Principal's Message

Welcome to Colfax Jr/Sr High School - Home of the Colfax Bulldogs!

Our school serves approximately 300 unique and talented students, grades 7 through 12, in a truly welcoming, safe, supportive, and rigorous learning environment.
We offer all core academic subjects, as well as foreign language, jazz band, choir, art and a range of career and technical education classes, including agricultural science, early childhood development, yearbook, digital photography and computer coding, to name a few. We also offer advanced and accelerated courses through College in the Classroom, where students earn college credit while also meeting high school graduation requirements.

Colfax Jr/Sr High students regularly exceed state standards in all core academic areas, including English Language Arts, Math and Science.  Last year, we were honored as a 2017 Washington State School of Distinction.  Approximately 90% of Colfax High graduates continue education at two or four year colleges, or the military. Additionally, Colfax students take boys and girls sports and extracurricular activities seriously, consistently excelling in football, basketball, track, cross-country, volleyball, baseball, softball, and wrestling, as well as in Jazz Band, Choir, Knowledge Bowl, Future Farmers of America (FFA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).  This year, we are also adding a HOSA program (Health Occupations Students of America).

The strength of our school lies in our staff’s deep commitment to teaching and dedication to fostering growth in every individual child.  Our mission is further enhanced by outstanding support and involvement from parents, grandparents, community volunteers and business leaders who devote countless hours as mentors, coaches and enthusiastic Bulldog fans.

Although our foundation is strong, we continually look for ways to grow and improve. Our theme for the 2018-19 school year is Bulldogs Go Beyond.  We strive to go beyond our comfort zone to grow and learn, and beyond the walls of our classrooms to connect learning to community opportunities. 

We value your suggestions and feedback; please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, suggestions or concerns. During the school day, I am frequently out of my office in classrooms and in the school.  If you desire to meet in person, please contact the school office ahead of time to set an appointment, which will ensure that I'm available to focus on your concern.  I look forward to meeting you!

We thank our students, families and community for entrusting us with the important work of preparing our youth to continue our legacy of success, excellence, citizenship and community involvement. 

Join us for another great Bulldog year!

David Gibb