Northshore School District, Washington

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Northshore School District
Bothell, Washington
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District Profile
Superintendent:Larry Francois
Graduation rate:91.4%
Number of schools:32
Budget: $190 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Julia Lacey
Board members:5
Term length:4
Northshore School District is a school district in Washington that served 19,918 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district is the 11th largest by enrollment in the state of Washington.[1]

About the district

Northshore School District is located in King and Snohomish Counties, Washington
Northshore School District is based in Bothell, Washington and serves communities in King and Snohomish Counties. The population of Bothell was 33,505 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


Bothell outperforms state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (42.9%) exceeds the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Bothell's median income at $70,935 while the state median income was $58,890. Bothell had a poverty rate of 7.3% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Bothell (%) Washington (%)
White 79.7 77.3
Black or African American 1.6 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.5
Asian 10.2 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.6
Two or More Races 4.5 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 8.7 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]


The current Superintendent of Northshore School District is Larry Francois. He has served in the position since his appointment in March 2008. Francois previously worked for five years as the Superintendent of Lakewood School District.[5]

School board

The Northshore School Board 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.[6]

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Northshore School Board
Member District Assumed Office Term Ends
Kimberly D'Angelo 1 2013 2017
Janet Quinn 2 2007 2015
Dawn McCravey 3 2007 2015
Sandy R. Hayes 4 2009 2017
Amy Cast 5 2013 2017

School board elections

See also: Northshore School District elections (2013)

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


The Northshore School District's budget is published on its website.[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
2011-2012 $161,356,487 86.6% $11,019,583 5.9% $13,501,977 7.2% $0 0% $391,760 0.2% $186,269,807
2012-2013 $163,570,467 86.1% $10,285,379 5.4% $15,377,075 8.1% $0 0% $767,079 0.4% $190,000,000
2013-2014 $174,659,237 86.8% $10,228,561 5.1% $15,534,207 7.7% $0 0% $827,995 0.4% $201,250,000
Averages: $166,528,730.33 87% $10,511,174.33 5% $14,804,419.67 8% $0 0% $662,278 0% $192,506,602.33

Teacher salaries

Northshore School District employed 1,115 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 sets higher starting salaries and maximum salaries for teachers with graduate degrees. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2012-2013 school year:[8]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 34,696 39,589
B.A. 15 35,633 41,986
B.A. 30 36,604 44,538
B.A. 45 37,576 49,247
B.A. 90 40,698 58,886
B.A. 135 42,709 61,784
MA 41,598 58,922
MA 45 44,718 62,718
MA 90 46,732 65,502


Teachers in the district are represented in negotiations by the Northshore Education Association (NEA). The NEA is currently led by Tim Brittell.[9]

Schools in district


The district served 19,918 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 2% 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 19,514 -
2009 19,263 -1.3
2010 19,328 0.3
2011 19,446 0.6
2012 19,918 2.4

District schools

Northshore School District operates 32 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Northshore School District
Arrowhead Elementary
Bear Creek Elementary
Bothell High School
Canyon Creek Elementary
Canyon Park Junior High
Cottage Lake Elementary
Crystal Springs Elementary
East Ridge Elementary
Fernwood Elementary
Frank Love Elementary
Hollywood Hill Elementary
Inglemoor High School
Kenmore Elementary
Kenmore Junior High
Kokanee Elementary
Leota Junior High
Lockwood Elementary
Maywood Hills Elementary
Moorlands Elementary
Northshore Junior High
Northshore Networks
Secondary Academy for Success
Shelton View Elementary
Skyview Junior High
Sorenson Early Childhood Center
Sunrise Elementary
Timbercrest Junior High
Wellington Elementary
Westhill Elementary
Woodin Elementary
Woodinville High School
Woodmoor 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.

Northshore 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.[11]

MSP/HSPE Proficiency

Student Proficiency Levels, 2011-2012
Grade Reading (%) Math (%)
3 85.0 75.9
4 84.7 78.5
5 85.6 76.7
6 85.1 80.9
7 79.0 80.6
8 80.2 73.1
10 92.1 -

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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Northshore School Board
3330 Monte Villa Parkway
Bothell, WA 98021
Phone: (425) 408-6001

Website evaluation

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Public Records
Background Checks

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Transparency grading process
Main article: Evaluation of Washington school district websites

Last rated on June 14, 2012.

The good

  • Administrative Officials
    • Contact information for officials can be found in the directory.[12]
  • Elected Officials
    • School Board members are listed with contact information.[6]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting dates, agendas, and minutes are available.[13]
  • Audits
    • 2011 audit is posted.[14]
  • Public Records
    • Public records information and request form are available.[15]
  • Academics
    • State assessment scores are provided.[16]
  • Background Checks
    • Background check policy is posted.[17]

The bad

  • Budget
    • Budgets are not posted.
  • Contracts
    • Bids, vendor contracts, and collective bargaining agreements are not available.
  • Taxes
    • Tax information not provided.
  • Audits
    • Previous audits are not posted.

See also

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