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Oak Harbor School District No. 201

Whidbey Island Schools


The mission of Oak Harbor Public Schools is to provide a challenging and supportive learning environment where students can achieve their full potential. The skill and dedication of the teachers and staff are essential to this mission. More than 70 percent of the teachers hold at least a master’s degree, and families will find a full spectrum of learning options for students, from advanced placement and gifted programs to early learning and special education.

Oak Harbor is the largest school district in the region, serving more than 5,500 students on nine campuses: five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a parent-school partnership. All schools place a strong emphasis on academics, arts and student achievement. All have been recently renovated, including a $70 million modernization of Oak Harbor High School completed in 2010.

Oak Harbor students perform above the state average in assessments for nearly every grade level. Upon graduation, 70 percent of high school students progress to college or career technical programs. In 2014, these same students earned nearly $6 million in college and military scholarships. Overall, classroom sizes are small, allowing teachers to spend more one-on-one time with students. Oak Harbor schools also emphasize the arts. In fact, school music programs rank among the state’s best, and art instruction is offered at every grade level.

Another strength is the array of Advanced Placement courses and career and vocational programs at the secondary level. Students will find more options than neighboring districts offer, and program participants routinely secure regional and national recognition for their accomplishments.

The Oak Harbor School District Office is at 350 S. Oak Harbor St., Oak Harbor, WA 98277. The website,, provides complete information about schools and programs.

Oak Harbor Schools

Dr. Lance Gibbon, Superintendent
350 S. Oak Harbor St.
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Broad View Elementary

Jenny Mouw, Principal
473 SW Fairhaven Drive

Crescent Harbor Elementary

Kate Schreck, Principal
330 E. Crescent Harbor Road

Hillcrest Elementary

Paula Seaman, Principal
1500 NW Second Ave.

HomeConnection and
Hand-in-Hand Early Learning Center

Shane Evans, Principal
600 Cherokee St.

Oak Harbor Elementary

Dorothy Day, Principal
151 SE Midway Blvd.

Olympic View Elementary

Laura Aesoph, Principal
380 NE Regatta Drive

Oak Harbor Middle School

Raenette Wood, Principal
Duane Sisto, Assistant Principal
150 SW Sixth Ave.

North Whidbey Middle School

Bill Weinsheimer, Principal
Russell Peters, Assistant Principal
67 NE Izett St.

Oak Harbor High School

Dwight Lundstrom, Principal
Jerrod Fleury and Crystal Lane-Cox,
Associate Principals
950 NW Second Ave.

Special Education

Janice Gaare, Director
350 S. Oak Harbor St.

Coupeville School District No. 204


Coupeville School District offers quality, personalized education programs and services to approximately 850 preschool through grade 12 students. Serving the central portion of Whidbey Island, district schools are about 20 minutes south of NAS Whidbey Island. Schools include one elementary school and a combined middle and high school. The middle and high schools share library, music and cafeteria areas but have separate classrooms and lunchtimes for grades six through eight and nine through 12.

Individualized instruction, highly qualified staff (including four teachers with National Board Certification) and strong parent and community support ensure continued academic growth. There is an active PTA at the elementary school, and athletic, drama and spirit team booster clubs at the high school.

The community supports its schools through local levies and bonds, most recently approving a four-year maintenance and operations levy and a four-year technology levy in 2014. A new high school opened in September 2007.

The district curriculum is aligned with state standards ensuring that each year’s instruction builds upon the previous year. A new math curriculum was implemented for grades six through 12 in school year 2013-2014. A new math curriculum for kindergarten through fifth grade will be implemented in school year 2014-2015. English/language arts and social studies curricula are scheduled for updates over the next two years.

Though small, the high school offers a well-rounded selection of courses, including Advanced Placement, Running Start and College in the High School courses, and CTE certification in metal and woodworking. Coupeville High School received 2010 and 2011 Washington Achievement Awards, with a rating of High Overall Excellence. The high school received a bronze award in the 2014 Best High Schools ranking published by U.S. News & World Report, based on overall student performance on state-mandated assessments, achievement of black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, and participation/performance on AP exams. Class sizes have been relatively low, averaging 22 students per classroom in elementary school and 23 in middle school and high school.


Students living more than 1 mile from school are entitled to transportation on the district’s school buses. Bus routes and schedules are developed each year based on where students live.

Programs and Services

Several programs are designed to support student learning, resulting in a graduation rate of more than 85 percent. Title I reading and math and the Learning Assistance Program help students who need extra support to succeed in school. Highly capable program services support students who qualify. Running Start allows high school juniors and seniors to attend college courses for both high school and college credit. The Bilingual Program assists students for whom English is a second language.

Athletic, academic, performing arts, and club activities provide before- and after-school options for students. Football, volleyball, basketball and track are available for grades seven through 12. At the high school level, soccer, baseball, softball and tennis also are available. Due to school size, typically any student interested in a sport or activity is able to participate.

Drama, band, National History Day, National Honor Society, science clubs, garden clubs and other activities are also available at each school.

Coupeville is responsible for the education of students in the Island County Juvenile Detention Center so they can continue their normal studies while there, then successfully transition back to their resident school.

Special Education Department

Specialists and individualized programs assist children from birth to age 21 whose adjustment to or performance at school is complicated by disease or by physical, mental, emotional, or sensory conditions. Title I and Learning Assistance Programs provide help for students functioning below grade level in reading and math. Students are referred to the program based on performance.

Lunch Program

The district contracts with Chartwells to provide a daily food service program for students. The daily menu offers appetizing options for young taste buds and is aligned with state and federal nutrition guidelines. The menu changes each month to ensure variety and special treats around holidays. Beginning in the fall of 2014, local Farm-to-School produce will be incorporated into meals. Service includes lunch on every full school day, and an open cafe at the secondary school during a morning break for snacks.

Coupeville School District No. 204


Coupeville School District No. 204

Dr. Jim Shank, Superintendent
501 S. Main St.
Coupeville, WA 98239
Fax: 360-678-4834

Coupeville Elementary School

6 S. Main St.
Coupeville, WA 98239
Fax: 360-678-6810

Coupeville Middle & High School

501 S. Main St.
Coupeville, WA 98239
Fax: 360-678-0540

Anacortes School District No. 103


Located on Fidalgo Island, 20 minutes north of NAS Whidbey Island, the Anacortes School District is an award-winning district with 2,700 students in four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and an alternative high school.

The Anacortes School District has been recognized by the Washington School Research Center for being in the top 5 percent of high-performing school districts in Washington based on student achievement data over the past five years. Anacortes High School is also regularly recognized as one of the top high schools in the state by U.S. News & World Report.

From its nationally recognized early learning program to preparing high school students for college, work and life, the Anacortes School District is dedicated to helping students succeed in the 21st century.

The district’s "school ready" programs, developed with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have been showcased at state and national levels and have resulted in more than 85 to 90 percent of its entering kindergarten and first-grade students meeting or exceeding grade-level standards. In addition, the district offers an extensive and supportive elementary school program.

The middle school serves about 400 students in grades 7 and 8. It has a reputation for being a connected, friendly school with a high level of respect among students and between students and staff.

At the high school level, the district offers extensive and diverse college ready programs ranging from AP classes in most content areas, AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) classes to prepare students for college success, and state and national award-winning programs such as the robotics program.

In addition, the district provides numerous career and technical programs including Microsoft certification, digital media, welding, robotics, computer assisted design etc. Anacortes is also home to a Marine Technology Skills Center, and the district’s students have access to a state-of-the-art regional Career and Technical Skills Center. These programs result in a high rate of on-time graduate success and college and university acceptance rates.

While the district’s programs offer great opportunities to students, it is the teaching staff’s dedication to providing the highest quality and continuously improving instruction that has resulted in significant student growth and achievement.

The Anacortes School District’s teacher evaluation model was recently adopted as one of the new evaluation systems for the state of Washington. The work of teachers and principals in the district has garnered national attention, including significant grant awards from the Kellogg Foundation and the new Washington STEM Center (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to continue developing programs to enhance quality instruction in core content.

The district recently passed a technology levy, which will lead to a one-to-one ratio of technology device to student by 2018. In 2015-2016, the program will launch in the third grade and grow to grades four to six in 2016-2017 and seven to 12 in 2017-2018. In addition, local voters approved a capital construction bond in February 2015 to build a new high school, set to be completed by September 2018.

The district also has a robust program of arts and athletics. Students enjoy both visual and performing arts, while athletics ranges from community-based sports programs to a full array of youth sports in middle and high school.

The Anacortes School District welcomes and supports the students and families of NAS Whidbey Island and looks forward to a continued long and successful partnership.

Anacortes School District is dedicated to keeping parents and the community informed. Feel free to contact the district with any questions:

Dr. Mark Wenzel, Superintendent
2200 M Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221
Fax: 360-293-1222

Whitney Early Childhood Center

Kevin Schwartz, Principal
1200 M Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221
Fax: 360-299-1845

Fidalgo Elementary

Tara Dowd, Principal
13590 Gibraltar Road
Anacortes, WA 98221
Fax: 360-299-1852

Island View Elementary

Brian Hanrahan, Principal
2501 J Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221
Fax: 360-299-1853

Mount Erie Elementary

Peter Donaldson, Principal
1313 41st St.
Anacortes, WA 98221
Fax: 360-299-1854

Anacortes Middle School

Patrick Harrington, Principal
2200 M Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221
Fax: 360-293-1231

Anacortes High School

Jon Ronngren, Principal
1600 20th St.
Anacortes, WA 98221
Fax: 360-293-0744

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