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    Our District

    Seattle Public Schools, the largest K-12 school system in Washington state, has a deep commitment to every student's journey—to ensure that each student will graduate ready for college, career and life. 

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    Our Students Come First

    We believe it is essential to place the interests of students above all others in every decision we make.

    The core work of Seattle Public Schools is supporting student learning.

    We believe it is our responsibility to do whatever it takes to ensure that every child, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, language proficiency, learning style or disability, achieves to their highest level.


    Dr. Brent Jones leads Seattle Public Schools. Read more on the superintendent webpage.

    School Board

    The Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors is an elected body of seven citizens representing regions of Seattle. Read more on the school board webpage.

    Recent District News

    Facts and Figures 2019-20

    • Total enrollment (Oct. 2019): 53,627
    • Schools: 104
    • Languages/dialects: 155
    • Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligible Students: 28.5%
    • Students from Non-English Speaking Background: 20.6%
    • Educators: 5,809
    • Budget General Fund FY19-20: $1,044,890,979

    Read more on our Facts and Figures tab or Seattle Public Schools Facts and Figures one-page flyer PDF icon.

    Mailing Address

    Seattle Public Schools
    PO Box 34165
    Seattle, WA 98124-1165

    Street Address

    Seattle Public Schools' central office is located in the SoDo district just south of downtown Seattle.

    Seattle Public Schools
    John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence
    2445 3rd Ave. S.
    Seattle, WA 98134

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