Peninsula High School is one of three high schools in the Peninsula School District located in Gig Harbor, Washington. The Peninsula School District is comprised of 15 schools and over 9200 students. Geographically, it is located across the Puget Sound from the Seattle/Tacoma area and covers a 120 square-mile area on two peninsulas. The Peninsula School District is considered one of the strongest and most innovative districts in the State of Washington.
Peninsula High School operates on a six period day with Wednesday being a late start. The average class size is 30 with the average teacher load being 150 students.
The certified staff consists of the principal, two assistant principals, an athletics/activities director, a full-time librarian, 4.5 counselors including a career and college specialist, a full-time psychologist, a social worker and over 72 teachers. Special services are available from a part-time nurse, speech, occupational and physical therapists.
As a comprehensive high school, Peninsula offers a large selection of academic, fine arts, resource and career and technical courses. Students may enroll part-time at the West Sound Technical Skills Center in Bremerton, located 30 miles to the west. Students may also enroll full-time or part-time in Running Start programs at one of the local community or technical colleges. Peninsula has worked hard to incorporate the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements. Juniors are required to prepare and present Career Portfolios, while seniors must complete and present a culminating project.