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Seattle Public Schools, Washington

Location: Seattle, Washington

Population: 608,660

Closest City: Seattle, WA

Distance to Closest City: 0 min

Airport Code: SEA

Quick Facts:

Number of High Schools: 12
Students per High School: 500-2,000
Student to Teacher Ratio: 27:1
Approximate Start Date: Early September
Approximate End Date: Late June
Fall Semester Offered: Yes
Spring Semester Offered: Yes
ESL Offered: Yes
IB Program Offered: Yes
Possibility of Graduation: Yes
Enrollment Restrictions: Cannot have graduated high school, must have had 5 years of English classes
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Seattle lies on a narrow strip of land between the salt waters of Puget Sound and the fresh waters of Lake Washington. Beyond the waters lie two rugged mountain ranges, the Olympics to the west and the Cascades to the east. It is a city built on hills and around water, in a mild marine climate that encourages prolific vegetation and abundant natural resources. Seattle is proud of its arts and cultural institutions, the many live theaters, and the downtown art museum. Seattle is home to the Pioneer Square and the Pike Place Market as well as many beautiful parks. Its impressive roster of professional and collegiate sports make for a great evening for its visitors and citizens alike. It is a city that continues to grow but that is able to respect the uniqueness of its natural setting.

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School Profile

Seattle Public Schools is the largest K-12 school system in Washington State, serving more than 45,000 students in 88 schools. They are committed to providing an excellent education for every student. Seattle Public Schools offer rigorous learning opportunities, enhanced by strong support from families, volunteers, and community partners. The core of Seattle Public Schools is effective learning and quality teaching built on a rigorous curriculum. They expect all students to maximize their potential as every student is challenged to learn at or above grade level.


The Seattle Public School District is committed to an exceptional interscholastic athletics program for middle and high schools that functions as part of the whole curriculum.

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