Most parents, will understand know that moving to a new area comes with the additional challenges of changing schools so if you have just moved to the Poulsbo area, then your top priority will be to find your child a school that suits both their educational and developmental needs. None of us want to see our child left behind, simply because you had to move so it is important that moving affects your children as little as possible and getting the right school is the first step in ensuring this. If you have just moved to Poulsbo then you will find comfort in the fact that the area has a variety of schools for different stages and ages of education. The choice is immense with a number of both private and public schools offering facilities in the region. There are around fifteen K-12 schools, which includes eight public schools and seven private schools and it is worth nothing that all of Poulsbo’s public schools belong to the North Kitsap District. Additionally, the area also has twelve elementary schools, eight middle schools, fifteen preschools and seven high schools.
Poulsbo Elementary Schools is one of the biggest public schools in the area and is one of the nine elementary schools in the North Kitsap District. The school serves over 501 students mainly in the PK-5 grade. As of 2011, Poulsbo Elementary School had nineteen students for every one teacher, which is equivalent to the Washington average, or the recommended national average. This goes to show the standard of the school and the attention that students get from their teachers. Another elementary school in the area worth considering is the Vinland Elementary School and this is a public school serving about 439 students in the K-5 grades. Statistics from recent years show that Vinland Elementary school was also on par with regional expectations with one full time teacher to every twenty students.
If you are looking for a middle school, you should consider the Poulsbo Junior High School, which is one of the fourteen High schools in the area. This public school serves over seven hundred and fifty students in grades 6-8. In 2011, this school also had one full time teacher for every twenty students, which is a little higher than the Washington average of one teacher for every nineteen students. Another school that you might consider is the Christ the King Academy, which is co-ed for both male and female students. Perhaps one of the most noteworthy facts about this particular establishment is that, it belongs to the Association of Christian Schools International and has an orientation of the Assembly of God. In 2010, Christ the King Academy had one teacher for every twelve students, which was well below the Washington average, another strong point in its favor.
As far as high schools are concerned, first on your list should be the North Kitsap High School, which is one of seven high schools in Poulsbo. This public school can accommodate up to 1339 students ranging from grades 9-12. However, as of 2011, North Kitsap High School has twenty two students for every full time teacher, which is a little higher than the average state and national recommendation.