|Spokane Public Schools is the largest school district in eastern Washington and the second largest in the state. Our commitment is to keep our students engaged in school, on track for graduation, and prepared for college and career without need for remediation. To do this, we offer several alternative programs, from Montessori and parent participation programs, to gifted classes and programs for at-risk students. |
Our schools 34 Elementary (PS-6)
On Track Academy
Spokane Virtual Learning
TEC Parent Partnership Program
The Community School
NEWTECH Skill Center
The school day
Starting the 2013-14 school year, all SPS elementary schools will offer full-day kindergarten. Elementary students attend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; middle school students attend from 8:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.; high school students generally attend from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Several preschool programs
are available to eligible students as well.
The diverse population at SPS includes 29,275 students with:
1,314 ELL students speaking 56 different languages
24% children of color
57% students qualify for federal free/reduced meals
Of our 3,226 employees, 1,758 are classroom teachers, who have an average of 13 years' experience. Roughly 74 percent have at least a Master's degree.
SPS is fortunate to have consistent community support, including dozens of partnerships with businesses and non-profit organizations. Voters traditionally approve levies, which fund nearly one-quarter of the district’s budget. And in 2009, voters approved a $288 million bond to continue facilities and technology improvement throughout the district. Construction projects through 2015 include the renovation of four elementary schools, one high school and a middle school gym; safety and technology upgrades and maintenance upgrades district-wide.
A volunteer team of more than 13,000 assists our students and staff throughout the district by reading with students, helping teachers prepare classroom materials and chaperone field trips, and running school events like carnivals and math nights.