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Seattle, Washington

From the students who trudged up the hill to the new school in 1927, to the ones who initiated the killer deal on the Forest to becoming a STEM school today, it is the students and alumni that continue to define and display the Cleveland Spirit. Through many cultural changes since 1927, The Cleveland Spirit has continued to stay in step with the times.

Mission Statement

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of Washington State and the United States, this Association was founded for the purposes of: preserving the Cleveland High School Memorial Forest [located at 28322 SE Issaquah-Fall City Road, Fall City, WA] in perpetuity to honor former Cleveland students who gave their lives in service to the United States of America; supporting the educational uses in forestry, ecology, botany and environmental studies of the forest; and supporting and assisting students and staff of Cleveland High School in Seattle, Washington in their educational activities. Any individual who attended Cleveland Junior or Senior High School is a member of the Cleveland High School Alumni Association.

A Perpetual Memorial to the Cleveland students who lost their lives in the war.

The CHA Memorial Forest consists of 131 acres of second growth timber, including Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar. Inviting trails cut through lush vegetation and a salmon spawning stream finds protection here.  The Annual Memorial Day ceremony hosted by the CHS Alumni Association honors former classmates who perished in World War II and in more recent wars.

Reunion Challenge

From CHS Class of 1970

CHS class of 1970 would like to challenge upcoming Reunion planners to raise funds to support Cleveland High school. 

Donate a minimum of $2000 directly to the school administration for their use and your class or business will get a name plate on the Soaring Eagles plaque!  Make an individual donation to the school on behalf of your class and your gift is tax-deductible. Check with your employer and accountant regarding any matching and tax regulations. Donations can be presented to the Fiscal Officer at CHS. Please coordinate any donations with your class reunion committee.

Let's build a strong alumni association

Currently there are more than 8000+ alumni association members and we keep growing!
We hold our annual meeting (open to all alumni) in February, and meet as a board about 4 times a year. View and subscribe to our Google Calendar. Anyone who attended Grover Cleveland Junior or Senior High School is a member of the Cleveland High School Alumni Association. There are no membership fees, but donations and volunteers are most welcome!


Tracy Arnold


Tracy (Case) Arnold '82

Mary Lou Zarkades Barton

Vice President

Mary Lou (Zarkades) Barton '54

Trena Burns Walker


Trena (Burns) Walker '75

Allen Storaasli

Assistant Treasurer

Allen Storaasli '62

Recording Secretary

Nicole R. Washington '80



2024 Board Members

Are you interested in serving on the board? Please let us know via our Contact Form.

Liaison to the CHS PTSA/Booster
Lisa Nakamura ‘85

Recent Posts

Class of 1985 CHS Reunion

CHS Class of 1985: 40th Reunion Call-Out!

Reconnect with old friends, reminisce about your high school days, and get involved in the celebration. Update your contact details and stay informed about the reunion plans. Don’t miss out on this milestone event—be part of the CHS Class of ’85 reunion and keep the spirit alive!

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Treasurer’s Report – May 2024

Discover the latest financial updates from Cleveland High School’s Alumni Association in our May 2024 Treasurer’s Report. Learn about our new QuickBooks system, significant donations, and how funds are allocated to support various school programs. Explore how these contributions fuel projects like the Memorial Forest and provide scholarships and athletic equipment. Donate today to make a difference!

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