Seattle Public Schools

Congratulations Class of 2024

Summary: The Class of 2024 says goodbye to high school.

The Places They’ll Go: SPS Salutes the Class of 2024 

Ballard High School students smile and wave to crowd during graduation ceremony.

When the Class of 2024 were freshmen, their first year of high school was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. They began their time in high school in hybrid and remote classrooms. 

But there was nothing but smiles, cheers, and a few happy tears as the Class of 2024 said goodbye to high school. Seattle Public Schools celebrated more than 3,500 seniors as they walked across the stage to accept their diplomas. 

Roosevelt High Student walks during 2024 graduation ceremony.

Watch the Class of 2024 commencement ceremonies

From the tassel flips to cap tosses, graduates were cheered on by proud families, friends, and teachers. Memorial Stadium and school auditoriums were thick with excitement as student speakers shared their journeys, triumphs, and future aspirations. Principals and school staff shared heartfelt speeches, reminiscing about the unique trials and triumphs of the “COVID class.”  

Several ceremonies featured student performances, and each graduation was a unique blend of tradition and creativity, showcasing the diverse talents and personalities of each school’s senior class. 

Nathan Hale grads show diploma during 2024 graduation ceremony.

From creative mortarboard decorations to jubilant group selfies, the spirit of accomplishment and camaraderie was palpable.  

SPS graduates can now take on the world, armed with their education, cherished memories, and an unshakable sense of optimism for the future.  

Congrats, Class of 2024!