Phase 1 of the larger Anacortes High School replacement, the new Rice Field Athletic Complex was completed in 2016. Rice Field, named in honor of Anacortes City Council Member Jim Rice, was upgraded to become the High School’s main athletic complex. The new field is a state-of-the-art facility with a vibrant purple track that incorporates ticket booths, a concessions stand and press boxes. The unique entrance sits above the field, allowing patrons to walk down to their seats.
In the gracious entry plaza, a Veterans War Memorial stands tall. This memorial was incorporated to honor those from Anacortes who served while educating students and community members about the nation’s wars and soldier’s sacrifices. The previous War Memorial Field, adjacent to the old High School building, became the site of the new East Building.