Shelton's Chapter Two: Shelton School District Profile

Chapter Two: Shelton School District Profile

​​2.0 SHELTON SCHOOL DISTRICT PROFILE

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2.District Location


Shelton School District is located in the Pacific Northwest in the city of Shelton Washington. It is the largest
public school district in Mason County. Shelton School District is unique in that we have four feeder school
districts. These feeder school districts do not have all grade levels in their school district. Students from
Hood Canal, Pioneer and Southside attend Shelton High School. Students from Grapeview typically attend
North Mason school district.
 

Figure 2.1

Shelton School District Map

 


 

Figure 2.2

Shelton School District and Vicinity


 

 

2.2 District Overview

 

The Shelton School District’s mission statement is: 

A shared commitment to provide the most effective education to all students so they live successful
lives.
 

 

The Shelton School District’s vision statement is: 

With pride and professionalism we will hold all students to a high standard, which means that we
must hold ourselves to a high standard. We will recognize that our students bring us a diverse set of
 individual interests, capabilities and aspirations; and we will nurture all of them. We will act on our
 conviction that all families want their children to achieve in school and that all students would prefer
to be successful; and we will begin early to help those students apply themselves to success. 

 

Shelton School District History

The Shelton School District began in 1854 with eight students in a single room cabin at the present day
Walker Park near the community of Shelton, Washington.  Later that year, William Walter was named as
the County Superintendent of schools by Isaac Stevens, the First Governor of Washington Territory. 
Twelve years later, a second one room school was built on the shore of Oakland Bay.  In 1885, the first
full school in the City of Shelton was built.  Over time, the single county wide school district splintered into
7 Districts.  Shelton School District maintaining the highest population, as it was centered around the
county’s largest community. 

Shelton opened Lincoln High School in 1909, allowing 9-12 Grade for the first time in Mason County.  A
 new replacement Reed High School was built in 1924 and the current Shelton High School was complete
in 1972.  Shelton still provides High School to adjacent rural districts without one.  Shelton built its first
middle school in 1932, and was used until 1990 when the current Oakland Bay Jr. High School opened. 
Bordeaux Elementary was initially built in 1927, torn down and replaced in 1955 and expanded and
modernized in 2003.  Mountain View Elementary was built in 1955.  A new Evergreen Elementary was
built in 2003 and Olympic Middle School was added in 2004 to help overcrowding in the mid grades and
the High School.

In early 2017, Shelton School District voters passed a bond for $65 Million.  This will be used to replace
Mountain View Elementary and an expansion of Shelton High School to allow for more classrooms and
an auxiliary gym to accommodate returning 9th grade to the campus.

 

Demographics

Shelton School District provides services for over 4000 students in a K to 12 program.  There are three
K-5 elementary schools, one 6-7 middle school, one 8-9 junior high school, one 10-12 high school and
an alternative high school. 

In 2019-2020 School Year, Shelton School District will reconfigure grade levels when bond funded school
construction is complete.  This will change our Elementary schools to be K-4, intermediate schools will
be 5-8 and the High School will be 9-12.

 

Table 2.1

Selected Demographic Data

Mason County

 

 

Quick Facts 

Shelton 

Washington 

 

Population, 2013 estimate  

9,750 

6,973,742 

 

Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base  

9,849 

6,724,543 

 

Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013  

-1.0% 

3.7% 

 

Population, 2010  

9,834 

6,724,540 

 

Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010  

8.6% 

6.5% 

 

Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010  

26.4% 

23.5% 

 

Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010  

14.3% 

12.3% 

 

Female persons, percent, 2010  

50.9% 

50.2% 

 

Table 2.2

Shelton School District

Student Demographic 2015–16

Student Demographics

Enrollment

October 2015 Student Count

4,310

May 2016 Student Count

4,385

Gender (October 2015)

Male

2,257

52.4%

Female

2,053

47.6%

Race/Ethnicity (October 2015)

Hispanic / Latino of any race(s)

1,216

28.2%

American Indian / Alaskan Native

146

3.4%

Asian

26

0.6%

Black / African American

22

0.5%

Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander

6

0.1%

White

2,601

60.3%

Two or More Races

293

6.8%

Special Programs

Free or Reduced-Price Meals (May 2016)

2,909

66.3%

Special Education (May 2016)

735

16.8%

Transitional Bilingual (May 2016)

539

12.3%

Migrant (May 2016)

72

1.6%

Section 504 (May 2016)

153

3.5%

Foster Care (May 2016)

94

2.1%

Other Information (more info)

Unexcused Absence Rate (2015-16)

2,184

0.6%

Adjusted 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate (Class of 2015)

74.5%

Adjusted 5-year Cohort Graduation Rate (Class of 2014)

84.3%

College/University enrollment rates of graduates

 

 

2.3 District Facilities

The Shelton School District has 7 campuses and several other facilities including a district office building,
maintenance building and a transportation facility.  The transportation facility is a cooperative shared with
 the Pioneer and Southside School Districts.
 

Table 2.2

District Facilities

Shelton Pre-Disaster Mitigation Summary

Campus/ Building

Building Condition

Floors

Building Area

Built

SqFt

Structural Sys

Bordeaux Elementary School

Covered Play

90.00% Good

1

KK

2003

3,276

S3

Main Building

87.56% Good

1

A-A1

2003

1,576

W2

 

AA-S

1959

2,424

W2

 

B

2003

226

W2

 

BB

1959

783

W2

 

C

2003

58

W2

 

CC-GG

1959

629

W2

 

D

2003

159

W2

 

DD

1959

1,064

C2L

 

E

2003

313

W2

 

EE

1959

1,277

W2

 

F

2003

121

W2

 

FF

1959

4,565

W2

 

G

2003

1,296

W2

 

H

2003

960

W2

 

I

2003

722

W2

 

J

2003

739

W2

 

JJ

1959

192

W2

 

K-K1

2003

1,279

W2

 

L-L1

2003

7,645

W2

 

M

2003

361

W2

 

N

2003

776

W2

 

O

2003

297

W2

 

P

2003

140

W2

 

Q-Q1

2003

619

W2

 

R

2003

3,750

W2

 

S

2003

216

W2

 

T

1955

4,141

RM1L

 

U

1955

1,079

RM1L

 

V

1955

1,547

RM1L

 

W

1955

546

RM1L

 

X

1955

1,190

RM1L

 

Y

1955

115

W2

 

Z

1955

4,592

W2

Portable 1/2

-

1

Portable 1/2

1997

1,792

MH

Portable 3/4

-

1

Portable 3/4

1997

1,792

MH

Portable 5/6

-

1

Portable 5/6

2002

1,792

MH

 

Table 2.2

District Facilities - Continued

 

Shelton Pre-Disaster Mitigation Summary

Campus/ Building

Building Condition

Floors

Building Area

Built

SqFt

Structural Sys

CHOICE Alternative School

Main Building

51.45% Poor

2

1948 Lower Flr

1948

20,793

C3L

 

1948 Upper Flr

1948

13,221

C3L

 

1988 Lower Flr

1988

178

W1

 

2003 Lower Flr

2003

361

S2L

 

2003 Upper Flr

2003

361

S2L

Evergreen Elementary School

Covered Play

90.00% Good

1

ZZ

2003

4,100

S3

Main Building

84.61% Fair

1

0

2003

662

W2

 

A-A1

2003

14,452

W2

 

B

2003

551

W2

 

C

2003

243

W2

 

D

2003

10

W2

 

E

2003

31

W2

 

F

2003