About Edmonds School District #15
Student learning is the focus of all we do. Governed by a board of directors, our mission and vision is to advocate for all students by providing a learning environment which empowers students, staff and the community to maximize their personal, creative and academic potential in order to become lifelong learners and responsible world citizens. School Performance Reports provide yearly updates of our progress in key areas. Here is a snapshot of 2012-2013 School Year Highlights.
The Edmonds School District covers approximately 36 square miles in south Snohomish County and includes the communities of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway, and portions of unincorporated Snohomish County. The boundary maps show more specifics about our location and areas served.
We have a staff of more than 2000 individuals who are skilled, experienced and committed to student success. Volunteers spend countless hours helping out by doings things such as mentoring, tutoring, or being a lunch buddy.
Overview of Staff
The Edmonds School District includes 13 employee organizations, which serve our employees.
(Includes: Administrators, Principals, Teachers, Librarians, Counselors, Nurses and other professionals associated with Special Education Services)
(Includes: Bus Drivers, Coaches, Custodial, Food Service, Maintenance, Managers, Office Personnel, Paraeducators and Professional/Technical employees)
(*Budgeted numbers for current year, expressed in Full Time Equivalency)
Overview of Schools
Special Education programs serve the needs of special populations of our students by providing services such as learning support, life skills and English language learning support.
Our diverse student population represents many races and nationalities, speaking more than 100 different languages. Roughly 40% of our students qualify for free or reduced price meals.
*Student Enrollment, October 2012
*Enrollment is head count. Please see Enrollment Reports for details.
Student Race/Ethnicity Breakdown, October 2011
Ethnic breakdown by school/program is available on OSPI's website.
Student Performance Data
Student assessment in the Edmonds School District provides clear, meaningful, and balanced information about the extent to which students are meeting district and state standards and will be used to improve student learning.
Edmonds School District staff believes the purpose of assessment is to serve the needs of students, teachers, parents, administrators, and the community by:
Budget Related Information
Our budget is a financial tool that guides the collection and distribution of resources in accordance with state law, OSPI (Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction) regulations, the School Board’s educational priorities, and District policies, as well as sound financial management principles. Our fiscal year begins September 1st and ends August 31st. The budget process begins in late winter and culminates when the Superintendent submits a recommended budget to the Board, usually in June. This recommendation is based on projected enrollment, projected revenues and other resources, program requirements, input from principals, managers, community forums, Board Study Sessions, and any mandated reductions. Where School Funding comes from, and Budget Process information is available to the public and includes detailed financial documents.
We are grateful for the ongoing support of school levies and bonds by our community. In recent years, voters have approved:
For more information, please see Your Tax Dollars at Work.
Some of the many external organizations that partner with the district to improve student learning and academic success include the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation and the ESD 15 Alumni Association. The district based Equity Alliance for Achievement and Natural Leaders programs focus on parent involvement and advocacy.
Want to Know More?
If you have any questions about our schools or programs, we invite you to ask us. We will do our best to find the right person to respond to you within a few days. Please send your question(s) to DJ Jakala, or call 425.431.7044.
Last Modified on April 3, 2013