District Information

Fife School District is located east of the City of Tacoma in the Puyallup Valley in Washington State. The district includes three cities -- Fife with a population of 2,860, Milton with a population of 5,000, and a portion of Edgewood. The district also includes the unincorporated areas of Trout Lake, Jovita, and Fife Heights. A part of the Port of Tacoma is included in the district.

There is easy access to the district from the Fife/Milton exit #137 off Interstate 5, between Tacoma and Seattle.

The district enrollment is approximately 3,500 students. The district has six schools:

  • Fife High School, grades 10-12, Principal, Brandon Bakke
  • Columbia Junior High School, grades 8-9, Principal, Mark Robinson
  • Surprise Lake Middle School, grades 6-7, Principal, Mark Beddes
  • Endeavour Intermediate School, grades 2-5, Principal, Amy Mittelstaedt
  • Hedden Elementary School, grades 2-5, Principal, Don Sims
  • Discovery Primary School, grades preK-1, Principal, Julie Bartlett

Because of its attractive location and extensive single and multiple dwelling units, many residents live in the district but work in surrounding neighborhoods, towns, and cities. There is a large suburban community, a smaller but important rural element, and a growing commercial center.

In February of 2010 the patrons of the district approved a four-year educational programs and operations levy with a 67.18% yes vote and a four-year technology levy with a 67.25% yes vote. This is indicative of the community support for our district.

The district continues to make the success of each individual student its highest priority and is a proud member of the Schlechty Center's Standard Bearer Network.

Click here for driving directions to all of our buildings: http://www.fifeschools.com/district/maps/