Report Card

These King County High Schools Ranked Highest in 2022

Bellevue, Redmond and Lakewood boast some of the Seattle area's highest-ranked public schools, by measure of college readiness and graduation rates.

05/09/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Stress Test

How Are Seattle Schools Responding to Omicron?

Learning from home, school closures, and teacher staffing shortages have made the start of 2022 chaotic. SPS tries to implement new Covid-19 protocols.

01/14/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

ICYMI

How Veterans Day 2021 Turned into a Long Weekend for Seattle Parents

The staffing shortage struck again as Seattle Public Schools canceled Friday classes. Is this part of the "new normal"?

11/11/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Report Card

These Seattle-Area Schools Are Ranked Top in the State

The best high schools in Washington state, the best school districts, and more. School rankings are back, baby.

09/27/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

TV Recap

Emme Collins Is a French-Fried Force on Chopped

The Seattle Public Schools chef took on french fries and milk shakes in a new episode of the popular Food Network show.

09/15/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Coronavirus Chronicles

An Outdoor Lunch Petition Manifests Seattle's Back-to-School Stress

Community members have called for meals at Seattle Public Schools to be held outside as the Delta variant spreads in the area.

08/30/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Pencils Up

Seattle Is Finally Going Back to School—For Real

It’s been a whirlwind.

04/01/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Coronavirus Chronicles

Washington Must Prioritize Teachers in Vaccine Distribution Plan

Otherwise, Seattle's latest extension of remote learning won't be the last.

10/26/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Mandatory Participation

Want Schools to Reopen This Fall? Start Staying Home Now.

A recent report says King County’s transmission rate must drop significantly before in-person education can resume.

07/20/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Chow Time

Here's How Seattle Schools Are Keeping Kids Fed Right Now

More families in need are seeking out school lunch pickup. Up next, childcare and learning plans.

03/26/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Living Room Lessons

A List of Resources for Home Learning

Seattle Public Schools videos, Khan Academy courses, and other tools, just in case you don’t want to watch Frozen all day.

03/24/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work February 17–20

A sweeping presidential play, a Netflix composer's punk record, and a Mardi Gras feast.

02/17/2020 By Nicole Pasia

NEWSMAKERS

A Perfect Party with a Champion Bull Rider and a Magical Labradoodle

Here’s who else we’d invite if we could entertain November’s most interesting visitors and locals.

11/26/2019 By Rosin Saez Illustrations by Jane Sherman

Quote Unquote

Seattle Public Schools Nutrition Director Aaron Smith Is Rewriting the Menu

“To walk into that cafeteria and be greeted with a smile…that could make a world of a difference.”

08/20/2019 By Allison Williams

The Sporting Life

Meet Washington's Most Promising Basketball Star

Rainier Beach High junior MarJon Beauchamp can ball with the best of them. And he's leading his talent-packed team—now district champs—to a state title.

02/19/2019 By Rosin Saez

Snow Days

7 Ways to Survive a Seattle Winter

A brief guide to school cancellations, bad weather driving, and cozy indoor escapes.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Newsmakers

Perfect Party January 2019

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

12/18/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by David Wilson

Homelessness

In South Seattle, the Number of Homeless Students Tripled Since 2010

“Students experiencing homelessness need a place that is stable, a place where they are supported and nurtured. For some, that place is school.”

04/12/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Public Schools to Get $2.3 Million from SDOT Traffic Safety Funds

The money will allow public schools to switch to a two-tier bus system this year.

08/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Council Approves Using $2.3 Million for New School Bus System

Seattle public schools this year will switch to a two-tier bus system.

06/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine