Pacific Middle School
22705 24th Ave South Des Moines, WA 98198

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Pacific Middle School
22705 24th Ave South Des Moines, WA 98198

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Neighborhood & Choice Schools

All neighborhood schools offer a variety of challenging coursework, taught by highly-skilled teachers, with electives to enhance the learning experience. We encourage you to get to know Mount Rainier High School—explore its website and all it has to offer.

Mount Rainier High School

You will attend Mount Rainier High School if your neighborhood elementary school was Midway, Parkside or Des Moines based on Fall 2019 boundaries.


22450 19th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198


Kyle Linman



Choice Schools

High school students have a lot of options when it comes to high schools. We encourage students and families to find the best fit. Visit for application timeline and details. 


Serving grades 6-12  — application required
Big Picture is focused on relationships, relevance and rigor. The educational program includes real-world learning, internships, individualized learning plans, a small-school setting with low staff-to-student ratios and a college-transition program.


Serving grades 6-12  — application required
CHOICE Academy provides a small, welcoming learning environment with rigorous and relevant curriculum in a family-style school setting. The school offers traditional instruction in the morning with opportunities for off-site, independently-developed electives in the afternoon.

Highline Virtual Academy

Serving grades 6-12  — application required
Highline Virtual Academy is an all remote school. Students who thrive in independent, online learning are good candidates. Staff build relationships and engage students in social-emotional support with students with one-on-one experiences.

Innovation Heights Academy

Serving grades 9-12 — application required
Innovation Heights Academy emphasizes self-discovery, life balance, and accelerated learning toward individual goals. They operate on a half-day model with two-hour daily instructions focused on project-based and cross-curricular learning blocks. 

International Baccalaureate (IB) 

Serving grades 9-12 — IB transfer request form required
IB is an internationally-recognized, college-prep program emphasizing the development of independent learners, critical thinkers, and strong writers with a global perspective. This program is located at Mount Rainier High School.

Maritime High School 

Serving 9th-grade in 2021-22 — application required
Maritime High School is a new small high school opening in September 2021.  The new school will connect students to project-based learning centered on the environment, marine science and maritime careers.

Puget Sound Skills Center

Serving grades 10-12 — application required

PSSC offers specialized programs, from aerospace to dental assisting, equipping students with hands-on skills and dual credits. Students split their time between their home high schools and PSSC. 

Raisbeck Aviation High School 

Serving grades 9-12  application required
RAHS offers a specialized, hands-on, project-based learning curriculum focused on aviation and aerospace related content. Students who are motivated to pursue a science, technology, engineering or math education and a career pathway related to aviation, aerospace and space exploration are ideal candidates.


Serving grades 10-11 — application required
WELS is an innovative project-based program that offers an interdisciplinary, small learning community with a theme of environmental leadership and service. WELS students are active members of their learning community and serve as role models for sixth-grade students while at camp. This program is located at Tyee High School.