Puyallup School District
Puyallup School District
The Puyallup School District is the eighth largest district in the state of Washington, serving a population of approximately 122,806 residents. The district is located six miles east of Tacoma, 30 miles south of Seattle, and is situated in the heart of the Puyallup Valley. The district has 22 elementary schools, seven junior high schools, three comprehensive senior high schools, and an alternative school, all of which serve more than 22,250 students. The district employs approximately 1,501 certificated, 1,336 classified staff, and 654 substitute personnel. Our Vision Puyallup School District students will be: • Skilled in successfully applying knowledge in all required subjects. • Competent as critical and innovative thinkers able to analyze and solve complex problems. • Engaged as life-long learners pursuing their goals and dreams. • Successful as communicators and collaborators. • Proficient in demonstrating an understanding of and a respect for individual differences. • Prepared to transition to post-high school opportunities and be able to compete locally and globally. • Skilled in making life choices that are healthy and socially responsible. • Motivated to strive for excellence. Our Beliefs In partnership with our communities, we: • Treat each student as a unique learner. • Ensure all students have equal opportunities for learning and are supported in achieving competency in required subject and performance areas. • Regularly assess, evaluate, and communicate to students, families, and the community the results of student performance. • Engage parents/guardians, family members, guardians, and students as active partners in the educational process. • Incorporate concepts of diversity that benefit all and are integral in all district endeavors. • Communicate effectively with parents/guardians, students, staff, and members of the community. • Cultivate and maintain partnerships that support district goals. • Provide students and staff a safe and supportive learning and working environment. • Demonstrate accountability to all stakeholders. History The Puyallup School District was organized in 1854, and was the third school district formed in the state of Washington. Fort Maloney, also known as the "Blockhouse," was built on the south bank of the Puyallup River. It was used by U.S. soldiers as a storehouse and was occupied by the John Carson family. Emma Carson was the first teacher in Puyallup and had four students in the Blockhouse School in 1861. Fort Maloney also served as the first post office.
The Puyallup School District, in partnership with our diverse communities, educates and inspires students to reach their full potential.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Puyallup School District provides equal opportunities in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Students and staff are protected against sexual harassment by anyone in any school program or activity, including on the school campus, on the school bus, or off-campus, such as a school-sponsored field trip. Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination or harassment may be directed to: ADA/Human Resources Compliance Coordinator: Amie Brandmire ~ (253) 841-8666, email@example.com; Chief Equity and Achievement Officer: Char Krause ~ (253) 435-6515, firstname.lastname@example.org; Title IX Coordinator, Jim Meyerhoff – (253) 841-8785, email@example.com; or Section 504 Coordinator, Char Krause ~ (253) 435-6515, firstname.lastname@example.org. All individuals may be reached at this address: Puyallup School District 302 2nd Street SE Puyallup, WA 98372”