New high school coming to Maltby is looking for a name

MALTBY — A new Snohomish County high school is in the works and it’s going to need a name.

The Maltby-based campus is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017, but it will have a name long before that.

The Northshore School District has narrowed the list of candidates to eight. An online survey through Sept. 5 will help trim that number.

The contenders are Canyon Ridge, Duwamish, Greenview, North Creek, North View, Northbrook, Pacific Crest and Tambark high schools.

All were offered up by people living in the community. The initial list had more than 100 recommendations.

“Our community has been very thoughtful in suggesting names,” said Leanna Albrecht, a school district spokeswoman.

Explanations for each suggestion are available on the school district’s website: www.nsd.org.

Many have historical or geographic relevance.

Tambark, for instance, refers to a creek about a mile from the new high school. Some older neighborhoods in the area have Tambark in their name.

North Creek pays tribute to the region’s watershed, a forest and a pioneering school district in the area that opened with a one-room schoolhouse in the 1880s.

Northshore, a district of roughly 20,000 students, now has three large high schools.

When the school opens in Maltby, the district will change the format for its high schools to include grades nine through 12. Northshore is one of two large districts left in the state that still has the 10 through 12th grade high-school system.

A task force that studied the grade system changes will be asked to review the survey results for the new school’s name. It will rank the top three suggestions. The school board is expected to name the new campus in October, Albrecht said.

The new $130 million school is expected to have an enrollment of 1,500 to 1,600 students. The district will be redrawing attendance boundaries between now and when it opens.

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446, stevick@heraldnet.com

More in Local News

Bicycle tour raises money for dialysis patients

Volunteers also shared health information and put together care packages for homeless women.

Elderly couple escape serious injuries in crash with train

The driver drove down tracks instead of a road, hitting a slow-moving train near Stanwood.

Boeing reaches out to schools

Company employees helped Everett students at recent reading and Manufacturing Day events.

5-vehicle collision sends school bus into ditch; no injuries

No students were hurt when a school bus crashed into… Continue reading

Fire crew returns early from wildfires in Northern California

Four Everett firefighters returned from battling California wildfires late Thursday… Continue reading

Theft lands former insurance salesman 50 days in jail

A former insurance salesman is expected to report to jail… Continue reading

Flooding still a concern on Snohomish River

Flood warning in effect until Monday afternoon for Monroe and Tuesday morning for Snohomish.

Expect river levels to keep rising, though sun is on the way

Some could crest above minor and moderate flood levels.

Herald photos of the week

A weekly collection of The Herald’s best images by staff photographers and… Continue reading

Most Read