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Seattle Public Schools
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Every student achieving, everyone accountable[1]
Type Public
Budget $556,194,609
(FY 2008-09)[2]
Established 1867[3]
Grades Pre-K through 12
Superintendent Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson
Students 45,581[4]
Teachers 2,663[5]
Mission Statement Enabling all students to achieve to their potential through quality instructional programs and a shared commitment to continuous improvement.[1]
Location 2445 3rd Ave. S., Seattle, Washington 98124
United States of America

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Website SeattleSchools.org

Seattle Public Schools is the school district serving Seattle, Washington, USA.

Contents

List of Schools

As of 2007, the district contains 58 elementary schools, eight (8) K-8 schools, 10 middle schools, 12 high schools, and nine (9) Alternative schools and Special programs.[6]

School board

The Board of Directors for Seattle Public Schools is an elected body representing seven geographical regions, known as Districts, within the City of Seattle. The length of the term is four years. Board meetings are generally held twice monthly. For the 2008-09 school year, board meetings are scheduled the second and fourth Wednesday of the month; all others are on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, at 6:00 p.m., with some exceptions.[7] A complete schedule of all meeting for the board meetings for the 2008-09 school year can be found here.

Current school board members[8]

DIRECTOR GEOGRAPHICAL
DISTRICT
TERM
EXPIRES
NOTES
Peter Maier I 2011
Sherry Carr II 2011 Executive committee member-at-large[9]
Harium Martin-Morris III 2011
Michael DeBell IV 2009 Board president[9]
Mary Bass V 2009
Steve Sundquist VI 2011 Board vice-president[9]
Cheryl Chow VII 2009  

History

In 1919 there were 64 grammar schools, six high schools, two parental schools (comparable to today's youth detention centers), a school for the deaf, and nine "special schools... for pupils who do not progress normally in regular classes."[10][11]

In the early 20th century, Seattle Public Schools were "exemplary"[12] under the leadership (1901–1922) of superintendent Frank B. Cooper and a series of "civic-minded progressives" who served on the Seattle school board.[12]

Former schools

Six Seattle public elementary schools in 1900.

Early Seattle public schools

When the University of Washington was founded as the Territorial University in 1861, its initial class offerings were not at a level that would now be considered those of a college or university. Its first class offering was a primary school (elementary school) taught by Asa Mercer, and for some years it was jointly supervised by the newly formed Seattle School Board its own Board of Regents. It functioned as Seattle's first public school.[13]

In 1867, the public school moved to what was then the County Building on Third Avenue between James and Jefferson, the site of today's Prefontaine Fountain. A year later, the school moved to Yesler's Pavilion (later Yesler's Hall) at present-day First and Cherry. A year later the school moved again to a temporary building (called Bacon's Hall after its first teacher, Carrie Bacon) located at the site of the present King County Court House. In 1870 the first "permanent" school building, the Central School, opened on Third Avenue between Madison and Spring Streets. It originally had two classrooms; a third was built in its attic in 1881.[14]

Meanwhile, in 1873 the two-room North School opened at Third and Pine,[15] and in 1875 the school district had purchased 1.4 acres (5,700 m2) at 6th and Madison, where the Sixth Street School, also known as Eastern School, opened promptly in a temporary building and grew into successively larger and better-built buildings in 1877 and 1883. The latter, an "elegant wooden building" with an imposing "French mansard roof, clock tower, and tall central belfry" superseded the old Central School as well as the North School. From 1884, it was known as the Central School. Classes extended through 12th grade, and the first class graduated from 12th grade in 1886. However the school burned in 1888.[16]

The district had, in this period, started a number of other schools, including the even more imposing Denny School on Battery Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Belltown, opened 1884. Described as "an architectural jewel... the finest schoolhouse on the West Coast," it was demolished in 1928 as part of the Denny Regrade project.[17] When the Central School burned in 1888, its high school and first grade classes were parcelled out to the Denny School,[16] other classes to the former downtown building of the university,[13] with other classes going to temporary facilities, some of which also burned, in the Great Seattle Fire.[16]

A new brick Central School opened in 1889 at Seventh and Madison, and was repeatedly expanded with annexes and extensions. After a separate high school opened in 1902, the Central School was briefly known in 1903 as the Washington School before returning to its older name. The Central School functioned as an elementary school until 1938, and then until 1949 as the Central Branch of the Edison Technical School. The building was fatally damaged by the 1949 earthquake and completely razed in 1953; its site is now under Interstate 5.[16]

Other former schools

Jr. high schools and middle schools previously included in district:

  • Jane Addams Jr. High School. Built 1949 as part of the Shoreline School District. Annexed by Seattle 1954. Closed 1984; used since 1985 by Summit K-12. Its excellent auditorium has been used for a variety of purposes, including as a temporary substitute for the University of Washington's Meany Auditorium after the 1965 earthquake and, more recently, by the Civic Light Opera.[19]
  • Louisa Boren Jr. High School (1963–1978; then Middle School until 1981). Housed various programs 1981–1989, including Indian Heritage School. Since 1989 it has been used as a temporary site for schools undergoing renovations.[20]
  • Model Middle School (1970–1973), antecedent of South Shore Middle School.[21]
  • R.H. Thomson Jr. High (1962–1981); the building is now the site of Broadview-Thomson Elementary.[22]
  • (Woodrow) Wilson Jr. High. Opened 1953 by Shoreline School District, annexed 1954, added to several times. Became Wilson Middle School 1971. Closed as middle school 1978. Served as Wilson-Pacific School (special education for the mildly retarded) 1978–1989. Then briefly housed COHO Alternative School, and housed American Indian Heritage School 1989–2000, its longest time in one place as of 2007.[23]

Elementary schools previously included in district:

  • (John B.) Allen School. Built 1905. Became the Phinney Neighborhood Center 1981.[24]
  • Beacon Hill School. Became El Centro de la Raza, 1972.[25]
  • Bell Town School. Built 1876. Sold 1884 when the Denny School (see below) opened. Became a private residence, then an apartment/rooming house, eventually torn down.[17]
  • Briarcliff School. Opened 1949 as annex to the Magnolia School, became independent 1951. Known as Briarcliff-Hawthorne 1978–1984 after a merger as part of desegragation. Closed 1984.[26]
  • Brighton Beach School. Before the opening of the current Brighton Elementary, another school of the same name was opened by the Columbia School District, 1901. Closed 1905 when the Brighton School opened. Annexed with Columbia City 1907 and reopened for one year as Brighton Beach School, an annex to the Brighton School; used again 1916–1922 as Brighton Annex. Removed from site 1943. This site is currently used for Graham Hill Elementary School.[26]
  • Broadview School. Opened 1914 by Oak Lake School District. Annexed by Shoreline School District 1944 and then by Seattle 1954. Greatly expanded 1964. Closed 1984, merged into Broadview-Thomson. Demolished in 1989, it is now the site of Ida Culver House-Broadview.[27]
  • Cascade School. This school, opened in 1895, closed in 1949 and demolished in 1955, stood at Pontius Avenue N. and Thomas Street in the Cascade neighborhood. Its playfield is now the Cascade Playground.[28]
  • Cedar Park School. Opened 1959 as an annex to Lake City School, became independent 1960. Paired (shared principal and librarian) with Sand Point School 1976. Closed 1981. Has been leased as an arts center since 1982, originally Cedar Park Arts Center,[29] later Artwood.[30]
  • Colman School. Built 1909. It is now the Northwest African American Museum, opened March 8, 2008.
  • Crown Hill School. Built 1919 as an annex to the Whittier School. Became independent 1942. Addition to building 1949. Closed 1979. As of 2007, home of Small Faces Child Development Center.[31][32]
  • Duwamish Bend School / Holgate School. Opened 1943 in units of the then-new (but short-lived) Duwamish Bend housing project as an annex to the Georgetown School, it acquired a building of its own in 1944. It operated as an independent school 1945–1954 and then one more year as an annex to Georgetown; renamed Holgate in 1952. From 1955, it served in various technical school and special school capacities until 1966 when it became the antecedent of South Seattle Community College, and was torn down once SCCC was completed.[33] The related Holgate Aircraft Branch is still part of SCCC as the Duwamish Industrial Center.[34]
  • Fairmount Park Elementary School. (1957[35]-2007). Merged into High Point Elementary starting with 2007-08 school year due to decreasing enrollment in the district.[36]
  • Fairview School, built 1908, added to 1928, closed 1976, sold 1985. Now Fairview Church and Fairview Christian School (private non-denominational Christian K-8).[37]
  • Fauntleroy School, in the Fauntleroy neighborhood of West Seattle. Opened 1906, annexed to Seattle School District in 1908, as West Seattle was annexed in 1907. Operated as an annex to South Seattle School 1908–1910 and Gatewood 1910–1911; destroyed by fire 1911.[38]
  • Genesee Hill School. Opened as annex to Jefferson School (and later to Lafayette School) 1949; independent 1950. Closed 1989. Now site of Pathfinder K–8.[39]
  • Georgetown School. Built 1900 when Georgetown was still a separate city. Known as Mueller School 1903–1910. Building moved 1907. Annexed (with Georgetown itself) to Seattle 1910, renamed back to Georgetown School. Closed 1971. Used for some alternative school programs and for a community center, before its two separate buildings were torn down in 1981 and 1984, respectively.[40]
  • (Nellie) Goodhue School. Opened in 1946 by Shoreline School District as Shoreline Health and Guidance Center. Annexed by Seattle 1954 and used as the Nellie Goodhue School for mentally handicapped children, superseding the Woodhull Hay School (also part of the Shoreline district founded in 1954). Until 1957, was an annex to Northgate, then independent. Closed as a school in 1961, as Seattle Schools integrated special education students. Returned to its role as guidance center / student services building, now known as the Northend Annex.[41][42]
  • Haller Lake School. Founded 1924 as part of Oak Lake School district, repeatedly added to, annexed by Shoreline in 1943 and by Seattle in 1954. Closed 1979, it was soon sold to the private Lakeside School, which used the building until 1999, when it was torn down to be replaced by their new middle school.[43]
  • Head of the Bay School was a short-lived school (1890–1892), near the southeast end of Elliott Bay before the dredging and filling that has transformed that area. Never officially a Seattle school, although that area is now part of Seattle.[44]
  • E.C. Hughes School. Opened as an unnamed school in portable buildings in Olympic Heights (then known as West Hill) in 1913; named as West Hill School in 1918; moved to permanent site in 1920, as an annex to Gatewood School. In 1926 it was renamed as E.C. Hughes. Operated until 1989, used for storage until 1998, then revived as an interim site while Highland Park Elementary underwent repairs.[45]
  • Interbay School, 1903–1939, demolished 1948.[46]
  • Interlake School, 1904–1971, then briefly an annex to Lincoln High School. Since 1982, the mixed-use Wallingford Center.[47]
  • (Washington) Irving School. Founded 1902 as East Side School in then-independent Ballard. Annexed with Ballard itself, 1907. Renamed Washington Irving 1910. Closed 1915. Reopened as Ballard Special School 1918, renamed Robert Fulton Adjustment School 1929, closed 1932. Used as storehouse until 1937, then WPA offices until 1942, when it was sold.[48]
  • Jefferson School, 1912–1979, demolished 1982, now the site of mixed-use Jefferson Square one block southeast of the West Seattle Junction.[49]
  • (Martin Luther) King Elementary School. (1913[50]-2007). Merged into T.T. Minor starting with 2007-08 school year due to decreasing enrollment in the district.[36]
    • Previously (until 1974) Harrison School[50]
  • Lake City School. Original building opened 1914 in Lake City School District, annexed by Shoreline 1944, building became annex to new Lake City School 1952, annexed to Seattle 1954, closed 1958, demolished, site used for Lake City branch of Seattle Public Library. Second building opened 1931, successively added to, underwent same annexations. Closed 1981, its former playground is now a park and the building itself was remodeled as the Lake City Professional Center.[51]
  • Magnolia School, 1927–1984. Also home 1993–2000 of African American Academy. Used as an interim site.[52]
  • Maple Leaf School. There have been three Maple Leaf Schools in what is now Seattle. The first (built 1896, burned around 1910) was along the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway (now Burke-Gilman Trail) near Matthews Beach. The other two (1910–1926 and 1926–1979, respectively) were in the neighborhood that retains the name Maple Leaf. Annexed to Shoreline district 1944, to Seattle 1953. The second building was used as a VFW hall for some years and the third as a vo-tech school; both were eventually demolished.[53]
  • (Horace) Mann School. Originally Walla Walla School. Originally a 1901 annex to the T.T. Minor School, it soon became a school in its own right. Renamed after Horace Mann in 1921, it remained an elementary school until 1968. It served as the music annex to nearby Garfield High School 1969–1970, and has been the site of the NOVA program since then.[54]
  • McDonald School, 1913–1981. Then served as the cradle of what became Bastyr University, and has been used since as an interim site for other schools undergoing renovation.[55] On October 7, 2009 the Seattle School District announced McDonald would reopen, using Lincoln High School as an interim site while renovations are done for the old building, which will be fully operational starting in 2012.
  • Mercer School. This building was at Fourth Avenue N. and Valley Street near the base of Queen Anne Hill. Opened in 1890, closed and demolished in 1948, the property is now the site of the Seattle Public Schools administration building.[56]
  • North Queen Anne School, opened 1914 as annex to Ross School, independent 1918, expanded 1922, closed 1981. Since then it has been leased to Northwest Center for the Retarded (now just "Northwest Center") for their Child Development Program.[57]
  • Pacific School, 1896–1946, then as Pacific Prevocational Center (coeducational secondary school for mentally handicapped youngsters) to 1975. Demolished 1977, land is now part of Seattle University. Had Seattle's first fully equipped school gymnasiums (2 of them).[58]
  • Pinehurst School: opened 1950 as the K-3 Pinehurst Primary School in the Shoreline School District. Annexed 1953 and renamed Pinehurst Elementary School; physically expanded 1955–6 and became a K-6. Closed 1981. Site of Alternative School #1 since 1984.[59]
  • Pontiac School (1890–1926). Originally part of the Yesler School District; Yesler was more or less today's Laurelhurst. Annexed by Seattle 1911.[60]
  • Queen Anne School, later West Queen Anne School. This 1890 school (later expanded) between W. Galer (then Gaylor) and W. Lee Streets and between Fifth and Sixth Avenues W. was later known as the West Queen Anne School. The building survives as a condominium apartment building, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.[61]
  • Rainier School. This school at 23rd Avenue S. and S. King Street opened in 1891, briefly known as "Lincoln" in 1903, closed as elementary school in 1940, reopened as unit of Edison Technical School in 1943, and finally closed and was demolished in 1943.[18]
  • Pleasant Valley School. Opened 1912 as annex to Lawton. Became independent 1922. Closed 1926, superseded by the Magnolia School.[26]
  • Rainier View Elementary School. (1954[62]-2007). Merged into Emerson Elementary starting with 2007-08 school year due to decreasing enrollment in the district.[36]
  • Rainier Vista School. Built in 1943 with federal funds at the Rainier Vista housing project, which was originally built for Boeing workers during World War II. Leased by Seattle Schools from the outset, purchased 1947. Used as an annex to the Columbia School, it was initially a nursery school and K–1. Ages were gradually expanded, eventually a K–6. Closed 1971, used 1971–2000 for Head Start classes.[63]
  • Ravenna School. Two successive schools, mid-1890s–1909 and 1911–1981. The latter is now the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center (and senior housing).[64][65]
  • Riverside School (1911–1926); one-room schoolhouse; superseded by the Youngstown/Cooper School; the building survives.[66]
  • Randell School (1890–1904), predecessor to Madrona School.[67]
  • Ross School (1883–1941) operated in two successive locations, both between Fremont and Ballard. The post 1903 location is the site of today's Ross Playfield.[68]
  • Salmon Bay School (unrelated to the current school of that name). Founded 1901 as part of the Ballard School District, annexed with Ballard in 1907. Closed as school 1932, used 1938 for WPA sewing classes. Demolished 1945, now site of Ballard Boys and Girls Club.[69]
  • Sand Point School (1958–1988). Part of North Seattle Community College since 1990.[60] On October 7, 2009 it was announced that Sand Point Elementary School will be reopening beginning with the 2010-2011 school year.
  • Seward School. In the Eastlake neighborhood. Opened 1895. There are three distinct buildings, all extant (though the original building has been moved), and with a rather complicated history of uses; as of 2007, TOPS @ Seward uses these buildings.[70]
  • South School / Main Street School. Original building opened as South School 1873, renamed Kindergarten School 1897–1902, then Main Street School (annex to the new South School 1902–1909, briefly known as Mann School in 1903), then used as a temporary relocation site or annex for various schools until 1921. Demolished 1922.[71]
  • South Park School. Opened 1902, annexed with South Park 1907. Annex to Concord School after 1914. Closed 1938. Now site of South Park Community Center.[72]
  • South Seattle School. Opened 1892 by School District 99 as a successor to Head of the Bay School. Annexed to Seattle 1905. Closed 1932. Site is now South Seattle Playground.[44]
  • Summit School (1905–1965). The building functioned 1965–1973 as an annex to Seattle Central Community College; then for three years it housed the alternative school that still bears its name, and offshoot of the NOVA program. In 1977 it was sold and converted to use as offices; the same year, it was listed on the NRHP. The building was sold again in 1980, and since that time has housed the Northwest School, a private preparatory school.[73]
  • University Heights School. Opened 1902; briefly known as Morse School in 1903; from 1974, Alternative Elementary School #2 used two-thirds of the building; exteriors declared city landmark 1977; closed 1989, with the alternative school moving to the Decatur School. Since 1990 it is the University Heights Community Center.[74]
  • Viewlands Elementary (1954[75]-2007). Merged into Broadview-Thomson Elementary starting with 2007-08 school year due to decreasing enrollment in the district.[36]
  • Warren Avenue School (1903–1959). Briefly known in 1903 as Edwards School. The school became a pioneer in programs for physically handicapped students, notably those with cerebral palsy, but also the hearing impaired, blind, etc. Closed to make way for the Century 21 Exposition: the site is now the KeyArena.[76]
  • Webster School. Opened 1903 as Bay View School by Ballard School District. Annexed with Ballard itself in 1907. Moved to new building January 1908 and renamed in honor of Daniel Webster in March. Closed 1979; briefly leased by a motion picture producer (during which time it was seriously damaged by a fire); now the site of the Nordic Heritage Museum,[77] which is seeking to move to a Market Street, Ballard site as of 2007.[78]
  • Wetmore School. Opened 1903 or earlier by the Columbia School District. Annexed with Columbia City in 1907. After 1910 it became the gymnasium of the York School (later renamed after John Muir, and still open as of 2007). It was used in that capacity until 1959, when the former Wetmore School took on the name "York School" and was used for manual training, before becoming a gym again 1973–1989. Demolished 1989.[79]
  • (Reverend George F.) Whitworth Elementary School. (1908[80]-2007). Merged into Dearborn Park Elementary starting with 2007-08 school year due to decreasing enrollment in the district.[36]
  • Yesler School (1892–1918). Originally part of the Yesler School District; as noted above, Yesler was more or less today's Laurelhurst. Annexed by Seattle 1911.[81]

Other schools previously included in district

  • Parental Home for Girls / Girls' Parental School / Martha Washington School. Two successive locations. The first (1914–1921), in the Ravenna-Bryant neighborhood, was later the similar but privately operatd Ruth School for Girls and then the Medina Baby Home; sold 1945. The second was at Brighton Beach on Lake Washington, at the site of what was already a similar, privately-run facility. From 1921–1957 it was part of Seattle Public Schools; renamed Martha Washington 1931; passed under state control in 1957, and was closed as a residential school in 1965. The building was later used by a series of alternative schools and a Montessori academy before being demolished in 1989. Its archway was relocated to Green Lake Park in June, 2009.[82][83]
  • Parental School / Parental Home for Boys / (Luther) Burbank School for Boys. Opened 1905 as Parental School; "for Boys" added 1914 when Parental Home for Girls was established; renamed after Luther Burbank 1931; passed under state control in 1957, and was closed as a residential school in 1965. Located on Mercer Island, outside of city limits. The location is now Luther Burbank Park; several buildings and other remnants survive.[84]
  • School for the Deaf. Founded at Longfellow School 1907(?)[85] and remained there until 1912. At Washington School 1912–1921.[86] Then at T.T. Minor School through 1939 when it was divided out to Summit, Longfellow again, and (John) Marshall[87] (then a junior high school; program there may have begun later, in 1942[88]). The program at Summit moved to University Heights in 1960.[73] Eventually, not treated as a separate "school". The current program for deaf middle school students is at Eckstein.[89]

Architecture

Several former Seattle Public Schools buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP):

Except for Broadway High School, all of these also are official city landmarks, as are the following past and present schools:

Controversy

In June 2007, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, where they rejected Seattle Public Schools longstanding use of "racial tie-breakers" in assigning students to schools. The decision prohibited assigning students to public schools solely for the purpose of achieving racial integration and declined to recognize racial balancing as a compelling state interest. In a fragmented opinion delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts, five justices held that the School Boards did not present any "compelling state interest" that would justify the assignment of school seats on the basis of race. Chief Justice Roberts wrote that "the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy filed a concurrence that presented a more narrow interpretation, stating that schools may use "race conscious" means to achieve diversity in schools but that the schools at issue in this case did not use a sufficient narrow tailoring of their plans to sustain their goals. Four justices dissented from the Court's conclusions.[90][91]

In June 2006, Andrew J. Coulson of the Cato Institute wrote a column in the Seattle Post Intelligencer taking the district to task for a page on "equity and race relations" on its website that indicated, in his words, that "only whites can be racist in America" and which, among other things, stated that "Emphasizing individualism as opposed to a more collective ideology" and that this and preferring a "future time orientation" were forms of "cultural racism."[92] The page[93] was removed from the site the same day.[94]

In 2005, it was revealed that a teacher at Broadview-Thomson Elementary had been serially molesting children at the school for a period spanning several years. The teacher, Laurence E. "Shayne" Hill, had been molesting children for at least four of the twelve years he worked at the school, according to the Seattle Weekly.[95] The article also said that several school officials had known of the inappropriate touching and did nothing to stop it, drawing outrage from concerned parents. Hill is serving his sentence as of 12/02/05 and is facing anywhere from five years to life.

Demographics

Seattle Public Schools is the largest public school district in the state of Washington.[4]

As of October 2007, the enrollment figures[4] for the district are:

Total Students: 45,581

By Ethnicity:
White: 19,508 (42.8%)
Asian: 10,075 (22.1%)
Black: 9,735 (21.4%)
Hispanic: 5,304 (11.6%)
American Indian: 959 (2.1%)

By Gender:
Male: 23,254 (51%)
Female: 22,327 (49%)

As of May 2007, 40.5% of students are on free or reduced price meal programs.[5]

The tables below provide data on the demographics of students in Seattle Public Schools. All data is obtained from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) of Washington state and is from October 2007.[96]

All Schools/Programs

School or Program Total Amer. Indian Asian Black Hispanic White % Amer. Indian % Asian % Black % Hispanic % White
Adams Elementary 367 9 38 38 61 221 2.5% 10.4% 10.4% 16.6% 60.2%
African American Academy K-8 353 5 1 336 8 3 1.4% 0.3% 95.2% 2.3% 0.8%
Aki Kurose Middle School 463 10 191 195 54 13 2.2% 41.3% 42.1% 11.7% 2.8%
Alki Elementary 348 6 52 39 32 219 1.7% 14.9% 11.2% 9.2% 62.9%
Arbor Heights Elementary 308 5 45 31 54 173 1.6% 14.6% 10.1% 17.5% 56.2%
AS #1 (Pinehurst) K-8 209 15 20 26 17 131 7.2% 9.6% 12.4% 8.1% 62.7%
B.F. Day Elementary 260 10 35 40 36 139 3.8% 13.5% 15.4% 13.8% 53.5%
Ballard High 1649 49 213 125 194 1068 3.0% 12.9% 7.6% 11.8% 64.8%
Beacon Hill Int'l Elementary 382 6 191 39 118 28 1.6% 50.0% 10.2% 30.9% 7.3%
Birth to 3 Contracts 211 4 19 31 25 132 1.9% 9.0% 14.7% 11.8% 62.6%
Brighton Elementary 338 6 139 152 33 8 1.8% 41.1% 45.0% 9.8% 2.4%
Broadview-Thomson K-8 683 13 134 144 105 287 1.9% 19.6% 21.1% 15.4% 42.0%
Bryant Elementary 508 2 107 15 29 355 0.4% 21.1% 3.0% 5.7% 69.9%
Catharine Blaine K-8 499 9 63 26 29 372 1.8% 12.6% 5.2% 5.8% 74.5%
Childhaven 3 0 0 1 0 2 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 66.7%
Cleveland High 664 17 175 366 65 41 2.6% 26.4% 55.1% 9.8% 6.2%
Coe Elementary 454 13 57 15 47 322 2.9% 12.6% 3.3% 10.4% 70.9%
Concord Elementary 302 14 39 25 193 31 4.6% 12.9% 8.3% 63.9% 10.3%
Cooper Elementary 266 1 51 112 54 48 0.4% 19.2% 42.1% 20.3% 18.0%
Daniel Bagley Elementary 330 4 30 39 19 238 1.2% 9.1% 11.8% 5.8% 72.1%
Dearborn Park Elementary 366 4 146 155 48 13 1.1% 39.9% 42.3% 13.1% 3.6%
Denny Middle School 622 28 127 166 143 158 4.5% 20.4% 26.7% 23.0% 25.4%
Dunlap Elementary 379 4 133 191 42 9 1.1% 35.1% 50.4% 11.1% 2.4%
Eckstein Middle School 1211 18 227 97 88 781 1.5% 18.7% 8.0% 7.3% 64.5%
Education Service Centers 144 4 27 70 11 32 2.8% 18.8% 48.6% 7.6% 22.2%
Emerson Elementary 379 7 89 227 43 13 1.8% 23.5% 59.9% 11.3% 3.4%
Experimental Education Unit 73 0 7 9 4 53 0.0% 9.6% 12.3% 5.5% 72.6%
Franklin High 1301 12 666 427 106 90 0.9% 51.2% 32.8% 8.1% 6.9%
Garfield High 1643 14 386 441 88 714 0.9% 23.5% 26.8% 5.4% 43.5%
Gatewood Elementary 290 6 35 39 31 179 2.1% 12.1% 13.4% 10.7% 61.7%
Gatzert Elementary 325 7 75 149 70 24 2.2% 23.1% 45.8% 21.5% 7.4%
Graham Hill Elementary 342 5 110 105 29 93 1.5% 32.2% 30.7% 8.5% 27.2%
Green Lake Elementary 264 8 31 25 23 177 3.0% 11.7% 9.5% 8.7% 67.0%
Greenwood Elementary 309 13 32 42 43 179 4.2% 10.4% 13.6% 13.9% 57.9%
Hamilton International Middle 674 8 244 143 93 186 1.2% 36.2% 21.2% 13.8% 27.6%
Hawthorne Elementary 237 11 49 130 32 15 4.6% 20.7% 54.9% 13.5% 6.3%
Hay Elementary 449 8 54 24 27 336 1.8% 12.0% 5.3% 6.0% 74.8%
Head Start 17 1 1 5 8 2 5.9% 5.9% 29.4% 47.1% 11.8%
Highland Park Elementary 405 10 125 74 129 67 2.5% 30.9% 18.3% 31.9% 16.5%
Home School Resource Center 225 2 22 17 10 174 0.9% 9.8% 7.6% 4.4% 77.3%
Hutch School 11 0 2 1 5 3 0.0% 18.2% 9.1% 45.5% 27.3%
Ingraham High 1191 31 364 257 117 422 2.6% 30.6% 21.6% 9.8% 35.4%
Interagency Programs 513 28 111 212 89 73 5.5% 21.6% 41.3% 17.3% 14.2%
John Marshall High 68 0 7 33 10 18 0.0% 10.3% 48.5% 14.7% 26.5%
John Muir Elementary 312 6 66 189 11 40 1.9% 21.2% 60.6% 3.5% 12.8%
John Rogers Elementary 291 7 33 61 29 161 2.4% 11.3% 21.0% 10.0% 55.3%
John Stanford International Elementary 373 3 83 26 74 187 0.8% 22.3% 7.0% 19.8% 50.1%
Kimball Elementary 506 2 275 84 41 104 0.4% 54.3% 16.6% 8.1% 20.6%
Lafayette Elementary 445 9 71 27 22 316 2.0% 16.0% 6.1% 4.9% 71.0%
Laurelhurst Elementary 448 3 67 15 25 338 0.7% 15.0% 3.3% 5.6% 75.4%
Lawton Elementary 381 7 57 13 35 269 1.8% 15.0% 3.4% 9.2% 70.6%
Leschi Elementary 233 9 6 189 14 15 3.9% 2.6% 81.1% 6.0% 6.4%
Lowell Elementary 494 5 114 18 21 336 1.0% 23.1% 3.6% 4.3% 68.0%
Loyal Heights Elementary 379 2 17 10 27 323 0.5% 4.5% 2.6% 7.1% 85.2%
Madison Middle School 894 18 189 139 137 411 2.0% 21.1% 15.5% 15.3% 46.0%
Madrona K-8 411 15 13 312 31 40 3.6% 3.2% 75.9% 7.5% 9.7%
Maple Elementary 452 5 274 56 77 40 1.1% 60.6% 12.4% 17.0% 8.8%
McClure Middle School 594 19 140 143 60 232 3.2% 23.6% 24.1% 10.1% 39.1%
McGilvra Elementary 253 3 30 23 13 184 1.2% 11.9% 9.1% 5.1% 72.7%
Meany Middle School 434 9 58 249 57 61 2.1% 13.4% 57.4% 13.1% 14.1%
Mercer Middle School 728 14 363 207 98 46 1.9% 49.9% 28.4% 13.5% 6.3%
Middle College High 179 18 27 51 22 61 10.1% 15.1% 28.5% 12.3% 34.1%
Montlake Elementary 234 1 40 24 8 161 0.4% 17.1% 10.3% 3.4% 68.8%
Nathan Hale High 1097 33 162 115 95 692 3.0% 14.8% 10.5% 8.7% 63.1%
North Beach Elementary 308 7 33 7 11 250 2.3% 10.7% 2.3% 3.6% 81.2%
Northgate Elementary 249 7 67 47 97 31 2.8% 26.9% 18.9% 39.0% 12.4%
Nova High 291 15 23 26 32 195 5.2% 7.9% 8.9% 11.0% 67.0%
Olympic Hills Elementary 203 3 39 51 58 52 1.5% 19.2% 25.1% 28.6% 25.6%
Olympic View Elementary 440 14 62 46 41 277 3.2% 14.1% 10.5% 9.3% 63.0%
Orca @ Whitworth 334 8 48 94 24 160 2.4% 14.4% 28.1% 7.2% 47.9%
Pathfinder K-8 373 21 29 33 55 235 5.6% 7.8% 8.8% 14.7% 63.0%
Rainier Beach High 359 5 88 214 34 18 1.4% 24.5% 59.6% 9.5% 5.0%
Residential Consortium 56 6 0 13 1 36 10.7% 0.0% 23.2% 1.8% 64.3%
Roosevelt High 1729 24 385 156 128 1036 1.4% 22.3% 9.0% 7.4% 59.9%
Roxhill Elementary 253 7 57 60 94 35 2.8% 22.5% 23.7% 37.2% 13.8%
Sacajawea Elementary 322 1 51 36 30 204 0.3% 15.8% 11.2% 9.3% 63.4%
Salmon Bay School 610 16 48 34 35 477 2.6% 7.9% 5.6% 5.7% 78.2%
Sanislo Elementary 312 6 86 50 37 133 1.9% 27.6% 16.0% 11.9% 42.6%
Schmitz Park Elementary 326 9 30 12 14 261 2.8% 9.2% 3.7% 4.3% 80.1%
Sealth High 913 33 194 266 201 219 3.6% 21.2% 29.1% 22.0% 24.0%
Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center 247 0 51 110 86 0 0.0% 20.6% 44.5% 34.8% 0.0%
South Lake High 80 3 20 42 6 9 3.8% 25.0% 52.5% 7.5% 11.3%
Special Education Home Instruction 21 0 1 4 2 14 0.0% 4.8% 19.0% 9.5% 66.7%
Special Education Service School 133 1 14 12 9 97 0.8% 10.5% 9.0% 6.8% 72.9%
Stevens Elementary 347 4 35 61 61 186 1.2% 10.1% 17.6% 17.6% 53.6%
Summit K-12 588 37 60 126 62 303 6.3% 10.2% 21.4% 10.5% 51.5%
T T Minor Elementary 233 6 15 171 15 26 2.6% 6.4% 73.4% 6.4% 11.2%
The Center School 278 10 21 25 26 196 3.6% 7.6% 9.0% 9.4% 70.5%
The New School at South Shore 301 3 93 138 20 47 1.0% 30.9% 45.8% 6.6% 15.6%
Thornton Creek @ Decatur 315 2 38 10 12 253 0.6% 12.1% 3.2% 3.8% 80.3%
Thurgood Marshall Elementary 292 0 48 162 68 14 0.0% 16.4% 55.5% 23.3% 4.8%
TOPS K-8 526 3 143 104 43 233 0.6% 27.2% 19.8% 8.2% 44.3%
Van Asselt Elementary 505 4 322 94 73 12 0.8% 63.8% 18.6% 14.5% 2.4%
View Ridge Elementary 444 3 79 14 10 338 0.7% 17.8% 3.2% 2.3% 76.1%
Washington Middle School 1037 5 323 189 105 415 0.5% 31.1% 18.2% 10.1% 40.0%
Wedgwood Elementary 418 4 112 18 33 251 1.0% 26.8% 4.3% 7.9% 60.0%
West Seattle Elementary 271 11 59 91 63 47 4.1% 21.8% 33.6% 23.2% 17.3%
West Seattle High 1240 31 275 199 192 543 2.5% 22.2% 16.0% 15.5% 43.8%
West Woodland Elementary 380 3 28 27 20 302 0.8% 7.4% 7.1% 5.3% 79.5%
Whitman Middle School 927 30 126 89 95 587 3.2% 13.6% 9.6% 10.2% 63.3%
Whittier Elementary 428 0 44 13 18 353 0.0% 10.3% 3.0% 4.2% 82.5%
Wing Luke Elementary 319 2 173 106 34 4 0.6% 54.2% 33.2% 10.7% 1.3%
Totals: 45581 959 10075 9735 5304 19508 2.1% 22.1% 21.4% 11.6% 42.8%

Grouped by Grade Level

Note: since several programs fall within more than one category, the totals of the break-out tables below to not aggregate to the table above.

High Schools

including Summit K-12

School or Program Total Amer. Indian Asian Black Hispanic White % Amer. Indian % Asian % Black % Hispanic % White
Ballard High 1649 49 213 125 194 1068 3.0% 12.9% 7.6% 11.8% 64.8%
Cleveland High 664 17 175 366 65 41 2.6% 26.4% 55.1% 9.8% 6.2%
Franklin High 1301 12 666 427 106 90 0.9% 51.2% 32.8% 8.1% 6.9%
Garfield High 1643 14 386 441 88 714 0.9% 23.5% 26.8% 5.4% 43.5%
Ingraham High 1191 31 364 257 117 422 2.6% 30.6% 21.6% 9.8% 35.4%
John Marshall High 68 0 7 33 10 18 0.0% 10.3% 48.5% 14.7% 26.5%
Middle College High 179 18 27 51 22 61 10.1% 15.1% 28.5% 12.3% 34.1%
Nathan Hale High 1097 33 162 115 95 692 3.0% 14.8% 10.5% 8.7% 63.1%
Nova High 291 15 23 26 32 195 5.2% 7.9% 8.9% 11.0% 67.0%
Rainier Beach High 359 5 88 214 34 18 1.4% 24.5% 59.6% 9.5% 5.0%
Roosevelt High 1729 24 385 156 128 1036 1.4% 22.3% 9.0% 7.4% 59.9%
Sealth High 913 33 194 266 201 219 3.6% 21.2% 29.1% 22.0% 24.0%
South Lake High 80 3 20 42 6 9 3.8% 25.0% 52.5% 7.5% 11.3%
Summit K-12 588 37 60 126 62 303 6.3% 10.2% 21.4% 10.5% 51.5%
The Center School 278 10 21 25 26 196 3.6% 7.6% 9.0% 9.4% 70.5%
West Seattle High 1240 31 275 199 192 543 2.5% 22.2% 16.0% 15.5% 43.8%
Totals: 13270 332 3066 2869 1378 5625 2.5% 23.1% 21.6% 10.4% 42.4%

Middle Schools

including K-8 and K-12 schools

School or Program Total Amer. Indian Asian Black Hispanic White % Amer. Indian % Asian % Black % Hispanic % White
African American Academy K-8 353 5 1 336 8 3 1.4% 0.3% 95.2% 2.3% 0.8%
Aki Kurose Middle School 463 10 191 195 54 13 2.2% 41.3% 42.1% 11.7% 2.8%
AS #1 (Pinehurst) K-8 209 15 20 26 17 131 7.2% 9.6% 12.4% 8.1% 62.7%
Broadview-Thomson K-8 (K-6 only in '07-'08) 683 13 134 144 105 287 1.9% 19.6% 21.1% 15.4% 42.0%
Catharine Blaine K-8 499 9 63 26 29 372 1.8% 12.6% 5.2% 5.8% 74.5%
Denny Middle School 622 28 127 166 143 158 4.5% 20.4% 26.7% 23.0% 25.4%
Eckstein Middle School 1211 18 227 97 88 781 1.5% 18.7% 8.0% 7.3% 64.5%
Hamilton International Middle 674 8 244 143 93 186 1.2% 36.2% 21.2% 13.8% 27.6%
Madison Middle School 894 18 189 139 137 411 2.0% 21.1% 15.5% 15.3% 46.0%
Madrona K-8 411 15 13 312 31 40 3.6% 3.2% 75.9% 7.5% 9.7%
McClure Middle School 594 19 140 143 60 232 3.2% 23.6% 24.1% 10.1% 39.1%
Meany Middle School 434 9 58 249 57 61 2.1% 13.4% 57.4% 13.1% 14.1%
Mercer Middle School 728 14 363 207 98 46 1.9% 49.9% 28.4% 13.5% 6.3%
Orca @ Whitworth (K-6 only in '07-08) 334 8 48 94 24 160 2.4% 14.4% 28.1% 7.2% 47.9%
Pathfinder K-8 373 21 29 33 55 235 5.6% 7.8% 8.8% 14.7% 63.0%
Salmon Bay School 610 16 48 34 35 477 2.6% 7.9% 5.6% 5.7% 78.2%
Summit K-12 588 37 60 126 62 303 6.3% 10.2% 21.4% 10.5% 51.5%
TOPS K-8 526 3 143 104 43 233 0.6% 27.2% 19.8% 8.2% 44.3%
Washington Middle School 1037 5 323 189 105 415 0.5% 31.1% 18.2% 10.1% 40.0%
Whitman Middle School 927 30 126 89 95 587 3.2% 13.6% 9.6% 10.2% 63.3%
Totals: 12170 301 2547 2852 1339 5131 2.5% 20.9% 23.4% 11.0% 42.2%

Elementary Schools

including K-8 and K-12 schools

School or Program Total Amer. Indian Asian Black Hispanic White % Amer. Indian % Asian % Black % Hispanic % White
Adams Elementary 367 9 38 38 61 221 2.5% 10.4% 10.4% 16.6% 60.2%
African American Academy K-8 353 5 1 336 8 3 1.4% 0.3% 95.2% 2.3% 0.8%
Alki Elementary 348 6 52 39 32 219 1.7% 14.9% 11.2% 9.2% 62.9%
Arbor Heights Elementary 308 5 45 31 54 173 1.6% 14.6% 10.1% 17.5% 56.2%
AS #1 (Pinehurst) K-8 209 15 20 26 17 131 7.2% 9.6% 12.4% 8.1% 62.7%
B.F. Day Elementary 260 10 35 40 36 139 3.8% 13.5% 15.4% 13.8% 53.5%
Beacon Hill Int'l Elementary 382 6 191 39 118 28 1.6% 50.0% 10.2% 30.9% 7.3%
Brighton Elementary 338 6 139 152 33 8 1.8% 41.1% 45.0% 9.8% 2.4%
Broadview-Thomson K-8 (K-6 only in '07-'08) 683 13 134 144 105 287 1.9% 19.6% 21.1% 15.4% 42.0%
Bryant Elementary 508 2 107 15 29 355 0.4% 21.1% 3.0% 5.7% 69.9%
Catharine Blaine K-8 499 9 63 26 29 372 1.8% 12.6% 5.2% 5.8% 74.5%
Coe Elementary 454 13 57 15 47 322 2.9% 12.6% 3.3% 10.4% 70.9%
Concord Elementary 302 14 39 25 193 31 4.6% 12.9% 8.3% 63.9% 10.3%
Cooper Elementary 266 1 51 112 54 48 0.4% 19.2% 42.1% 20.3% 18.0%
Daniel Bagley Elementary 330 4 30 39 19 238 1.2% 9.1% 11.8% 5.8% 72.1%
Dearborn Park Elementary 366 4 146 155 48 13 1.1% 39.9% 42.3% 13.1% 3.6%
Dunlap Elementary 379 4 133 191 42 9 1.1% 35.1% 50.4% 11.1% 2.4%
Emerson Elementary 379 7 89 227 43 13 1.8% 23.5% 59.9% 11.3% 3.4%
Gatewood Elementary 290 6 35 39 31 179 2.1% 12.1% 13.4% 10.7% 61.7%
Gatzert Elementary 325 7 75 149 70 24 2.2% 23.1% 45.8% 21.5% 7.4%
Graham Hill Elementary 342 5 110 105 29 93 1.5% 32.2% 30.7% 8.5% 27.2%
Green Lake Elementary 264 8 31 25 23 177 3.0% 11.7% 9.5% 8.7% 67.0%
Greenwood Elementary 309 13 32 42 43 179 4.2% 10.4% 13.6% 13.9% 57.9%
Hawthorne Elementary 237 11 49 130 32 15 4.6% 20.7% 54.9% 13.5% 6.3%
Hay Elementary 449 8 54 24 27 336 1.8% 12.0% 5.3% 6.0% 74.8%
Highland Park Elementary 405 10 125 74 129 67 2.5% 30.9% 18.3% 31.9% 16.5%
John Muir Elementary 312 6 66 189 11 40 1.9% 21.2% 60.6% 3.5% 12.8%
John Rogers Elementary 291 7 33 61 29 161 2.4% 11.3% 21.0% 10.0% 55.3%
John Stanford International Elementary 373 3 83 26 74 187 0.8% 22.3% 7.0% 19.8% 50.1%
Kimball Elementary 506 2 275 84 41 104 0.4% 54.3% 16.6% 8.1% 20.6%
Lafayette Elementary 445 9 71 27 22 316 2.0% 16.0% 6.1% 4.9% 71.0%
Laurelhurst Elementary 448 3 67 15 25 338 0.7% 15.0% 3.3% 5.6% 75.4%
Lawton Elementary 381 7 57 13 35 269 1.8% 15.0% 3.4% 9.2% 70.6%
Leschi Elementary 233 9 6 189 14 15 3.9% 2.6% 81.1% 6.0% 6.4%
Lowell Elementary 494 5 114 18 21 336 1.0% 23.1% 3.6% 4.3% 68.0%
Loyal Heights Elementary 379 2 17 10 27 323 0.5% 4.5% 2.6% 7.1% 85.2%
Madrona K-8 411 15 13 312 31 40 3.6% 3.2% 75.9% 7.5% 9.7%
Maple Elementary 452 5 274 56 77 40 1.1% 60.6% 12.4% 17.0% 8.8%
McGilvra Elementary 253 3 30 23 13 184 1.2% 11.9% 9.1% 5.1% 72.7%
Montlake Elementary 234 1 40 24 8 161 0.4% 17.1% 10.3% 3.4% 68.8%
North Beach Elementary 308 7 33 7 11 250 2.3% 10.7% 2.3% 3.6% 81.2%
Northgate Elementary 249 7 67 47 97 31 2.8% 26.9% 18.9% 39.0% 12.4%
Olympic Hills Elementary 203 3 39 51 58 52 1.5% 19.2% 25.1% 28.6% 25.6%
Olympic View Elementary 440 14 62 46 41 277 3.2% 14.1% 10.5% 9.3% 63.0%
Orca @ Whitworth (K-6 only in '07-08) 334 8 48 94 24 160 2.4% 14.4% 28.1% 7.2% 47.9%
Pathfinder K-8 373 21 29 33 55 235 5.6% 7.8% 8.8% 14.7% 63.0%
Roxhill Elementary 253 7 57 60 94 35 2.8% 22.5% 23.7% 37.2% 13.8%
Sacajawea Elementary 322 1 51 36 30 204 0.3% 15.8% 11.2% 9.3% 63.4%
Salmon Bay School 610 16 48 34 35 477 2.6% 7.9% 5.6% 5.7% 78.2%
Sanislo Elementary 312 6 86 50 37 133 1.9% 27.6% 16.0% 11.9% 42.6%
Schmitz Park Elementary 326 9 30 12 14 261 2.8% 9.2% 3.7% 4.3% 80.1%
Stevens Elementary 347 4 35 61 61 186 1.2% 10.1% 17.6% 17.6% 53.6%
Summit K-12 588 37 60 126 62 303 6.3% 10.2% 21.4% 10.5% 51.5%
T T Minor Elementary 233 6 15 171 15 26 2.6% 6.4% 73.4% 6.4% 11.2%
The New School at South Shore 301 3 93 138 20 47 1.0% 30.9% 45.8% 6.6% 15.6%
Thornton Creek @ Decatur 315 2 38 10 12 253 0.6% 12.1% 3.2% 3.8% 80.3%
Thurgood Marshall Elementary 292 0 48 162 68 14 0.0% 16.4% 55.5% 23.3% 4.8%
TOPS K-8 526 3 143 104 43 233 0.6% 27.2% 19.8% 8.2% 44.3%
Van Asselt Elementary 505 4 322 94 73 12 0.8% 63.8% 18.6% 14.5% 2.4%
View Ridge Elementary 444 3 79 14 10 338 0.7% 17.8% 3.2% 2.3% 76.1%
Wedgwood Elementary 418 4 112 18 33 251 1.0% 26.8% 4.3% 7.9% 60.0%
West Seattle Elementary 271 11 59 91 63 47 4.1% 21.8% 33.6% 23.2% 17.3%
West Woodland Elementary 380 3 28 27 20 302 0.8% 7.4% 7.1% 5.3% 79.5%
Whittier Elementary 428 0 44 13 18 353 0.0% 10.3% 3.0% 4.2% 82.5%
Wing Luke Elementary 319 2 173 106 34 4 0.6% 54.2% 33.2% 10.7% 1.3%
Totals: 23939 469 4847 4915 2834 10874 2.0% 20.2% 20.5% 11.8% 45.4%

Other Schools/Programs

School or Program Total Amer. Indian Asian Black Hispanic White % Amer. Indian % Asian % Black % Hispanic % White
Birth to 3 Contracts 211 4 19 31 25 132 1.9% 9.0% 14.7% 11.8% 62.6%
Childhaven 3 0 0 1 0 2 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 66.7%
Education Service Centers 144 4 27 70 11 32 2.8% 18.8% 48.6% 7.6% 22.2%
Experimental Education Unit 73 0 7 9 4 53 0.0% 9.6% 12.3% 5.5% 72.6%
Head Start 17 1 1 5 8 2 5.9% 5.9% 29.4% 47.1% 11.8%
Home School Resource Center 225 2 22 17 10 174 0.9% 9.8% 7.6% 4.4% 77.3%
Hutch School 11 0 2 1 5 3 0.0% 18.2% 9.1% 45.5% 27.3%
Interagency Programs 513 28 111 212 89 73 5.5% 21.6% 41.3% 17.3% 14.2%
Residential Consortium 56 6 0 13 1 36 10.7% 0.0% 23.2% 1.8% 64.3%
Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center 247 0 51 110 86 0 0.0% 20.6% 44.5% 34.8% 0.0%
Special Education Home Instruction 21 0 1 4 2 14 0.0% 4.8% 19.0% 9.5% 66.7%
Special Education Service School 133 1 14 12 9 97 0.8% 10.5% 9.0% 6.8% 72.9%
Totals: 1654 46 255 485 250 618 2.8% 15.4% 29.3% 15.1% 37.4%

Notes

  1. ^ a b Seattle Public Schools, SPS District Vision, Mission and Core Beliefs, Seattle Public Schools, date unknown. Accessed online 2008-09-16.
  2. ^ Seattle Public Schools, FY 2008-09 Operating Budget, Seattle Public Schools, June 18, 2008. Accessed online 2008-09-16.
  3. ^ Hazard, Joseph T., Early History of the Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Retired Teachers Association, 1955. Accessed online 2008-06-02.
  4. ^ a b c Washington State Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction, Total Enrollment Gender & Ethnicity Report, Washington State OSPI, January 25, 2008. Accessed online 30 May 2008.
  5. ^ a b Washington State Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction, Washington State Report Card 2007-08, Washington State OSPI, August 26, 2008. Accessed online 2008-09-16.
  6. ^ Seattle Public Schools, SPS website FAQ list, Seattle Public Schools, date unknown. Accessed online 8 July 2008.
  7. ^ Seattle Public Schools, School Board, Seattle Public Schools, Date unknown. Accessed online 2008-09-16.
  8. ^ Seattle Public Schools, School Board Districts, Seattle Public Schools, Date unknown. Accessed online 2008-09-16.
  9. ^ a b c SPS School Beat, Seattle Public Schools, 12/4/2008 (accessed online 2009-02-02)
  10. ^ Fleming, S. E. (1919), Civics (supplement): Seattle King County, Seattle: Seattle Public Schools. p. 41.
  11. ^ Digest of pages 283-295 of Polk's Seattle City Directory 1919, accessed online 9 December 2007. This is the source for ther being 9 special schools.
  12. ^ a b Bryce E. Nelson, quoted by Richard C. Berner, Seattle 1900-1920: From Boomtown, Urban Turbulence, to Restoration, Charles Press (1991), ISBN 0962988901, p. 77.
  13. ^ a b (Thompson & Marr 2002): University.
  14. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Central I.
  15. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): North.
  16. ^ a b c d (Thompson & Marr 2002): Central II.
  17. ^ a b (Thompson & Marr 2002): Denny.
  18. ^ a b (Thompson & Marr 2002): Rainier.
  19. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Addams.
  20. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Boren.
  21. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): South Shore.
  22. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Broadview-Thomson.
  23. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Wilson.
  24. ^ Louis Fiset, Seattle Neighborhoods: Phinney – Thumbnail History, HistoryLink, August 29, 2001. Accessed online 9 December 2007.
  25. ^ David Wilma, Seattle Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill – Thumbnail History, HistoryLink, February 21, 2001. Accessed online 9 December 2007.
  26. ^ a b c (Thompson & Marr 2002): Briarcliff.
  27. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Broadview.
  28. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Cascade.
  29. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Cedar Park.
  30. ^ Richard Seven, Life Imitates Art In This Old School, Pacific Northwest (Seattle Times magazine), October 17, 2004. Accessed online 10 December 2007.
  31. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Crown Hill.
  32. ^ Louis Fiset, Seattle Neighborhoods: Crown Hill – Thumbnail History, HistoryLink, July 20, 2001. Accessed 9 December 2007.
  33. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Holgate.
  34. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Holgate Aircraft.
  35. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Fairmount Park.
  36. ^ a b c d e School Board OKs closure plan, Seattle Post-Intelligencer (July 26, 2006).
  37. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Fairview.
  38. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Fauntleroy.
  39. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Genesee Hill.
  40. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Georgetown.
  41. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Goodhue.
  42. ^ Exhibit item, part of Parents Organize, Disability Rights Exhibit, Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Accessed online 20 December 2007.
  43. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Haller Lake.
  44. ^ a b (Thompson & Marr 2002): South Seattle.
  45. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Hughes.
  46. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Interbay.
  47. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Interlake.
  48. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Irving.
  49. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Jefferson.
  50. ^ a b (Thompson & Marr 2002): King.
  51. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Lake City.
  52. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Magnolia.
  53. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Maple Leaf.
  54. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Mann.
  55. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): McDonald.
  56. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Mercer.
  57. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): North Queen Anne.
  58. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Pacific.
  59. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Pinehurst.
  60. ^ a b (Thompson & Marr 2002): Sand Point.
  61. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): West Queen Anne.
  62. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Rainier View.
  63. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Columbia Annex.
  64. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Ravenna.
  65. ^ Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation. Accessed 20 December 2007.
  66. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Cooper.
  67. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Madrona.
  68. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Ross.
  69. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Salmon Bay.
  70. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Seward.
  71. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Gatzert. An annex at 307 Sixth Avenue survives and is considered a landmark.
  72. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Concord.
  73. ^ a b (Thompson & Marr 2002): Summit.
  74. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): University Heights.
  75. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Viewlands.
  76. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Warren Avenue.
  77. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Webster.
  78. ^ Make a Donation, Nordic Heritage Museum. Accessed 10 December 2007.
  79. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Muir.
  80. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Whitworth.
  81. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Bryant.
  82. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Martha Washington.
  83. ^ David Wilma, Martha Washington School, HistoryLink, March 20, 2001. Accessed online 9 December 2007.
  84. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Burbank.
  85. ^ The Association Review, American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf, volume 9 (1907), p. 503.
  86. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Washington.
  87. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Minor.
  88. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): John Marshall.
  89. ^ (Thompson & Marr 2002): Eckstein.
  90. ^ High court rejects JCPS student assignment plan, Associated Press, July 5, 2007, on site of WAVE 3 TV, Louisville, Kentucky. Accessed online 10 December 2007.
  91. ^ Linda Shaw, U.S. Supreme Court rejects Seattle's racial criteria, Seattle Times, June 29, 2007. Accessed online 10 December 2007.
  92. ^ Andrew J. Coulson, Planning ahead is considered racist?, Seattle Post Intelligencer, June 1, 2006. Accessed online 10 December 2007.
  93. ^ Equity and Race Relations: Definitions of Racism, Seattle Public Schools, archived June 22, 2006 on the Internet Archive.
  94. ^ Debera Carlton Harrell, School district pulls Web site after examples of racism spark controversy, June 2, 2006. Accessed online 10 December 2007.
  95. ^ http://www.seattleweekly.com/2005-11-23/news/teacher-pets.php
  96. ^ Washington State Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction, Total Enrollment Gender and Ethnicity by school, Washington State OSPI, January 25, 2008. Accessed online 2008-06-02.

References

External links


Seattle Public Schools

Every student achieving, everyone accountable[1]
Type and location
Type Public
Grades Pre-K through 12
Established 1867[2]
Location 2445 3rd Ave. S., Seattle, Washington 98124 United States of America
School Info
Superintendent Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson
Budget $556,194,609
(FY 2008-09)[3]
Students and staff
Students 45,581[4]
Teachers 2,663[5]
Other information
Mission Statement Enabling all students to achieve to their potential through quality instructional programs and a shared commitment to continuous improvement.[1]
Website SeattleSchools.org

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List of schools

As of 2007, the district contains 58 elementary schools, eight (8) K-8 schools, 10 middle schools, 12 high schools, and nine (9) Alternative schools and Special programs.[6]

School board

The Board of Directors for Seattle Public Schools is an elected body representing seven geographical regions, known as Districts, within the City of Seattle. The length of the term is four years. Board meetings are generally held twice monthly. For the 2008-09 school year, board meetings are scheduled the second and fourth Wednesday of the month; all others are on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, at 6:00 p.m., with some exceptions.[7] A complete schedule of all meeting for the board meetings for the 2008-09 school year can be found here.

Current school board members[8]

DIRECTOR GEOGRAPHICAL
DISTRICT
TERM
EXPIRES
NOTES
Peter Maier I 2011
Sherry Carr II 2011 Executive committee member-at-large[9]
Harium Martin-Morris III 2011
Michael DeBell IV 2009 Board president[9]
Mary Bass V 2009
Steve Sundquist VI 2011 Board vice-president[9]
Cheryl Chow VII 2009  

History

In 1919 there were 64 grammar schools, six high schools, two parental schools (comparable to today's youth detention centers), a school for the deaf, and nine "special schools... for pupils who do not progress normally in regular classes."[10][11]

In the early 20th century, Seattle Public Schools were "exemplary"[12] under the leadership (1901–1922) of superintendent Frank B. Cooper and a series of "civic-minded progressives" who served on the Seattle school board.[12]

Former schools

Early Seattle public schools

When the University of Washington was founded as the Territorial University in 1861, its initial class offerings were not at a level that would now be considered those of a college or university. Its first class offering was a primary school (elementary school) taught by Asa Mercer, and for some years it was jointly supervised by the newly formed Seattle School Board its own Board of Regents. It functioned as Seattle's first public school.[13]

In 1867, the public school moved to what was then the County Building on Third Avenue between James and Jefferson, the site of today's Prefontaine Fountain. A year later, the school moved to Yesler's Pavilion (later Yesler's Hall) at present-day First and Cherry. A year later the school moved again to a temporary building (called Bacon's Hall after its first teacher, Carrie Bacon) located at the site of the present King County Court House. In 1870 the first "permanent" school building, the Central School, opened on Third Avenue between Madison and Spring Streets. It originally had two classrooms; a third was built in its attic in 1881.[14]

Meanwhile, in 1873 the two-room North School opened at Third and Pine,[15] and in 1875 the school district had purchased 1.4 acres (5,700 m2) at 6th and Madison, where the Sixth Street School, also known as Eastern School, opened promptly in a temporary building and grew into successively larger and better-built buildings in 1877 and 1883. The latter, an "elegant wooden building" with an imposing "French mansard roof, clock tower, and tall central belfry" superseded the old Central School as well as the North School. From 1884, it was known as the Central School. Classes extended through 12th grade, and the first class graduated from 12th grade in 1886. However the school burned in 1888.[16]

The district had, in this period, started a number of other schools, including the even more imposing Denny School on Battery Street between 5th and 6th Avenues in Belltown, opened 1884. Described as "an architectural jewel... the finest schoolhouse on the West Coast," it was demolished in 1928 as part of the Denny Regrade project.[17] When the Central School burned in 1888, its high school and first grade classes were parcelled out to the Denny School,[16] other classes to the former downtown building of the university,[13] with other classes going to temporary facilities, some of which also burned, in the Great Seattle Fire.[16]

A new brick Central School opened in 1889 at Seventh and Madison, and was repeatedly expanded with annexes and extensions. After a separate high school opened in 1902, the Central School was briefly known in 1903 as the Washington School before returning to its older name. The Central School functioned as an elementary school until 1938, and then until 1949 as the Central Branch of the Edison Technical School. The building was fatally damaged by the 1949 earthquake and completely razed in 1953; its site is now under Interstate 5.[16]

Other former schools

Jr. high schools and middle schools previously included in district:

  • Jane Addams Jr. High School. Built 1949 as part of the Shoreline School District. Annexed by Seattle 1954. Closed 1984; used since 1985 by Summit K-12. Its excellent auditorium has been used for a variety of purposes, including as a temporary substitute for the University of Washington's Meany Auditorium after the 1965 earthquake and, more recently, by the Civic Light Opera.[19]
  • Louisa Boren Jr. High School (1963–1978; then Middle School until 1981). Housed various programs 1981–1989, including Indian Heritage School. Since 1989 it has been used as a temporary site for schools undergoing renovations.[20]
  • Model Middle School (1970–1973), antecedent of South Shore Middle School.[21]
  • R.H. Thomson Jr. High (1962–1981); the building is now the site of Broadview-Thomson Elementary.[22]
  • (Woodrow) Wilson Jr. High. Opened 1953 by Shoreline School District, annexed 1954, added to several times. Became Wilson Middle School 1971. Closed as middle school 1978. Served as Wilson-Pacific School (special education for the mildly retarded) 1978–1989. Then briefly housed COHO Alternative School, and housed American Indian Heritage School 1989–2000, its longest time in one place as of 2007.[23]

Elementary schools previously included in district:

  • (John B.) Allen School. Built 1905. Became the Phinney Neighborhood Center 1981.[24]
  • Beacon Hill School. Became El Centro de la Raza, 1972.[25]
  • Bell Town School. Built 1876. Sold 1884 when the Denny School (see below) opened. Became a private residence, then an apartment/rooming house, eventually torn down.[17]
  • Briarcliff School. Opened 1949 as annex to the Magnolia School, became independent 1951. Known as Briarcliff-Hawthorne 1978–1984 after a merger as part of desegragation. Closed 1984.[26]
  • Brighton Beach School. Before the opening of the current Brighton Elementary, another school of the same name was opened by the Columbia School District, 1901. Closed 1905 when the Brighton School opened. Annexed with Columbia City 1907 and reopened for one year as Brighton Beach School, an annex to the Brighton School; used again 1916–1922 as Brighton Annex. Removed from site 1943. This site is currently used for Graham Hill Elementary School.[26]
  • Broadview School. Opened 1914 by Oak Lake School District. Annexed by Shoreline School District 1944 and then by Seattle 1954. Greatly expanded 1964. Closed 1984, merged into Broadview-Thomson. Demolished in 1989, it is now the site of Ida Culver House-Broadview.[27]
  • Cascade School. This school, opened in 1895, closed in 1949 and demolished in 1955, stood at Pontius Avenue N. and Thomas Street in the Cascade neighborhood. Its playfield is now the Cascade Playground.[28]
  • Cedar Park School. Opened 1959 as an annex to Lake City School, became independent 1960. Paired (shared principal and librarian) with Sand Point School 1976. Closed 1981. Has been leased as an arts center since 1982, originally Cedar Park Arts Center,[29] later Artwood.[30]
  • Colman School. Built 1909. It is now the Northwest African American Museum, opened March 8, 2008.
  • Crown Hill School. Built 1919 as an annex to the Whittier School. Became independent 1942. Addition to building 1949. Closed 1979. As of 2007, home of Small Faces Child Development Center.[31][32]
  • Duwamish Bend School / Holgate School. Opened 1943 in units of the then-new (but short-lived) Duwamish Bend housing project as an annex to the Georgetown School, it acquired a building of its own in 1944. It operated as an independent school 1945–1954 and then one more year as an annex to Georgetown; renamed Holgate in 1952. From 1955, it served in various technical school and special school capacities until 1966 when it became the antecedent of South Seattle Community College, and was torn down once SCCC was completed.[33] The related Holgate Aircraft Branch is still part of SCCC as the Duwamish Industrial Center.[34]
  • Fairmount Park Elementary School. (1957[35]-2007). Merged into High Point Elementary starting with 2007-08 school year due to decreasing enrollment in the district.[36]
  • Fairview School, built 1908, added to 1928, closed 1976, sold 1985. Now Fairview Church and Fairview Christian School (private non-denominational Christian K-8).[37]
  • Fauntleroy School, in the Fauntleroy neighborhood of West Seattle. Opened 1906, annexed to Seattle School District in 1908, as West Seattle was annexed in 1907. Operated as an annex to South Seattle School 1908–1910 and Gatewood 1910–1911; destroyed by fire 1911.[38]
  • Genesee Hill School. Opened as annex to Jefferson School (and later to Lafayette School) 1949; independent 1950. Closed 1989. Now site of Pathfinder K–8.[39]
  • Georgetown School. Built 1900 when Georgetown was still a separate city. Known as Mueller School 1903–1910. Building moved 1907. Annexed (with Georgetown itself) to Seattle 1910, renamed back to Georgetown School. Closed 1971. Used for some alternative school programs and for a community center, before its two separate buildings were torn down in 1981 and 1984, respectively.[40]
  • (Nellie) Goodhue School. Opened in 1946 by Shoreline School District as Shoreline Health and Guidance Center. Annexed by Seattle 1954 and used as the Nellie Goodhue School for mentally handicapped children, superseding the Woodhull Hay School (also part of the Shoreline district founded in 1954). Until 1957, was an annex to Northgate, then independent. Closed as a school in 1961, as Seattle Schools integrated special education students. Returned to its role as guidance center / student services building, now known as the Northend Annex.[41][42]
  • Haller Lake School. Founded 1924 as part of Oak Lake School district, repeatedly added to, annexed by Shoreline in 1943 and by Seattle in 1954. Closed 1979, it was soon sold to the private Lakeside School, which used the building until 1999, when it was torn down to be replaced by their new middle school.[43]
  • Head of the Bay School was a short-lived school (1890–1892), near the southeast end of Elliott Bay before the dredging and filling that has transformed that area. Never officially a Seattle school, although that area is now part of Seattle.[44]
  • E.C. Hughes School. Opened as an unnamed school in portable buildings in Olympic Heights (then known as West Hill) in 1913; named as West Hill School in 1918; moved to permanent site in 1920, as an annex to Gatewood School. In 1926 it was renamed as E.C. Hughes. Operated until 1989, used for storage until 1998, then revived as an interim site while Highland Park Elementary underwent repairs.[45]
  • Interbay School, 1903–1939, demolished 1948.[46]
  • Interlake School, 1904–1971, then briefly an annex to Lincoln High School. Since 1982, the mixed-use Wallingford Center.[47]
  • (Washington) Irving School. Founded 1902 as East Side School in then-independent Ballard. Annexed with Ballard itself, 1907. Renamed Washington Irving 1910. Closed 1915. Reopened as Ballard Special School 1918, renamed Robert Fulton Adjustment School 1929, closed 1932. Used as storehouse until 1937, then WPA offices until 1942, when it was sold.[48]
  • Jefferson School, 1912–1979, demolished 1982, now the site of mixed-use Jefferson Square one block southeast of the West Seattle Junction.[49]
  • (Martin Luther) King Elementary School. (1913[50]-2007). Merged into T.T. Minor starting with 2007-08 school year due to decreasing enrollment in the district.[36]
    • Previously (until 1974) Harrison School[50]
  • Lake City School. Original building opened 1914 in Lake City School District, annexed by Shoreline 1944, building became annex to new Lake City School 1952, annexed to Seattle 1954, closed 1958, demolished, site used for Lake City branch of Seattle Public Library. Second building opened 1931, successively added to, underwent same annexations. Closed 1981, its former playground is now a park and the building itself was remodeled as the Lake City Professional Center.[51]
  • Magnolia School, 1927–1984. Also home 1993–2000 of African American Academy. Used as an interim site.[52]
  • Maple Leaf School. There have been three Maple Leaf Schools in what is now Seattle. The first (built 1896, burned around 1910) was along the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway (now Burke-Gilman Trail) near Matthews Beach. The other two (1910–1926 and 1926–1979, respectively) were in the neighborhood that retains the name Maple Leaf. Annexed to Shoreline district 1944, to Seattle 1953. The second building was used as a VFW hall for some years and the third as a vo-tech school; both were eventually demolished.[53]
  • (Horace) Mann School. Originally Walla Walla School. Originally a 1901 annex to the T.T. Minor School, it soon became a school in its own right. Renamed after Horace Mann in 1921, it remained an elementary school until 1968. It served as the music annex to nearby Garfield High School 1969–1970, and served as the site of the NOVA program until late 2009, when the school relocated to the former Meany Middle School building..[54]
  • McDonald School, 1913–1981. Then served as the cradle of what became Bastyr University, and has been used since as an interim site for other schools undergoing renovation.[55] On October 7, 2009 the Seattle School District announced McDonald would reopen, using Lincoln High School as an interim site while renovations are done for the old building, which will be fully operational starting in 2012.
  • Mercer School. This building was at Fourth Avenue N. and Valley Street near the base of Queen Anne Hill. Opened in 1890, closed and demolished in 1948, the property is now the site of the Seattle Public Schools administration building.[56]
  • North Queen Anne School, opened 1914 as annex to Ross School, independent 1918, expanded 1922, closed 1981. Since then it has been leased to Northwest Center for the Retarded (now just "Northwest Center") for their Child Development Program.[57]
  • Pacific School, 1896–1946, then as Pacific Prevocational Center (coeducational secondary school for mentally handicapped youngsters) to 1975. Demolished 1977, land is now part of Seattle University. Had Seattle's first fully equipped school gymnasiums (2 of them).[58]
  • Pinehurst School: opened 1950 as the K-3 Pinehurst Primary School in the Shoreline School District. Annexed 1953 and renamed Pinehurst Elementary School; physically expanded 1955–6 and became a K-6. Closed 1981. Site of Alternative School #1 since 1984.[59]
  • Pontiac School (1890–1926). Originally part of the Yesler School District; Yesler was more or less today's Laurelhurst. Annexed by Seattle 1911.[60]
  • Queen Anne School, later West Queen Anne School. This 1890 school (later expanded) between W. Galer (then Gaylor) and W. Lee Streets and between Fifth and Sixth Avenues W. was later known as the West Queen Anne School. The building survives as a condominium apartment building, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.[61]
  • Rainier School. This school at 23rd Avenue S. and S. King Street opened in 1891, briefly known as "Lincoln" in 1903, closed as elementary school in 1940, reopened as unit of Edison Technical School in 1943, and finally closed and was demolished in 1943.[18]
  • Pleasant Valley School. Opened 1912 as annex to Lawton. Became independent 1922. Closed 1926, superseded by the Magnolia School.[26]
  • Rainier View Elementary School. (1954[62]-2007). Merged into Emerson Elementary starting with 2007-08 school year due to decreasing enrollment in the district.[36]
  • Rainier Vista School. Built in 1943 with federal funds at the Rainier Vista housing project, which was originally built for Boeing workers during World War II. Leased by Seattle Schools from the outset, purchased 1947. Used as an annex to the Columbia School, it was initially a nursery school and K–1. Ages were gradually expanded, eventually a K–6. Closed 1971, used 1971–2000 for Head Start classes.[63]
  • Ravenna School. Two successive schools, mid-1890s–1909 and 1911–1981. The latter is now the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center (and senior housing).[64][65]
  • Riverside School (1911–1926); one-room schoolhouse; superseded by the Youngstown/Cooper School; the building survives.[66]
  • Randell School (1890–1904), predecessor to Madrona School.[67]
  • Ross School (1883–1941) operated in two successive locations, both between Fremont and Ballard. The post 1903 location is the site of today's Ross Playfield.[68]
  • Salmon Bay School (unrelated to the current school of that name). Founded 1901 as part of the Ballard School District, annexed with Ballard in 1907. Closed as school 1932, used 1938 for WPA sewing classes. Demolished 1945, now site of Ballard Boys and Girls Club.[69]
  • Sand Point School (1958–1988). Part of North Seattle Community College since 1990.[60] On October 7, 2009 it was announced that Sand Point Elementary School will be reopening beginning with the 2010-2011 school year.
  • Seward School. In the Eastlake neighborhood. Opened 1895. There are three distinct buildings, all extant (though the original building has been moved), and with a rather complicated history of uses; as of 2007, TOPS @ Seward uses these buildings.[70]
  • South School / Main Street School. Original building opened as South School 1873, renamed Kindergarten School 1897–1902, then Main Street School (annex to the new South School 1902–1909, briefly known as Mann School in 1903), then used as a temporary relocation site or annex for various schools until 1921. Demolished 1922.[71]
  • South Park School. Opened 1902, annexed with South Park 1907. Annex to Concord School after 1914. Closed 1938. Now site of South Park Community Center.[72]
  • South Seattle School. Opened 1892 by School District 99 as a successor to Head of the Bay School. Annexed to Seattle 1905. Closed 1932. Site is now South Seattle Playground.[44]
  • Summit School (1905–1965). The building functioned 1965–1973 as an annex to Seattle Central Community College; then for three years it housed the alternative school that still bears its name, and offshoot of the NOVA program. In 1977 it was sold and converted to use as offices; the same year, it was listed on the NRHP. The building was sold again in 1980, and since that time has housed the Northwest School, a private preparatory school.[73]
  • University Heights School. Opened 1902; briefly known as Morse School in 1903; from 1974, Alternative Elementary School #2 used two-thirds of the building; exteriors declared city landmark 1977; closed 1989, with the alternative school moving to the Decatur School. Since 1990 it is the University Heights Community Center.[74]
  • Viewlands Elementary (1954[75]-2007). Merged into Broadview-Thomson Elementary starting with 2007-08 school year due to decreasing enrollment in the district.[36]
  • Warren Avenue School (1903–1959). Briefly known in 1903 as Edwards School. The school became a pioneer in programs for physically handicapped students, notably those with cerebral palsy, but also the hearing impaired, blind, etc. Closed to make way for the Century 21 Exposition: the site is now the KeyArena.[76]
  • Webster School. Opened 1903 as Bay View School by Ballard School District. Annexed with Ballard itself in 1907. Moved to new building January 1908 and renamed in honor of Daniel Webster in March. Closed 1979; briefly leased by a motion picture producer (during which time it was seriously damaged by a fire); now the site of the Nordic Heritage Museum,[77] which is seeking to move to a Market Street, Ballard site as of 2007.[78]
  • Wetmore School. Opened 1903 or earlier by the Columbia School District. Annexed with Columbia City in 1907. After 1910 it became the gymnasium of the York School (later renamed after John Muir, and still open as of 2007). It was used in that capacity until 1959, when the former Wetmore School took on the name "York School" and was used for manual training, before becoming a gym again 1973–1989. Demolished 1989.[79]
  • (Reverend George F.) Whitworth Elementary School. (1908[80]-2007). Merged into Dearborn Park Elementary starting with 2007-08 school year due to decreasing enrollment in the district.[36]
  • Yesler School (1892–1918). Originally part of the Yesler School District; as noted above, Yesler was more or less today's Laurelhurst. Annexed by Seattle 1911.[81]

Other schools previously included in district

  • Parental Home for Girls / Girls' Parental School / Martha Washington School. Two successive locations. The first (1914–1921), in the Ravenna-Bryant neighborhood, was later the similar but privately operatd Ruth School for Girls and then the Medina Baby Home; sold 1945. The second was at Brighton Beach on Lake Washington, at the site of what was already a similar, privately-run facility. From 1921–1957 it was part of Seattle Public Schools; renamed Martha Washington 1931; passed under state control in 1957, and was closed as a residential school in 1965. The building was later used by a series of alternative schools and a Montessori academy before being demolished in 1989. Its archway was relocated to Green Lake Park in June, 2009.[82][83]
  • Parental School / Parental Home for Boys / (Luther) Burbank School for Boys. Opened 1905 as Parental School; "for Boys" added 1914 when Parental Home for Girls was established; renamed after Luther Burbank 1931; passed under state control in 1957, and was closed as a residential school in 1965. Located on Mercer Island, outside of city limits. The location is now Luther Burbank Park; several buildings and other remnants survive.[84]
  • School for the Deaf. Founded at Longfellow School 1907(?)[85] and remained there until 1912. At Washington School 1912–1921.[86] Then at T.T. Minor School through 1939 when it was divided out to Summit, Longfellow again, and (John) Marshall[87] (then a junior high school; program there may have begun later, in 1942[88]). The program at Summit moved to University Heights in 1960.[73] Eventually, not treated as a separate "school". The current program for deaf middle school students is at Eckstein.[89]

Architecture

Several former Seattle Public Schools buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP):

Except for Broadway High School, all of these also are official city landmarks, as are the following past and present schools:

Controversy

In June 2007, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, where they rejected Seattle Public Schools longstanding use of "racial tie-breakers" in assigning students to schools. The decision prohibited assigning students to public schools solely for the purpose of achieving racial integration and declined to recognize racial balancing as a compelling state interest. In a fragmented opinion delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts, five justices held that the School Boards did not present any "compelling state interest" that would justify the assignment of school seats on the basis of race. Chief Justice Roberts wrote that "the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy filed a concurrence that presented a more narrow interpretation, stating that schools may use "race conscious" means to achieve diversity in schools but that the schools at issue in this case did not use a sufficient narrow tailoring of their plans to sustain their goals. Four justices dissented from the Court's conclusions.[1][2]

In June 2006, Andrew J. Coulson of the Cato Institute wrote a column in the Seattle Post Intelligencer taking the district to task for a page on "equity and race relations" on its website that indicated, in his words, that "only whites can be racist in America" and which, among other things, stated that "Emphasizing individualism as opposed to a more collective ideology" and that this and preferring a "future time orientation" were forms of "cultural racism."[3] The page[4] was removed from the site the same day.[5]

In 2005, it was revealed that a teacher at Broadview-Thomson Elementary had been serially molesting children at the school for a period spanning several years. The teacher, Laurence E. "Shayne" Hill, had been molesting children for at least four of the twelve years he worked at the school, according to the Seattle Weekly.[6] The article also said that several school officials had known of the inappropriate touching and did nothing to stop it, drawing outrage from concerned parents. Hill is serving his sentence as of 12/02/05 and is facing anywhere from five years to life.

Demographics

Seattle Public Schools is the largest public school district in the state of Washington.[7]

As of October 2007, the enrollment figures[7] for the district are:

Total students: 45,581

By ethnicity:
White: 19,508 (42.8%)
Asian: 10,075 (22.1%)
Black: 9,735 (21.4%)
Hispanic: 5,304 (11.6%)
American Indian: 959 (2.1%)

By gender:
Male: 23,254 (51%)
Female: 22,327 (49%)

As of May 2007, 40.5% of students are on free or reduced price meal programs.[8]

The tables below provide data on the demographics of students in Seattle Public Schools. All data is obtained from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) of Washington state and is from October 2007.[9]

All schools/programs

School or program Total Amer. Indian Asian Black Hispanic White % Amer. Indian % Asian % Black % Hispanic % White
Adams Elementary 36793838612212.5%10.4%10.4%16.6%60.2%
African American Academy K-835351336831.4%0.3%95.2%2.3%0.8%
Aki Kurose Middle School4631019119554132.2%41.3%42.1%11.7%2.8%
Alki Elementary34865239322191.7%14.9%11.2%9.2%62.9%
Arbor Heights Elementary 30854531541731.6%14.6%10.1%17.5%56.2%
AS #1 (Pinehurst) K-8 209152026171317.2%9.6%12.4%8.1%62.7%
B.F. Day Elementary 260103540361393.8%13.5%15.4%13.8%53.5%
Ballard High 16494921312519410683.0%12.9%7.6%11.8%64.8%
Beacon Hill Int'l Elementary 382619139118281.6%50.0%10.2%30.9%7.3%
Birth to 3 Contracts 21141931251321.9%9.0%14.7%11.8%62.6%
Brighton Elementary 33861391523381.8%41.1%45.0%9.8%2.4%
Broadview-Thomson K-8 683131341441052871.9%19.6%21.1%15.4%42.0%
Bryant Elementary 508210715293550.4%21.1%3.0%5.7%69.9%
Catharine Blaine K-8 49996326293721.8%12.6%5.2%5.8%74.5%
Childhaven3001020.0%0.0%33.3%0.0%66.7%
Cleveland High 6641717536665412.6%26.4%55.1%9.8%6.2%
Coe Elementary454135715473222.9%12.6%3.3%10.4%70.9%
Concord Elementary302143925193314.6%12.9%8.3%63.9%10.3%
Cooper Elementary26615111254480.4%19.2%42.1%20.3%18.0%
Daniel Bagley Elementary33043039192381.2%9.1%11.8%5.8%72.1%
Dearborn Park Elementary366414615548131.1%39.9%42.3%13.1%3.6%
Denny International Middle 622281271661431584.5%20.4%26.7%23.0%25.4%
Dunlap Elementary37941331914291.1%35.1%50.4%11.1%2.4%
Eckstein Middle School 12111822797887811.5%18.7%8.0%7.3%64.5%
Education Service Centers1444277011322.8%18.8%48.6%7.6%22.2%
Emerson Elementary37978922743131.8%23.5%59.9%11.3%3.4%
Experimental Education Unit730794530.0%9.6%12.3%5.5%72.6%
Franklin High 130112666427106900.9%51.2%32.8%8.1%6.9%
Garfield High 164314386441887140.9%23.5%26.8%5.4%43.5%
Gatewood Elementary29063539311792.1%12.1%13.4%10.7%61.7%
Gatzert Elementary32577514970242.2%23.1%45.8%21.5%7.4%
Graham Hill Elementary342511010529931.5%32.2%30.7%8.5%27.2%
Green Lake Elementary26483125231773.0%11.7%9.5%8.7%67.0%
Greenwood Elementary309133242431794.2%10.4%13.6%13.9%57.9%
Hamilton International Middle 6748244143931861.2%36.2%21.2%13.8%27.6%
Hawthorne Elementary237114913032154.6%20.7%54.9%13.5%6.3%
Hay Elementary44985424273361.8%12.0%5.3%6.0%74.8%
Head Start17115825.9%5.9%29.4%47.1%11.8%
Highland Park Elementary4051012574129672.5%30.9%18.3%31.9%16.5%
Home School Resource Center22522217101740.9%9.8%7.6%4.4%77.3%
Hutch School11021530.0%18.2%9.1%45.5%27.3%
Ingraham High 1191313642571174222.6%30.6%21.6%9.8%35.4%
Interagency Programs5132811121289735.5%21.6%41.3%17.3%14.2%
John Marshall High 68073310180.0%10.3%48.5%14.7%26.5%
John Muir Elementary31266618911401.9%21.2%60.6%3.5%12.8%
John Rogers Elementary29173361291612.4%11.3%21.0%10.0%55.3%
John Stanford International Elementary37338326741870.8%22.3%7.0%19.8%50.1%
Kimball Elementary506227584411040.4%54.3%16.6%8.1%20.6%
Lafayette Elementary44597127223162.0%16.0%6.1%4.9%71.0%
Laurelhurst Elementary44836715253380.7%15.0%3.3%5.6%75.4%
Lawton Elementary38175713352691.8%15.0%3.4%9.2%70.6%
Leschi Elementary2339618914153.9%2.6%81.1%6.0%6.4%
Lowell Elementary494511418213361.0%23.1%3.6%4.3%68.0%
Loyal Heights Elementary37921710273230.5%4.5%2.6%7.1%85.2%
Madison Middle School 894181891391374112.0%21.1%15.5%15.3%46.0%
Madrona K-8 411151331231403.6%3.2%75.9%7.5%9.7%
Maple Elementary45252745677401.1%60.6%12.4%17.0%8.8%
McClure Middle School 59419140143602323.2%23.6%24.1%10.1%39.1%
McGilvra Elementary25333023131841.2%11.9%9.1%5.1%72.7%
Meany Middle School 43495824957612.1%13.4%57.4%13.1%14.1%
Mercer Middle School 7281436320798461.9%49.9%28.4%13.5%6.3%
Middle College High 179182751226110.1%15.1%28.5%12.3%34.1%
Montlake Elementary2341402481610.4%17.1%10.3%3.4%68.8%
Nathan Hale High 109733162115956923.0%14.8%10.5%8.7%63.1%
North Beach Elementary3087337112502.3%10.7%2.3%3.6%81.2%
Northgate Elementary2497674797312.8%26.9%18.9%39.0%12.4%
Nova High 291152326321955.2%7.9%8.9%11.0%67.0%
Olympic Hills Elementary2033395158521.5%19.2%25.1%28.6%25.6%
Olympic View Elementary440146246412773.2%14.1%10.5%9.3%63.0%
Orca @ Whitworth 33484894241602.4%14.4%28.1%7.2%47.9%
Pathfinder K-8 373212933552355.6%7.8%8.8%14.7%63.0%
Rainier Beach High 35958821434181.4%24.5%59.6%9.5%5.0%
Residential Consortium56601313610.7%0.0%23.2%1.8%64.3%
Roosevelt High 17292438515612810361.4%22.3%9.0%7.4%59.9%
Roxhill Elementary2537576094352.8%22.5%23.7%37.2%13.8%
Sacajawea Elementary32215136302040.3%15.8%11.2%9.3%63.4%
Salmon Bay School 610164834354772.6%7.9%5.6%5.7%78.2%
Sanislo Elementary31268650371331.9%27.6%16.0%11.9%42.6%
Schmitz Park Elementary32693012142612.8%9.2%3.7%4.3%80.1%
Chief Sealth International High 913331942662012193.6%21.2%29.1%22.0%24.0%
Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center2470511108600.0%20.6%44.5%34.8%0.0%
South Lake High 8032042693.8%25.0%52.5%7.5%11.3%
Special Education Home Instruction210142140.0%4.8%19.0%9.5%66.7%
Special Education Service School133114129970.8%10.5%9.0%6.8%72.9%
Stevens Elementary34743561611861.2%10.1%17.6%17.6%53.6%
Summit K-12 5883760126623036.3%10.2%21.4%10.5%51.5%
T T Minor Elementary23361517115262.6%6.4%73.4%6.4%11.2%
The Center School 278102125261963.6%7.6%9.0%9.4%70.5%
South Shore School 30139313820471.0%30.9%45.8%6.6%15.6%
Thornton Creek @ Decatur31523810122530.6%12.1%3.2%3.8%80.3%
Thurgood Marshall Elementary29204816268140.0%16.4%55.5%23.3%4.8%
TOPS K-8 5263143104432330.6%27.2%19.8%8.2%44.3%
Van Asselt Elementary50543229473120.8%63.8%18.6%14.5%2.4%
View Ridge Elementary44437914103380.7%17.8%3.2%2.3%76.1%
Washington Middle School 103753231891054150.5%31.1%18.2%10.1%40.0%
Wedgwood Elementary418411218332511.0%26.8%4.3%7.9%60.0%
West Seattle Elementary27111599163474.1%21.8%33.6%23.2%17.3%
West Seattle High 1240312751991925432.5%22.2%16.0%15.5%43.8%
West Woodland Elementary38032827203020.8%7.4%7.1%5.3%79.5%
Whitman Middle School 9273012689955873.2%13.6%9.6%10.2%63.3%
Whittier Elementary42804413183530.0%10.3%3.0%4.2%82.5%
Wing Luke Elementary31921731063440.6%54.2%33.2%10.7%1.3%
Totals: 455819591007597355304195082.1%22.1%21.4%11.6%42.8%

Grouped by grade level

Note: since several programs fall within more than one category, the totals of the break-out tables below to not aggregate to the table above.

High schools

including Summit K-12

School or program Total Amer. Indian Asian Black Hispanic White % Amer. Indian % Asian % Black % Hispanic % White
Ballard High 16494921312519410683.0%12.9%7.6%11.8%64.8%
Cleveland High 6641717536665412.6%26.4%55.1%9.8%6.2%
Franklin High 130112666427106900.9%51.2%32.8%8.1%6.9%
Garfield High 164314386441887140.9%23.5%26.8%5.4%43.5%
Ingraham High 1191313642571174222.6%30.6%21.6%9.8%35.4%
John Marshall High 68073310180.0%10.3%48.5%14.7%26.5%
Middle College High 179182751226110.1%15.1%28.5%12.3%34.1%
Nathan Hale High 109733162115956923.0%14.8%10.5%8.7%63.1%
Nova High 291152326321955.2%7.9%8.9%11.0%67.0%
Rainier Beach High 35958821434181.4%24.5%59.6%9.5%5.0%
Roosevelt High 17292438515612810361.4%22.3%9.0%7.4%59.9%
Sealth High 913331942662012193.6%21.2%29.1%22.0%24.0%
South Lake High 8032042693.8%25.0%52.5%7.5%11.3%
Summit K-12 5883760126623036.3%10.2%21.4%10.5%51.5%
The Center School 278102125261963.6%7.6%9.0%9.4%70.5%
West Seattle High 1240312751991925432.5%22.2%16.0%15.5%43.8%
Totals: 1327033230662869137856252.5%23.1%21.6%10.4%42.4%

Middle schools

including K-8 and K-12 schools

School or program Total Amer. Indian Asian Black Hispanic White % Amer. Indian % Asian % Black % Hispanic % White
African American Academy K-8 35351336831.4%0.3%95.2%2.3%0.8%
Aki Kurose Middle School 4631019119554132.2%41.3%42.1%11.7%2.8%
AS #1 (Pinehurst) K-8 209152026171317.2%9.6%12.4%8.1%62.7%
Broadview-Thomson K-8 (K-6 only in '07-'08)683131341441052871.9%19.6%21.1%15.4%42.0%
Catharine Blaine K-8 49996326293721.8%12.6%5.2%5.8%74.5%
Denny Middle School 622281271661431584.5%20.4%26.7%23.0%25.4%
Eckstein Middle School 12111822797887811.5%18.7%8.0%7.3%64.5%
Hamilton International Middle 6748244143931861.2%36.2%21.2%13.8%27.6%
Madison Middle School 894181891391374112.0%21.1%15.5%15.3%46.0%
Madrona K-8 411151331231403.6%3.2%75.9%7.5%9.7%
McClure Middle School 59419140143602323.2%23.6%24.1%10.1%39.1%
Meany Middle School 43495824957612.1%13.4%57.4%13.1%14.1%
Mercer Middle School 7281436320798461.9%49.9%28.4%13.5%6.3%
Orca @ Whitworth (K-6 only in '07-08) 33484894241602.4%14.4%28.1%7.2%47.9%
Pathfinder K-8 373212933552355.6%7.8%8.8%14.7%63.0%
Salmon Bay School 610164834354772.6%7.9%5.6%5.7%78.2%
Summit K-12 5883760126623036.3%10.2%21.4%10.5%51.5%
TOPS K-8 5263143104432330.6%27.2%19.8%8.2%44.3%
Washington Middle School 103753231891054150.5%31.1%18.2%10.1%40.0%
Whitman Middle School 9273012689955873.2%13.6%9.6%10.2%63.3%
Totals: 1217030125472852133951312.5%20.9%23.4%11.0%42.2%

Elementary schools

including K-8 and K-12 schools

School or program Total Amer. Indian Asian Black Hispanic White % Amer. Indian % Asian % Black % Hispanic % White
Adams Elementary36793838612212.5%10.4%10.4%16.6%60.2%
African American Academy K-8 35351336831.4%0.3%95.2%2.3%0.8%
Alki Elementary 34865239322191.7%14.9%11.2%9.2%62.9%
Arbor Heights Elementary 30854531541731.6%14.6%10.1%17.5%56.2%
AS #1 (Pinehurst) K-8 209152026171317.2%9.6%12.4%8.1%62.7%
B.F. Day Elementary 260103540361393.8%13.5%15.4%13.8%53.5%
Beacon Hill Int'l Elementary 382619139118281.6%50.0%10.2%30.9%7.3%
Brighton Elementary 33861391523381.8%41.1%45.0%9.8%2.4%
Broadview-Thomson K-8 (K-6 only in '07-'08) 683131341441052871.9%19.6%21.1%15.4%42.0%
Bryant Elementary 508210715293550.4%21.1%3.0%5.7%69.9%
Catharine Blaine K-8 49996326293721.8%12.6%5.2%5.8%74.5%
Coe Elementary454135715473222.9%12.6%3.3%10.4%70.9%
Concord Elementary302143925193314.6%12.9%8.3%63.9%10.3%
Cooper Elementary26615111254480.4%19.2%42.1%20.3%18.0%
Daniel Bagley Elementary33043039192381.2%9.1%11.8%5.8%72.1%
Dearborn Park Elementary366414615548131.1%39.9%42.3%13.1%3.6%
Dunlap Elementary37941331914291.1%35.1%50.4%11.1%2.4%
Emerson Elementary37978922743131.8%23.5%59.9%11.3%3.4%
Gatewood Elementary29063539311792.1%12.1%13.4%10.7%61.7%
Gatzert Elementary32577514970242.2%23.1%45.8%21.5%7.4%
Graham Hill Elementary342511010529931.5%32.2%30.7%8.5%27.2%
Green Lake Elementary26483125231773.0%11.7%9.5%8.7%67.0%
Greenwood Elementary309133242431794.2%10.4%13.6%13.9%57.9%
Hawthorne Elementary237114913032154.6%20.7%54.9%13.5%6.3%
Hay Elementary44985424273361.8%12.0%5.3%6.0%74.8%
Highland Park Elementary4051012574129672.5%30.9%18.3%31.9%16.5%
Jane Addams K-8 (new in 09-10)nanananananananananana
John Muir Elementary31266618911401.9%21.2%60.6%3.5%12.8%
John Rogers Elementary29173361291612.4%11.3%21.0%10.0%55.3%
John Stanford International Elementary37338326741870.8%22.3%7.0%19.8%50.1%
Kimball Elementary506227584411040.4%54.3%16.6%8.1%20.6%
Lafayette Elementary44597127223162.0%16.0%6.1%4.9%71.0%
Laurelhurst Elementary44836715253380.7%15.0%3.3%5.6%75.4%
Lawton Elementary38175713352691.8%15.0%3.4%9.2%70.6%
Leschi Elementary2339618914153.9%2.6%81.1%6.0%6.4%
Lowell Elementary494511418213361.0%23.1%3.6%4.3%68.0%
Loyal Heights Elementary37921710273230.5%4.5%2.6%7.1%85.2%
Madrona K-8 411151331231403.6%3.2%75.9%7.5%9.7%
Maple Elementary45252745677401.1%60.6%12.4%17.0%8.8%
McGilvra Elementary25333023131841.2%11.9%9.1%5.1%72.7%
Montlake Elementary2341402481610.4%17.1%10.3%3.4%68.8%
North Beach Elementary3087337112502.3%10.7%2.3%3.6%81.2%
Northgate Elementary2497674797312.8%26.9%18.9%39.0%12.4%
Olympic Hills Elementary2033395158521.5%19.2%25.1%28.6%25.6%
Olympic View Elementary440146246412773.2%14.1%10.5%9.3%63.0%
Orca @ Whitworth (K-6 only in '07-08) 33484894241602.4%14.4%28.1%7.2%47.9%
Pathfinder K-8 373212933552355.6%7.8%8.8%14.7%63.0%
Roxhill Elementary2537576094352.8%22.5%23.7%37.2%13.8%
Sacajawea Elementary32215136302040.3%15.8%11.2%9.3%63.4%
Salmon Bay School 610164834354772.6%7.9%5.6%5.7%78.2%
Sanislo Elementary31268650371331.9%27.6%16.0%11.9%42.6%
Schmitz Park Elementary32693012142612.8%9.2%3.7%4.3%80.1%
Stevens Elementary34743561611861.2%10.1%17.6%17.6%53.6%
T T Minor Elementary23361517115262.6%6.4%73.4%6.4%11.2%
The New School at South Shore 30139313820471.0%30.9%45.8%6.6%15.6%
Thornton Creek @ Decatur31523810122530.6%12.1%3.2%3.8%80.3%
Thurgood Marshall Elementary29204816268140.0%16.4%55.5%23.3%4.8%
TOPS K-8 5263143104432330.6%27.2%19.8%8.2%44.3%
Van Asselt Elementary50543229473120.8%63.8%18.6%14.5%2.4%
View Ridge Elementary44437914103380.7%17.8%3.2%2.3%76.1%
Wedgwood Elementary418411218332511.0%26.8%4.3%7.9%60.0%
West Seattle Elementary27111599163474.1%21.8%33.6%23.2%17.3%
West Woodland Elementary38032827203020.8%7.4%7.1%5.3%79.5%
Whittier Elementary42804413183530.0%10.3%3.0%4.2%82.5%
Wing Luke Elementary31921731063440.6%54.2%33.2%10.7%1.3%
Totals: 23939469484749152834108742.0%20.2%20.5%11.8%45.4%

Other schools/programs

School or program Total Amer. Indian Asian Black Hispanic White % Amer. Indian % Asian % Black % Hispanic % White
Birth to 3 Contracts21141931251321.9%9.0%14.7%11.8%62.6%
Childhaven3001020.0%0.0%33.3%0.0%66.7%
Education Service Centers1444277011322.8%18.8%48.6%7.6%22.2%
Experimental Education Unit730794530.0%9.6%12.3%5.5%72.6%
Head Start17115825.9%5.9%29.4%47.1%11.8%
Home School Resource Center22522217101740.9%9.8%7.6%4.4%77.3%
Hutch School11021530.0%18.2%9.1%45.5%27.3%
Interagency Programs5132811121289735.5%21.6%41.3%17.3%14.2%
Residential Consortium56601313610.7%0.0%23.2%1.8%64.3%
Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center2470511108600.0%20.6%44.5%34.8%0.0%
Special Education Home Instruction210142140.0%4.8%19.0%9.5%66.7%
Special Education Service School133114129970.8%10.5%9.0%6.8%72.9%
Totals: 1654462554852506182.8%15.4%29.3%15.1%37.4%

Notes

  1. ^ High court rejects JCPS student assignment plan, Associated Press, July 5, 2007, on site of WAVE 3 TV, Louisville, Kentucky. Accessed online 10 December 2007.
  2. ^ Linda Shaw, U.S. Supreme Court rejects Seattle's racial criteria, Seattle Times, June 29, 2007. Accessed online 10 December 2007.
  3. ^ Andrew J. Coulson, Planning ahead is considered racist?, Seattle Post Intelligencer, June 1, 2006. Accessed online 10 December 2007.
  4. ^ Equity and Race Relations: Definitions of Racism, Seattle Public Schools, archived June 22, 2006 on the Internet Archive.
  5. ^ Debera Carlton Harrell, School district pulls Web site after examples of racism spark controversy, June 2, 2006. Accessed online 10 December 2007.
  6. ^ http://www.seattleweekly.com/2005-11-23/news/teacher-pets.php
  7. ^ {{broken ref |msg=Cite error: Invalid tag; no text was provided for refs named {{{1|WA_Enrollment_By_Dist}}}; see Help:Cite errors/Cite error references no text |cat=Pages with broken reference names}}
  8. ^ {{broken ref |msg=Cite error: Invalid tag; no text was provided for refs named {{{1|OSPI_ReportCard_06-07}}}; see Help:Cite errors/Cite error references no text |cat=Pages with broken reference names}}
  9. ^ Washington State Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction, Total Enrollment Gender and Ethnicity by school, Washington State OSPI, January 25, 2008. Accessed online 2008-06-02.

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