About Central Kitsap School District


CKS StudentsCentral Kitsap School District covers a 110 square-mile area in and around Silverdale, Washington. The district serves about 11,073 (as of March 2013) students in kindergarten through grade 12.


Silverdale, in the heart of the western Puget Sound region, is considered to be one of the most livable areas in the country. Central Kitsap offers a balanced lifestyle with easy access to Seattle and excellent recreational opportunities, including saltwater and lake fishing, water and snow skiing, golfing and boating in large protected waterways.


The Kitsap Peninsula is home to Naval Base Kitsap, the largest naval organization in Navy Region Northwest. It comprises installations in Bremerton, Bangor and Keyport. Naval Base Kitsap is our area's largest employer. Twenty-three percent (23%) of our students are active-duty military family dependents. A total of 43% of our students' families are either active-duty military or other Department of Defense employees.


The district has two high schools serving grades 9 through 12, one secondary school serving grades 7 through 12, three junior high schools serving grades 7 and 8, three satellite programs, twelve elementary schools, and a home-school support program.  In addition, we offer learning opportunities in a non-traditional setting for both junior high and high school students through our alternative programs.

Our Mission
Central Kitsap School District's mission is to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to succeed and prosper in an ever-changing global society.


Our Vision
Central Kitsap School District will be an academically strong, fiscally sound, and safe learning community.


About the CK Community

The Silverdale and Greater Kitsap area offer a wide variety of activities and opportunities for individuals and families seeking a great place to live, work or raise a family.

Local highlights include:

  • The most affordable housing in the greater Puget Sound area
  • Kitsap Mall--the largest shopping center on the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas
  • Easy access to Seattle for additional plays, concerts, cultural events, or shopping
  • Easy access to a multitude of recreational opportunities including hiking, skiing, boating, camping, biking, kayaking--almost any sport or activity an individual may wish to pursue
  • One of the most scenic areas in the Pacific Northwest to live--nestled between the Cascade and Olympic Mountains


About CK Test Scores

CKSD and its schools review test data and classroom assessments annually to identify teaching strategies and staff development that will continuously improve student achievement at all grade levels.

  • CK students consistently test at or above students state wide
  • About 80 percent of CK students are meeting the state test reading standard at grade 10
  • In 2011, CKSD average SAT scores for graduating seniors were at or above the state and the nation
  • CK continues to run a strong Advanced Placement program offering college level courses in the high school.  In 2010-11, there were 1,750 enrollments in AP classes, and students took more than 1,500 AP tests.

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About CK Technology

CKSD uses technology as an integral part of its instructional program and communications system.


  • The District currently has Local Area Network (LAN) systems in all of its schools and departments and a Wide Area Network (WAN) system connecting the entire District.  The Capital Projects Levy passed in February of 2011 provided resources to upgrade from a Wide Area Network (WAN) to fiber optics cable.
  • Teachers and support staff have computers for tracking student information and for planning and preparing classroom instruction.  The Capital Projects Levy provides interactive projector technology, document cameras and updated instructional software in CKSD classrooms to enhance the learning environment.
  • Teachers and students also have access to the Internet and our e-learning software platform, Moodle, as part of the instructional program.
  • CK provides teachers and support staff with free classes in the use of computer programs for a variety of classroom and organizational needs.


About CK Staff Development Program

CKSD has a comprehensive staff development program designed to support individual and organizational professional growth. The program assists teachers and other staff in helping students meet the challenging learning requirements--or essential learnings--set by the District and the state. CK staff development opportunities promote Powerful Teaching and Learning at all instructional levels.

  • CK has a mentoring program for teachers new to the profession and the District.
  • Job-embedded staff development is offered at each school site. These services provide opportunities for instructional coaching, professional collaboration and self-reflection, and training around current pedagogical research and brain-based instructional strategies.
  • Free classes are provided throughout the school year to support professional development in a variety of instructional techniques, curriculum, and technology.
  • A Summer Institute provides instructional staff and others with an opportunity to expand skills.

About CK Special Programs

CKSD has a number of educational program choices for parents and students. Elementary programs are the K-6 Montessori Program; K-6 TEAM Program with high levels of parent involvement; and self-contained classrooms for gifted students in grades one through eight.

Secondary choices include a magnet junior high gifted educational program, extensive career/technical classes, and a comprehensive high school Advanced Placement program in 10 academic areas including history, math, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science and foreign languages.

CK has an Alternative Program for students needing a nontraditional educational program. An Off Campus Program supports parents who choose to educate their children at home.

About CK Community Engagement

CKSD has a long-standing tradition of involving parents and the community in its educational program and decision-making process. Parent involvement is an important part of each student’s academic success. CK and its schools have a variety of resources and educational opportunities to help families support their child’s learning at home.

The award-winning U.S. Navy Personal Excellence through Cooperative Education (PECE) program partners area commands with every school in the District. Annually, parent, Navy and community volunteers donate thousands of hours in a variety of projects and programs in our schools.

Family and parent involvement is an important part of a student's academic success.  CK has an active PTSA and its Curriculum and Instruction Department has developed a number of parent resources to link learning in the classroom with learning at home.  For more information about parent resources, call Curriculum at (360) 662-1710.

Interested community members are invited to volunteer their time in our schools by calling Community Schools at (360) 662-1635.