School Capacity

School capacity reflects the number of students that will fit into the school based on the number of teaching spaces (for example, kindergarten rooms, primary grade rooms, intermediate grade rooms, special education rooms, PE teaching spaces, music rooms, secondary general classrooms, art rooms, etc.) and the class sizes negotiated in the teachers' contract.

To calculate school capacity, we multiply the number of teaching spaces by type by the class size limit stated in the negotiated agreement.

At elementary school level, the resulting sum is then multiplied by a factor of 95 percent. This is to reflect that the number of students in the attendance zone does not perfectly fit the classroom configuration.

At middle school and high school levels, the resulting sum is multiplied by 83 percent to reflect the planning period for each teacher in a six period instructional day.

2015-16 Capacity by School

Elementary Schools

Adams: 580
Alki: 429
Arbor Heights: 378
B. F. Day: 329
Bailey Gatzert: 354
Beacon Hill Intl: 505
Bryant: 604
Cascadia: 741
Coe: 530
Concord Intl: 454
Daniel Bagley: 454
Dearborn Park Intl: 428
Dunlap: 353
Emerson: 378
Fairmount Park: 426
Gatewood: 454
Graham Hill: 403
Green Lake: 352
Greenwood: 353
Hawthorne: 403
Highland Park: 429
John Hay: 557
John Muir: 504
John Rogers: 403
John Stanford Intl: 483
Kimball: 505
Lafayette: 557
Laurelhurst: 454
Lawton: 454
Leschi: 403
Lowell: 352
Loyal Heights: 456
Maple: 530
Martin Luther King, Jr.: 378
McDonald Intl: 479
McGilvra: 304
Montlake: 277
North Beach: 302
Northgate: 277
Olympic Hills: 327
Olympic View: 504
Queen Anne: 428
Rainier View: 401
Roxhill: 380
Sacajawea: 253
Sand Point: 302
Sanislo: 302
Schmitz Park: 631
Stevens: 353
Thurgood Marshall: 534
Thornton Creek: 405
Van Asselt: 555
View Ridge: 608
Viewlands: 426
Wedgwood: 505
West Seattle ES: 479
West Woodland: 580
Whittier: 481
Wing Luke: 405

K–8 Schools

Broadview-Thomson K-8: 711
Catherine Blaine K-8: 752
Hazel Wolf K-8: 738
Licton Springs K-8: 225
Madrona K-8: 352
Orca K-8: 487
Pathfinder K-8: 477
Salmon Bay K-8: 686
South Shore K-8: 771
STEM K-8: 403
TOPS K-8: 477

Middle Schools

Aki Kurose: 892
Denny Intl: 963
Eckstein: 1,060
Hamilton Intl: 985
Jane Addams: 988
Madison: 980
McClure: 632
Mercer Intl: 1,038
Washington: 1,179
Whitman: 1,138

High Schools

Ballard: 1,607
Center School: 276
Chief Sealth Intl: 1,285
Cleveland STEM: 926
Franklin: 1,397
Garfield: 1,594
Ingraham: 1,194
Nathan Hale: 1,158
Nova: 510
Rainier Beach: 1,176
Roosevelt: 1,215
Seattle World School : 343
South Lake: 286
West Seattle HS: 1,215

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