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About Us

Welcome parents, students, staff, and community!

We hope you find this website to be a valuable resource for just about everything you need to know about our district. The site includes information on districtwide topics, policies, budget updates, school and teacher websites, downloadable forms, photo galleries, districtwide calendar and much more.

Vision Statement

Nurturing growth, Inspiring achievement, Building community

Mission Statement

The students, staff, parents and community of South Kitsap all play a vital role in our district's success as a center of learning. In order to nurture growth, inspire achievement and build community we will: value and develop the gifts, talents and abilities of all our students through a caring and devoted partnership with our community; foster a dynamic, responsive and nurturing learning environment that empowers our students to achieve their full potential through academic success, productive citizenship and personal responsibility; focus on student learning by embracing diversity, encouraging creativity and real-world experience, and ensuring mutual respect and equal opportunities; graduate highly skilled, motivated students who will thrive and contribute to the world community; and hold ourselves accountable to our community to establish and maintain a tradition of excellence that is evident in the success of our students.

Review the most current data on your child's schools' Washington State Report Card on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's website.

South Kitsap School District Annual Report
State Test Score Report Card

Community Overview

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What’s it like to live here…

The South Kitsap School District is located in Kitsap County, along the blue waters of Puget Sound and between the spectacular peaks of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. Kitsap County is a beautiful place to live and raise a family.

One of its primary attractions is its wonderful quality of life with affordable housing, world-class educational system, endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, restaurants, and shopping.

The hub of the South Kitsap Community and the County seat is located in Port Orchard. This area is one of the fastest growing communities in the state positioned directly between the urban areas of Seattle and Tacoma. It is only 35 minutes by highway to Tacoma and a little over an hour from Seattle by car or ferry. Seattle provides access to sophisticated cultural events, professional sports competitions, corporate centers and markets. 

There is so much to do right in your backyard…

A variety of recreational and educational activities are embraced in the South Kitsap community. Port Orchard offers art galleries, a community theater, regular live music performances, and traditional and ethnic dance performances. Festivals and fairs are scheduled year round for community entertainment and involvement. The county Parks and Recreation Department operates city parks and develops numerous programs to meet the needs of adults and children.

Service Clubs

Port Orchard has a variety of service and community minded organizations. These clubs make a difference by responding to their community and pooling their resources together to address local issues.

  • Kiwanis Club of Port Orchard
  • Kiwanis Club of South Kitsap
  • South Kitsap Business Network
  • South Kitsap Public Education Foundation    
  • Soroptimist International of Port Orchard
  • Port Orchard Business and Professional Women
  • Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce
  • Port Orchard Eagles, Aerie 2338
  • Port Orchard Lions
  • Port Orchard Rotary International
  • Rotary Club of South Kitsap

For more information on Port Orchard and our surrounding areas, please visit the following websites: