Welcome Timberline High School! Home of the Blazers!
Welcome to Timberline High School, the home of the Blazers! Founded in 1970, Timberline serves 9th-12th Graders in Lacey, Washington.
- 2019-2022 US News Best High Schools
- Best of South Sound High School 2022
- An active AVID School
Our unique programs & partnerships
- Outstanding elective programs in the Visual and Performing Arts, Career and Technology, World Languages, and Health & Fitness classes
- Intervention classes for students needing extra support
- Strong Advanced Placement and Honors classes with 42 sections across all academic areas
- College in the High School classes offering college credit
- AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination) program helps students further prepare to be college and career ready with class sections in each grade level
- Nationally award-winning journalism program and student newsmagazine, The Blazer
- Three Partners in Education: Crossfit Lacey Training Day, Foot and Ankle Surgical Associates, and Hawks Prairie PT and Athletic Rehab
Timberline values the strong support of our families, alumni, and community. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, tutoring, participating in events and field trips, helping in the classroom, and more.
Current School Goals
Empowered Learners Goal:
- Increase the percentage of regularly-attending students from 26% (spring 2022) to 50% of pre-pandemic levels (spring 2023).
Continuous Growth Goal:
- Decrease the gap between teachers and students who state in the CEE data that the lesson purpose is clearly communicated from 31% (spring 2022) to 15% or less (spring 2023).
Download the whole School Improvement Plan >> (PDF) Updated spring 2023
At Timberline, we are a community where all Blazers strive to find the best in themselves and others. We strive to help all of our students become college and career ready by offering strong academic and extracurricular programs, as well as focusing on the social-emotional well-being of all students. We emphasize student learning, a positive school culture, and high expectations is all that we do.
Total Budget for 2021-22: $20,461,695
Building Expenditure Per Pupil: $15,352.30
Learn what our community sees as Timberline's greatest strengths and challenges as we plan for the future.
2022 Survey Results
- Family Survey Results (PDF)
- Student Survey Results (PDF)
To view Enrollment Statistics, Demographics, and State Test Scores, view the Washington OSPI Report Card.
About our building
Timberline High School opened in 1970 as an open-concept school. At the time, this was a popular approach to the design of new high schools. Instead of classrooms, the school was divided into “pods,” and students attended classes according to modular scheduling of large classes in lecture halls and small group classes in open areas. They also had unscheduled time each day for self-directed learning.
That approach to teaching and learning soon evolved into a more traditional model. Teachers began to create makeshift classrooms using bookcases, cabinets and any other material on hand, and the schedule was changed to six class periods every day.
In 2006, construction of the “new Timberline” began. The school underwent a major $59.7 million modernization and addition project, and the main building was moved a few hundred yards from what is now the student parking lot. The gyms, pool, theatre, fine arts classrooms and auto shop areas were also remodeled. The new building has three floors of classrooms and is organized around the Commons, library, administrative offices and food service. The 197,728 square foot building, including 81 instructional spaces, plus 8 portable classrooms serve ninth through twelfth grade.
Left: New campus (2008 - to Present - photo: H. Westbrooks
Right: Old campus (1970-2008)