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Why Tukwila Schools?

GraduationTukwila, a community of almost 20,000 residents, welcomes diversity. Incorporated in 1908, the city offers a blend of businesses, churches, 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 3,000 students are enrolled in five schools located within the limits of historic Tukwila. The average student-teacher ratio is 1:25. 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. About 80 percent of students are eligible for free/reduced school meals. A staff of about 400 serve our students (half teaching staff, half classified support staff). Dr. Judith Berry has served as interim superintendent since 2017.

The district consists of five schools: three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Our community supports our schools. Voters consistently support 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.

District Boundaries (Verbal Descriptions)

Our Schools

Cascade View
Elementary School

Thorndyke
Elementary School

Tukwila
Elementary School

Showalter
Middle School

Foster
High School

Red Comet
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