Welcome to NTPS!

  • An elementary student writing on a paper while sitting at a desk. 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 maps
    With over 14,000 students & 2,000 employees, we serve the community with:
    • 13 Elementary Schools (Pre-K through 5th grade)
    • 4 Middle Schools, including (6th through 8th grade)
    • 3 Comprehensive High Schools (9th through 12th grade)
    • 4 Choice schools (a virtual school, a home-based instruction support school, a performing arts middle school, and a CTE-centered high school)
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Community Involvement

  • We love our community! Over 6,500 NTPS Volunteers contribute their time to students each school year. 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!

What is the Strategic Plan?

District Mission Statement

  • Committed to Excellence: Preparing all students for rewarding careers, fulfilling lives, and compassionate global citizenship.

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Honors and Awards


Student Enrollment

  • Over 14,700 students enrolled (PreK through 12th grade)

    Ethnic Diversity
    • American Indian / Alaska Native: 1%
    • Asian: 7.3%
    • Black / African American: 4.9%
    • Hispanic / Latino of any race(s): 21.5%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander: 2.7%
    • Two or More Races: 15.9%
    • White: 46.8%

Graduation Rates