History and Progress

Creative Advantage Schools

Last updated 12/8/2020

Cohort 1 (14 schools) started in 2013-14 :

These schools are eligible for Arts Sustainability Funds . Schools marked with an * are in SPS Equity Tiers 1-3 and are eligible for up to $10,000. Schools with no * are eligible for up to $5,000.

Meany K-12 Arts Pathway

  • Garfield High School*
  • Seattle World School*
  • Nova High School
  • Meany Middle School (opened in 2016-17)*
  • Lowell Elementary*
  • Montlake Elementary
  • Stevens Elementary
  • Leschi Elementary*
  • McGilvra Elementary
  • Madrona Elementary

Washington K-12 Arts Pathway 

  • Garfield High School*
  • Washington Middle School*
  • Bailey Gatzert Elementary*
  • John Muir Elementary*
  • Thurgood Marshall Elementary

Cohort 2 (10 schools) started in 2015-16:

Some of these schools have a balance of Creative Advantage funds to spend on arts partnerships. The balance is in parentheses. If they do not, they are eligible for  Arts Sustainability Funds. Schools marked with an * are in SPS Equity Tiers 1-3 and are eligible for up to $10,000. Schools with no * are eligible for up to $5,000.

Denny K-12 Arts Pathway

  • Chief Sealth High School* 
  • SW Interagency @Roxhill
  • Denny Middle School*($500)
  • Arbor Heights Elementary($3,500)
  • Boren K-8 STEM($12,400)
  • Concord Intl Elementary* ($500)
  • Highland Park Elementary*($1,400)
  • West Seattle Elementary*($4,900)
  • Roxhill Elementary*($4,000)
  • Sanislo Elementary*($3,000)

Cohort 3 (21 schools) started in 2016-17:

Many of these schools have a balance of Creative Advantage funds to spend on arts partnerships. The balance is in parentheses. If they do not, they are eligible for  Arts Sustainability Funds. Schools marked with an * are in SPS Equity Tiers 1-3 and are eligible for up to $10,000. Schools with no * are eligible for up to $5,000.

Aki K-12 Arts Pathway:

  • Rainier Beach High School($15,000)
  • SE Interagency@Columbia*
  • South Lake High School*
  • Aki Kurose Middle School($15,000)
  • South Shore PK-8* ($8,000)
  • Dunlap Elementary* ($14,500)
  • Emerson Elementary* ($11,000)
  • Graham Hill Elementary* ($11,300)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Elem* 
  • Rainier View Elementary* ($10,100)
  • Wing Luke Elementary* ($13,900)

Mercer K-12 Arts Pathway:

  • Cleveland STEM HS*($15,000)
  • Franklin HS*($11,400)
  • Mercer Intl Middle * ($15,000)
  • Orca K-8($10,400)
  • Beacon Hill Intl Elementary*(Already allocated funds for 20-21)
  • Dearborn Park Intl Elementary*($11,800)
  • Hawthorne Elementary*($8,000)
  • Kimball Elementary($8,100)
  • Maple Elementary($9,300)
  • Rising Star Elementary($10,300)

Cohort 4 (18 schools) started in 2018-19:

These schools are in year 3 of Creative Advantage planning and implementation. They all have funds to spend on arts partnerships this year.

McClure K-12 Arts Pathway:

  • Center High School
  • McClure Middle School
  • Catharine Blaine K-8
  • TOPS K-8
  • Frantz Coe Elementary
  • John Hay Elementary
  • Lawton Elementary
  • Queen Anne Elementary
  • Magnolia Elementary (opened and will be added in 2019-20)

Madison K-12 Arts Pathway:

  • West Seattle High School
  • Beacon Interagency @Youngstown
  • Madison Middle School
  • Pathfinder K-8
  • Alki Elementary
  • Fairmount Park Elementary
  • Gatewood Elementary
  • Genesee Hill Elementary
  • Lafayette Elementary

Cohort 5 (18 schools) started in 2019-20:

These schools are in year 2 of Creative Advantage planning and implementation. They all have funds to spend on arts partnerships this year.

Robert Eagle Staff K-12 Arts Pathway:

  • Ingraham Intl High School
  • Robert Eagle Staff Middle School
  • Broadview-Thomson K-8 School
  • Licton Springs K-8 School
  • Daniel Bagley Elementary
  • Cascadia Elementary
  • Greenwood Elementary
  • Northgate Elementary

Jane Addams K-12 Arts Pathway:

  • Nathan Hale High School
  • Middle College at Northgate
  • Jane Addams Middle School
  • Hazel Wolf K-8 School
  • Decatur Elementary
  • John Rogers Elementary
  • Olympic Hills Elementary
  • Olympic View Elementary
  • Sacajawea Elementary
  • Cedar Park Elementary