give us students the opportunity to get interested in something we love' whether its through our Welding, Medical or Culinary programs, or if its just for the classes, we are all loved and treated just as we want to be. Our ASB program is outstanding too! We love to have fun on morning announcements. We are one gracious student body.

- submitted by a student
October 27, 2013
it was so good for my son! he loved it, the teachers were kind and helpful. the other kids were so respectful, I'm so glad my son went here

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2013
I went to Fort all four years, and not because I was forced to. Fort is BY FAR one of the best schools a kid can go to. If they've never tried a sport this is the perfect place to try anything out. Every student is welcoming and respectful. The teachers care so much about their students and teaching. Mr. Parker is the current principal at Fort and he and mr. Hanson (the athletic director) are focused on making fort a better school and turning around all these rumors about fort. Fort is an incredible school. Don't believe the student rumors you hear. NONE OF THEM are true. They might not be the best at sports but that's because all the "INCREDIBLE" athletes get boundary exceptions to play for other schools. Have you heard about Moch Trial winning State? Or the Medical Arts Magnet traveling the country because of their skills? Stop judging the school by the rumors. Walk in with an open mind and open your eyes to what a great school Fort is. Everyone is so sweet and supportive of each other. If athletes couldn't get boundary exceptions for sports fort would be better in athletics. BUT at least the students currently there are trying! They've got the best sportsmanship and passion.

- submitted by a student
June 23, 2011
The ratings on this site are irrelevant. Reviews and ratings of this school go back over six years. Quality of schools can fluctuate radically over such a period; student bodies are dynamic, staff and administration fluctuate, and district sociodemographics change markedly. I spent some time in Vancouver soon after this new school was built -- at the time it was in a less populated part of town. I visited Vancouver about a year ago and the school was in the middle of urban sprawl. Times change. Schools change. Create a website that accounts for these factors.

- submitted by a community member
September 24, 2010
This school is great! Ihave a son that was have some problems at a diferent school and he was accepted here and the staff really cares about my son's education and how he can succeed at this school and they have let me know how to help and will keep me in the loop on how he is doing. Thank you Trappers for caring for your students!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2010
My sister graduated from this school, and all I can say is that good things happen there. It's a wonderful place to learn.

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March 26, 2010
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- submitted by a student
February 23, 2010
My son had a choice of Fort Vancouver HS or Columbia River since his father and I live in two different boundaries. I am so happy that he chose Fort. We have had the best experience at this school! The administration staff is the best, the teachers are well educated and caring, and the students are all and all good kids! It has been a very positive time for us all!

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2010
Fort isn t as bad as a school as everyone makes it out to be, I attend Fort now and I must say I am glad we are getting more students to participate in the school community. We have many great teachers like Mr. Finnie, Mr. Angel, Mr. Esparza, Mr. Dunning, Mrs. Monek, and Mr. Griffin. We have a wonderful diverse culture at our school also. Many programs are offered to us here that the other high schools do not have. Fort is a great place to get an education. They have a nice culinary class, broadcasting program, legal magnet, and medical magnet. It may not be the best high school in Vancouver but it s not a bad school as everyone makes it out to be. I am glad I decided to go to Fort Vancouver for my senior year. I have learned so many things about myself.

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no rating September 16, 2009
My old school cares about the students of all races and religions. They have a flag for several different countries in the cafeteria as well when you walk through the main doors they have welcome in several different languages to make all feel welcome. They also have Pat Hernandez right inside the main door. She can tell you were you need to go as well as attendence for your child. This school rocks. They really care about making all feel welcome and wanted!!!

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February 25, 2009
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January 25, 2009
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January 05, 2009
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February 05, 2008
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January 30, 2008
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January 27, 2008
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no rating January 24, 2008
This is my first year at Fort and I am finding the staff and students to be incredible. We have a lot to overcome, but the tenacity of the students is by far the best I have seen in my career as an administrator. I am proud to be a part of a team that really cares about what happens to kids. And to work with kids who really want to do what it takes to succeed. Go Trappers!

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December 11, 2007
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October 25, 2007
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October 23, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 16, 2007
this is by far the best school I've ever ben too, and I've ben thrown a round a lot in L.A. The welding shop is the last shop class in the district, and we are lucky to have a teacher like Mr.Richards in the shop he's always there when we need help, we need to preserve these things like shop classes because I know it's getting me thru school. I used to skip school all the time, but no more, I'm getting that diploma.I thank shop for that. p.s. Mr.Richards you rock!!!

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October 15, 2007
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October 15, 2007
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October 03, 2007
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September 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2007
I really liked attending this school overall. It occasionally had its problems, I think they handled them well the majority of the time. One of the best things about Fort currently are the staff, especially Leah Baker, Phyllis Sprague, and Jason Galvas. They helped me learn so much last year, and although their classes were challenging, it was worth it. Attend Fort if you get the chance.

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September 18, 2007
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September 18, 2007
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September 12, 2007
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September 06, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 21, 2007
I am a graduat of fort class of 2007, and i have to say i loved my time there! The teachers were great they really wanted their students to do well. Mr. Galvas was the best! His way of teaching really stuck out and really worked, everyone in my class passed! The students are very nice too! And school spirit is always in effect. If you are looking for a well rounded school than fort is the place to go. Dont beleve what people say go check it out for yourself. Go Trappers!

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August 15, 2007
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August 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2007
Fort isnt as bad as a school as everyone makes it out to be, I attend fort now.and I must say i am glad we are getting a new principal. We do however have many great teachers.and a wonderful diverse culture at our school. and many programs are offered here that the other high schools do not have. It may not be the best high school in vancouver but its not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I am glad i decided to go to fort vancouver for my high school education.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 20, 2007
i am so happy that my daughter came to fort.thank you for everyting that you have done

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2007
I don't get why everyone is saying Fort is such a bad school. You get out of it what you put in to it. Fort is an great place to get an education. They have a nice culinary class, brodcasting program,, leagal magnet, and medical magnet. I couldn't imagine going to any other school. Our sports may not be that great, but we sure do have a lot of spirit!

- submitted by a former student
February 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2006
Fort has a principal who is striving to build community among staff and students and raise the academic standard by asking staff and students to grow. The school assemblies are full of spirit and good energy. Many excellent, caring, and 'serious about school,' teachers and administrators work tirelessly to reach out to students of several different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. They stand together in hardship, as well. Overall, this school does have challenges, but, with the cards they've been dealt, the faculty is playing to win every hand! - C.B.

- submitted by a former student
October 03, 2006
Fort Vancouver high school is a disgrace to the Vancouver school district. The principal is definitely not the right person for the job. She enforces pointless restrictions and focuses on the unimportant conflicts. The sports program is the WORST. Many coaches from all areas say that the students come to Fort with real potential and natural talent but then is somehow lost. Also, the counselor has not helped my daughter one bit. The teachers vary. Some are ok but others talk or sit all period, my daughter not learning a single thing. Just a waste of time. Overall, the school is a failure. That's my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2006
this is a great school!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
July 20, 2005
This school seems like it offers a lot of educational activities and after school help for the students. It also offers a lot of programs to further students in their career wherever it may be.

- submitted by a student
January 10, 2005
This school is a good example of a decent school gone rotten. There are constant fights there, The principal is in a middle school mind setting, Half the staff doesnt really know what they are doing, and drugs are a big problem. I would say more then half of the student body has been stoned atleast one day of each year atending there at school. The school isnt the worst school by far but I think a new principal would really help the school, someone who puts the school in a good direction.

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November 17, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2004
One of my friends last year went to school in drag and he is a homosexual and they told him he had to change becuse it was mocking women of the school but if it's how he feels he should dress and every thing was up with school dress code, and also the suport for the schools GSA (gay straghit alliance) was sent much not very much help from teachers and only supervision from the principal and they would not make it [an]offical club but yet they can have a club for cooking and science. When they have classes and this club will be for the better of the school to help kids not feel alone and so they can be with people not feel alone. What kinda of diverse school is this?

- submitted by a student
September 18, 2004
Fort Vancouver H.S. is a great school. I attented the school and graduated in 2000 and I now have a brother in attendance. The staff is great and the sports program is wonderful. Also the magnet programs are such a needed area of focus that the students at Fort have the pleasure of having. I will send my child to this school when it's time. I do feel the new principal is trying to make this High School a Middle School and needs to understand she is working with a new age group. Jennifer Lopez

- submitted by a former student
September 08, 2004
Mediocre school at best. City school with many minorities and disadvantaged. Not enough interventions for at-risk kids. Need more attention to 'fringe kids'. Smoking, drugs, attendance punishment is punitive (suspensions), need more reality check type aversion-perhaps community service in offense-related facility (or meaningful work on campus). Good campus-security staff. Second offense-off sports teams. Fairly young, well-off staff not willing to consider different lifestyles of either students or their families. Lack of administrative creativity with academically and socially challenged students disappointing. Special education department either grossly understaffed or unwilling to share/delegate responsibilities. I would not choose this public school for my child.

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September 08, 2004
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- submitted by a student
August 18, 2004
I think Fort Vancouver High School is a great school for the most part. I have a student in attendance there and I have seen the changes the new principal has made. None of them being good. Although I do think that Fort is a great learning evnironment and the sports programs are great! I think the principal needs to realize that she is at a high school now and some of her changes aren't necessary.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2004
I think Fort Vancouver High is a very good school. I don't think that the rules are enforced as much as they should be. The extra-curricular activities are awesome. The new prinicpal has changed almost everything from a high school setting to a middle school setting, which takes away from the high school experience.

- submitted by a former student
May 26, 2004
This is a very clean school. Most of the staff is very friendly. Some rules aren't enforced, such as the dress code, but other than that it's a great school.

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March 04, 2004
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Fort Vancouver High School
5700 East 18th St, Vancouver, WA  98661
(360) 313-4000
Last modified Fort Vancouver High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fort Vancouver High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top