2017-18 school year:

A look back


new educators hired

We’re lowering class sizes and hiring well-qualified teachers. More than 70 percent of our teaching staff has a master’s degree.

evening preschool programs

The programs help incoming kindergartners become acquainted with their new surroundings, meet future classmates and teachers and work on building the knowledge and skills they’ll need at school. Thanks to the Foundation for VPS and an anonymous donor, the programs will expand in the 2018–19 school year.

in partner contributions

In 2017-18, VPS students and families benefited from cash and in-kind goods and services (non-district funds) provided by the external organizations with whom our Family-Community Resource Centers partner.

buildings trades students who learned from VPS’ tradespeople

The class, started in fall 2017, is focused on building trades to meet the demand for skilled workers. The class is part of the Hudson’s Bay High School’s Architecture, Construction and Environmental Services program.

final designs completed in 2017-18 for schools that will be entirely rebuilt

Thanks to a voter-approved bond measure, seven schools will be completely rebuilt, three new school buildings will be constructed and every school in the district will receive upgrades.

students rewarded for good attendance by the attendance prize patrol

In an effort to improve attendance across the district, the prize patrol surprised classes with perfect attendance on the day of the visit.



evaluations per school year of progress toward meeting the goals of our strategic plan
of the district’s general fund budget is allocated to classrooms and classroom support
deadline to meet student achievement, school climate and college and career-readiness goals

Thank you to the students, staff members, families, volunteers, partners and community members who made the 2017-18 school year #VPSAmazing!