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School Hours: 7:25 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Half-Day Early Dismissal: 10:25 a.m.
Wednesday Late Start: 9:05 a.m.


Principal: Bill Gaines
Assistant Principal: Jeff Baines
Assistant Principal: Chelsea Gallagher
Assistant Principal: Brandon Bakke

1707 Main St.
Sumner, WA 98390
(253) 891-5500
Attendance (253) 891-5510
Fax (253) 891-5585

Mission Statement

Sumner High School will prepare all students for post-secondary education and training for working, living and contributing in a global society by developing relationships and incorporating relevance and rigor into their lives.

New to Sumner High School?

Welcome to Sumner High School. It is our goal for students to have a smooth transition in addition to a positive and rewarding learning experience. Click here to see any and all information you need to know if you are new to Sumner High School!

Seniors, College and Career

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Upcoming College Visits


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bullet Academic Index (TBA)

bullet Attendance Boundaries

bullet Bullying

bullet Guidance Newsletter

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bullet Spartan Alumni

bullet School Walking Route

bullet Student Handbook

bullet Student and Family Information Guide

bullet Volunteer Information

bullet WA State Report Card


Home of the Spartans

Patience - Kindness - Humility - Respect - Selflessness - Forgiveness - Honesty - Commitment





new Sumner High School Senior Showcase

At the May 11 School Board Meeting, Sumner High School seniors who exemplify this year’s graduating class will be honored. The theme for this years graduating class is “The Tassle is Worth the Hassle.” Teachers nominated students for accomplishments made throughout high school while overcoming personal obstacles. With a goal to recognize a wide variety of students, a committee chose 10 students who exemplified the Class of 2016. Congratulations to Elijah Evers, Shayla Harris, Nathan Johnstone, Kristian Lewis, Dulce Marquez, Anaye Ray, Josh Riley, Petria Russell, Claire Selmer, and Ellise Ward. The Sumner High School Senior Showcase begins at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

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Spring Testing Information

A detailed letter with each student’s state testing schedule will be mailed home the week of April 25th.  All students will be provided an additional copy of their testing schedule at school on May 3rd.  Testing will begin at 7:25 a.m. on the following dates:

  • May 12

  • May 13
  • June 2
  • June 3
  • June 7
  • June 9

Some students have the option to have a ‘late arrival’ on testing days based on what grade they are in and what tests they have previously passed.  There will be no bus transportation for students utilizing ‘late arrival.’  Students utilizing ‘late arrival’ need to find their own transportation to school or ride the normal morning bus and attend studyhall.  Students who wish to participate in a studyhall must report to the bandroom by 7:25 a.m.  9th graders do not have a late arrival option and are expected to be at school at normal start times on each of these testing days. Transportation runs on normal schedule on testing days.

Running Start Students: Running Start students are expected to test at the same times as the rest of the students at SHS. However, there will be an alternative time for Running Start students to test.  The alternative time for Running Start students to test will be June 2, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Visit the Spring Testing Schedule Overview for a detailed outline of each testing day (who is testing, what test is being given, etc.).

May Senior Presentation Application

Seniors that did not complete their Senior Presentation in March will have the opportunity to do so in May. The Senior Presentation Application must be completed and turned in by May 2nd at 3:00 p.m.

pdf icon Senior Presentation Application

Attendance Waiver Applications

Sumner High School is no longer accepting out-of-district attendance waiver applications for the 2016-17 School Year due to high student enrollment.  Attendance waiver applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis and are based on the following criteria: Building Capacity, Academic Performance, Attendance Record, Discipline Record, and student’s programs of interest as identified on the attendance waiver application.

For questions, please refer to the District Website or contact District Administration at (253) 891-6084.

Secondary Students to receive their own Chromebooks this Fall

Beginning in the 2016-17 School Year, all middle and high school students in the Sumner School District will be assigned a Chromebook for instructional purposes to use at school and home.  Like a textbook, the device will be checked out to students at the beginning of the school year.  Students will be given an orientation on the device and expectations for use at school and at home.  

The Sumner School District views the use of electronic resources as central to the delivery of its educational program and expects that all students will use electronic resources as an essential part of their learning experiences.  An effective public education system develops students who are globally aware, engaged, and capable of managing their lives and careers. Students need to be proficient and safe users of information, media, and technology to succeed in a digital world. Therefore, the District will use electronic resources accessed on Chromebooks as a powerful and compelling means for students to learn core subjects and applied skills in relevant and rigorous ways.  The use of Chromebooks at home and at school will enable educators and students to access digital curriculum, communicate, collaborate and create; to think and solve problems; to manage their work; and to take ownership of their lives.  

Future details will include communication on distribution, safety, assurance and guidelines for use.  Administration is working in partnership with schools to finalize details and implementation plans.

Look for more information on the District Website about this exciting initiative!  Funding for the initiative came from the 2014 voter-approved Technology Levy. 

Incoming Class of 2020 Freshman Information

2020 Freshmen, we can't wait to see you! For some basic information about Sumner High School relevant to Freshman please click here.

Seniors: Graduation Ordering Reminder

2016 has arrived and graduation will be here before we know it.  If you did not get the chance to place your order for cap and gown units, graduation products, class rings or class tags, no need to worry, you still have time to order and celebrate the moments that matter.  Please order online or call the Jostens Consumer center at (800) 567-8367 and they can take you order over the phone.

News and Announcements:

  • May 27 - Emergency Make-Up Day
  • May 30 - No School, Memorial Day
  • May 31 - No School, Teacher Training Day

Student Activity Information:

  • May 11 - Senior Showcase

Sumner High School Events Calendar



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Supply List

bullet Transcript Request


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bullet Family Access

bullet Grading Scale (SHS)

IB Diploma Program

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blue circle bullet Science Fair

blue circle bullet SHS Academic Integrity Policy

blue circle bullet State Assessment Information

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