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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: Kathleen Meath
Assistant Principal: Brandon Bakke

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

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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Home of the Spartans

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



Fall Walkaround Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 23
3:00 - 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Walkaround Conferences are designed to give parents/guardians an opportunity to visit one-on-one with your student’s teachers.  Since the conversation time is limited to five minutes, please take time in advance to prepare for each conference; the information below has some ideas to assist in your preparation. See Attached Info flier for more information!

Beyond High School Night

Research local colleges and universities as well as how to pay for school with scholarships and financial aid.

The focus of the fair, as always, is to provide information to students from training, educational, and volunteer organizations located both within and outside the state of Washington. Over 50 major universities, technical and community colleges, trade schools, apprenticeships, companies and organizations are represented. Seniors will have an opportunity to connect with institutions of their choice for post-high school preparation, and 9 through 11 grade students will be able to use this experience for exploratory purposes. By attending this event and providing evidence of doing so, all students will be able to satisfy one of the future planning requirements of their Culminating Portfolio and graduation. This fall event has been very popular throughout its history, drawing 750 or more students, parents and community members from the school district and surrounding area.

In addition to the fair area, there will be classroom sessions provided on Financial Aid, Community Scholarship, College Athletics and NCAA, and admission information from some of the biggest colleges in Washington and the Military.

Come for a session or two, or come for the whole evening – the choice is yours!   

Annual Food Drive Begins October 13!

The annual SHS food drive begins October 13. This is a key event to support the Sumner Food Bank. Our goal is to beat our own record of 45,860 items set last year.

How can you help?
We are looking for donations of non-perishable food, paper/plastic bags, money, and toiletries. Any items can be dropped off at the main doors of the high school and all money and checks should be given to the front office. Checks can be made payable to Sumner high School. 

Thanks for your consideration! 

Mr. Jeff Baines Named SPSL Athletic Director of the Year!

Congratulations to Mr. Baines who was honored by the South Puget Sound League as the Athletic Director of the Year!  Those of you who know Mr. Baines know how committed he is to Sumner High School Athletics. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our student athletes!



ASVAB testing is offered twice a year at Sumner High School. The first test date is November 13, 2014. The second test will be March 12, 2015. Sign up in the Guidance Office. For more information on the ASVAB test, please click here.

Academic Assistance at Sumner High School

Do you need help with course work? Click on the PDF below to view all of the opportunities for academic assistance at SHS.

pdf Academic Assistance Opportunities

Family Access User Tip

Skyward Family Access allows parents to monitor their child's grades and attendance. Accounts are provided by the campus and are available to any family member. Contact Jamie Voiles at 253.891.5500 for your user account information and begin taking advantage of the tools available to you as you monitor your child's activities and progress to insure their academic success.

Check out this Skyward Family Access video to get a short overview of updated features to get the most out of your Family Access experience!

Student's Earn National Academic Recognition!

National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognizes that Joshua Green, Sarah Brown, and Samuel Najmolhoda were named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program! 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

We are extremely proud of Joshua, Sarah and Samuel and congratulate them receiving this recognition for their academic excellence!

2014 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey

Sumner School District is participating in the Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey during the week of October 13 – 17, 2014.  The survey will be given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State.  Students will have the opportunity to take the statewide survey project in one class period during the week of October 13. 

The Healthy Youth Survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services.  Survey results will be used to help evaluate the effectiveness of programs and obtain grant funding.  Schools may also use survey data in various school improvement and planning efforts. 

Participation in the survey is voluntary and answers are anonymous.  If you have questions about the Healthy Youth Survey please e-mail Sumner High School contact, Kelly Denn.

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PSAT October 18th

The PSAT will be offered on Saturday, October 18, 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Sumner High School. The PSAT is a practice SAT only offered once a year to 9-11th graders. Please register through the bookkeeper by paying $15. Space is limited.

pdf PSAT Flier

Sumner High School Remind 101 Information

Would you like to receive text messages specific to your graduating class? Click here for more information.

A Team Approach to Supporting Our Spartans

An adjustment we have made at Sumner High School is the assignment of our Counselors and Administrators to support our students and families. The changes were made to allow us to  use the strength of a team and to allow each team to focus on the student, the graduation requirements for each cohort (graduation year) and the assessments required for the cohorts. We believe that our team approach will allow us to meet the needs of all of our students at a higher level.
The new teams are:

Freshmen Team (9th grade)
Diana Herrera (Counselor)
Kassie Meath (Assistant Principal)

Sophomore Team (10th grade)
Nicole Bortle (Counselor)
Brandon Bakke (Assistant Principal)

Junior Team (11th grade)
Jenifer Benedetti (Counselor)
Jeff Baines (Assistant Principal)

Senior Team (12th grade)
David Sandberg (Counselor)
Bill Gaines (Principal)

Our teams will be working together as we transition to the new model and encourage your assistance as we move forward in our efforts to support all member of our Spartan community at the highest levels possible.

News and Announcements:

  • October 18 - PSAT @ SHS
  • October 22 - Jostens meeting with Seniors distribute order forms
  • October 23 - Walk-Around Conferences
  • November 2 - Jostens at all three lunches to get senior order forms

Student Activity Information:

  • October 22 - Senior Class Meeting
  • October 24 - Pep Assembly

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