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Pasco School District
Pasco is located in the county of Franklin in the state of Washington. Along with Kennewick and Richland, the three cities forms the Tri-Cities of Washington. This city of Pasco enjoys almost 300 days of sunshine making golf a popular sport. There are twenty parks which offer boating, water skiing, fishing, and other water activities. In terms of net growth, Pasco is considered a fast growing city in the state, if not the fastest.
Pasco School District Resources & Statistics:
- Pasco School District Website
- National Education for Education Statistics
- Washington State Report Card
Public schools situated in the city are under the Pasco School District, which has a total of eleven elementary schools, middle schools numbering to three, one high school, and an alternative secondary school serving more than 11,500 school children. Mixed races of Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, African American, and Indian make up the student population. There are more than 700 dedicated teachers and 600 hardworking staff members making sure that the students are provided with the quality education that they deserve.
Goals of Pasco School District
The district's goals are to form an environment where there is cooperation among the staff, students, parents, and the community in order to produce the technological, financial, and physical aspects needed for the advancement of the students academically.
The Pasco School District uses “PowerSchool”. It is a student information database to find out information about the students. The teachers and staff know their student by name not just merely by their identification numbers. They know what their students’ interests are and what they do best.
National Network of Partnership Schools
In 2005, the school district joined the National Network of Partnership Schools. This program asks schools, districts, states, and organizations to join and, with the use of approaches which are research-based, be able to come up with programs and activities where family and community is involved to improve learning and development of the students in school.
Public schools in Pasco serve the students by teaching them to lead productive lives not only through academics but also through the arts, athletics, and other activities to develop them to their fullest potential.
Multi-Awarded School District
The Pasco School District received awards through the years. In 2004, the marching band of the fifth graders of Livingston Elementary School and McGee Elementary School won the first prize in the Apple Blossom Parade and the Colorama Festival. In 2006, the school district also received the Washington State School Directors’ Association Diversity Award for its excellent work in promoting multicultural education both in the schools and the community. The 110-member Pasco High School Band also won the top prize at the Harvest Marching Festival band competition.
An Addition to the School District
In 2009, a new high school will open. The Board of Directors had come up with the name Chiawana High School. It will sit on an 80-acre land and will have a building capacity of more than 2000 students. Pasco High School will also undergo improvements and renovations which will include building of a cafeteria, replacement of roof, and addition of lockers for girls’ varsity. Additional portable classrooms for McLoughlin Middle School, Pasco High School, and Maya Angelou Elementary School will also be provided.
In the Pasco School District, students are the priority. Quality students produce globally competitive life-long learners.
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