Did you know that Everett Public Schools is the fastest growing school district in Snohomish County, and Snohomish County is the second fastest growing county in the state?
Pierce and Snohomish counties are the fastest growing counties in the nation! That's a whole lot of growing going on!
The district has grown by more than 1,100 students over the past decade and will welcome more than 1,600 students in the coming years. The impact of growth is clear in schools with portable classrooms on site and congested parking lots and city streets during pick-up and drop-off times. In fact, the district’s 26 schools are home to 115 portables – most of those on schools in the district’s southern region where growth is accelerating fastest.
Without additional permanent classroom space, nearly every school will be significantly impacted by overcrowding issues:
- Elementary Schools: 13 of 18 schools will be over permanent building capacity and 81 portable classrooms will be needed
- Middle Schools: 3 of 5 schools continue to be over permanent building capacity and 26 portable classrooms will be needed
- High Schools: 2 of 3 comprehensive high schools will be over permanent building capacity and 38 portables will be needed (30 at Jackson HS and 8 at Cascade HS).
Bond funds will pay to build a new high school (the district's fourth traditional high school), pay to add 38 permanent classrooms to schools district-wide to reduce class size and pay to buy land for future schools.
High school no. 4
The bond would construct a fourth comprehensive high school in the southern portion of the district to relieve serious overcrowding and help accommodate future growth. Without additional permanent classroom space, more than 1,000 high school students will be in portables by 2023. By 2026, 2 of 3 comprehensive high schools will be over permanent building capacity and 38 portables will be needed (30 at Jackson HS and 8 at Cascade HS).
The new comprehensive high school would be built to accommodate more than 1,500 students and would also include STEM vocational learning areas focused on energy and sustainability careers.
January 30, 2018 - Open House
36 permanent classrooms for K-3 class-size reduction
The bond would build 36 new permanent classrooms district-wide to reduce class sizes at elementary schools.
Property for a future school
The bond would fund the purchase of property for future elementary school no. 20 to accommodate growth.