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Individual K-12 schools and school districts in King County outside the City of Seattle may participate in the King County Green Schools Program.

Schools

Schools in 17 school districts and 35 cities in King County have earned recognition as King County Green Schools. Over 151,000 students in participating schools have had opportunities to learn about and engage in waste reduction, recycling, and other conservation practices.

As of June 2018:

  • 257 schools have received recognition as Level One King County Green Schools
  • 152 schools have received recognition as Level Two King County Green Schools
  • 111 schools have received recognition as Level Three King County Green Schools
  • 70 schools have received recognition as Sustaining Green Schools in one or more years
Tahoma School District superintendent Mike Maryanski receives certificate of recognition from Dale Alekel
Tahoma School District superintendent Mike Maryanski receives certificate of recognition from Dale Alekel, King County Green Schools Program

Each school received a certificate of recognition, a "We are a King County Green School" banner – or a "Level Two" or "Level Three" sticker or "Sustaining Green School" ribbon to place on their banner – as well as a success story on this web page and mention in a press release issued by King County.

The schools are divided according to school district. Private schools are listed under "Private Schools." Read school success stories by clicking on the school names.

Also see success stories of 2003–2008 program participants that received assistance from the program before program levels were started.

Sherwood Forest students with their "we are green" school banner
Sherwood Forest students with their “We are a Green School” banner
Students serve as light monitors to turn off lights in unoccupied classrooms.
Students serve as light monitors to turn off lights in unoccupied classrooms.
Westwood Elementary School students conduct a campaign to reduce wasted food
Westwood Elementary School students conduct a campaign to reduce wasted food
Schools receive recognition for winning a Recology-CleanScapes Waste Reduction Challenge grant in 2014
Schools receive recognition for winning a Recology-CleanScapes Waste Reduction Challenge grant in 2014

School districts

The following school districts have earned recognition as King County Green School Districts.
Six school districts (Auburn, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kent, Mercer Island and Tahoma) have been recognized as Level One Green School Districts. To meet Level One school district criteria, at least 75 percent of a district's schools must be recognized as Level One Green Schools.

Four school districts (Bellevue, Issaquah, Kent and Tahoma) have been recognized as Level Two Green School Districts, and three school districts (Bellevue, Kent and Tahoma) have been recognized as Level Three Green School Districts.

In addition, the following eight school districts participate in the program and are working toward completing Level One school district criteria.

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