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Sumner School District

Recognized as one of the premier districts in the South Sound, the Sumner School District has a supportive community with  great expectations for students.

Locally the District has a well-earned reputation for providing the highest level of service and for its commitment to increasing student achievement.

With a strong pledge to serve children and their families, established community partnerships support learning initiatives to ensure a quality education for every child making  Sumner School District  ...  a great place to learn!

We prepare students for experiences in continuing education or the work world with  programs that put power behind their diploma!

Mission
It is our responsibility to ensure the best education possible for all of our students.

We believe in success for students and staff everyday.

Vision
Sumner School District ... a great place to learn!

Values
Focus on Student Learning
Teamwork and Collaboration
Continuous Coaching and Learning
Equity of Opportunity
Results by Fact
Viable Options for all Students
Decisions by Fact
Service Excellence
Integrity and Trust
Fiscal Responsibility

Strategic Plan
Our District’s five-year strategic plan was developed to ensure all students graduate from high school ready for college, careers and life. The plan includes measurable goals for our students, schools, staff and district.

Goal 1:  Ensure students meet high standards of performance

Goal 2:  Utilize existing resources at the highest degree of effectiveness

Goal 3:  Recruit and retain educators and staff who are highly qualified and high performing

Goal 4:  Focus family and community engagement on student learning

Goal 5:  Maintain a focus on service excellence and shareholder/stakeholder return on investment

District Initiatives
To deliver on our mission we are focused on these initiatives:

Early Learning
Math Improvement
MAP testing
Common Core Standards
Standards-Based Grading
Comprehensive Guidance
Professional Learning Communities
Teacher Principal Evaluation Pilot

District Learner Goals
As developing citizens for the 21st Century, students will understand  learning is a dynamic process reflected throughout one’s life.

Our students will be:
Self Directed Learners
Collaborative Workers
Community Contributors
Effective Communicators
Complex Thinkers

With the achievement of these learner goals, students in the Sumner School District will have the foundation for living a balanced and healthy life, succeeding in the workplace,  and contributing as members of a global society.

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