Wahluke School District


Wahluke School District


Wahluke School District is comprised of six schools: Mattawa Elementary - Pre-K through 5th grade. Saddle Mountain Elementary - K through 5th grade. Morris Schott Elementary - K through 5th grade. Wahluke Jr. High - 6th through 8th grade. Wahluke High School - 9th through 12th grade. Sentinel Tech Alternative School - serves 9th through 12th grade.

Mission Statement

Wahluke School District Mission: Maintain the highest possible academic standards. We know: The children are the most wonderful part of the District. All students can learn and be successful. The involvement of parents is critical to the success of their students and the school. A safe, positive, and stimulating learning environment is essential. We control the conditions of our own success. The Board supports bold and courageous efforts to improve. Our community, state and nation need all our students to be contributing, well-educated citizens. With a dedicated team commitment of the Board, staff, parents and community, the students will achieve academic success. With hope for the future our students are very successful. 2016 Wahluke Board Goals: *Every Student will improve their level of academic achievement. *First language Spanish speaking students will learn English at a level to be successful. *The District will improve the instructional staff by quality hiring, traininig, and retention practices. *All resources will be managed for the greatest good for students. *Engage all District and community stakeholders in strategic ways for student success. *All students will be involved in charactrer building activities. About Wahluke School District The Wahluke School District serves approximately 2,400 students in grades PreK-12. Enrollment is expected to continue to grow. There are six schools within the District; Mattawa Elementary serves grades Prek-5, Saddle Mountain Elementary K-5, Morris Schott Elementary School serves K-5, Wahluke Junior High School serves students in grades 6-8, Wahluke High School serves grades 9-12, and Sentinel Tech Alternative School serves 9-12. The District employs 149 certified staff members and 126 classified employees. The school campus includes 100 acres located close to the Columbia River and backed by the Saddle Mountains. The district is proud of its innovative programs, well maintained educational facilities, excellent learning spaces, hardworking staff, and supportive community. Schools in our district have received honors during the past years for exemplary gains in student academic achievement. Wahluke High School has been recognized as a Washington State School of Distinction. The District has a rapidly growing Hispanic population, which has promoted cultural diversity and opportunities. The Wahluke District has committed itself to provide a quality educational experience for all of its students and has developed many innovative programs to meet the needs of its diverse student populations. We are frequently complimented on how well behaved the students are and the excellent programs we have in place. About the Community Mattawa, and the neighboring community of Desert Aire, enjoy a rural setting in the geographic center of Yakima, Tri-Cities, Ellensburg and Moses Lake. The rural setting offers a quality of life that is hard to find elsewhere. The District encompasses a diverse area of agriculture, recreation and technology. The area boasts two hydroelectric dams. It is the third largest apple growing area in the state and has gained recognition as a prime vineyard region as well. The area is proud of the ready availability of hunting, game fishing, boating, skiing and the 18-hole golf course at Desert Aire.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Wahluke School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation including gender identity or expression, national origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, age, or honorably discharged veteran or military status. This holds true for all programs and services. The District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Equity and Civil Rights/Title IX Director and/or Section 504/ADA coordinator at (509)932-4565.

Wahluke School District