Columbia River High School has been ranked among the best high schools in the state and nation, but the age and condition of the building’s 500 wing have created some significant teaching and learning challenges. In addition, the school’s stadium does not accommodate the number of fans and spectators who attend games.
Age: After 54 years of use, the 500 wing has exceeded its lifespan as a facility.
Access and capacity: The 500 wing is not connected to the main building. Students must walk through a parking lot in order to access it. The wing also does not meet current teaching and learning needs, and its capacity is limited.
Stadium size: The seating capacity is 1,215, far below the number of fans and spectators who attend games.