We took a recent survey of high schools in Washington State, and put together the following list of the most common (and least common) high school mascots. Did your school mascot make the list?
Most Common Mascots
With 24 schools, this category includes the Ferndale Golden Eagles, and includes local schools Arlington, Cleveland, Federal Way, Graham Kapowsin, and Issaquah.
This category is 14 schools strong if you include the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups, and includes Garfield and Mount Vernon.
13 schools, including Stadium.
Tied with Tigers at 13 schools and includes Bellevue Christian, Curtis, Inglemoor, Lake Stevens, Puyallup, and Rainier Beach.
12 schools, including Bellarmine Prep, Lakeside, and Auburn Mountainview.
Is a four way tie at 11 schools, including Archbishop Murphy, Mount Si, and West Seattle.
11 schools, including Bothell, Capital, and Central Kitsap.
11 schools, including Seattle Prep, Snohomish, and Bonney Lake.
11 schools, including Clover Park and Edmonds Woodway.
Nine schools, including Kamiak and Newport.
The bird was tied with the Knights at nine schools, so who wants to leave them off the list? Includes Kentlake, Woodinville, and South Whidbey.
Least Common Mascots
Contrary to the most popular, Washington State has 49 schools with unique mascot names. Here’s a sampling of our favorites.