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    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.


    Location and Contact

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

    Contact: 206-252-0010,

    John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence
    2445 3rd Avenue South
    Seattle, WA 98134

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    Facts and Figures 2016-17

    • Total Enrollment (Oct. 2016): 54,976
    • Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligible Students: 33.8%
    • Students from Non-English Speaking Background: 24.6%
    • Total Staff (FTE): 6,371
    • Schools: 99
    • Budget General Fund FY16-17 $789.7 million

    Read more on our Facts and Figures tab.