Our District

Students arrive at Tahoma High School

Tahoma School District serves approximately 8,600 students in grades pre-K-12 in and around Maple Valley, WA, a suburban community (24,000 population) in Southeast King County, about 30 miles southeast of Seattle.

The name "Tahoma" was created by students in 1926 for the newly built junior-senior high school that served three independent school districts: Taylor, Hobart and Maple Valley. The name is derived from the first two letters of each of those names. That school is still being used as Tahoma Elementary School.

Tahoma School District is recognized as innovative in its development and use of curriculum. Test scores indicate that Tahoma students are among the state's top 5 percent, on average.

The district provides a quality learning environment for all students, including those with special needs and those who are qualified to participate in gifted education programs. Music, athletics and other extracurricular activities are available, too.

The district has one high school for grades 9-12, Tahoma High School, which opened in a new building for grades 9-12 in September 2017. There are two middle schools, and six elementary schools.

Tahoma High School is a Class AAAA school and is a member of the North Puget Sound League for sports and other activities.

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