Schools

If you have kids, schools are the first thing you want to know about. The Peninsula School District, which serves most of the Gig Harbor area, is consistently rated one of the top districts in Washington state.

One secret of success for the district is the high level of parental involvement. In addition to the public schools, a wide variety of both religious and non-religious private schools are available to choose from. Following high school, ongoing students don’t have to look far to further their educations.

Tacoma Community College has a Gig Harbor campus. And just across the Narrows Bridge in Tacoma several options are available, from community colleges to technical colleges, as well as four-year universities: The University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington-Tacoma.

About Our District Welcome to the Peninsula School District located in Gig Harbor, Washington. The Peninsula School District, comprising fifteen schools and over 9,300 students, is experiencing an annual growth rate between four to five percent. Geographically, it is located across Puget Sound from the Seattle/ Tacoma area and covers a 120 square-mile area on two peninsulas.

The Peninsula School District is considered one of the strongest and most innovative districts in the State of Washington. – Terry Bouck , Superintendent Fast Facts All-Day Kindergarten is now standard at all of our elementary schools at no fee. Our students have performed consistently above the state averages on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) in reading, writing, and mathematics at all grade levels. 90% of our high school students are reading at or above the state standard. Our SAT scores in reading and mathematics are consistently higher than national averages. 78% of our teachers have Masters or Doctorate degrees. In 2004, Peninsula School District received an “Aa3” bond rating from Moody’s Investment Services of New York, a testament to sound financial management. Gig Harbor/Peninsula Schools.

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