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Tumwater School District No.33

Tumwater School District No. 33 serves the City of Tumwater and beyond. It’s the third largest district in Thurston County, serving over 6,000 students. Within the district are six elementary schools, two middle schools and two high school. The district also includes the New Market Skills Center, which provides career and technical education to a range of high schools in the area. 

The school district works closely with the City do develop policies that support safe routes to schools, traffic control and enforcement in school zones, and fosters a healthy community for children and families.

New Market Skills Center is a consortium of schools that provides career and technical education to high school students.

Visit the Tumwater School District website or call (360) 709-7000 for more information.

Keeping kids safe

The City of Tumwater and Tumwater School District work together to keep our schools safe. The City  provides one police officer to serve as the

School Resource Officer (SRO) to Tumwater and Black Hills High School.  The SRO works with school and community partner staff, participates in training and collaborate with the District to disseminate safe school policies, model ethics and foster leadership among the students.  

Higher Education

South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA, (360) 754-7711

The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, (360) 867-6000

St. Martin's University, Lacey, WA, (360) 491-4700

Brandman University, Lacey, WA, (360) 493-6392