Snohomish School District, Washington
|Snohomish School District|
|Number of schools:||16|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Jay Hagen|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in district
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the district
Snohomish lags behind state averages for median income and higher education achievement while outperforming the state's poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (23.6%) is below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Snohomish's median income at $52,386 while the state median income was $58,890. Snohomish had a poverty rate of 11.2% 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 Snohomish School District is William Mester. He has served in the position since his appointment in July 2002. Mester earned an annual salary of $219,742 during the 2011-2012 school year.
The Snohomish 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.
|Snohomish Board of Directors|
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.
The table below displays the budget for Snohomish School District.
|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|
Snohomish School District employed 487 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 $40,806 for certified teachers with Master's degrees. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Teachers in the district are represented in negotiations by the Snohomish Education Association (SEA). The current president of the SEA is Justin Fox-Bailey.
Schools in district
The district served 9,098 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 2.1% 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 (%)|
Snohomish School District operates 16 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Snohomish School District|
|AIM High School|
|Cascade View Elementary|
|Centennial Middle School|
|Central Primary Center|
|Dutch Hill Elementary|
|Glacier Peak High School|
|Little Cedars Elementary|
|Seattle Hill Elementary|
|Snohomish High School|
|Totem Falls Elementary|
|Valley View 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.
Snohomish 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?|
Snohomish Board of Directors
1601 Avenue D
Snohomish, WA 98290
Phone: (360) 563-7280
- Office of Superintendent of Public Education, "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections," accessed September 23, 2013
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "General Fund Financial Summary," September 18, 2012
- 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Snohomish," accessed September 23, 2013
- Snohomish County Auditor, "Past Election Results," accessed August 6, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Kitsap Sun, "Staff Record For: William A Mester," accessed September 23, 2013
- Snohomish School District, "Board of Director Policies," accessed September 23, 2013
- Snohomish School District, "SEA Salary Schedule 2013-2014
- Snohomish Education Association, "Board Members," accessed September 23, 2013
- Snohomish School District, "Our Schools," accessed September 23, 2013
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Washington State Report Card," accessed September 23, 2013