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Puyallup School District, Washington

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Puyallup School District
Puyallup, Washington
Puyallup Logo.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Tim Yeomans
Graduation rate:84.3%
Number of schools:32
Budget: $213.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Chris Ihrig
Board members:5
Term length:4
Puyallup School District is a school district in Washington that served 21,205 K-12 students in the Puyallup area during the 2012-2013 school year. The district is the ninth largest by enrollment in the state of Washington.[1]

About the district

Puyallup School District is located in Pierce County, Washington
The City of Puyallup is located in Pierce County in northwestern Washington. The population of Puyallup was 37,022 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


Puyallup lags behind the state averages for higher education achievement while outperforming averages for median income and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (22.4%) is below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Puyallup's median income at $61,099 while the state median income was $58,890. Puyallup had a poverty rate of 9.1% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Puyallup (%) Washington (%)
White 84.4 77.3
Black or African American 2.1 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.4 1.5
Asian 3.8 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.7 0.6
Two or More Races 5.5 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 6.9 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 54.4 43.3
2008 54.9 42.8
2004 50.4 48.0
2000 51.4 44.0

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 Puyallup School District is Dr. Tim Yeomans. He previously served as the Superintendent of Meridian School District from 2007 to 2012.[5] Yeomans earned $134,200 in salary, $19,766 in benefits and $12,818 in insurance during the 2011-2012 school year.[6]

School board

The Puyallup School Board is a five-member board with each member 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.[7]

Puyallup School Board
Member Position Assumed Office Term Ends
Pat Donovan 1 2009 2017
Dane Looker 2 2011 2015
Pat Jenkins 3 2011 2015
Kathy Yang 4 2013 2017
Chris Ihrig 5 2009 2015

School board elections

See also: Puyallup School District elections (2015)

Members of the board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two 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 Puyallup Public School District:[8][9]

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 $163,957,287 84.7% $11,227,753 5.8% $17,469,083 9% $0 0% $879,484 0.5% $193,533,608
2012-2013 $160,407,567 81.7% $14,715,116 7.5% $19,901,957 10.1% $0 0% $1,253,949 0.6% $196,278,589
2013-2014 $171,002,015 83.1% $13,020,403 6.3% $20,962,261 10.2% $0 0% $812,508 0.4% $205,797,187
2014-2015 $183,509,597 86.1% $9,327,564 4.4% $19,920,553 9.3% $0 0% $453,374 0.2% $213,211,088
Averages: $169,719,116.5 84% $12,072,709 6% $19,563,463.5 10% $0 0% $849,828.75 0% $202,205,118

Teacher salaries

Puyallup School District employed 1,027 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 establishes higher starting salaries and maximum salaries for teachers with graduate degrees. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year:[10]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 34,073 38,816
B.A. 15 34,993 41,165
B.A. 30 35,947 43,667
B.A. 45 36,903 48,284
B.A. 90 39,969 57,736
B.A. 135 41,944 60,580
MA 40,851 57,773
MA 45 43,917 61,492
MA 90 45,894 64,222
Ph.D. 45,894 64,222


District teachers are represented in salary negotiations by the Puyallup Education Association (PEA). The PEA is currently led by Karen McNamara.[11]

Schools in district


The district served 21,205 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 1.6% 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 21,560 -
2009 21,413 -0.7
2010 21,623 1.0
2011 21,301 -1.4
2012 21,205 -0.5

District schools

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

Puyallup School District
Aylen Junior High
Ballou Junior High
Brouillet Elementary
Carson Elementary
Edgemont Junior High
Edgerton Elementary
Emerald Ridge High School
Ferrucci Junior High
Firgrove Elementary
Fruitland Elementary
Glacier View Junior High
Hunt Elementary
Kalles Junior High
Karshner Elementary
Maplewood Elementary
Meeker Elementary
Mt. View Elementary
Northwood Elementary
Pope Elementary
Puyallup High School
Ridgecrest Elementary
Rogers High School
Shaw Road Elementary
Spinning Elementary
Stahl Junior High
Stewart Elementary
Sunrise Elementary
Walker High School
Waller Road Elementary
Wildwood Elementary
Woodland Elementary
Zeiger 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.

Puyallup 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.[13]

MSP/HSPE Proficiency

Student Proficiency Levels, 2011-2012
Grade Reading (%) Math (%)
3 72.2 66.6
4 78.1 64.1
5 81.0 73.0
6 79.0 74.6
7 75.7 67.0
8 69.4 65.5
10 87.2 -

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

Puyallup Logo.jpg
Puyallup School Board
302 2nd Street
Puyallup, WA 98372
Phone: (253) 841-1301

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