• 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 or pickup a registration packet at the district office.  For summer hours please check school websites for availability.

    Pre-School

    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 

    Kindergarten

    Students entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 31.
    All-day kindergarten Monday through Friday (collaboration Fridays follow each school's dismissal schedule).

    Required:
    • Proof of birth
    • List of immunizations
    • Proof of residency

    Elementary Schools

    Required:
    • Proof of birth
    • List of immunizations
    • Proof of residency

    Secondary Schools

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