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Teaching Schools in Washington Districts

Washington has more than 144 school districts, from King county County's to Yakima county County's and everywhere in between.

Here's a list of all districts with more than 1,000 students, plus some key information if you're interested in becoming a teacher in Washington. Don't miss our report on Washington Teacher Salaries!

District County Number of Students Number of Full Time Teachers Total Education Expenditures
Enumclaw School District Enumclaw School District King 4,078 210 $43,448,000
Kelso School District Kelso School District Cowlitz 5,018 258 $48,309,000
Aberdeen School District Aberdeen School District Grays harbor 3,288 193 $36,986,000
Anacortes School District Anacortes School District Skagit 2,791 131 $27,504,000
Arlington School District Arlington School District Snohomish 5,559 274 $51,166,000
Auburn School District Auburn School District King 15,846 852 $156,363,000
Bainbridge Island School District Bainbridge Island School District Kitsap 3,921 203 $39,239,000
Battle Ground School District Battle Ground School District Clark 13,571 712 $125,337,000
Bellevue School District Bellevue School District King 20,047 1088 $204,237,000
Bellingham School District Bellingham School District Whatcom 11,312 594 $111,984,000
Bethel School District Bethel School District Pierce 18,941 965 $174,074,000
Blaine School District Blaine School District Whatcom 2,235 114 $22,330,000
Bremerton School District Bremerton School District Kitsap 5,187 312 $53,432,000
Burlington-edison School DistrictBurlington-edison School District Skagit 3,683 208 $38,681,000
Camas School District Camas School District Clark 6,903 347 $57,712,000
Cascade School District Cascade School District Chelan 1,310 78 $12,568,000
Cashmere School District Cashmere School District Chelan 1,543 84 $14,641,000
Castle Rock School District Castle Rock School District Cowlitz 1,228 67 $12,496,000
Central Kitsap School District Central Kitsap School District Kitsap 11,090 581 $115,170,000
Central Valley School District Central Valley School District Spokane 13,333 726 $121,971,000
Centralia School District Centralia School District Lewis 3,593 195 $34,229,000
Chehalis School District Chehalis School District Lewis 3,026 164 $31,212,000
Lake Chelan School District Lake Chelan School District Chelan 1,440 84 $15,923,000
Cheney School District Cheney School District Spokane 4,554 258 $41,701,000
Chimacum School District Chimacum School District Jefferson 1,089 54 $11,723,000
Clarkston School District Clarkston School District Asotin 2,687 145 $27,698,000
Clover Park School District Clover Park School District Pierce 12,819 714 $138,192,000
College Place School DistrictCollege Place School District Walla walla 1,202 75 $8,884,000
Colville School District Colville School District Stevens 1,814 97 $19,040,000
Deer Park School District Deer Park School District Spokane 2,500 127 $22,600,000
Dieringer School District Dieringer School District Pierce 1,556 78 $14,392,000
East Valley School District SpokaneEast Valley School District Spokane Spokane 4,311 203 $45,608,000
Eastmont School District Eastmont School District Douglas 5,965 312 $53,955,000
Eatonville School District Eatonville School District Pierce 1,950 98 $18,208,000
Edmonds School District Edmonds School District Snohomish 21,021 1040 $207,485,000
Ellensburg School District Ellensburg School District Kittitas 3,257 165 $28,550,000
Elma School District Elma School District Grays harbor 1,426 78 $15,750,000
Ephrata School District Ephrata School District Grant 2,414 126 $22,357,000
Everett School District Everett School District Snohomish 19,923 958 $201,088,000
Evergreen School District ClarkEvergreen School District Clark Clark 26,015 1445 $257,022,000
Federal Way School District Federal Way School District King 23,039 1231 $222,012,000
Ferndale School District Ferndale School District Whatcom 4,829 251 $52,476,000
Fife School District Fife School District Pierce 3,692 190 $34,879,000
Franklin Pierce School District Franklin Pierce School District Pierce 7,737 428 $78,791,000
Grandview School District Grandview School District Yakima 3,707 172 $34,125,000
Granger School District Granger School District Yakima 1,521 79 $15,817,000
Granite Falls School District Granite Falls School District Snohomish 2,061 108 $20,201,000
Highland School District Highland School District Yakima 1,167 70 $12,862,000
Highline School District Highline School District King 19,545 1060 $205,834,000
Hockinson School District Hockinson School District Clark 1,874 95 $16,838,000
Hoquiam School District Hoquiam School District Grays harbor 1,699 92 $17,935,000
Issaquah School District Issaquah School District King 19,951 959 $170,829,000
Kennewick School District Kennewick School District Benton 17,795 881 $160,234,000
Kent School District Kent School District King 27,738 1411 $275,775,000
Kiona-benton City School DistrictKiona-benton City School District Benton 1,481 85 $14,895,000
La Center School District La Center School District Clark 1,647 86 $12,860,000
Lake Stevens School District Lake Stevens School District Snohomish 8,580 400 $77,079,000
Lake Washington School District Lake Washington School District King 27,886 1448 $248,644,000
Lakewood School District Lakewood School District Snohomish 2,318 109 $22,987,000
Longview School District Longview School District Cowlitz 6,872 365 $69,192,000
Riverview School District Riverview School District King 3,277 163 $30,891,000
Lynden School District Lynden School District Whatcom 3,082 150 $26,333,000
Marysville School District Marysville School District Snohomish 11,249 565 $118,339,000
Mead School District Mead School District Spokane 9,872 482 $90,470,000
Medical Lake School District Medical Lake School District Spokane 1,909 102 $18,594,000
Mercer Island School District Mercer Island School District King 4,450 220 $45,476,000
Meridian School District Meridian School District Whatcom 1,762 88 $15,907,000
Monroe School District Monroe School District Snohomish 7,006 304 $65,598,000
Montesano School District Montesano School District Grays harbor 1,384 69 $12,507,000
Moses Lake School District Moses Lake School District Grant 8,397 426 $79,401,000
Mount Baker School District Mount Baker School District Whatcom 1,933 111 $21,401,000
East Valley School District YakimaEast Valley School District Yakima Yakima 3,137 172 $28,736,000
Mount Vernon School District Mount Vernon School District Skagit 6,781 364 $70,058,000
Mukilteo School District Mukilteo School District Snohomish 15,358 787 $155,310,000
Naches Valley School District Naches Valley School District Yakima 1,342 71 $13,092,000
Newport School District Newport School District Pend oreille 1,085 63 $12,372,000
Nine Mile Falls School District Nine Mile Falls School District Spokane 1,449 82 $14,895,000
Nooksack Valley School District Nooksack Valley School District Whatcom 1,620 94 $17,053,000
North Franklin School District North Franklin School District Franklin 2,114 123 $20,698,000
North Kitsap School District North Kitsap School District Kitsap 6,126 317 $60,560,000
North Mason School District North Mason School District Mason 2,173 120 $20,979,000
North Thurston Public Schools North Thurston Public Schools Thurston 14,894 802 $142,255,000
Northshore School District Northshore School District Snohomish 21,481 1068 $202,748,000
Oak Harbor School District Oak Harbor School District Island 5,861 306 $52,745,000
Ocean Beach School DistrictOcean Beach School District Pacific 1,024 52 $10,021,000
Okanogan School District Okanogan School District Okanogan 1,113 56 $11,762,000
Olympia School District Olympia School District Thurston 9,986 489 $93,375,000
Omak School District Omak School District Okanogan 5,417 219 $37,891,000
Orting School District Orting School District Pierce 2,500 116 $21,390,000
Othello School District Othello School District Adams 4,281 205 $36,523,000
Pasco School District Pasco School District Franklin 17,407 926 $160,422,000
Peninsula School District Peninsula School District Pierce 8,924 442 $86,535,000
Port Angeles School District Port Angeles School District Clallam 3,840 217 $39,862,000
Port Townsend School District Port Townsend School District Jefferson 1,178 71 $13,570,000
Prosser School District Prosser School District Benton 2,824 155 $30,182,000
Pullman School District Pullman School District Whitman 2,847 128 $22,599,000
Puyallup School District Puyallup School District Pierce 22,097 1055 $205,107,000
Quillayute Valley School District Quillayute Valley School District Clallam 3,092 119 $25,097,000
Quincy School District Quincy School District Grant 2,923 165 $29,854,000
Renton School District Renton School District King 15,949 814 $157,421,000
Richland School District Richland School District Benton 13,218 600 $106,904,000
Ridgefield School District Ridgefield School District Clark 2,499 107 $17,115,000
Riverside School District Riverside School District Spokane 1,471 83 $16,474,000
Rochester School District Rochester School District Thurston 2,195 122 $22,494,000
Royal School District Royal School District Grant 1,741 87 $15,008,000
Seattle Public Schools Seattle Public Schools King 53,317 2980 $614,824,000
Sedro-woolley School DistrictSedro-woolley School District Skagit 4,350 233 $42,342,000
Selah School District Selah School District Yakima 3,618 193 $33,144,000
Sequim School District Sequim School District Clallam 2,843 151 $26,518,000
Shelton School District Shelton School District Mason 4,317 248 $44,162,000
Shoreline School District Shoreline School District King 9,440 454 $90,368,000
Snohomish School District Snohomish School District Snohomish 10,159 453 $94,543,000
Snoqualmie Valley School District Snoqualmie Valley School District King 6,898 326 $56,876,000
Tukwila School District Tukwila School District King 3,040 170 $34,349,000
South Kitsap School District South Kitsap School District Kitsap 9,749 489 $87,573,000
South Whidbey School District South Whidbey School District Island 1,416 76 $15,324,000
Spokane School District Spokane School District Spokane 30,434 1829 $322,741,000
Stanwood-camano School DistrictStanwood-camano School District Snohomish 4,519 214 $44,610,000
Steilacoom Hist School DistrictSteilacoom Hist School District Pierce 3,164 155 $29,152,000
Sultan School District Sultan School District Snohomish 1,973 101 $19,960,000
Sumner School District Sumner School District Pierce 9,248 453 $85,042,000
Sunnyside School District Sunnyside School District Yakima 6,805 351 $65,303,000
Tacoma School District Tacoma School District Pierce 29,323 1618 $336,467,000
Tahoma School District Tahoma School District King 8,191 357 $70,139,000
Tenino School District Tenino School District Thurston 1,208 66 $12,218,000
Tonasket School District Tonasket School District Okanogan 1,146 67 $10,996,000
Toppenish School District Toppenish School District Yakima 4,405 203 $40,163,000
Tumwater School District Tumwater School District Thurston 6,450 337 $64,523,000
University Place School District University Place School District Pierce 5,643 297 $53,659,000
Vancouver School District Vancouver School District Clark 23,522 1236 $227,299,000
Vashon Island School District Vashon Island School District King 1,588 78 $16,390,000
Wahluke School District Wahluke School District Grant 2,371 126 $22,493,000
Walla Walla Public Schools Walla Walla Public Schools Walla walla 5,935 337 $64,257,000
Wapato School District Wapato School District Yakima 3,371 180 $36,125,000
Washougal School District Washougal School District Clark 3,204 163 $28,908,000
Wenatchee School District Wenatchee School District Chelan 7,983 430 $78,610,000
West Valley School District SpokaneWest Valley School District Spokane Spokane 3,782 203 $37,338,000
West Valley School District YakimaWest Valley School District Yakima Yakima 5,049 255 $44,818,000
White River School District White River School District Pierce 3,630 179 $34,905,000
White Salmon Valley School District White Salmon Valley School District Klickitat 1,292 67 $11,646,000
Woodland School District Woodland School District Cowlitz 2,342 117 $23,394,000
Yakima School District Yakima School District Yakima 16,226 839 $168,750,000
Yelm School District Yelm School District Thurston 5,703 297 $51,070,000
Zillah School District Zillah School District Yakima 1,359 73 $12,183,000
Sources:
  • Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/pubschuniv.asp
  • Local Education Agency (School District) Finance Survey (F-33) Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2013-14, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/f33agency.asp