Mukilteo School District, Washington
|Mukilteo School District|
|Number of schools:||18|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Judy Schwab|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in district
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 Website evaluation
- 11 See also
- 12 External links
- 13 References
About the district
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%.
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.
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. She earned an annual salary of $232,925 during the 2011-2012 school year.
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.
|Mukilteo Board of Directors|
|1||Michael L. Simmons||2015|
School board elections
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 two seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.
Mukilteo School District publishes its annual budget on its website.
|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|
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 $40,820 for certified teachers with Master's degrees. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Teachers in the district are represented in negotiations by the Mukilteo Education Association (MEA). The current president of MEA is Dana M. Wiebe.
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:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Mukilteo School District operates 18 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|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|
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.
|Student Proficiency Levels, 2012-2013|
|Grade||Reading (%)||Math (%)|
Adequate Yearly Progress
|AYP Achievement, 2012-2013|
|Grade||Meet Reading AYP?||Meet Math AYP?|
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.
|Transparency grading process|
- Main article: Evaluation of Washington school district websites
Last rated on June 5, 2012.
- Administrative Officials
- Officials are listed with contact information.
- Elected Officials
- School Board members are listed with contact information.
- Meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes are posted.
- Test scores are provided.
- Background Checks
- Background check policy is posted.
- Budgets are not posted.
- Audits are not posted.
- Vendor contracts, bids, and collective bargaining agreements are not posted.
- Public Records
- Public records information and request form not available.
- Tax information not provided.
- Office of Superintendent of Public Education, "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections," accessed September 26, 2013
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "General Fund Financial Summary," September 13, 2013
- 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Mukilteo," accessed September 26, 2013
- Snohomish County Auditor, "Past Election Results," accessed September 26, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- SeattlePI.com, "Administrator replaces Toothaker as Mukilteo schools chief," May 1, 2003
- King5.com, "Washington school superintendent salaries," May 16, 2012
- Mukilteo School District, "Board Policies," accessed September 26, 2013
- Mukilteo Education Association, "MEA CBA 2013-2016," accessed September 26, 2013
- Mukilteo Education Association, "Office Staff," accessed September 26, 2013
- Mukilteo School District, "Our Schools," accessed September 26, 2013
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Washington State Report Card," accessed September 26, 2013
- Q13 Fox, "Mukilteo schools turn down state funding for all-day kindergarten," August 6, 2013
- Mukilteo School District, "Administration Telephone and Email Addresses," accessed September 26, 2013
- Mukilteo School District, "Board Meeting Information," accessed September 26, 2013
- Mukilteo School District, "Assessment," accessed September 26, 2013
- Mukilteo School District, "Employee Record Checks," accessed September 26, 2013