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La Center High School

Home of the Wildcats
(360) 263-1700  —  Fax (360) 263-1705

Normal School Hours M,T,Th,F: 8:15am-2:45pm Wed. 9:15am-2:45pm

725 Highland Rd. La Center, WA  98629

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Welcome Letter from Carol Patton, Principal

Welcome to our website. As you browse the outstanding work our teachers and students do throughout the school year, please take a moment to look at all the opportunities available for your student in the academic areas, athletics and activities offered on our campus.

La Center High School is a dynamic educational institution where the staff is motivated to create lessons that inspire learning. Teachers are focused on student to student interactions, in-depth discussions and questions that raise the cognitive demand and a strong learning trust that is established with our student body.

Each student entering our school chooses a ‘Pathway’ that helps them determine their personal goals for post high school. One of our goals is to prepare all students for their future whether it is attending college, trade school, military and/or other forms of work. We help build confidence, responsibility and ownership in each individual.

We invite you to come and see the art displayed throughout the school building. We have beautiful art displays, paintings, sculptures and exhibits which are displayed in the halls, library, commons area, student lounge and stairwells. Students enjoy and respect the various pieces of art as it is part of our living space.

I hope you will become involved with our school through the volunteer program. Please contact our front office to find out how you can help continue supporting our young people.

Carol Patton,

High School Principal

WildcatLogo2011The Mission of La Center High School is to provide a positive, caring environment founded on high standards where all students develop skills necessary to be responsible citizens, active learners, and productive members of a modern global community.



Future Business Leaders of America State competition team
Future Business Leaders of America
State competition team
Joyce Vierck Science Class HS 3-5-18
DNA Extraction
Students extracting DNA from strawberries, peas, bananas and chicken livers.
LCHS Equestrian Team 2018
LCHS Equestrian Team 2018
Students riding to victory!
CO2 Car Race Neiman 2017
CO2 Car Racers
Racing CO2 cars just before Holiday Break
AP Biology Class Participates in Heart Watch Surgical Viewing Program
Heart Watch Program
AP Biology Class Participates in Heart Watch Surgical Viewing Program
Chess Team after tournament
Chess Team 2017-18
The chess team continues to grow in prestige!
Get Smart! Play Rehearsal
Get Smart! Rehearsals
This year's fall play: Get Smart! Based on the classic TV show.
Organic Farm Visit
Organic Farm Visit
La Center Students visit Organic Farm as part of Harvest Days.
Astrophotography Greg Marshall
Visiting Lecturer
Astrophotography Greg Marshall visits HS science class to discuss his work.
Learning new skills!
Student using a plasma cutter for the first time.