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.

Address

22450 19th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198

Principal

Kyle Linman

Office

206-631-7000

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.

The application window for the 2019-20 school year is January 1-31.

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.

Raisbeck Aviation High School 

Serving grades 9-12  application required
RAHS offers a specialized curriculum focused on aviation- and aerospace- related topics. 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.

CHOICE ACADEMY

Serving grades 6-12 in fall 2019 — application required

CHOICE Academy provides a small, welcoming learning environment, with rigorous and relevant curriculum in a family-style school setting. The school offers flexibility, with traditional instruction in the morning and opportunities for on-site or independently-developed electives in the afternoon.

BIG PICTURE High School

Serving grades 6-12 in fall 2019 — 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.