Washington Public Schools

Washington is the #13 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,045,321 students students across 2,372 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 40% (majority Hispanic), which is less than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is more than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(WA) School Average
American Indian
2%
Asian
7%
Hispanic
20%
Black
5%
White
60%
Unknown
6%
  • County
    # Schools
    # Students
    % Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    4,4264,426 Students |
    77% 77% Minority
  • 1111 Schools |
    3,3233,323 Students |
    12% 12% Minority
  • 6161 Schools |
    33,68133,681 Students |
    34% 34% Minority
  • 3636 Schools |
    12,90912,909 Students |
    49% 49% Minority
  • 3131 Schools |
    10,68310,683 Students |
    28% 28% Minority
  • 131131 Schools |
    77,19577,195 Students |
    27% 27% Minority
  • 44 Schools |
    502502 Students |
    19% 19% Minority
  • 4444 Schools |
    17,19917,199 Students |
    25% 25% Minority
  • 2020 Schools |
    6,9346,934 Students |
    50% 50% Minority
  • 1212 Schools |
    1,1151,115 Students |
    31% 31% Minority
  • 2929 Schools |
    17,85117,851 Students |
    73% 73% Minority
  • 22 Schools |
    310310 Students |
    10% 10% Minority
  • 5454 Schools |
    19,04019,040 Students |
    60% 60% Minority
  • 4545 Schools |
    10,84210,842 Students |
    31% 31% Minority
  • 2525 Schools |
    9,0699,069 Students |
    28% 28% Minority
  • 1313 Schools |
    2,8052,805 Students |
    17% 17% Minority
  • 499499 Schools |
    260,553260,553 Students |
    50% 50% Minority
  • 7979 Schools |
    36,83836,838 Students |
    32% 32% Minority
  • 1919 Schools |
    4,4624,462 Students |
    19% 19% Minority
  • 2222 Schools |
    3,5653,565 Students |
    29% 29% Minority
  • 4242 Schools |
    12,07312,073 Students |
    23% 23% Minority
  • 1616 Schools |
    2,0842,084 Students |
    12% 12% Minority
  • 2020 Schools |
    7,8837,883 Students |
    31% 31% Minority
  • 3131 Schools |
    7,7397,739 Students |
    47% 47% Minority
  • 1818 Schools |
    3,3413,341 Students |
    29% 29% Minority
  • 99 Schools |
    1,6811,681 Students |
    19% 19% Minority
  • 267267 Schools |
    128,068128,068 Students |
    41% 41% Minority
  • 1313 Schools |
    1,7751,775 Students |
    18% 18% Minority
  • 5050 Schools |
    18,87518,875 Students |
    38% 38% Minority
  • 88 Schools |
    1,1851,185 Students |
    18% 18% Minority
  • 223223 Schools |
    113,720113,720 Students |
    35% 35% Minority
  • 163163 Schools |
    72,60972,609 Students |
    20% 20% Minority
  • 4242 Schools |
    7,6047,604 Students |
    17% 17% Minority
  • 8080 Schools |
    40,08540,085 Students |
    31% 31% Minority
  • 22 Schools |
    461461 Students |
    13% 13% Minority
  • 3131 Schools |
    8,9938,993 Students |
    41% 41% Minority
  • 7474 Schools |
    26,81426,814 Students |
    27% 27% Minority
  • 2626 Schools |
    4,4824,482 Students |
    21% 21% Minority
  • 110110 Schools |
    52,54752,547 Students |
    71% 71% Minority
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Did You Know?
Washington public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse school district in Washington is Tukwila School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Washington or in the USA.