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Stahl Junior High School
9610 168th Street East
Puyallup, WA 98375

Stahl Junior High School was opened in 1993 and is located on South Hill, west of Meridian Street South and just south of 168th Street East. The project architect was Erickson McGovern Peterson Storaasli of Tacoma, Washington, and the general contractor was LP & H Construction Company of Longview, Washington. Stahl Junior High School was a state matched project with the local funding coming from the 1991 Bond Issue.

The school was named in honor of Mrs. Doris M. Stahl. Doris began her teaching career in 1939 in the Montesano School District. She moved to the Puyallup School District in 1942 and taught junior high spelling and penmanship. After spending six years in Arizona, Mrs. Stahl returned to the Puyallup School District in 1953 and taught English at Puyallup High School. At the time of her retirement, in 1981, Doris had taught for 33 years in the Puyallup School District, 31 at the junior high level. The school was named in recognition of a teacher who represented excellence in the teaching profession and in the Puyallup School District. She was the consummate junior high teacher and was loved, respected, and appreciated by all that knew her. Doris Stahl passed away on January 20, 1983.

The permanent building has a total of 30 classroom spaces, two (2) gymnasiums, four (4) special education rooms and several smaller specialty instructional spaces. In 2012, the building received a Building Assessment Score of 70, compared to a districtwide rating average of 76.4. It will be eligible for state matching funds for modernization or new construction in lieu of modernization in the year 2023.

In 2020, construction began to add an addition funded with state match funds generated from the 2015 Bond. The project included changes to the existing building and construction of an addition to align more closely with our 1,000 student educational specification and will be completed in two phases.

Phase 1 included renovations of approx. 9,000 sq. ft. of the existing CTE and performing arts areas and approx. 2,500 sq. ft. addition to custodial/receiving and Commons, removal of thirteen (13) portables, mechanical upgrades, and a secure vestibule at the building entry.

Phase 2 will constructed a 16,000 sq. ft. addition including six (6) general education classrooms, two (2) science and two (2) special ed classrooms, support spaces, and enhanced courtyard. The project was completed, and the addition opened in Sept. 2021.