In 2016, Steilacoom High School had the highest graduation rate in Pierce County. 92.8 percent of our students walked across the stage after four years as graduates.
Steilacoom HS is located just south of Chambers Bay on the Puget Sound in Steilacoom, WA.
Last year, Steilacoom High School seniors accepted over TWO MILLION dollars in scholarship money for their post-secondary pursuits. $2,342,029.55...to be exact!
Steilly students at the 2016 Talent Show.
Communities: Steilacoom, DuPont & Anderson Island
Student Population: 917, Grades 9-12. 2A Classification.
Teachers: 50 Teachers. (33 with a Master's Degree)
Location: South of Chambers Bay. West of Lakewood.
Schedule: 6-Period Day. Semesters. 7:35 - 2:05.
Evaluation Model: TPEP, Danielson Framework.
Steilly Book Club at the Red Ribbon Bazaar.
Common Grading Practices
Steilacoom High will move to a completely unified standards-based grading system for the 2017-2018 school-year. 90% of a student's grade comes from Summative Assessments and the other 10% of the grade consists of Success Skills. Formative practice is not factored. Teachers choose anchor standards for courses and create common assessments in their PLC.
Friday Night Lights for Steilly Football.
AP, Running Start & PCSC
Steilly students benefit from our close proximity to Pierce College. In the 2016-2017 school-year about 110 students took at least one course at PCC. We also have a large percentage of our students who enroll in AP classes. We offer 12 AP courses currently and are looking to add more next year. Students can also attend the Pierce County Skills Center for additional Career/Technical courses.
Steilly Cheer Welcomes Freshmen on Day One.
Teachers at SHS benefit from weekly structured PLC time. We use the DuFour model which seeks to assist teachers in their work using common assessments and four guiding questions: 1, What do we want our student to know? 2, How will we know if they have learned it? 3, What do we do if they don't learn it? 4, What do we do if they have learned it? Once a month we utilize this PLC time for building-directed professional learning.
SHS Math Teachers Partner with Pioneer Middle School Teachers to Improve Practice.
In the past two years we have sent almost 50% of our staff to Standards-Based Grading training. Our building leadership has also committed to the staff that we are willing to allow teachers to seek out their own professional development, provided that it aligns with our building school improvement plan.
Steilly ASB Officers Host a Student Leadership Summit.
Clubs, Athletics, CTE
Teachers and staff at Steilly lead 20(!) different clubs, all of which report back to our Associated Student Body executives in monthly senate meetings.
We compete in the South Puget Sound League, at the 2A level against teams from Pierce, Thurston and King counties. Our athletics program includes 21 varsity teams, and many sub-varsity options as well. Since opening in 1981 we have won 13 state championships.
Our Career & Technical Education (CTE) program is substantial for a school our size. We offer seven unique course tracks within five pathways. Each pathways seeks to provide a student with college credit upon completion.
A Steilacoom Student Speaks at the MLK Assembly.
Due to our close proximity to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (the 4th largest military base in the US) we have forged a great relationship with our military families. We have a club called Student-2-Student (S2S) which exists to assist new military students acclimate to our building. Many on-base families choose to waive their students into our district because of our academic successes.
The SHS Film Club Won a National Competition in New York City in the Fall of 2016.
Steilacoom Historical School District is Washington State's first school district. We are a one Middle School and one High School district. There many benefits that come from working in a district that provides you with consistent and meaningful access to district officials. We are fortunate to work with a school board who is invested in teacher and student growth.
We like to think of ourselves as Western Washington's best kept secret!
Steilly Cheer Performs at the Welcome Back Assembly.
Additional Paid Time
We know teaching is a demanding job. Teachers at Steilacoom High School are afforded additional paid time to take care of the myriad things that impact your important work. In our district you receive 24% of your salary as compensation for your extra time.
Seniors Enjoyed a Photo Booth at Lunch During Homecoming Spirit Week 2016.
Once a month, our staff meets in the morning to work in intervention teams. These breakout groups include focuses on RTI, PBIS & Core-24. Additionally, we offer weekly study time for our students during the school day. It is a 30-minute block in which students can seek additional support from their teachers, or stay in their advisory and study independently.
Our Stadium Turf is in Excellent Condition, and Used Quite Often by our Athletic Teams and Community Members.
Another support we offer for our staff is our assessment center. On early-release Wednesday's we have a classroom staffed by a para-educator where teachers can send students to reassess in a quiet and safe atmosphere without further impacting the teacher's time.
A Steilly Student Works on the Yearbook Layout in our Brand-New Apple Computer Lab.
Jobs We Anticipate
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