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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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bullet Student and Family Information Guide

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Home of the Spartans

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





Thank you, voters!

We are very pleased with the election results and thankful our community supports building infrastructure to serve our growing student population. We look forward to executing on all of these great capital facility projects, all designed to support our students and our community.

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2016-17 Course Catalog

High School course information for both Bonney Lake and Sumner high schools are combined into one catalog. This catalog has been designed to provide you with the tools you need to make choices that will benefit you now and in the years to come. The catalog will help guide course selection and decisions. With the materials and tools provided, you can plan for success in high school and prepare for post-secondary goals.

High school should be enjoyable, yet challenging. The Sumner School District is proud of the variety and quality of programs and opportunities offered and is excited to share this information with students and families.  It is important to explore the options presented and be informed consumers of our school system. Please take the time to study the catalog and registration materials carefully.

Guidance Counselors are available if you need assistance or are looking for additional information regarding any of the educational programs.

2016-17 Course Catalog (online version)
PDF icon 2016-17 Course Catalog (PDF version)

Benefit Night 2016


  • February 25-26 - Talent Show, 7:00 p.m. in the PAC
  • March 2 - Dinner in SHS Commons

What is Benefit Night?
Every year, Sumner High School hosts a benefit night to raise money and community support for a local beneficiary. The Beneficiary is chosen by a committee based on criteria. The Benefit night is a 2 night, talent show event where students, staff, and community members perform. A dinner auction is also held to raise money for the beneficiary. All proceeds go to the beneficiary.  

This is Sumner High's 10th annual year putting on this event. Last years beneficiary was Bob Jones, who is an athletic director for Auburn high school and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Through our events, we were able to raise over $30,000 to help pay for medical bills and to support his family.

pdf icon Audition Form
pdf icon Nomination Form

Attendance Waivers for the 2016-17 School Year

Waiver Applications for the 2016-17 school year need to be submitted January 1 - April 15, 2016, for optimal consideration. Resident students who wish to attend a school other than their resident school must complete the In-District Waiver Application beginning March 1.  Out-of-District Waiver Applications are required each year for continued attendance.  In-District Waiver Applications are not required each year for continued attendance unless transitioning to another school.  (Example:  Elementary to Middle School, or Middle School to High School).  Visit the District Website for more information.

  • January 1 – February 29:    Existing Out-of-District Waiver Applications need to be submitted during this period for optimal consideration. 
  • March 1 - April 15:  New Out-of-District Waiver Applications and In-District Waiver Applications need to be submitted during this period for optimal consideration.
  • April 16 – May 31:  Waiver Applications received during this period will be considered for acceptance based on school capacity.
  • June 1 - September 20:  Waiver Applications received during this period will be considered after September 20 based on school capacity.

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.

Community Scholarship

Many local scholarships are available to Sumner High School seniors through the Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation. The Foundation is a collaboration between local businesses, education, and community leaders and its purpose is to raise funds to support student scholarships, enrichment and outreach programs.  The Education Foundation serves to recognize graduating seniors for their merit, community activities, academics, athletics, financial needs, and/or educational goals.

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Athletic Clearances

2015-2016 Online clearances are ready to roll for the upcoming year. The online process provides a convenient way for families to clear athletes online. Clearances will run through our partner company called, FamilyID. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides our families with a user-friendly way to register and clear athletes for our sports programs. When registered through FamilyID, the system will track all clearance information for each athlete.

Items that must be completed are as follows:

  • Provide a copy of current physical (physical must be current for duration of season); Physicals may be downloaded on the site; Emailed to Jeff Baines and/or Jamie Voiles; Faxed to SHS at (253) 891-5585 or brought to the SHS Main Office
  • Complete and fill in all required forms in each of the sections online
  • Purchase 15-16 ASB Card ($40)
  • Pay athletic participation fee ($80)
    • Payments can be made at SHS or through Family Access and "Touch Base"
    • Payment is not associated with FamilyID
  • Clear all fines

Coaches will be notified of all cleared athletes prior to the first practice. Athletes MUST be cleared through the SHS Athletic Department prior to participation in any practice or competition.

As a service to our families, we have set up the following dates and times to serve the Spartan Families with "in person" assistance in the clearance process:

Spring Sports

  • February 22: Before/After School & Lunch
  • February 23: Before/After School & Lunch
  • February 24: Before/After School & Lunch
  • February 25: Before/After School & Lunch
  • February 26: Before/After School & Lunch

* On the first day of practice for each 

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