The Centralia School District is the largest district in Lewis County, with nearly 3,600 students. The district includes a traditional four-year high school, an alternative high school (Futurus), 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.


Centralia School District #401 complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all district employment and other opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX Officer and Civil Rights Coordinator, Steven Warren, stwarren@centralia.wednet.edu (Director Human Resources), or Section 504 Coordinator, Kate Pothier, kpothier@centralia.wednet.edu (Director Special Education). The Compliance Officers listed can be reached at 2320 Borst Avenue, Centralia, WA 98531-0610, (360) 330-7600.


  • Edison Teacher Experiments With Student-Led Conferences

    Mrs. Styger is using a conferencing method usually seen at the middle and high school levels this year.

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  • Kindergarten Roundup: May 11th

    A great opportunity to register your new student for kindergarten and to meet the staff at your schools!

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  • 20th Annual SWW Biotech Day a Huge Success at CHS

    More than 300 students from nine schools participated in the event this year.

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  • Holocaust Day Brings First-Hand Account of Jewish Plight to CHS

    Sophomores sit for presentation by Holocaust survivor, view Schindler's List.

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  • Elementary Chefs Participate in Future Chef Competition at CHS

    Seven students from Oakview and Washington planned dishes and competed for awesome prizes in the first annual event.

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  • Letter Regarding CSD, State, and Federal Policies on Immigration and Education

    Letter from Superintendent Mark Davalos contains information on board policies, state/federal laws.

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  • Child Diagnosed With Pertussis

    A student at Fords Prairie has been diagnosed with pertussis (whooping cough). They are not considered contaigous. Read more here, including a release from the Lewis County Health Department.

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  • Bond Passes with 61.88 Percent Approval

    Voters approve of $74 million bond which will allow for the complete reconstruction of CHS and the construction of two new elementary schools.

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  • District Begins Seeing Results from i-Ready Investment

    Data from Fall and Winter assessments shows growth at every grade level

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  • Highly Capable Student Testing (HiCap)

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