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Jenn Markaryan, Coordinator Communications/Community Relations
All media inquiries and interview requests are coordinated by this office. 
 
Office: 360-396-3004

Our District
  • 110 square miles.
  • Approximately 5700 students.
  • Approximately 385 Certificated Staff. 
  • Approximately 270 Classified Staff. 
  • Approximately 70% of our Teachers hold a Master's Degree.
  • Annual general fund budget of $77,006,820.
  • Six elementary schools (K-5).
  • Two middle schools (6-8).
  • Two high schools (9-12). 
  • West Sound Technical Skills Center offering career & technical education.
  • Locally Olympic College offers Running Start college level courses for high school students.
  • Ethnic Distribution of students: 

  70.7%    Caucasian 

  10.5%   Hispanic
     4.2%   Native American 

    3.0%    Asian

    0.8%    African American 


Our Community
  • Located in the heart of the Kitsap Peninsula just west of Seattle. We include the communities of Poulsbo, Kingston, Hansville, Indianola and Suquamish.
  • Miles of coastline, surrounded by Puget Sound and Hood Canal.
  • Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula – opportunities for skiing, hiking, camping, and boating.
  • Seattle is a ferry ride away – Convenient location for traveling to downtown events: Safeco Field, Seattle Art Museum, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market
  • Affordable rentals (from $700 per month).
  • Average housing purchase price is $100,000 less than Seattle and King County.
  • Variety of local entertainment, community theater, art walks, athletic events, and museums.
  • Beach walks and winter picnics – The Pt. No Pt. Lighthouse provides a wonderful getaway, as  do the numerous other parks and walkways.
  • Cultural diversity—visit the S’Klallam and Suquamish Tribal Centers; attend a local pow-wow or  other native celebrations throughout the year.
  • Availability of military services—commissary, Naval hospital, on-base recreational facilities at Bangor.
  • Major regional shopping area is only 15 minutes away.
     

District Programs
  • Smaller class sizes in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
  • Middle school teachers coordinate curriculum through teams.
  • Two comprehensive high schools that offer rigorous curriculum and a range of Career Technical Education offerings.
  • A range of structured academic programs including Parent Assisted Learning (PAL), Gifted education program (AGATE), and Title I/LAP (ASSIST) which provides academic assistance to qualifying students.
  • Native American Education program.
  • Highly Capable Program, AGATE - Grades 3-5 at Suquamish Elementary, and both Middle Schools.
  • Options Program (Grades 1-8), which provides high involvement by parents.
  • School Health Consultants, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Psychologists, Speech Language Pathologists.
  • English as a Second Language program, Spanish biliteracy program at Vinland Elementary.
  • School counselors K-12.
  • Early Intervention Programs: Autism, ECEAP.
  • Music and PE Specialists.
  • Excellent Technology Department (K-12).

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