District Announcements

  • The following dates will be used as snow make-up days:

    Day 1 (Feb. 5) – the make-up day is Friday, February 15

    Day 2 (Feb. 11) – the make-up day is Tuesday, February 19

    Day 3 (Feb. 12) – the make-up day is Thursday, June 13 (half day moves from the 12th)

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    Tuesday evening February 12th, the Yakima School District Board of Directors selected candidates to be interviewed to fill the upcoming vacancy for Superintendent of the Yakima School District.  Dr. Jack Irion has announced his retirement after the 2018-2019 school year.  The next Superintendent will begin on July 1, 2019.

                Fifteen people submitted their application for consideration.  The candidates selected by the school board for preliminary interviews include:

    • Carlos Ramirez, Eagle, Colorado 
    • Christopher Ortiz, San Jose, California
    • Pam Ansingh, Yakima, Washington
    • John Boyd, Quincy, Washington
    • Ben Ramirez, Fife, Washington
    • Trevor Greene, Federal Way, Washington

    Preliminary interviews are Tuesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 21 at the Yakima School District Central Services building located at 104 N 4th Ave.  Interviews will begin at 4 PM for approximately one hour, 15 minutes per candidate.  Interviews are open to the public.


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  • Extreme Temperature Guidelines for Children

    Is it too cold to go outside? Check out the extreme weather guidelines page on our website for some important information in keeping children safe.


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District Highlights

  • Yakima Public Schools See Growth in Graduation Rates

    In 2018, 79.5% of students graduated in four years. This is up from 72.5% in 2017, 73.5% in 2016, 65.3% in 2015 and 63.2% in 2014. The average graduation rate in Washington State in 2018 was 80.9%. Further, Davis High School and Eisenhower High School saw rates far above the state average of 80.9% in 2018 with 88.7% and 84.8% respectively.

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  • Wellness Resources

    Taking care of yourself both physically and mentally is important. Please click the title above for a list of local resources. We care about you!

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  • Equity in Education

    The Yakima School District recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each student, staff member and citizen within the community. Teaming together, the school community creates a learning environment that fosters fair treatment and access to educational resources and programs for all students. The American democratic system depends on equal access to the opportunities for and benefits of public education for all young people: our future leaders, voters, taxpayers, workers, parents and adult citizens (Click the Equity in Education title above for our full policy).

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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for February:

    Respect - Admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

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