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Priding itself on great education for its children and youth, the FME area provides a top-notch public school system and one private school.

District information

Fife School District is located east of the City of Tacoma in the Puyallup Valley in Washington State. The district includes three cities – Fife with a population of 2,860, Milton with a population of 5,000 and a portion of Edgewood. The district also includes the unincorporated areas of Trout Lake, Jovita and Fife Heights. A part of the Port of Tacoma is included in the district.

The district enrollment is approximately 3,500 students. The district has six schools:

Fife High School
Grades 10-12 | Principal, Ron Ness

Columbia Junior High School
Grades 8-9 | Principal, Mark Robinson

Surprise Lake Middle School
Grades 6-7 | Principal, Mark Beddes

Endeavour Intermediate School
Grades 2-5 | Principal, Josh Goodman

Hedden Elementary School
Grades 2-5 | Principal, Don Sims

Discovery Primary School
Grades Pre-K-1 | Principal, Julie Bartlett

Because of its attractive location and extensive single and multiple dwelling units, many residents live in the district but work in surrounding neighborhoods, towns and cities. There is a large suburban community, a smaller but important rural element, and a growing commercial center.

The district continues to make the success of each individual student its highest priority and is a proud member of the Schlechty Center’s Standard Bearer Network.

Private Schools

All Saints Catholic School (K-2)
2323 54th Ave. E, Fife, WA 98424 | (253) 922-5360

Salvation Christian Academy (K-12)
10622 8th St. E, Edgewood, WA 98372 | (253) 952-7163


Bates Technical College
(253) 680-7000

Clover Park Technical College
(253) 589-5800

Charter College
(253) 252-4200

Community College

Green River Community College
(253) 833-9991

Highline Community College
(206) 878-3710

Pierce College, Puyallup
(253) 840-8400

Tacoma Community College
(253) 566-5000


Pacific Lutheran University
(253) 531-6900

University of Puget Sound
(253) 879-3100

University of Washington State, Tacoma
(253) 692-4000

Washington State University
(509) 335-3564