District News 

District begins work to find space for new, much-needed elementary school
Sept. 17, 2014—Families and businesses continue to move into Renton for its great schools, community amenities and positive business climate. With the growth comes the need to find options for school buildings to house the increasing number of students enrolling in Renton schools.

Hazen High senior Tudi Le recognized among nation's top scholars
September 15, 2014—Hazen High School senior Tudi Le is a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist. Tudi is recognized as an academically-talented student with one of the highest scores in Washington state on the annual Preliminary SAT National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT).

District joins community organizations to celebrate Hispanic heritage
September 5, 2014—Renton School District last night joined together with more than a dozen community partners to celebrate the rich diversity and heritage of families in the Renton Highlands at the annual Community Heritage event in Kiwanis Park, in Renton.

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.

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. 


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.

September 19, 2014

June 13, 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

Click the photo below to watch a short video of Renton School District's first day of the 2014-2015 school year.


We’re ready for the start of a great school year! Click the photo below to read how Renton School District prepared for the first day of the 2014-2015 school year.

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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