THS StudentsWe welcome you to the Tenino High School website. Thanks for dropping by to see the exciting news and activities happening here at our school and in our community. We provide outstanding education in Tenino, Washington. We're located just minutes from the metro area. We encourage you to visit next time you're in the area.

We also hope you'll accept our invitation to visit this website often and stay as long as you like. We think it’s a great place to join together as a community in support of our kids. We look forward to partnering with you to lead and inspire our students.


Our Mission and Vision

Our mission: Preparing life-long learners as responsible citizens in a dynamic, changing world.

Our vision: The culture of Tenino High School supports learning and develops results through relationships, rigor, and relevance.

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Important dates and information


  • 2: First day of school
  • 3: School Picture Day
  • 20: “Make a Difference” Day


  • 8: Late Start for Professional Development
  • 9: School Picture Retakes
  • 17: Healthy Youth Survey grades 10 and 12
  • 19: Hall Decorating for Homecoming
  • 20-24: Homecoming Week
  • 24: Homecoming Parade 6:00 p.m.
  • 25: Homecoming Dance 8:00-11:00 p.m.
  • 29: College Fair
  • 29: Band Concert 7:00 p.m.
  • 31: Haunted House 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

A Message From Our Principal

Welcome Back! 

The 2014-15 school year is shaping up to be an outstanding one for the staff and students of Tenino High School. We have added new courses including Psychology and Forensic Science, and our building received critical health/safety improvements in carpeting and roofing. We have also welcomed new staff members in Career/Technical Education (CTE), English/Social Studies, and a new assistant principal. 

This year is also a big one for Tenino High School in that we will be going through our required periodic accreditation process. While the two-day accreditation visit is not until late February, there is much work that the school staff and administration must do to prepare. Part of that preparation is the completion of student, staff, and stakeholder surveys.
We will provide time at school for staff and student surveys, and parents will be taking the survey during student-lead conferences in the fall. Any parents that may not be able to attend conferences may take the survey online.

Finally, this year as a staff we will be continuing our work with student engagement strategies and starting to focus on a school-wide increase in rigor. Rigor and engagement are key factors in increasing the quality of student learning at all levels, and I am dedicated to providing our staff with the necessary professional development to move in that direction. 

I hope you all have a wonderful school year!

David Chappell
David Chappell

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What's New
What Parents Need to Know About Smart Kids

The Northwest Gifted Child Association is hosting a workshop for parents of gifted children on Sunday, November 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Brightwater Center. Read more >>>

Football Game Addition

The Tenino Beavers will end their football season with a game at Kings Way Christian on Friday, November 7. Read more >>>

Senior Yearbook Photos

Submit your senior photos for the yearbook online today!

Tenino Athletics Code

Earlier this week it became apparent that the Tenino athletics code did not meet the requirements of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) in relation to multiple failing grades. Read more >>>

Scholarship Opportunities

Don't miss your opportunity to apply for scholarships. After all, it's free money! Be sure to check out our list of scholarships on the Guidance Office page.