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Mukilteo School District
Mukilteo, Washington
Mukilteo School District Logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Marci Larsen
Graduation rate:82.9%
Number of schools:18
Budget: $246.1 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Judy Schwab
Board members:5
Term length:4
Mukilteo School District is a school district in Washington that served 15,498 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district is the 20th-largest by enrollment in the state of Washington. Mukilteo School District has an operating budget of $246.1 million in the 2014-2015 school year.[1][2]

About the district

Mukilteo School District is located in Snohomish County, Washington
Mukilteo School District in Snohomish County serves students in Mukilteo, Everett and Edmonds. The population of Mukilteo was 20,254 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[3]


Mukilteo outperforms state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (47.8%) is ahead of the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Mukilteo's median income at $93,120 while the state median income was $58,890. Mukilteo had a poverty rate of 6.3% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Mukilteo (%) Washington (%)
White 74.9 77.3
Black or African American 1.7 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.5
Asian 17.1 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.6
Two or More Races 4.5 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 4.4 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
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, 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.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The current Superintendent of Mukilteo School District is Marci Larsen. She has served in the position since July 2003 when she replaced Gary Toothaker. Larsen previously worked as an administrator with the district for three years and an administrator with South Kitsap School District.[6] She earned an annual salary of $232,925 during the 2011-2012 school year.[7]

School board

The Mukilteo Board of Directors is a five-member board with each member elected by district 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.[8]

Mukilteo Board of Directors
Position Member Term Ends
1 Michael L. Simmons 2015
2 Judy Schwab 2017
3 Ron Johnson 2015
4 Jeff Thorp 2017
5 John Gahagan 2015

School board elections

See also: Mukilteo School District elections (2015)

Members of the Board of Directors are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats on the board were up for election on November 5, 2013, and three seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Mukilteo School District:[2]

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 $131,909,628 70.6% $3,942,526 2.1% $45,363,528 24.3% $5,563,729 3% $0 0% $186,779,411
2014-2015 $129,481,295 52.6% $3,246,771 1.3% $105,998,189 43.1% $7,331,411 3% $0 0% $246,057,666
Averages: $130,695,461.5 60% $3,594,648.5 2% $75,680,858.5 35% $6,447,570 3% $0 0% $216,418,538.5

Teacher salaries

Mukilteo School District employed 795 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 current salary schedule also sets a minimum annual salary of $40,820 for certified teachers with Master's degrees. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 34,048 40,414
B.A. 15 34,048 41,007
B.A. 30 34,048 41,602
B.A. 45 34,363 50,368
B.A. 90 37,831 55,271
B.A. 135 40,982 61,511
MA 45 40,820 52,151
MA 90 40,820 57,054
MA 135 42,875 63,294
Ph.D. 43,504 63,888


Teachers in the district are represented in negotiations by the Mukilteo Education Association (MEA). The current president of MEA is Dana M. Wiebe.[10]

Schools in district


The district served 15,498 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 3.6% 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 14,950 -
2009 14,910 -0.3
2010 15,252 2.3
2011 15,451 1.3
2012 15,498 0.3

District schools

Mukilteo School District operates 18 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[11]

Mukilteo School District
ACES High School
Challenger Elementary School
Columbia Elementary School
Discovery Elementary School
Endeavour Elementary School
Explorer Middle School
Fairmount Elementary School
Harbour Pointe Middle School
Horizon Elementary School
Kamiak High School
Mariner High School
Mukilteo Elementary School
Odyssey Elementary School
Olivia Park Elementary School
Olympic View Middle School
Picnic Point Elementary School
Serene Lake Elementary School
Voyager Middle 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.

Mukilteo 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 and middle school levels.[12]

MSP/HSPE proficiency

Student Proficiency Levels, 2012-2013
Grade Reading (%) Math (%)
3 73.1 64.6
4 74.3 70.2
5 77.1 70
6 75.6 59.6
7 73.1 68.7
8 70.3 60.1
10 86 -

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP Achievement, 2012-2013
Grade Meet Reading AYP? Meet Math AYP?
Elementary School No Yes
Middle School No Yes
High School Yes Yes


Rejection of state kindergarten funds

In 2013, the district rejected $1.6 million in state funding for all-day kindergarten due to limited classroom space. The Washington State Legislature allotted $90 million to fund all-day kindergarten classes throughout the state. Mukilteo School District could have facilitated kindergarten courses for 653 students if the funding was approved. District schools have witnessed a 3.6% increases in enrollment since 2008 and voters turned down construction bonds in 2006 and 2008 that would have expanded capacity. The number of all-day kindergartens in Mukilteo has been cut from nine to three in recent years and the Board of Directors would need to approve a construction bond to reverse this trend.[13]

Contact information

Mukilteo School District Logo.jpg
Mukilteo Board of Directors
9401 Sharon Drive
Everett, WA 98204
Phone: (425) 356-1274

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