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Watsonville Grammar School K-12


Before there was a High School in Watsonville, grades 9 through 12 attended classes in the Grammar school on the corner of East Lake and Sudden Streets.

Watsonville High School 1885-1901

In 1892 Watsonville High School was accredited, and a new building was ready by the 1885 school year.

The building burned down in 1901.


West Building 1901-1965

Named the West Building, this structure came to be called the Old building as the school grew. It was eventually replaced with more modern structures.



East Building 1917-1990

This building served as the Main building for a growing Watsonville High school until an aftershock (six months after the 1989 earthquake) deemed it unfit to use. You can just see the West building at the far right of the picture. 


Watsonville High School Main BuildingToday

This "Centennial building" was completed in 1994.


Graduating Class 100 years ago

A look around WHS in 1885

A special class in 1887

School was more stylish back then


Student Elections 1950's?


Student Ballots

Willie has changed over the years.

Willie showing his school spirit wearing a "Letterman's Sweater".

Willie in the early 1960's

Basic School transportation.

I have no idea why the boys are in uniform.

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A little more modern.

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This was the first cover of Sports Illustrated  to feature a professional Basketball Player.

The player was Ken Sears...Watsonville High School class of 1951.


WHS Football Team 1908

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A lighter moment from the past.

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Watsonville High School Baseball 1896


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Cheerleaders 1940s ?

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Cheerleaders 1960
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Watsonville High School Band 1926/1927
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Commercial Department 1904


Agriculture Club 1928

Auto Shop 1950s


Homecoming Parade 1960



Homecoming 1953


The Queen and her Court 1977


The Immortal "Willie"



Watsonville High School Band (1988?)

Willie's Story   

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And the rest is history!

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        Willie had changed a bit in this picture.





Willie promised to bring more pictures of himself, his friends, and Watsonville High School.

So check this webpage often.