Spokane Public Schools
Spokane Public Schools (Spokane), located in Spokane County, is the largest school district in eastern Washington with approximately 30,000 students. Spokane includes both urban and rural schools. Nearly 70 percent of the student population is white and 59 percent of students are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program. Spokane includes seven high schools, six middle schools, and thirty-four elementary schools. Spokane offers several different school options including schools for gifted and talented students and students with disabilities.
Spokane supports a blended learning and virtual learning environment that encourages equitable access to education. The Spokane Virtual Learning (SVL) curriculum is aligned to state standards and created at the district level. Spokane’s blended learning program supports schools with one blended learning teacher per school. In addition, the educational technology department supports all schools in implementing the district’s technology plan and standards. Schools in Spokane are generally between a 1:2 and 1:4 computer to student ratio learning environment. Spokane is in their first large-scale implementation of OER materials for core materials for all general education teachers, with a concentrated focus on K-8 mathematics.