Welcome to Port Townsend School District
Learning Through a Sense of Place

                                               Thank you message from Superintendent Polm

Dear Port Townsend Families:

On behalf of the students and staff of the Port Townsend Schools, I would like to thank the community for supporting the Educational Programs and School Support Levy and the Capital Levy. The final certified vote shows 68.48% yes for the EP & SS Levy and 67.13% yes for the Capital Levy. THANK YOU!

The school district is now in a position to complete budget development for 2019-2020 and beyond, as well as plan for the use of the capital funds to install elevators in the Main and Annex buildings on the High School Campus. In addition, we will develop a work plan for the next 3-4 years that will include projects on all three campuses.

I am honored to serve in my third year as Superintendent in the Port Townsend School District, and so proud and thankful of our community. Under the leadership of your School Board, and with the support of staff, families, and the community, Port Townsend Schools will continue be engaged with our community and committed to providing quality programming within a maritime and place-based framework.

Although every school district could use additional funding, at this time Port Townsend Schools are financially stable thanks to the support of our community. Innovation is supported, experiential learning is fundamental, and the student experience is prioritized at all levels in all schools. Student enrollment is slightly growing, which is related to quality programming, quality staff, and a supportive community.

We hope that a strong school system contributes to strong community services, which in turn will help encourage businesses and families to our community.

Port Townsend School District has a proud history and we hope you join us in our
excitement about the future.

Thank you for partnering with us in the education of the children of Port Townsend!

Best wishes to all of our students for a successful rest of the school year!


Upcoming Events
The Port Townsend School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Business Meeting Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 1610 Blaine St., Room S-11 at 5:30 p.m.  View agenda.

2018-19 One-Page School Calendar Revised 3-7-19

In case of school closure due to weather, information will be posted here, and is available on Seattle television and radio stations, KIRO 7, KOMO 4, KING 5 and FOX 13.  Also, if you dial 360-379-4500 and enter extension 4587, closure information will also be there.
SafeSchools Live Tip Program is now SafeSchools Alert.  Look under Families for link.

Employment Openings & Application

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About Us
The Port Townsend School District is dedicated to providing a place-based education to every student. Port Townsend is a great place to live, work, raise a family and enjoy numerous recreational activities.  The community is very supportive of the Port Townsend School District and partners to provide engaging learning experiences for all students through Centrum, the Northwest Maritime Center, North Olympic Salmon Coalition, Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Jefferson Land Trust, the YMCA, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation, PTA, the Port Townsend Education Foundation, and various other youth oriented activities and clubs.    
The District had an annual average enrollment of 1,141 for the 2017-18 school year. 

 Superintendent:  Dr. John A. Polm, Jr.

                                                 SCHOOL BOARD                 
Nathanael O'Hara    Connie Welch    Keith White  Laura Tucker  Jennifer James-Wilson   
Nathanael O'Hara        Connie Welch         Keith White          Laura Tucker         Jennifer James-Wilson 


Port Townsend School District Campuses

    1637 Grant Street
    Port Townsend WA 98368
    360 379-4535
    FAX: 360 379-4261