Puyallup School District, Washington
|Puyallup School District|
|Number of schools:||32|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Chris Ihrig|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Unions
- 7 Schools in district
- 8 Academic performance
- 9 Contact information
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the district
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%.
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 Puyallup School District is Dr. Tim Yeomans. He previously served as the Superintendent of Meridian School District from 2007 to 2012. Yeomans earned $134,200 in salary, $19,766 in benefits and $12,818 in insurance during the 2011-2012 school year.
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 $4,800 per year.
|Puyallup School Board|
|Member||Position||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
School board elections
Members of the board are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats on the board were up for election on November 5, 2013 and three seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.
The Puyallup Public School District's budget is published on its website.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Puyallup School District employed 1,027 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at 15, 30, 45, 90 and 135 quarter credits. The current salary schedule establishes higher starting salaries and maximum salaries for teachers with graduate degrees. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
District teachers are represented in salary negotiations by the Puyallup Education Association (PEA). The PEA is currently led by Karen McNamara.
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:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Puyallup School District operates 32 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Puyallup School District|
|Aylen Junior High|
|Ballou Junior High|
|Edgemont Junior High|
|Emerald Ridge High School|
|Ferrucci Junior High|
|Glacier View Junior High|
|Kalles Junior High|
|Mt. View Elementary|
|Puyallup High School|
|Rogers High School|
|Shaw Road Elementary|
|Stahl Junior High|
|Walker High School|
|Waller Road Elementary|
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.
|Student Proficiency Levels, 2011-2012|
|Grade||Reading (%)||Math (%)|
Adequate Yearly Progress
|AYP Achievement, 2011-2012|
|Grade||Meet Reading AYP?||Meet Math AYP?|
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Student Enrollment Cohort Projection," accessed August 14, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Puyallup," accessed August 14, 2013
- Pierce County Elections, "Archived Elections," accessed August 5, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Puyallup School District, "About the Superintendent," accessed August 14, 2013
- Kitsap Sun, "Staff Record for Timothy S. Yeomans," accessed August 14, 2013
- Puyallup School District, "School Board," accessed August 14, 2013
- Puyallup Public Schools, "Summary of General Fund Budget," accessed December 3, 2013
- Puyallup Education Association, "Salary Schedule 2012-2013," accessed August 15, 2013
- Puyallup Education Association, "About Us," accessed August 15, 2013
- Puyallup School District, "Schools," accessed August 14, 2013
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Washington State Report Card," accessed August 5, 2013