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    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.

    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

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    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.