About our District

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 18th largest district in Washington, the fourth largest in Eastern Washington, and the largest Latino-majority district in the entire state.

One size doesn't fit all, especially when it comes to education. Every elementary school in the district provides full-day, every day 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?

Seventy-two 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 more than $51,000 towards student materials and services in 2014-15.

Enrollment
(As of May 2015)

Total Enrollment15,768
Grades: 
K-57,588
6-83,347
9-124,833
Ethnic Distribution: 
Hispanic76.5%
White18.6%
Two or More Races2.6%
Native American0.9%
Black0.9%
Asian0.5%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Personnel: 
Certificated Staff972
Support Staff869
Administrators81

View the document below for more about our district!