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North Kitsap High School
1780 NE Hostmark St.
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 396-3100
Fax (360) 396-3927
CEEB Code: 480920
Megan Sawicki
High School Principal
(360) 396-3102

Attendance Hotline
(360) 396-3100 - option 2

Billy Rodgers
Athletic Coordinator
(360) 396-3125
Michael Bliss
High School Assistant Principal
(360) 396-3106

Counseling Center
(360) 396-3113

Bob Marshall
High School Assistant Principal
(360) 396-3107


(360) 396-3120


North Kitsap High School and Its Community

Located in the picturesque town of Poulsbo, Washington, North Kitsap High School (NKHS) is nestled amidst the scenic and majestic landscapes of Kitsap County. This area, fondly referred to as “Little Norway,” is a cultural tapestry that is home to about 10,500 residents. The community benefits from the town's proximity to Seattle, which is just an 11-mile, 35-minute ferry ride away.

Poulsbo's captivating views of the Olympic Mountains attract thousands of visitors annually, reinforcing the town's vibrancy. Furthermore, it is home to Naval Base Kitsap, which is the largest employer in the county, contributing significantly to the local economy.

NKHS is a core part of this thriving community, providing a comprehensive four-year public high school education to approximately 1,100 students. We adhere to a two-semester, 36-week school schedule facilitated through a modified block instructional system.

Accredited by both the State of Washington and the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (NASC), NKHS ensures a safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning environment for all students. Our commitment extends beyond rigorous AP and college preparatory curricula, as we also offer a range of extracurricular experiences designed to enrich student life and prepare our graduates for success in their post-high school endeavors.

In the heart of historic Poulsbo, NKHS is more than a school - it's a dynamic learning community integral to the broader cultural mosaic of "Little Norway."

Graduation Requirements

Half a credit is awarded for successful completion of a semester long course. Students must earn a total of 24 credits to graduate. Most students carry a full course load consisting of six classes in both the spring and fall semesters. See course distribution below:

Subject Area Credits
English 4
Social Studies
Physical Education / Heath
Career & Technical Education (CTE)
Visual & Performing Arts
Electives 4
World Language 2
Total Credits Required 24


Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

Computer Science Principals
Computer Science
Studio Drawing
3D Design Advanced
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
US History Government & Politics
US History
European History
English Language & Composition
English Literature
Environmental Science
Modern World History
Student Arts

Grades and Class Rank Policy

All grades, by state mandate, are not weighted. All courses, except those denoted with a “E”, “P”, “S”, “W”, or an “NC”, are calculated into a students cumulative GPA and class rank. Students are not ranked until the completion of their junior year. In light of the highly competitive nature of our school and the academic success that most of our students enjoy, a Grade Distribution Chart has been provided to put class rank in the proper perspective. 

Cumulative GPA Distribution Class of 2022

GPA Details
1.0 > 2.0 10
2.1 - 2.49 17
2.5 - 3.09 61
3.1 - 3.49 53
3.5 - 4.0 94


Cumulative GPA Distribution Class of 2022

Student Achievements

Graduated in 4 Years  91.8%
Special Education Population
Free or Reduced Lunch Population
Class of 2021 College Bound Students
Class of 2021 to a 4-year school
Class of 2021 to a 2-year school 
Students completed a dual credit course
Average class size 21


NKHS Staff

Classroom Teachers 58
Support Staff 29
Administrators 3
Average Years of Teacher Experience
Percentage of Teachers with a Master's Degree
Percentage of Teachers with Full Certificate 97.9%
Number of National Board Certified Teachers


NKHS Testing Information

PSAT Scores

Class # Tested Mean Scores  Met
2020 87 EWR 91%
    Math 68%
    Met Both 67%
2021 61 EWR 90
    Math 64%
    Met Both 62%
2022 116 EWR 88%
    Math 64%
    Both 55%

SAT Scores

Class Mean Scores Middle 50% Range
2022 Mean ERW 591 200-800
Math 561 200-800
2021 Mean ERW N/A N/A
Math N/A N/A
2020 Mean ERW 585 500-590
Math 568 500-590

ACT Scores

Class # Tested English Math Reading Science Composite
2022 15 22.9 21.9 26.8 23.5 24
2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2020 61 22.5 22.5 23.7 23 23

AP Enrollment

All School Test Taken Enrollment
2019-2020 390
2020-2021 170
2021-2022 301