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District Overview

Tukwila, a community of around 20,000 residents, welcomes diversity. Incorporated in 1908, the city offers a blend of businesses, places of worship, parks, and abundant single and multi-family housing available to all income levels in an attractive urban atmosphere.

Tukwila is located just south of Seattle, close to the I-5 and I-405 freeways and major arterials. Nearby are Sea-Tac International Airport, Westfield regional shopping mall (formerly known as Southcenter Mall), The Boeing Company, and other retail/office/high-tech/industrial complexes. The district is minutes from downtown Seattle, Renton, Kent, Burien, and Federal Way.

Our students will inspire you. About 2,500 students are enrolled in five schools located within the limits of historic Tukwila. The average student-teacher ratio is 1:16 and the average class size is 20 students. Students represent many cultures and ethnic groups and speak more than 80 world languages. About 40 percent of students qualify for English Language Learner services.

Tukwila School District has a staff of about 400 employees here to serve our students (half teaching staff, half classified support staff). Our teachers are highly qualified, with 42% of our certificated staff being National Board Certified Teachers.

Our community supports our schools by consistently supporting levy and bond issues.  We maintain strong business/community/school partnerships, including with the City of Tukwila, Tukwila Children’s Foundation, and many neighboring businesses and organizations.