The Centralia School District is the largest district in Lewis County, with more than 3,400 students. The district includes a traditional four-year high school, an alternative high school, a two-year middle school, five primary/intermediate elementary schools.
We are dedicated to providing a quality education to all students through programs and facilities that Centralians are justly proud of.
Our Community
Located in scenic Southwest Washington, Centralia's  16,300 residents enjoy the beauty and activities offered by the great outdoors. Skiing, mountain climbing, hiking, fishing, boating, and ocean beaches are all within a 100-mile radius of Centralia. In addition, our location almost exactly between Seattle and Portland gives residents easy access to all that both metropolitan areas have to offer.

Centralia is home to the state's oldest continuously operating community college, which offers a wide variety of educational opportunities.


The Centralia School District #401  does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all district employment and opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX/RCW28.A640 Officer, Section 504 Coordinator, or Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator at 2320 Borst Avenue, Post Office Box 610, Centralia, WA 98531-0610, (360) 330-7600. 
Check out this great video presentation in which STEM Coach Mike Stratton and James Hill (architect) lead us on a virtual tour of the upcoming CHS STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) building project.  



    Students, Staff, and Parents asked to attend

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  • Statement on Recent Clown Threat Rumors

    District call went to parents on October 6

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  • Facilities Survey Results Released

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  • District Court Judge Visits Students

    R. W. Buzzard visited 3rd grade at Edison and Fords Prairie

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  • i-Ready Launches In Centralia

    New assessment & learning tool replaces SRI & SMI

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  • 2016 Facility Master Plan Approved By Board

    Read the full document, prepared by Nichols Consulting

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  • Tests show CSD Water Supply is Safe

    Low lead levels in all CSD buildings

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  • Board of Directors Issues STEM Building Grant Proclamation

    Proclamation extends thanks to those who have donated to the project

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  • 2016 Community Survey Results

    Thank you very much for your input!

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  • CHS Awarded $3.602 Million Grant to Construct STEM Facility

    Grant is from OSPI and WA Stem

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