The Mukilteo School District serves a diverse population of more than 15,000 students who live in Mukilteo and South Everett as well as many unincorporated areas of Snohomish County. This district, 22nd largest in the state of Washington, has grown by more than 1,000 students over the past 12 years.
Voters approved a construction bond in 2-14 that added two new school buildings and provides for other facility improvements throughout the school district. The two largest projects were the construction of Lake Stickney Elementary which opened in the fall of 2016 and the construction of Pathfinder Kindergarten Center, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017. This addition will allow the district to have all day kindergarten.
Funds also allowed for modernization of the gym building at Olympic View Middle School, adding a multi-purpose room and kitchen at Discovery Elementary, improve lockers rooms at Mariner High School and Explorer Middle School, install safer athletic fields at Harbour Pointe and Voyager Middle Schools, and build a training room and team meeting room at Kamiak High School. Other projects are in the works, too.
Although nearly half of the students enrolled in the district are on free or reduced-price meals, nearly 91 different languages are spoken in the homes of students, and about 20% of the students enrolled receive assistance to learn to speak English, the graduation rate tells us that well over 80% of our students are graduating.
We can be proud of the school district and the services that their staff and employees provide to our young people. Well done, Mukilteo School District.
(info provided by MSD, Dr. Marci Larsen)