About Our District

Get to know East Valley School District

Serving 4,000 students across 100 square miles between Spokane and Idaho, the East Valley School District instills strong academic, athletic, and leadership skills, achieving one of the region's highest high school graduation rates.

  • 91.5% graduation rate-consistently among the region's best
  • 55% of graduates go on to college
  • 20:1 average student/teacher ratio
  • Parenting magazine rates metro Spokane America's "Top Education City"

Rich Academics and Activities

  • Elementary School
    • Lower schools combine kindergarten through grade 6, to improve student outcomes in upper grades
    • All-day Kindergarten
    • Core academics plus music (band, orchestra, choir), intramural sports (beginning in 5th grade), and the PEP program for gifted students
    • Continuous Curriculum School (CCS) offers an all-year learning option K-8
    • East Farm School offers a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.)

  • Middle School
    • The middle school was re-opened in 2014 after the district moved away from a PK-8 model
    • East Valley Middle School serves approximately 525 students in grades 7 & 8
  • High School
    • More than 120 courses: advanced placement program; Project Lead the Way classes in engineering and biomedical science; college credit programs accredited by the University of Washington, Eastern Washington University, Central Washington University, and the Community Colleges of Spokane; vocational programs at the NEWTECH Skills Center and Spokane Valley Tech Skills Center; band, orchestra, and choir; art; drama; world languages (including American Sign Language)
    • Rated "Exemplary" by Washington Achievement Index for writing, and science improvement
    • 73% of high school students participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular programs & athletics
  • Washington Academy of Arts & Technology
    • Online elementary-middle school offering more than 65 courses
    • Online high school offering more than 145 courses
    • Parent-partnership program

Outstanding Educators

  • During the 2012-2013 school year, EVSD won more state recognitions for student academic achievements than any other district in Educational Service District 101
  • 2012 School of Distinction Award: East Valley High School
  • 2012 School of Distinction Award (Middle Level Grades): Continuous Curriculum School
  • 2011 School of Excellence Award: Continuous Curriculum School
  • 2011 & 2009 School of Distinction Award: Otis Orchards School
  • 2010 School of Distinction Award: Trent School
  • Teachers average 15 years of experience (3 years more than state average) and 71 % have a Master's Degree or better (5 points above state average

Smart Financial Management

  • Tax Rate is second lowest among all 13 Spokane County school districts: $3.90 per $1,000 in assessed home value, compared to county average of $5.45
  • $44.4 million operating budget, 84% of which pays for staff
  • Assistant Superintendent Brian Aiken has 23 years of school district financial management experience

East Valley School District by the Numbers

  • 1 Preschool Center
  • 1 K-8 School
  • 4 PK-6 Schools
  • 1 7-8 Middle School
  • 1 High School
  • Extensive K-12 Online programs
  • Homelink Parent Partnership Program
  • 4,000 students
  • 268 teachers
  • 480 employees overall
  • 861,124 square feet of building space
  • 200+ acres of fields and grounds
  • Approximately 100 square miles
  • 61 school buses, driving 531,000 miles per year
  • 5 acre farm, with Farms and Schools Partnership Program
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