- "Forks High School had a frightening total of only three hundred and fifty-seven—now fifty-eight—students; there were more than seven hundred people in my junior class alone back home. All of the kids here had grown up together—their grandparents had been toddlers together.
I would be the new girl from the big city, a curiosity, a freak."
- ―Bella Swan[src]
Forks High School is a real high school on South Spartan Avenue in the city of Forks, Washington, which serves grades 9 to 12 in the Quileute Valley School District. It is also the setting for much of the Twilight Saga, during Bella's junior and senior years. Many of the Cullens pretend to be of age to attend high school during the book Twilight; however, during New Moon, Rosalie, Jasper and Emmett have graduated and so only Edward and Alice continue to attend. In the film adaption of New Moon, Jasper still attends it. The school is described as a collection of matching buildings, built with maroon-colored bricks and surrounded by trees and shrubs; in the film adaptations it is shown as being one large building, with the shrubs and trees still present.
In the special features of the New Moon DVD it is stated that most of the shooting is a green screen.
358 students attend the school, along with Bella.
The room is described as small and has a small waiting room, with folding chairs and a bulletin board. A loud ticking clock is on the wall. The secretary keeps flowers in plastic containers. In the middle of the room there is a bar with many baskets of paper and at the front there are flyers in bright and brilliant colors. Behind the bar are three desks, one of them is Ms. Cope's.
The school consists of several houses, numbered. On the building three there is a white square
- Building 3 - English
- Building 4 - Biology
- Building 7 - Politics
Teachers and other personnel Edit
- Harold Greene - Headmaster
- Mrs. Cope - Secretary
- Mr. Mason - English
- Mr. Jefferson - Politics
- Mr. Varner - Trigonometry and Calculus (mathematics)
- Mrs. Goff - Spanish
- Coach Clapp - Sports
- Mr. Banner - Biology two (II)
- Mr. Molina - Biology (film)
- Mr. Berty - English
Information on the locations of the Forks High School Edit
Due to budget constraints, it was decided not to shoot in the Forks High School, though the school provided the crew with their school related material: yearbooks, newspapers, school jackets, etc. Many indoors scenes have been shot in a number of different schools.
|Washington cities||Forks • La Push • Port Angeles • Seattle|
|Other cities||Denali, Alaska • Jacksonville, Florida • London, England • Biloxi, Mississippi • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • Phoenix, Arizona • Volterra, Italy|
|Businesses||The Lodge • Newton's Olympic Outfitters|
|Other locations||Character homes • Forks High School • Forks Hospital • Isle Esme • La Bella Italia • The Meadow|