Welcome to NTPS!
Welcome to North Thurston Public Schools! We began in 1953 as a small rural district and have continued to grow - currently the 23rd largest district in the State of Washington! Our student population is the most ethnically diverse in the South Sound and covers 74 square miles serving Lacey and northeast Thurston County. See boundary mapsWith 14,500 students & 2,000 employees, we serve the community with:
- 13 Elementary Schools (Pre-K through 5th grade)
- 5 Middle Schools, including a performing arts magnet school (6th through 8th grade)
- 3 Comprehensive High Schools (9th through 12th grade)
- 1 High School of Choice
We love our community! During the 2018-19 school year, NTPS Volunteers contributed more than 53,000 hours of their time to students! Become a Volunteer!Each of our schools has at least one Partner in Education. This program pairs community businesses with schools in their area to help supply programs, support, volunteers and more!
District Mission Statement
Committed to Excellence: Preparing all students for rewarding careers, fulfilling lives, and compassionate global citizenship.
Over 14,900 students enrolled (PreK through 12th grade)Ethnic Diversity
- American Indian / Alaska Native: 1.1%
- Asian: 6.6%
- Black / African American: 4.9%
- Hispanic / Latnio of any race(s): 19.8%
- Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander: 2.3%
- Two or More Races: 14.5%
- White: 50.7%
Preparedness for Post-Secondary Success: Every student will successfully navigate the critical transitions in their personalized learning trajectory, and will graduate from high school prepared for success in college, career, and post-secondary success.
Goal this year: Outcome A - Increased high school graduation rates for all student-groups.
Target: 90-95% of low-income students graduating in 5 years.Current Performance: 86%
Success in the Early Years: Every student will engage in meaningful learning opportunities that foster curiosity and joy of learning while developing the academic and social skills to meet/exceed standards by the end of Grade 3.
Goal for this year: Outcome C - Increased percentage of children meeting or exceeding grade level standards by the end of Grade 3.Target: 70% meeting/exceeding standards by 3rd grade.Current Performance: 65% Math, 57% ELA
Critical Thinkers & Solution Seekers: Every student will demonstrate skills in creative and evaluative reasoning, communication, and collaboration to address challenges in a socially just and democractic society.
Goal for this year: Outcome A - Increased percentage of students participating in at least one positive school- or community-based activity.Target: More students participating in at least 1 positive school- or community-based activity.Current Performance: 40% of students did not participate in a supervised after school activity.**2016 WA Healthy Youth Survey, grades 6, 8, 10, and 12
Responsible, Resilient, Empowered Learners: Every student will feel safe as an empowered, responsible, and resilient learner, open to and accepting cultural diversity and perspectives, and empowered to advocate for and pursue their own educational passions.Goal for this year: Outcome B - Increased percentage of regular school attenders.Target: 75% regular attenders (<1 absence /month).Current Performance: 63%
Continuous Growth - All Students, All Subjects: Every student will demonstrate continuous growth towards meeting/exceeding rigorous learning standards.Goal this year: Outcome A - Increased percentage of students demonstrating proficiency on standards.
Target: 70% of 5th graders demonstrating proficiency on math standards.*Currently Performance: 49%*This is an example of one grade in one subject area.