GHHS: A look back....
On September 13, 1977, the final working drawing for the new high school was presented and reviewed during the school board meeting.
The plan was then submitted to the county and state officials for final approval which took place during the monthly State Board Meeting scheduled on 13 October 1977.
It was projected that the school should be in full use by January of 1979.
Site work was underway at the beginning of 1978 and construction crew began work on foundations in April of 1978.
A showcase of community involvement and district planning
Photo Credits: Harbor History Museum
Source: The Peninsula Gateway, 19 April 1978
Photo & Source Credits: Harbor History Museum
Gig Harbor High was tabbed as the new school's name after a district-wide survey was completed. One name stood out above the others due to its "appropriateness".
There were three-fold reasons for choosing the name. One, it adequately describes the location of the school; two, it provides community identity; and three, the school is located entirely within the town limits of Gig Harbor and may be the last school built within the town.