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COMING SOON! - Mercer Island School District
|Start Date:||To Be Determined||Enrollment:||4,280|
|Compensation:||The salary will be competitive plus include an excellent comprehensive benefits package. The final salary for the successful candidate will be negotiated and determined based upon proven experience, qualifications and meeting Board criteria. |
Application Deadline: June 6, 2017
Interested in this position?
|Application materials are currently in the process of being developed.|
The Mercer Island School District, with a K-12 student population of approximately 4280, enjoys a wide-spread reputation for quality and excellence, combining academics, cultural expression, and athletic achievement. This tradition of excellence is a major reason many families make Mercer Island their home. Achievement test scores at the elementary, middle, and high school levels are consistently the highest in the state. The district maintains a graduation rate of over 95 percent. With its proximity to Seattle and Bellevue, the Island has easy access to several public and private colleges and universities including the University of Washington, Seattle University, Bellevue College, and Lake Washington Technical College.
The district employs a teaching and support staff of 498 and has an annual operating budget of approximately $48.5 million. The Mercer Island Schools Foundation in partnership with the schools’ PTA’s contributes over $1.7 million dollars to maintain teaching positions and instructional support in light of statewide reductions in funding. Quality educators and support personnel are complemented by quality school facilities. The district has one 9-12 high school and an alternative high school program, one 6-8 middle school, and four K-5 elementary schools.
The district benefits from the substantial contributions of parents and community. The Mercer Island Schools Foundation, established in 1981, has raised over $25 million for district programs. The PTA’s at each of the six schools have high membership rates and contribute generously to the support of school programs through fundraising and extraordinary volunteer participation. The community demonstrates continued strong support for its schools— Mercer Island School District has always passed its operating levies.