• District Profile

    The Yakima School District is located primarily within the boundaries of the City of Yakima. Serving a diverse population of nearly 16,000 students, Yakima is the 20th largest district in Washington, the fourth largest in Eastern Washington, and the 2nd largest Latino-majority district in the state.

    One size doesn't fit all, especially when it comes to education. Every elementary school in the district provides full-day, everyday kindergarten classes; International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs at two high schools attract students from out of district; an already strong vocational program is growing every day with a new state-of-the-art skills center; and alternative offerings include Stanton Academy, Yakima Online! and various satellite programs.

    Did you know?

    108 teachers have earned the prestigious National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.

    Kindergarten students across the district attend class all day - and are reading!

    The Yakima Schools Foundation donated $28,839.21 in grants

    towards student materials and services in 2017-18.

    Students in library reading group

  • Enrollment (As of May 2016)

    Total Enrollment 15,999
    Ethnic Distribution:  
    Hispanic 77.1%
    White 18.2%
    Two or More Races 2.5%
    Native American 0.8%
    Black 0.8%
    Asian 0.5%
    Pacific Islander 0.0%
    Certificated Staff 995
    Support Staff 880
    Administrators 82

    Please download the following attachment for more about our district!

    Download 2016-17 Info (PDF)