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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

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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

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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




REGISTER NOW for Student-Led Conferences

Registration is now open for Student-Led Conferences which will be held March 24 and 25 at Sumner High School.  A letter will be mailed to all home addresses with login information that will allow you to click on the link above to register for a time. Review of student course selection and registration for the 2015-16 school year will be part of Student-Led Conferences.  Students will receive registration forms in Advisory classes March 3 and will work with counselors to make course selections.   Registration for a Student-Led Conference time will close on March 4.  If you need to schedule a time after this date, please contact the school directly at (253) 891-5500.

new Sumner School District K-12 STEM Fair Award Recipients and District Art Show Award Recipients

The Sumner School District K-12 District STEM Fair was held February 21, 2015, showcasing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math projects. The STEM Fair gives students the opportunity to model the work of professional research scientists. Students who develop science projects learn or improve their skills in scientific method and experimentation, logical thinking and problem-solving, writing and public speaking, and advanced library research. Congratulations to the Sumner High School award recipients. Top projects will move on to regional competition in March.



Project Title

2nd Place

Camden Ward

Different Types of Material Insulation

3rd Place

Emma Sjolund

The Effects of Different Footwear on Stride Length

Honorable Mention

Kaitlyn Lansford

Sustaining Stains

Specialty Award: SHS Principal Award

Kaitlyn Lansford

Sustaining Stains

Specialty Award: Best Use of Data

Camden Ward

Different Types of Material Insulation

Specialty Award: Best Female Scientist

Emma Sjolund

The Effects of Different Footwear on Stride Length

Specialty Award: Energy in Action

Camden Ward

Different Types of Material Insulation

This 6th Annual District Art Show, held in conjunction with the District STEM Fair, showcased several pieces of student work in various media including watercolor, oil, charcoal, colored pencil, mixed media, and ceramics on exhibit. This year the show included digital photographs by middle and high school students. Visitors to the show also cast a vote for their favorite work of art for the “People’s Choice Award.”

Congratulations to the following Sumner High School District Art Show award winners:


2nd Place

Caroline Knote

3rd Place

Joelle Hampton

Honorable Mention

Erin Lynch

Honorable Mention

Grace Schmidt

Painting and Drawing

1st Place

Delaney Lawrence

2nd Place

Angel Magbanua

3rd Place

Petria Russell

Honorable Mention

Sarah Harper

Honorable Mention

Alex Schwendaman

Honorable Mention

Ellie Ward


2nd Place

Kiki Wright

Honorable Mention

Emma Froembling

Honorable Mention

Ashley Crueger

Honorable Mention

Zach Shipton

Honorable Mention

Armanda Dupont

Honorable Mention

Elizabeth McCardle

3-D and Sculpture

2nd Place

Riley Allen

3rd Place

Petria Russell

Honorable Mention

Hannah Kenyon

Honorable Mention

Sean McGranaghan

Honorable Mention

Julia Payne

March 2 - IB Informational Meeting

There will be an informational session for 10th graders and their parents in the SHS LRC from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2. Any student who wishes to pursue partial or full IB next year is invited to attend with their parents.

March 13 - Waiver Applications Due

Students who wish to attend a school other than their resident school must complete a Waiver Application by March 13, 2015. All Waiver Applications and Release of Attendance forms (if applicable) need to be received by this date for optimal consideration.

pdf 2015-16 Sumner High School Waiver Process Overview and Timeline

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:

  • March 11 - School Board Study Session
  • March 13 - Waiver Applications Due
  • March 18 - School Board Meeting
  • March 24 - Half-Day Early Dismissal, K-12

Student Activity Information:

  • March 3 - Benefit Night Dinner Auction, 6:00 p.m. in the BLHS Commons

Sumner High School Events Calendar


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bullet Bell Schedule

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Staff Directory

Spartan News (student newspaper)

Student Fees

Student Handbook

Supply List

bullet Transcript Request


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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

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