North Thurston High School

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North Thurston High School
North Thurston High School building.jpg
Motto Committed to Excellence: Providing every student the academic and life skills necessary to succeed in a diverse world.
Established 1955
Type Public secondary
Principal Tyler Roach
Faculty 70
Students 1428
Grades 9-12
Location Lacey, Washington, USA

Purple and White

Mascot Ram
Website North Thurston High School
North Thurston High School

North Thurston High School, located in the North Thurston Public Schools District in Lacey, Washington, is a comprehensive high school which first opened in 1955. North Thurston serves a portion of Lacey and northeast Thurston County. The school is accredited by the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The principal is Tyler Roach.


The current North Thurston High School campus was constructed in 1983; South Sound Stadium was added in 1985 and the Auditorium was added in 1995. NTHS' central building easily hit capacity within the first few years after being constructed. A flood of portables were brought in during the mid 80's to handle the student enrollment growth along with the 1993 construction of River Ridge High School. Several portables are still in use to handle the over-capacity demand on the NTHS campus.

The original North Thurston High School campus used to be located on what is now the student parking lot. This campus was constructed in 1954 and torn down in 1984. The old campus hosted Chinook Middle School students during the 1983-1984 year while Chinook's building went through a building remodel. Three original building from the old NTHS campus; NTPS' Bower Learning Center (the old high school library), the auto shop, and the school swimming pool were part of the old high school campus and are still in use. With the exception of the auto shop building, the pool and Bower Learning Center were recently remodeled in 2003.

As of 2011, a re-modernization project to remodel the 27-year old North Thurston High School building is currently under development by North Thurston Public Schools and awaits funding. The project would take place in various yearly stages with students on campus. Some ideas being considered are a new gymnasium with expanded capacity, expansion of the current commons area into the current gymnasium, increased parking, additional building expansion to replace 27 portables, and modernization and safety upgrades of current classroom, hallway, and unused spaces.

Notable alumni[edit]


North Thurston High School is a 3A-division member of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. It is a member of the Narrows League, which includes a combination of 4A and 3A schools. The boys swim and dive team is currently on a dominant 40 duel meet winning streak.

State Championships
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Soccer, Boys 9 1990
Winter Cheerleading 1 2011
Spring Baseball 19 2002
Total 3

State Championships, 2nd place:

Baseball - 1976, 1987; Boys Soccer - 1985; Girls Swimming - 1984; Boys Tennis - 1987; Boys Track and Field - 1987; Girls Track and Field - 1994

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bartley, Nancy; Lacitis, Erik (2004-02-22). "The Vietnam War: Choices that defined a generation". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2012-11-06. 

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Coordinates: 47°03′07″N 122°49′55″W / 47.05194°N 122.83194°W / 47.05194; -122.83194