District News 

Renton Schools start classes, for many students, on Sept. 2; others start on Sept. 3 or later.  At elementary schools, students in 1-5 grades start school Sept. 2; kindergarteners start school later (schools are contacting families that have kindergarteners with information about the first day of school).  At middle and high schools, only 6th- and 9th-graders start school on Sept. 2; all students attend school beginning Sept. 3 (this allows 6th- and 9th-graders a chance to get acclimated to their new school, with help from student leadership). See the chart below for you school’s first day of school (click on the chart to downlaod a PDF).

City's photo enforcement program begins with the start of school

August 28, 2014—As school begins on Tuesday, Sept. 2, so, too, does the City of Renton’s photo enforcement program to help keep children safe as they get to and from school.

Renton business leaders welcome more than 100 new teachers to the district
August 26, 2014—More than 100 new teachers were welcomed to Renton today at the Renton Chamber of Commerce’s annual New Teacher Breakfast. This marks the 25th year that Renton-area business leaders have hosted the event to welcome new teachers to the district and the community. 

School Board approves new safety and security plan
August 14, 2014 —Renton School Board members have approved a new safety and security plan designed to help keep schools safe and better prepared for emergencies and natural disasters. 

Voter-approved construction projects continue as district moves to build new middle school
July 24, 2014 —Renovation of old Spring Glen School continues, allowing for building of new middle school at old Hazelwood Elementary School site.

Renton students had great fun learning through the summer at district Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs, taught by our own highly-qualified teachers, right in their own school (click the photo to watch a video of summer STEM learning). The summer programs were provided thanks in large part to individual and business contributions to the Friends of Renton Schools foundation (www.friendsofrentonschools.org).

High school students building a robot

Lakeridge Elementary School’s work to impressively increase student math skills is featured in today’s Seattle Times. The work by Lakeridge Elementary teachers and support staff, coupled with expertise from the University of Washington, has made Lakeridge a model for how best to teach students the core concepts of mathematics, while also providing them with the skills and confidence to achieve personal and education goals.

Click the photo to read the story and see photos and a video of the amazing work being accomplished at Lakeridge Elementary School.

Elementary teacher writing on a board for students


Good News

Renton School District celebrates great work by students, teachers, staff and community members at every School Board meeting.

June 13, 2014

May 30, 2014 

May 16, 2014

 Read some of the exciting things happening throughout the Renton School District.

To receive the Good News e-Newsletter, email the Community Relations Office.

Welcome New Parents to the Renton School District!

Click here to find useful information on how to register your student, find out what school your family will attend, see the school year calendar and start and dismissal times, and much more.

2014-15 School Calendar

Map of Renton School District

2014-15 School Calendar (Spanish)

School Start/Dismissal Times

Find Your School and Bus Route


We’re ready for the start of a great school year! Watch for the Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 edition of the Renton Reporter with information about how Renton School District has prepared for opening day. Or you can read it online by clicking the photo below.

It’s going to be another great year of learning. Click on the image below to watch Renton School District Superintendent Dr. Merri Rieger’s 2014-2015 Back-to-School message.

Common Core

Washington state joins more than 40 other states in the nation in the move to Common Core State Standards, a new set of educational benchmarks for kindergarten through high school that will prepare students for college and careers, and designed to turn them into big thinkers who can compete in the global job market.

Common Core was developed by education experts from 45 states and go deeper into key concepts in math and English language arts. The standards require a practical, real-life application of knowledge that prepares students for success in college, work and life.

Parents can see, by grade level, what their child will learn using the new Common Core State Standards here.


Renton School District is Hiring!

Renton School District is hiring non-teaching positions that routinely open up during the school year. These are full-time positions or part-time substitute positions, with hours that are set or flexible and do not require a teaching degree. Pay can range from $11 to $17.36 per/hour. Current job openings include: School Bus Driver, Custodian, Food Service/Substitute Cook, Office Assistant, and more. Find your new job and apply online now at https://jobs.rentonschools.us/

Looking for tips on how to teach your child at home?

The videos below are of Renton School Disrict teachers doing great work in elementary classrooms. Click the videos to learn how you, too, can help your child learn at a high level.



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