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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

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

blue star bullet 2014-15 ACT/SAT Information

blue star bullet College and Career Planning

blue star bullet Important Dates for Seniors

blue star bullet Scholarships

blue star bullet Senior Information Page

Upcoming College Visits


School Information

bullet Academic Index (TBA)

bullet Attendance Boundaries

bullet Bullying

blue star bullet Limited Bus

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




Spring Testing Information

A detailed letter with each student’s state SBAC and EOC  testing schedule is being mailed home the week of April 13th. This includes the new state exams: the 10th and 11th grade English Language Arts (ELA) Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC),  the 11th grade Math SBAC, and the End of Course Exam (EOC) in Math, and the EOC for Biology. All students will be provided an additional copy of their testing schedule at school on April 16th. 

The following days are late start days for testing: April 23& 24, May 28 &29, and June 2 & 4

Students required to test must be at school for the 7:25 a.m. test start time. On these days transportation runs on normal schedule. Some students have the option on these days to have a late arrival based on what grade they are in and what tests they have previously passed. Students utilizing a late start need to find their own transportation to school or ride the bus and attend a studyhall. Students who wish to participate in a studyhall must report to the bandroom by 7:25 a.m.

Bell Schedules for Testing Days

Refer to the SHS Spring Testing Overview, or contact Assistant Principal, Brandon Bakke, with questions and/or inquiries about testing and schedules.

Congratulations to Sammie Wilson Region Ensemble Contest Champion!

Congratulations to junior Samantha Wilson for earning a trip to the 2015 State Solo Contest at Central Washington University for winning her Alto category at the Valley Region Solo/Ensemble Contest!  Sammie Wilson, alto, was given the opportunity to compete at the 2015 State Solo/Ensemble Contest at Central Washington University. 

Sammie Wilson

Tech competency Test for Students  Needing to Meet Requirement

For students still needing to meet the Technology Competency graduation requirement, we are offering a Tech Competency test that can be taken in lieu of taking a high school course to meet this requirement. Students will need to attend a tutorial the week prior to taking the test. The test date and tutorial sessions are as follows:

Option A:

  • Tech Comp Tutorial April 23rd @ 2:45pm
  • Tech Comp Test April 30th @ 2:45pm

Option B:

  • Tech Comp Tutorial May 28th @ 2:45pm
  • Tech Comp Test June 4th @ 2:45pm 

*Please sign up in the Guidance Office and please also note that seniors needing to take this test to meet the graduation requirement will need to choose Option A as the second option will be too late. 

Graduation Order Update

Orders for graduation caps and gowns and class rings are still being accepted through Jostens. Most items will be mailed directly to your home address. Graduation caps and and gowns will be delivered to the school during the spring delivery dates.  If possible, caps and gowns should be ordered no later than 2 weeks before graduation.

If you have any questions or would like to add more to an existing order, email Jostens at

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

Sumner High School Remind 101 Information

Would you like to receive text messages specific to your graduating class?

pdf Parent and Student Remind 101 Text System

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!

Teacher Tuesday!

Teacher Tuesday is a weekly opportunity for the district to highlight highly effective educators in our schools making a difference. Every Tuesday a teacher is recognized for their continuous excellence in teaching.  To nominate a teacher for Teacher Tuesday, email

News and Announcements:

Student Activity Information:

  • May 27 - Senior Showcase
  • May 28 & 29 - Late Start Day for Testing
  • June 2 & 4 - Late Start Day for Testing
  • June 17 - Last Day of School, Half-Day, Early Dismissal

Sumner High School Events Calendar


blue circle bullet Athletics

blue circle bullet Attendance: Excusing Absences


bullet Bell Schedule

bullet Club and Activity Directory

 Community and School Flyers

bullet Directions

Facilities Calendar

bullet Family Access

bullet Guidance Office

blue star bullet Leadership Program (TBA)

blue circle bullet Newsletter

blue circle bullet New to Sumner High School?

Staff Directory

Spartan News (student newspaper)

Student Fees

Student Handbook

Supply List

bullet Transcript Request


blue circle bullet Academic Assistance Programs

bullet Family Access

bullet Grading Scale (SHS)

IB Diploma Program

blue star bullet Library Media Resources

blue circle bullet Online Learning

blue circle bullet Science Fair

blue circle bullet SHS Academic Integrity Policy

blue circle bullet State Assessment Information

blue circle bullet Teacher Web Pages

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