Why Seattle Public Schools

We believe that the responsibility for student success is broadly shared by District staff, administrators, instructors,communities, and families. We are focused on closing the opportunity gap and creating learning communities that provide support and academic enrichment programs for all students. Additionally, we believe that it is the right of every student to have an equitable educational experience.  

Seattle Public Schools is a diverse community of 97 schools serving nearly 52,000 students. Our student enrollment is projected to increase for the next five years. As the largest school system in the state of Washington, we offer a broad range of educational programs and learning opportunities.

Seattle students and staff represent many cultures and ethnic groups. More than 132 languages are spoken in our schools. Our work is driven by our mission that all students graduate ready for college, career, and life.

Living and Working in Seattle

Seattle is a great place to live, visit, and work. In2010, the city was named one of the “Ten Best Cities for the Next Decade” by Kiplinger and we are delivering on that promise with strong schools, friendly neighborhoods, a thriving arts and cultural scene,great shopping, abundant opportunities for outdoor adventure, and a year-round mild climate.

We are the home of REI, Starbucks, Microsoft, and Amazon. We have a thriving high tech industry, an innovativebiotechnology sector, and one of the top public universities in the nation.

Seattle is a hub for professionals from all over the world, who are drawn here by the opportunity to pursue their dreams in a beautiful and thriving place..

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