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About the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District


The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District has a connected community that supports high expectations for our more than 10,000 students. District boundaries span the cities of Bonney Lake and Sumner, along with parts of Edgewood, Pacific and unincorporated areas of Pierce County.

The district has 16 schools, an early learning center, 7 preschool/childcare centers, alternative education programs, family support resource center, district athletic complex, two performing arts centers, and public gymnasiums. Thanks to consistent voter-approved levies and bonds, Sumner-Bonney Lake School District continues to build, expand and improve its facilities for staff and students to teach and learn in safe, high-tech environments.

At SBLSD, we promise to know, value and support every student, helping them graduate ready to pursue a promising future. The SBLSD promise also comes with a commitment to promote a culture of fair and inclusive practices, where each student receives equitable access to the opportunities, resources and supports to succeed and thrive. Learn more about our Future Ready strategic plan.


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10,618 students

(2022-23 school year)*

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(2022-23 school year)


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2 high schools, 3 middle schools

9 elementary schools

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SBLSD By the Numbers

  • Approximately 1,300 SBLSD employees (certificated, 800; classified, 400)
  • Operating budget: ~$200 million (spending aligned with strategic priorities)  
  • State ranking: 20th (up 7 spots from 2022) 
  • Pierce County: 4th highest performing district
  • Students on free/reduced lunch: 28%
  • Special Education: 14%
  • McKinney-Vento Eligible: ~200  
  • All students have 1:1 devices thanks to our voters!
  • 66.6% of students tested met English language arts standards in Spring 2023*
  • 52.6% of students tested met math standards in Spring 2023*
  • 55.5% of students tested met science standards in Spring 2023*
  • 12.6% of our teachers are National Board Certified. The national average is 3%.*
  • Ethnicity: 63% White; 17% Hispanic
  • Multilingual students: 563. There are about 40 languages spoken in the homes of our students.
  • Spanish is the second most common language in our district, spoken by 4.8% of our students. Ukrainian is the third most common (.91%) and Russian is the fourth (.75%). 

*Data from OSPI