Washington State Information

Where Washington Ranks
Washington National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $6,779 $7,734 42
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 23.9 21.2 50
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $29,118 $29,564 24
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $44,961 $45,771 18
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 72 %71 % 31
  • Black
  • 59 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • 53 %52 %
  • White
  • 74 %78 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Christine Gregoire (D)
    State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Terry Bergeson
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 1,014,798
    No. of Districts: 296
    No. of Public Schools: 2,170
    No. of Public School Teachers: 52,953 Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $7.1 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 40.3
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 34.2%
    Students With Disabilities: 12.0%
    English-Language Learners: 6.9%

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