Planning for Growth
Everett Public Schools is the fastest growing district in Snohomish County. Snohomish County is the second fastest growing county in Washington. In 10 more years 1,600 more students will move into this district with their families. As of the end of 2017, students in the district's 26 schools attended some classes in 115 portable classrooms, and more portables are scheduleld for installation in 2018. Jackson High School had 2,137 students in October 2017 and 17 portable classrooms on campus. JHS was built for 1,500 students.
Since the 2018 Capital Bond proposal did not meet the 60 percent supermajority needed to pass in February, the school board is reviewing results and determining next steps to manage high school growth until a new high can be built. Three community conversations took place this May to share information on implications of high school overcrowding and to gather input on options to manage this growth in the near future.
Community conversation dates
May 15 Cascade High School cafeteria, 6-7:30 p.m.
May 17 Everett High School cafeteria, 6-7:30 p.m.
May 29 Jackson High School cafeteria, 6-7:30 p.m.