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District facts

Enrollment
Students enrolled 24,000
Number of schools
Elementary schools (K-5) 21
Middle schools (6-8) 6
High schools (9-12) 5
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics (6-12)
Vancouver iTech Preparatory (6-12)
Fir Grove/Vista (1-12)
Lieser Campus (K-12)
Gateway to Adult Transition Education (18-21)
Scheduled school days
 School days  180
Size of district
District size 58 square miles
Average student-teacher ratio
Kindergarten–grade 3 23 to 1
Grade 4–grade 5 26 to 1
Grade 6–grade 8 26 to 1
Grade 9–grade 12 28 to 1
District-wide K–12 26 to 1
Student characteristics (from the 2015-16 school year, unless otherwise noted. The following information is always one year behind the current school year.)
Students enrolled as transitional bilingual 12.6%
Students with a home language other than English 21%
Number of different languages spoken by students 92
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch 50%
Students receiving special education services 12.5%
Students in grades 1-8 receiving Highly Capable services 1,200
Students participating in summer programs 2,000
Schools that offer extended-day activities 100%
Students enrolled in K-12 magnets and programs of choice 5,000
Four-year graduation rate* (class of 2015)
*This figure represents only those students who graduated within four years.
80.3%
Five-year graduation rate (class of 2015) 79.1%
Employees
Number of employees 3,300
Number of classroom teachers (2015-16) 1,285
Teachers’ average years of experience (2015-16) 11.2
Teachers with at least a master’s degree (2015-16) 72.5%

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