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Celebrating a Milestone: Peninsula High School’s TideHawks NJROTC Achieves Full Funding and Recognition

The Department of the Navy has officially recognized our TideHawks as a Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (NJROTC) unit, granting it full funding and comprehensive support. This is a monumental step for the program, which was established just three years ago.

The newly awarded NJROTC status brings not just prestige but also substantial benefits, including partial reimbursement for instructor salaries, uniform support, and additional financial backing. These resources are pivotal in enhancing the educational and training opportunities for our cadets, helping them develop into leaders and active community members.

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Peninsula School District's CFO, Ashley Murphy, Receives WASBO Award of Merit

We are thrilled to share some exciting news from the heart of our Peninsula School District community. Our very own Chief Financial Officer, Ashley Murphy, has been honored with the WASBO Award of Merit at this year's WASBO Annual Conference in Tacoma.

The WASBO Award of Merit is a recognition given by the Washington Association of School Business Officials to members who have made significant contributions to the organization and have exemplified outstanding service in the field of school business management over the past year. This award highlights the dedication and hard work of individuals like Ashley, who go above and beyond to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of school operations statewide.

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Celebrating Leadership: Superintendent Krestin Bahr Joins AASA Executive Committee

We are thrilled to announce a momentous milestone in the journey of our very own Superintendent, Krestin Bahr. Superintendent Bahr has been elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of AASA, The School Superintendents Association. This notable appointment places her among the leading voices in public school district leadership across the United States.

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    About the Peninsula School District

    To inspire and empower every student, every day.

    Welcome to the Peninsula School District located in Gig Harbor, Washington. Our district is comprised of 17 schools and over 9,000 students. Geographically, we are located across Puget Sound from the Seattle/Tacoma area and cover a 120 square-mile area on two peninsulas, the Gig Harbor Peninsula and Key Peninsula. The Peninsula School District is considered one of the strongest and most innovative districts in the state of Washington.

    The PSD Vision is to inspire and empower every child, every day. Our mission is to be the best school district in the state by preparing every child to be a successful and engaged global citizen through innovation and rigorous programs within a culture of belonging.

    We believe that every child, in every school, deserves support on their own unique journey to excellence every day. 


    9,158 - Number of Students PSD Serves

    91.4% - Graduation Rate

    83% - Students from the Class of 2025 on track to graduate