Being the largest district in the county, North Thurston Public Schools educates over 14,000 students each year, with 13 elementary schools, 4 middle schools (including a performing arts magnet school), 3 comprehensive high schools and one high school of choice.

  • NTPS is Washington's 23rd largest school district, out of 295 total school districts.
  • We currently serve over 14,000 students per year. Enrollment at NTPS is expected to increase to 20,000 by the year 2031.
  • One hour south of Seattle, NTPS serves Lacey and northeastern Thurston County, encompassing 74 square miles.
  • Founded in 1953, NTPS is 13 years older than the City of Lacey.
  • NTPS is the most ethnically-diverse school district in the South Sound region, serving African American, Pacific Islander, Asian, Native American, Hispanic and other populations.

Please visit the sections below to learn more about North Thurston Public Schools!

Strategic Framework

Students, Teachers, and Volunteers

Professional Development

Last Modified on April 17, 2012