About Our District

Seattle Public Schools

Seattle Public Schools, the largest K-12 school system in Washington state, has a deep commitment to every student's journey—to ensure that each open will graduate ready for college, career and life.

Location and Contact

Seattle Public Schools' central office is located in the SoDo district just south of downtown Seattle.

Contact: 206-252-0010, servicecenter@seattleschools.org

John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence
2445 3rd Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134

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Facts and Figures 2016-17

Total Enrollment (Oct. 2016): 54,976

Graduation Rate (2015-16): 76.9%

Schools: 99

By Grade Level

  • Elementary: 59
  • K-8: 11
  • Middle: 10
  • High: 12
  • Service: 7

By Type

  • Attendance Area: 77
  • Option Schools: 15
  • Service Schools: 7

Budget

General Fund FY16-17 $789.7 million

Staff

Total (FTE): 6,371

Educators: 4,810

Enrollment: 54,976

By Grade Level

  • Preschool (PreK): 1,437 (2.6%)
  • Elementary (K-5): 27,846 (50.7%)
  • Middle (6-8): 11,277 (20.5%)
  • High (9-12): 14,416 (26.2%)

Student Demographics

Male: 28,271 (51.4%)

Female: 26,705 (48.6%)

Ethnicity

  • Caucasian: 46%
  • Black or African American 16%
  • Asian 15%
  • Hispanic 12%
  • Multiracial 10%
  • Native American/American Indian 0.6%
  • Pacific Islander 0.4%

Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligible: 33.8%

Non-English Speaking Background: 24.6%

Languages/Dialects: 143

Countries of Origin: 149

Bilingual Served: 6,582 (12.2%)

Students Experiencing Homelessness: 3,030 (5.7%)

Special Education (Enrolled): 6,634 (12.4%)

Top seven languages:

  1. English
  2. Spanish
  3. Somali
  4. Vietnamese
  5. Cantonese
  6. Amharic
  7. Tagalog

 


Sources: Seattle Public Schools. Seattle Public Schools Adopted Budget 2016-17. Seattle Public Schools P223 Enrollment Report Oct. 2016 Adjusted, Final. Seattle Public Schools 2015-16 District Scorecard (high school graduation in four years or fewer).

If you would like a printable version of the district fast facts, please contact the Office of Communications, publicaffairs@seattleschools.org and 206-252-0200.

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