Schools 2018-02-07T00:26:53+00:00
Snohomish School District

Snohomish School Districts

The district serves about 10,139 (October 2015) students in kindergarten through grade 12 within an area that encompasses 128 square miles and more than 30,000 residents.

The Snohomish School District has an outstanding staff of full and part-time employees. This includes about 540 teaching staff (certificated) and about 500 classified staff. Our teachers have an average of 15 years’ experience; 67% have at least a Master’s degree, and all are highly qualified as defined by “No Child Left Behind.”

The district has three high schools, two middle schools, 10 elementary schools, a preschool, an alternative learning program for students and a cooperative program for home-school families.

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) maintains a website with detailed demographic and test results information. This site can be found at www.k12.wa.us.

Glacier Peak High School is located south of the town of Snohomish off Cathcart Way and 144th Place SE. It is a 9-12 grade campus. Their staff is dedicated to providing their students with the best possible education in a safe, positive and secure environment.

They are a school of strong academic and social integrity where students and staff are actively encouraged and motivated to perform at the highest levels. They encourage their students to be focused, enthusiastic and active participants in learning for the good of the Glacier Peak community and the community at large.

Jim Dean, Principal
Office Phone: 360-563-7500

Snohomish High School, home of the Panthers, where they have pride in what they do, and excellence in how they do it. Snohomish High School enjoys a long and rich tradition of serving the town of Snohomish and surrounding communities since graduating our first class in 1894.

At Snohomish High School you will find caring administrators, teachers and support staff who seek to provide dynamic and meaningful experiences for students. Their students can choose from a wide variety of sports, clubs and activities to participate in, and parents support the school through the parent club and other sport or activity booster clubs.

Eric Cahan, Principal
Office Phone: 360-563-4000

AIM High School serves students who have not found success in a traditional school setting. AIM works with students to earn their high school diploma, while individualizing their education as needed. Students attend four or five days a week for three hours, depending on their needs. Students are responsible for completing work outside of class.

Students can also participate in Sno-Isle Technical High School, Running Start and classes at Snohomish High School or Glacier Peak High School, if appropriate. APEX Online Learning courses are also available.

AIM provides a daycare on site for teen parents.

June Shirey, Administrator
Office Phone: 360-563-3401

Valley View Middle School, home of the Vikings! They  are located just south of the City of Snohomish and are part of the Snohomish School District. Valley View places the success of its students at the very center of every decision and action.

Nancy Rhoades, Principal
Office Phone: 360-563-4225

Centennial Middle School is the home of the Patriots! Centennial is a safe, student-centered community built on integrity and respect. It is a place where the pursuit of academic excellence is the standard. Its administrators, teachers, and staff work hard to see that students gain the skills and learn the concepts they need to succeed in life.

Little Cedars Elementary is located on the south end of the school distinct across the street from Glacier Peak High School. We offer a comprehensive academic program geared toward meeting the needs of each individual student as we help them assume responsibility for their role in the learning process. Emphasis is placed upon the acquisition of skills and abilities which will enable each student to become a successful member of society in a rapidly changing world.

It is our purpose at Little Cedars Elementary to create a student-centered learning community that welcomes everyone as we educate students to live in a democracy. We believe that this includes helping students see themselves as a part of something bigger than just our school building. We continually strive to fulfill the following commitments to our families:

  • Actively seek and structure community involvement in the learning process
  • Intentionally meet the evolving needs of our learners
  • Build a culture of caring where all members feel connected, valued, and supported
  • Engage in and model respectful daily interactions
  • Serve students as a collaborative team, sharing common language, methods, and expectations

Our dedicated staff serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade. A variety of excellent supplemental instructional programs, including special dducation, speech and language support, occupational and physical therapy and the highly capable classroom, help meet a broad range of student needs in a very successful manner. In addition, all students participate in a program of regular instruction by skilled educators in physical education, music and library skills. Our sixth grade students have the opportunity to participate in a before school band program.

Lew Dickert, Principal
Office Phone: 360-563-2900

The school program at Machias Elementary focuses on the academic and social progress of all of our students. All students are valued as unique individuals with an individual pattern and timing of growth. All staff assume responsibility for nurturing each child’s potential, allowing them to fully develop their academic and creative talents while encouraging personal integrity and a love of learning.

Curriculum and instruction are responsive to individual differences in that different levels of ability, development and learning style are expected. Classroom materials are multiple and varied. Evaluation is centered around individual accomplishment in relationship to learning standards. The school staff has high expectations for students and each other. The students at Machias receive an excellent education.

Shawn Ryan, Principal
Office Phone: 360-563-4825

The school program at Riverview Elementary focuses on the academic and social progress of students. All students are valued as unique individuals with an individual pattern and timing of growth. All staff assume responsibility for nurturing the child’s potential, allowing full development of his/her creativity, encouraging personal integrity and a love of learning.

Curriculum and instruction are responsive to individual differences in that different levels of ability, development and learning style are expected. Classroom materials are multiple and varied. Evaluation is centered around individual accomplishment in relationship to learning standards. The school staff has high expectations for students and each other. The students at Riverview receive an excellent education.

Tammy Jones, Principal
Office Phone: 360-563-4375

Cathcart Elementary provides a comprehensive academic program geared to the needs of each individual student. Emphasis is placed upon the acquisition of basic skills and abilities which will enable each student to become a successful member of society in a rapidly changing world.

Classrooms are configured in self-contained, multi-age and/or team teaching formats. A variety of supplemental instructional programs, including Special Education, Learning Assistance Program and the Highly Capable classroom, help meet a broad range of student needs in a very successful manner. In addition, all students participate in a program of regular instruction in physical education, music and library skills.

Mike Anderson, Principal
Office Phone: 360-563-7075

Cascade View Elementary has a strong academic program intended to meet the individual needs of each student. Programs unique to Cascade View include a comprehensive special needs program for academic delays and physical disabilities. We also provide a program for students who are hard of hearing or deaf; this program serves students from the Snohomish School District and from the region.

Cascade View has a dedicated staff who are committed to knowing each student and providing exciting and relevant learning events throughout the year. Thunderbird Pride Assemblies are held monthly to recognize student achievement, citizenship, and school pride. On-site childcare through the Boys and Girls Club is an additional benefit to our families.

Parents at Cascade View are encouraged to participate in their child’s education. We have an active PTA and a large community of volunteers. There are many volunteer opportunities for parents who wish to be involved.

Kert Lenseigne, Principal
Office Phone: 360-563-7000

Central Primary Center emphasizes a comprehensive K-2 academic program designed to meet the individual needs of each student.

Our classroom teachers are supported by a librarian, physical education specialist and music specialist.

In addition to the above programs, Central is dedicated to each child’s acquisition of strong basic reading skills. Central Celebrates Reading is a year-long program of events and activities designed to promote increased achievement in reading. The program includes Family Reading Nights, Accelerated Reader, after school reading club, special assemblies, school-wide reading goals, collaboration with the Sno-Isle Public Library, Snohomish High School and local businesses.

Heidi Rothgeb, Principal
Office Phone: 360-563-4600

Dutch Hill Elementary provides a comprehensive K-6 academic program designed to meet the individual needs of students. This program includes a variety of teaching and learning configurations, including single grade, combination grade and academically capable class-rooms. The teachers are supported by a librarian, physical education, music and art specialists. Resource Room, Learning Assistance Program, reading and counseling support are available to specifically identified student populations.

Jack Tobin, Principal
Office Phone: 360-563-4450

Emerson Elementary staff facilitates learning in a comprehensive basic academic program of communication skills, mathematics, science, social studies, health, physical education, study skills and fine arts. In addition, the students are provided with remedial and enrichment activities. Students receive weekly instruction in library media skills and twice weekly instruction in music and physical education.

Emerson also offers an academically capable class for students in grades 4-5-6; a Title/LAP program for students who need additional help in math and reading; and a resource room program for students who have Individualized Education Plans. Services are available for students with speech, language, vision, hearing, and physical/occupational disabilities, and for students with counseling needs. Band is offered for sixth grade students.

Craig Church, Principal
Office Phone: 360-563-7150

Seattle Hill Elementary emphasizes a strong academic program designed to meet the individual needs of students. This program consists of a variety of teaching/learning opportunities which include the traditional self-contained single grade level classrooms and a 4/5/6 academically capable classroom. The classrooms are supported by a librarian, music specialist, and physical education specialist. The resource room, LAP (Learning Assistance Program), speech and physical therapy services are available for identified students.

Paula Nelson, Principal
Office Phone: 360-563-4675

Totem Falls Elementary is the center of The Falls and Gold Creek neighborhoods and serves 550 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Built in 1991, the school is located in the south end of Snohomish School District on Snohomish Cascade Drive. The community consists of supportive families, dedicated teachers and hard-working students.

Totem Falls provides an inclusive academic program for students in the content areas of reading, writing, mathematics, communications, library, science, social studies, health, fitness, music and art. In addition to the twenty-one general education classrooms, Totem Falls has two classrooms serving developmentally delayed students and offers a highly capable program for students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades. One full-day, tuition based kindergarten classroom is offered to families, as well as one half day kindergarten session. Additional services are available, for students who qualify, in the resource room, physical/occupational therapy, speech/language, counseling and English language development.

Our focus remains in the areas of mathematics, writing and reading and is ongoing and evolving. Periodic analysis of classroom-based assessment data, together with regular progress reports by team leaders, will document our progress and guide our work. We strive to incorporate technology into all academic areas. Through professional development, collaboration and community involvement, we have defined our work to
improve student learning.

Hawk Cramer, Principal
Office Phone: 360-563-4750