Seattle Public Schools

Seattle, Washington

Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2018). Seattle Public Schools. Teacher Contract Database. [Data set].
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  • 75th

    largest school district
    in the country

    updated 03/12/2019**
  • $57k

    starting salary

    updated 11/05/2019
  • $111k

    max salary

    updated 11/05/2019
  • 3

    years to tenure

    updated 11/04/2019
  • Elementary

    days in student
    school year

    updated 05/01/2019
  • 185

    days in teacher
    school year

    updated 11/04/2019
  • 55,271


    updated 03/12/2019**
  • 3,319


    updated 03/12/2019**
  • 31%

    free/reduced lunch

    updated 03/12/2019**

Labor context

updated 03/20/2019
  • District is operating under a current agreement.
  • State requires collective bargaining by school districts if a majority of teachers vote for union representation.
  • The primary union or professional association is affiliated with NEA.

Student Demographics

updated 03/12/2019**

*N/A indicates the issue was not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents.
**School district teacher count, enrollment, and demographic data is from the 2016-2017 school year, sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics.
***Native Populations includes American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hawaiian Native students

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