Fiscally Sound

A commitment to forward-thinking operational planning, passionate school board and district leadership and sound fiscal management has ensured financial stability and continuity of programs for our students and staff.

College Town

Walla Walla is a college town with Whitman College, Walla Walla University and Walla Walla Community College all within the community. Higher education brings national speakers, special events, college athletics and performing arts to the community.

Professional Development

The district’s Beginning Educator Support Team provides mentoring and support for new teachers. We offer our educators ongoing learning and leadership opportunities across the district.
Diversity is Our Strength

Diversity is our Strength

Walla Walla Public Schools recognizes, celebrates and honors the diversity within its student population and greater community. The district maintains an unwavering commitment towards equity, social justice and increasing workforce diversity to better reflect its student population.

Community Support

Our school district dates back to 1857. The community has always put families and children first including passing bonds to improve facilities and a 40-year legacy of continuous levy approval to provide enhanced learning opportunities. Our residents stay connected to local school issues and are ready to pitch in with additional resources and volunteer support.


Join our tight-knit family of educators who have dedicated their lives in support of Walla Walla’s 6000 students. If you have compassion for others, a drive to inspire and gift for teaching and for learning...

Walla Walla is right for you. All we want are good stewards, role models and inspiring individuals. It could be you.

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Peggy Payne

Walla Walla High School Science Teacher

"We have talented and fun students. I value our hard-working, reflective, caring and creative colleagues who are motivated by their love of kids. Our school district has energetic, focused, analytical and caring administrators. I love our beautiful campus with the Yellowhawk Creek running through it and an amazing view of the Blue Mountains."

Claudia Saldívar

Second Grade Dual Language Teacher

“I enjoy working in the Walla Walla Public School District because leaders listen to your teacher and student needs. Therefore, you feel valued and students succeed! There are opportunities to grow as a leader through trainings, observations, and leadership roles. It is a privilege teaching and working in a classroom setting where bilingualism, biliteracy, and multiculturalism are respected and valued. I am so grateful for my job!”

Missy Johnson

Fourth Grade Teacher

"It is a blessing to work with such amazing staff, students, and families in a place that focuses on teamwork, community, and doing what is best for kids! There is no place I would rather be!"



Making new friends and new life connections is simpler in a small community with a big heart. Walk through our award winning downtown and be greeted with a smile. We represent small town values, cultural diversity and a strong economy. Find your peace of mind far from bumper-to-bumper traffic, noise and big city hustle and bustle. Tree lined streets, children playing in their yards and the sounds of laughter from a playground are common place in Walla Walla. Five minutes to anywhere so there is more time for you.

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