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P-12 ENROLLMENT (headcount as of October 1, 2012)
(Source: http://www.k12.wa.us/DataAdmin/default.aspx#download)

Total Student Enrollment
1,051,613


 

Number

Percent

Hispanic *

American Indian/Alaskan Native

25,346

2.4

Asian

2,373

0.2

Black/African American

3,228

0.3

Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

833

0.1

White

170,042

16.2

Two or more races

11,307

1.1

Total Hispanic

213,219

20.3

Not Hispanic *

American Indian/Alaskan Native

16,272

1.5

Asian

75,245

7.2

Black/African American

48,420

4.6

Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

9,644

0.9

White

622,995

59.2

Two or More Races

65,834

6.3

Not provided

114

0.0

Total

1,051,613

100.0

* Federal rules require states to ask: (1) Is your child Hispanic/Latino or not Hispanic/Latino, and (2) What is your child’s race. More info

Total districts
295 + 6 additional jurisdictions (Bates Technical College; Educational Service Districts 101, 114 and 189; Office of the Governor; and Washington Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss)

Largest district
Seattle (King County) – 50,738 students

Smallest district
Benge (Adams County) – 4 students

Largest school
Chiawana High School (Pasco School District) – 2,193 students

PERSONNEL (2011-12 full-time equivalents)
(Source: http://www.k12.wa.us/DataAdmin/default.aspx#personnel)

Total Classroom Teachers
51,676


Teacher demographics

Category

Number

Percent

American Indian/Alaskan Native

366

0.7%

Asian

1,188

2.3

Black/African American

661

1.3

Hispanic

1,740

3.4

Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

77

0.2

White

45,717

88.5

Two or more races

1,928

3.7

Total

51,676

100.0

Elementary teachers
25,812

Secondary teachers
20,766

Classified staff (aides, laborers, service workers, etc.)
37,029

FUNDING

Sources: Financial Reporting Summary, 2010-2011, page 61; for state spending, basic and non-basic education spending: Legislative Evaluation & Accountability Program, 2012 Budget Notes.

Per pupil expenditures (2010-11)
$9,694.06 (Page 63)

 

Per pupil revenues, by source (2010-11)

Source

Amount

Percent

State

$6,308

64.6

Local Taxes

2,129

21.8

Federal

1,246

12.8

Other Revenues

78

0.8

Total

9,760

100.0

State spending (2011-13 biennium, with 2011 supplement)*
$13.65 billion

Basic education programs (in billions of dollars)

General Apportionment

$10.41

Special Education

$1.33

Transportation

$0.60

Learning Assistance Program

$0.25

Bilingual

$0.16

Institutions

$0.03

Non basic education programs (in billions of dollars)
$0.87

*NOTE: The 2013-15 biennial budget will be available after the 2013 legislative session has ended. Also, changes in state law have added the highly capable and full-day kindergarten programs to basic education.

Per-pupil spending, adjusted for regional cost differences, by state, 2010
Source: Editorial Projects in Education, Quality Counts 2013 (Subscription needed)

1. Vermont

$18,924

2. Wyoming

18,814

3. Washington, D.C

17,020


US Average

11,824

43. Washington

9,145

 

State Learning Goals

  1. Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences.
  2. Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different cultures and participation in representative government; geography; arts; and health and fitness.
  3. Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate different experiences and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems.
  4. Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.

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