Seattle Public Schools

Seattle Public Schools is the largest K-12 school system in Washington state, serving nearly 52,000 students in 97 schools. We have a staff of about 9,000 which includes about 3,100 teachers. About 350 of the teachers are Nationally Board Certified.

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Academic Vision

We are focused on improving academic achievement for all students and committed to ensuring that all students graduate from high school prepared for college, careers, and life. We strive to provide excellent teachers in every classroom, set high expectations for every student, meet the needs of our diverse learners, and prepare our students to excel. Read more about our Strategic Plan.

Superintendent Larry Nyland

Dr. Larry Nyland was appointed by the School Board as the Interim Superintendent for the 2014-15 school year. He will lead Washington state's largest K-12 school district, with 9,000 employees and nearly 52,000 students. Read more about Dr. Nyland

Seattle School Board

The Seattle School Board of Directors is an elected body of seven citizens representing seven different regions. Each member serves four years. They are elected by district in the primary elections and at-large (city-wide) in the general elections of odd-numbered years. Read more on the Seattle School Board of Directors webpage.

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