About

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 student will graduate ready for college, career and life. 

Our Students Come First

We believe it is essential to place the interests of students above all others in every decision we make. The core work of Seattle Public Schools is supporting student learning. We believe it is our responsibility to do whatever it takes to ensure that every child, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, language proficiency, learning style or disability, achieves to their highest level.

Our Foundational Beliefs for Supporting Student Learning

In Seattle Public Schools, we understand that a shared vision of practice is essential to fostering the learning communities that each of our students and adults needs to thrive. This shared vision enables educators to work in concert to build their practice with a focus on student learning. Read more about our district foundational beliefs.

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Living our values: Seattle Excellence is about changing broken systems and undoing legacies of racism

At Seattle Public Schools, we are working to dramatically improve academic and life outcomes for students of Color by disrupting the legacies of racism in our educational system.

By actively becoming an anti-racist educational system – and ensuring students furthest away from educational justice thrive – conditions in Seattle Public Schools will improve for all.

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2021-22 School Year

180 Days of Excellence

For the 2021-22 school year — 180 Days of Excellence — we are focused on creating the conditions necessary for students to thrive.

180 Days of Excellence
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Superintendent Jones

Dr. Brent Jones, interim superintendent leads Washington state’s largest K-12 school district, a vibrant and diverse community of 53,000 scholars.

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School Board

The Board of Directors for Seattle Public Schools is an elected body of seven citizens representing geographical regions, known as districts, within Seattle.

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Policies and Procedures

Seattle School Board establish and adopt policies that guide the operation of the school district. The superintendent procedures are the detailed directions that put policy into practice.

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School Reports and CSIP

School reports show a snapshot of a school’s academic growth, family and staff engagement, and overall school performance. and The CSIP is an opportunity for schools to report on and monitor their goals.

School Levies

There is a gap between what the state funds for K-12 education and what Seattle students need.

The money Seattle Public Schools collects from local, voter-approved education levies stays in Seattle. We use these funds to provide the quality of education that our students and families expect, and to ensure our students have safe, welcoming schools that support student success.

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