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2022-23 School Profile

Mt. Spokane High School
6015 E. Mt. Spokane Park Drive
Mead, WA 99021
509-465-7209 fax
School Code/CEEB 480687

Superintendent: Travis Hanson

Principal: Chelsea Gallagher

Assistant Principals:

  • Adam Daniel 
  • Juli Kistler 
  • Chris Snyder

Athletic Director: Bobby Lee

School Counselors:

Registrar: Paula Grandinetti, 509-465-7208
Data Processing: Jennifer Thomas, 509-465-7207

Mt. Spokane High School

  • Four-Year Public High School
  • Grades 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,535
  • School Year: Two Semesters
  • Size of 2023 Senior Class: 390
  • Mt. Spokane High School Staff
    • 83 Certificated Teachers
    • 78% have a Master’s Degree
    • 16.9 average years experience

The Community

The Mead School District is located in North Spokane County and serves 10,360 students in grades PK-12. The district currently consists of two comprehensive high schools, three middle schools, nine elementary schools, and two parent partnership schools, utilizing a K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and K-12 grade-level configuration. The Mead School District’s 4-year on-time graduation rate is 90% for the Class of 2022.

The School

Mt. Spokane High School is one of two comprehensive public high schools in the Mead School District, serving over 1,500 students in grades 9-12, with an average class size ratio of 19:1. The four-year graduation rate for
students in the Class of 2022 was 90%. Mt. Spokane High School staffs 83 certificated teachers, with 76% holding a Master’s Degree or higher, and the average years of teaching experience is 15.7 years. The school
opened in the fall of 1997 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 1999. Mt. Spokane renewed its accreditation in the fall of 2020 through the Washington Association of Educational Service Districts, and is accredited through 2026.


The academic program at Mt. Spokane provides a six period day, 5 days a week. Students in the classes of 2021 and beyond are required to earn 24 credits for graduation and meet one of the Graduation Pathways outlined
by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and House Bill 1599.

Graduation Requirements for the Classes of 2021 and beyond include: 

  • English 4.0 credits
  • Arts 2.0 credits*
  • Mathematics 3.0 credits
  • Health & Fitness 2.0 credits
  • Science 3.0 credits
  • CTE 1.0 credits
  • Social Studies 3.0 credits
  • World Languages 2.0 credits**
  • Electives 4.0 credits

*1 credit can be a Personal Pathway Requirement
**1 or 2 credits can be a Personal Pathway Requirement


Additional education opportunities are offered through Mt. Spokane’s Advanced Placement course offerings, the Running Start program, and NewTech Skills Center.

  • Mt. Spokane currently offers 14 Advanced Placement Courses, and in 2021-22 the school had 247 students take a total of 429 Advanced Placement Exams.
  • Running Start is a Washington State program that allows high school students to enroll in college classes to earn both high school and college credit.
  • NewTech Skills Center provides specialized professional and technical training programs to supplement core curriculum at the high school.

To learn more about these programs, please access the Mt. Spokane Curriculum Guide here.


Letter grades are assigned on a 4.0 system, and there are no “+” or “-” grades included on the transcript or in the GPA. All credited classes are included in the unweighted GPA, and students are ranked using an exact GPA ranking.

Grade Percentage
A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F 0-59

Class of 2021 Profile

  • Class Size: 410 students
  • College Matriculation: 198 (56% of the class)
    • Students matriculating to 4-year colleges 100 (39% of the class)
    • Students matriculating to 2-year colleges 69 (17% of the class)
  • Test Statistics 2021-2022 Calendar Year:
    • Students meeting ELA Standard 78.8%
    • Students meeting Math Standard 44.3%
    • Students meeting Science Standard 47.6%

College Attendance

Mt. Spokane High School graduates have been offered admission to the following colleges and universities since 2015.


  • Bellevue College
  • Big Bend Community College
  • Central Washington University
  • Columbia Basin College
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Northwest University
  • Seattle University
  • Spokane Community College
  • Spokane Falls Community College
  • University Of Washington
  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitworth University


  • Arizona State University
  • Biola University
  • Boise State University
  • Brigham Young University, Idaho
  • Brigham Young University, Utah
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Carroll College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Clackamas Community College
  • Columbia College
  • Corban University
  • Dakota Wesleyan University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • George Fox University


  • Grand Canyon University
  • Montana State University
  • Montana Tech
  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • Moody Bible Institute
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Pacific University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas
  • University Of Idaho
  • University of Montana
  • University of the Ozarks
  • Utah State University
  • Westmont College