This section of the Community Report for the 2020-2021 school year provides a snapshot of the district's finances and factors that affect our budget. For a complete report including a line-by-line operations budget, please visit the Finance webpage.
In the 2020-2021 school year, our suburban school served more than 20,000 students at 15 elementary schools, five middle schools, three comprehensive high schools, and a big picture high school. During the past two and a half decades the district experienced rapid expansion requiring the addition of seven elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Districtwide growth slowed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enrollment has continued to grow at the secondary level, where there are plans in place to add an additional new high school facility for the continued overcrowding at school sites. Long term enrollment patterns will depend upon land use decisions, the overall pace of housing development, and whether King County as a whole continues to decline in population as it has in the aftermath of COVID-19.