Everett Public Schools, Washington

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Everett Public Schools
Everett, Washington
Everett Logo.png
District Profile
Superintendent:Gary Cohn
Graduation rate:82.4%
Number of schools:29
Budget: $260.4 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Jeff Russell
Board members:5
Term length:6
Everett School District is a school district in Washington that served 18,590 K-12 students in the 2012-2013 school year. The district is the 12th-largest by enrollment in the state of Washington.[1]

About the district

Everett Public Schools is located in Snohomish County, Washington
The City of Everett in Snohomish County is located along the Puget Sound in northwestern Washington. The population of Everett was 103,022 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


Everett lags behind state averages for median income, higher education achievement and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (20.3%) is below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Everett's median income at $48,410 while the state median income was $58,890. Everett had a poverty rate of 16.4% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Everett (%) Washington (%)
White 74.6 77.3
Black or African American 4.1 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.4 1.5
Asian 7.8 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.7 0.6
Two or More Races 5.3 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 14.2 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 56.8 40.0
2008 58.1 39.3
2004 53.0 45.5
2000 51.6 43.6

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]


The current Superintendent of Everett Public Schools is Dr. Gary Cohn. He has served in the position since his appointment in July 2009. Cohn previously served for eight years as the Superintendent of the Port Angeles School District.[6]

School board

The Everett Public Schools Board of Directors is a five-member board with each member elected at-large to a six-year term. Each member can be compensated $50 per day for district matters with a maximum compensation of $4,800 per year.[7]

Everett Public Schools Board of Directors
Member Assumed Office Term Ends
Carol Andrews 2007 2019
Pam LeSesne 2011 2017
Traci Mitchell February 2014 2015
Ted Wenta 2013 2019
Caroline Mason January 2014 2015

School board elections

See also: Everett Public Schools elections (2015)

Members of the Board of Directors are elected to six-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats on the board were up for election on November 5, 2013, two seats are up for election on November 3, 2015, and one seat will be on the ballot in November 2017.


The table below displays the budget for Everett Public Schools:[8]

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 $173,173,770 61.6% $3,490,009 1.2% $73,467,525 26.1% $30,886,366 11% $298,365 0.1% $281,316,035
2014-2015 $172,063,870 66.1% $2,995,019 1.1% $56,481,084 21.7% $28,476,977 10.9% $424,694 0.2% $260,441,644
Averages: $172,618,820 64% $3,242,514 1% $64,974,304.5 24% $29,681,671.5 11% $361,529.5 0% $270,878,839.5

Teacher salaries

Everett Public Schools employed 917 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 intervals of 15 quarter credits up to 135 credits. The current salary schedule also sets a minimum annual salary of $40,045 for certified teachers with Master's degrees. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2012-2013 school year:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 31,150 34,452
B.A. 15 32,092 37,855
B.A. 30 33,031 40,180
B.A. 45 33,989 45,751
B.A. 60 34,917 51,589
B.A. 75 35,862 57,583
B.A. 90 36,798 58,488
B.A. 105 37,738 59,388
B.A. 120 38,682 60,296
B.A. 135 39,624 61,196


Teachers in the district are represented by the Everett Education Association (EEA). The current president of EEA is Kim Mead who has served in the post since April 2013.[10][11]

Schools in district


The district served 18,590 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 0.8% decrease 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 18,743 -
2009 18,828 0.5
2010 18,660 -0.9
2011 18,613 -0.3
2012 18,590 -0.1

District schools

Everett Public Schools operates 29 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Everett Public Schools
Cascade High School
Cedar Wood Elementary School
Eisenhower Middle School
Emerson Elementary School
Everett High School
Evergreen Middle School
Forest View Elementary School
Garfield Elementary School
Gateway Middle School
Hawthorne Elementary School
Heatherwood Middle School
Henry M. Jackson High School
Jackson Elementary School
James Monroe Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Lighthouse Cooperative
Lowell Elementary School
Madison Elementary School
Mill Creek Elementary School
North Middle School
Online High School
Penny Creek Elementary School
Port Gardner K-12
Sequoia High School
Silver Firs Elementary School
Silver Lake Elementary School
View Ridge Elementary School
Whittier Elementary School
Woodside Elementary School

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.

Everett Public Schools met the state goal of 95% participation across all grade levels. The district did not meet AYP goals for reading at the elementary and middle school levels.[13]

MSP/HSPE Proficiency

Student Proficiency Levels, 2011-2012
Grade Reading (%) Math (%)
3 71.2 71.4
4 77.8 68.6
5 77.0 75.3
6 79.9 68.1
7 78.8 61.6
8 78.0 68.2
10 83.5 -

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

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Everett Public Schools Board of Directors
4730 Colby Avenue
Everett, WA 98203
Phone: (425) 385-4000

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