White River School District is strongly focused on providing the best education possible to prepare our students for successes during their school years and beyond. The district has approximately 4,000 students served by four elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and a unique tri-district cooperative for alternative programs.
White River School District is a great place to learn, work and grow. We offer a wealth of excellent opportunities for students and staff at all levels. Our goal is to make learning relevant, challenging and fun. Our highly qualified staff encourage students to become inquisitive, lifelong learners.
Our schools envision an enthusiastic climate for students and adults with high quality, shared staff leadership. We use state-aligned standards in curriculum, instruction and assessments, establishing and maintaining strong parent and community partnerships, and developing and supporting a quality staff that is positive, professional and collaborative. Our schools support a learning environment that focuses on success in learning for all students, that implements best practices in the use of technology to meet diverse student learning styles, and provides ongoing professional development and learning for all staff members.
Situated near the Cascade foothills and majestic Mount Rainier, White River is located in the northeast corner of Pierce County, about 50 miles south of Seattle and about 30 miles east of Tacoma.
The City of Buckley, the towns of Wilkeson and South Prairie and a portion of the City of Bonney Lake lie within the district. The area is a combination of suburban and rural, and is located within easy driving distance to both urban amenities and natural beauty and recreational opportunities.