|Spokane Public Schools is the largest school district in eastern Washington and the second largest in the state. SPS offers a portfolio of school options so that families have the freedom to choose the school that is right for their child. The best fit may be their neighborhood school, or one with a certain focus or different way of learning.
A great school system builds on the strengths and gifts of each child. More choices mean we are better able to match learning styles, and are better preparing students to successfully complete some form of higher education: technical, 2-year or 4-year.
That’s our T-2-4 goal.
34 Elementary (PS-6)
APPLE (Alternate Parent Participation Learning Experience)
Institute of Science and Technology
NEWTECH Skill Center
On Track Academy
Spokane Public Montessori
Spokane Virtual Learning
TEC Parent Partnership Program
The Community School
The school day
All SPS elementary schools 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.