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Bellevue School District
Bellevue, Washington
Bellevue School District Logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Justin Mills
Graduation rate:91.0%
Number of schools:28
Budget: $461.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Paul Mills
Board members:5
Term length:4
Bellevue School District is a school district in Washington that served 18,626 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district is the 12th-largest in the state of Washington based on enrollment.[1]

About the district

Bellevue School District is located in King County, Washington
Bellevue School District is located in the City of Bellevue in King County, Washington. The population of Bellevue was 122,363 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


Bellevue outperforms state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (60.7%) exceeds the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Bellevue's median income at $84,503, while the state median income was $58,890. Bellevue had a poverty rate of 6.6% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Bellevue (%) Washington (%)
White 62.6 77.3
Black or African American 2.3 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 1.5
Asian 27.6 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.6
Two or More Races 3.9 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 7.0 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 68.7 28.3
2008 70.0 28.0
2004 65.0 33.7
2000 60.0 34.4

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The current Superintendent of Bellevue School District is Dr. Justin Mills. Mills has served in the position since his appointment in July 2012. His previous work included stints as superintendent at North Clackamas School District in Oregon and Mesa Valley County School District in Colorado.[5]

School board

The Bellevue Board of Directors consists of five members each elected to a four-year term. Each member can be compensated $50 per day for district matters with a maximum compensation of $4,800 per year.[6]

District boundaries for Board of Directors

Bellevue Board of Directors
Member District Assumed Office Term Ends
Steve McConnell 1 2011 2015
Christine Chew 2 2010 2015
Chris Marks 3 2004 2017
Krischanna Roberson 4 2013 2015
My-Linh Thai 5 2013 2017

School board elections

See also: Bellevue School District elections (2013)

Members of the Boards of Directors are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats were on the ballot in November 5, 2013 and three seats are up for election on November 3, 2015. The District 4 seat was on the ballot in 2013 for an unexpired two-year term.


The table below displays the budget for Bellevue School District:[7]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $181,630,450 49.5% $4,603,644 1.3% $140,924,583 38.4% $39,656,878 10.8% $0 0% $366,815,555
2014-2015 $176,547,333 38.2% $5,459,408 1.2% $211,205,603 45.7% $68,478,382 14.8% $0 0% $461,690,726
Averages: $179,088,891.5 43% $5,031,526 1% $176,065,093 43% $54,067,630 13% $0 0% $414,253,140.5

Teacher salaries

Bellevue School District employed 1,178 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at 15, 30, 45, 90 and 135 quarter credits. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule established for the 2012-2013 school year:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 34,034 40,673
B.A. 15 34,034 41,585
B.A. 30 34,034 42,500
B.A. 45 34,391 47,589
B.A. 90 37,047 53,553
MA 40,800 53,553
B.A. 135/MA 45 41,066 61,161
Doctorate 43,770 63,980

Schools in district


The district served 18,626 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Bellevue School District experienced a 9.1% increase in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:[1]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2008 17,071 -
2009 17,446 2.3
2010 17,932 2.8
2011 18,240 1.8
2012 18,626 2.2

District schools

Bellevue School District operates 28 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Bellevue School District
Ardmore Elementary
Bellevue Big Picture School
Bellevue High School
Bennett Elementary
Cherry Crest Elementary
Chinook Middle School
Clyde Hill Elementary
Eastgate Elementary
Enatai Elementary
Highland Middle School
Interlake High School
International School
Lake Hills Elementary
Mandarin Dual Language School
Medina Elementary
Newport High School
Newport Heights Elementary
Odle Middle School
Phantom Lake Elementary
Puesta del Sol Elementary
Sammamish High School
Sherwood Forest Elementary
Somerset Elementary
Spiritridge Elementary
Stevenson Elementary
Tillicum Middle School
Tyee Middle School
Woodridge Elementary

Academic performance

The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction published a state report card for 2011-2012 assessing subject proficiency levels and year-to-year progress for each district. This report card relies on data from the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to determine if each district meets Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals in reading and math. The goal for each district is to meet proficiency goals at all grade levels and student demographics by the 2013-2014 school year.

Bellevue School District met the state goal of 95% participation across all grade levels. The district did not meet AYP goals for reading at the elementary or middle school levels.[10]

MSP/HSPE Proficiency

Student Proficiency Levels, 2011-2012
Grade Reading (%) Math (%)
3 83.1 78.7
4 82.8 78.8
5 83.6 81.9
6 85.0 78.9
7 84.5 80.3
8 85.6 78.2
10 91.0 -

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP Achievement, 2011-2012
Grade Meet Reading AYP? Meet Math AYP?
Elementary School No Yes
Middle School No Yes
High School Yes Yes

Contact information

Bellevue School District Logo.jpg
Bellevue Board of Directors
PO Box 90010
Bellevue, WA 98009-9010
Phone: (425) 456-4172 Email:

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