Orting School District

All students ready for college, careers, and life

How do we rate?

Parents, realtors, and even other educators often ask how Orting rates as a school district. While there is no official rating system for school districts, there are factors that can be considered when evaluating districts.

A wide range of academic and extra-curricular activities

Orting emphasizes a strong program in basic skills and electives for all students. Schools offer a variety of electives, as well as before and after school programs, clubs and activities.

Programs for gifted students and those with special needs

Basic skills are enhanced by offerings in gifted, alternative, career and technical education. Special needs are met with an extensive special education program, English Language Learner, and ECEAP classes.

Students pursuing higher education

Over 73% of Orting graduates in 2013 indicated a plan to enroll at a 4-year university, community college, technical school, trade school or the military.

Graduation Rate

Orting had an on-time graduation rate of 81.2% and an extended graduation rate of 87.8% in 2012 and a drop-out rate of 2.8%. 

Excellence in teaching

Orting teachers had an average 10.8 years of teacher experience in 2012 and 59.1% of Orting teachers have at least a master's degree.  97.8% of classes in Orting are taught by teachers meeting the No Child Left Behind highly qualified definition.

Opportunities for input and involvement

Parents and community members are encouraged to participate in school district activities and programs both in the schools and at the district level. Feedback about how the district is doing and how we can improve is gathered through committee involvement and periodic surveys.

Strong community and business partnerships

2,000 Parent and community volunteers currently help in our schools. Learning is a responsibility shared by parents, volunteers and representatives from agencies and businesses. The district provides extensive opportunities as well as support to these partners.

Registering for School

Students can register year round (except July) at the school they will be attending. During July 8th-31st, students K-8 can register at Ptarmigan Ridge Intermediate school from 9am-12pm Monday-Thursday.  Students 9-12 can register at Orting High School, contact Becky Gundstrom for an appointment 360.893.2246 x426.


To qualify for the Pre-School program, a child must be three years old by August 31. This is a tuition based developmental program with peer mentoring.
ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) phone 360.893.6767
A comprehensive preschool program that provides free services and support to eligible children and their families. The goal of the program is to help ensure all Washington children enter kindergarten ready to succeed.  The program includes:
  • Early learning preschool
  • Family support and parent involvement
  • Child health coordination and nutrition 


Students entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 31.
Children attending kindergarten attend Monday/Wednesday and some Fridays or Tuesday/Thursday and some Fridays or a lottery based all-day kindergarten program.

  • Proof of birth
  • List of immunizations
  • Proof of residency

Elementary Schools

  • Proof of birth
  • List of immunizations
  • Proof of residency

Secondary Schools

  • Proof of birth
  • List of immunizations
  • Proof of residency
  • Withdrawal sheet or report card from previous school