|About Our District|
Tukwila, a community of 18,038, 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 in South King County, Washington, close to the I-5 and I-405 freeways and major arterials. Tukwila is located just south of Seattle, and 20 minutes north of Tacoma. 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 South Seattle, Renton, Kent, Burien, and Federal Way.
Our students will inspire you. More than 2,800 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 60 world languages.
Thirty-seven (37) percent of students qualify for English Language Learner services. Eighty (80) percent of students are eligible for free/reduced school meals. A certified staff of 184, classified staff 138, and 18 administrators, for a total of 340 full and part-time employees, serve the district. As of December 2010, the district has 39 National Board certified teachers.
The district consists of five schools: 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1 high school. Our community supports our schools. Voters consistently support levy and bond issues. Parents serve on school site councils and parent service organizations. We maintain strong business/community/school partnerships, including the Tukwila Children's Foundation, established as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.