About Us

Our District

The Granite Falls School District is located in Snohomish County in the State of Washington.

Granite Falls School District serves nearly 2,000 students in grades K-12 with approximately 220 teachers, administrative, and support staff that provide students a supportive learning environment to develop life-long learning skills.

Our district has a comprehensive academic program in addition to a special education program, counseling services, and a complete athletic and activities program for all students. In addition to our academic program, our district includes AP and Honors courses, a wide-range of vocational courses including Health Careers, physical education, sexual education, counseling services, enrichment classes, a full athletic program, digital media, leadership activities, manufacturing and Career and technology Education. Students may also elect to attend Running Start classes or the Sno-Isle Skills Center.  We also over the ECEAP program and a free full-day kindergarten program beginning September 2014!

Our schools:
Mountain Way Elementary k-2 (350-400 students)
Monte Cristo 3-5 and multiage students (400-450 students)
Middle School 6-8 (400-430 students)
High School 8-12 (570-630 students)
Crossroads 10-12 (150-180 students)
Open Doors 10-12 (50+ students)

About Granite Falls:
We are located at the base of Mt. Pilchuck in a charming rural community. Whether it be a short drive to the blue waters of the Puget Sound, a hike to the ice caves, or a short trip to the city, Granite Falls is a convenient location for all sorts of activities. Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, 13 miles northeast of Everett (approx. 25 minutes) and 40 miles north of Seattle (approx. 50 minutes), Granite Falls has easy access to outdoor activities, as well as, the cultural and entertainment events within the greater Seattle area.

Granite Falls is home to many large quarry operations employing a large number of people. The town is the third fastest growing area in the county with five new housing subdivisions and a growing number and variety of businesses. Despite the fast growth, Granite Falls retains a country atmosphere, with a neighborly attitude and friendly people.

Granite Falls provides a rural living environment for people who prefer living outside the urban areas. First settled in 1884, the city now has a population of 3,525 (2016) people, with an estimated population of 10,000 in the immediate outlying area of the town. Granite Falls is the “Gateway to the Mountain Loop”, which is known for many outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, sledding, among many other activities.

Check out the Granite Falls links on the Mountain Loop Tourism Bureau website for detailed information on all the activities our community has to offer (http://www.ml-tb.org).

Geographical Information
Granite Falls is located in the central point of Snohomish County and situated between the South fork of the Stillaguamish River and the Pilchuck River, at the base of Mount Pilchuck. It lies approximately 17 miles northeast of Everett and I-5. State Route 92 meets the main thoroughfare in town and passes on to the beautiful Mountain Loop Highway, which is the Gateway to the Cascade Mountains. The Mountain Loop Highway is Snohomish County’s only access to the North Cascade Loop. Granite Falls is 360 feet above sea level.

Granite Falls Location Map

About Washington
A short list of things Washington is well known for: Mountains & Nature, Water, Boeing, Skiing, Hiking, Bigfoot, Coffee, Amazon, Costco, Microsoft, Nintendo of America, Expedia, T-Mobile, Starbucks, Tully’s, Nordstrom, Great Food, Grunge Music, Seahawks and Sounders, Paccar, North Face, celebrities, the Grand Coulee Dam (largest hydroelectric dam and concrete structure in North America), Sleepless in Seattle, Twilight….and other well-known movies.  Seattle is the home of Several Fortune 500 companies, but the rest of the region is known for the surrounding waters (rivers, oceans, lakes and sounds), mountain ranges, glaciers, deep temperate rainforests, intensive agriculture, and semi-arid basin region in the east.

Here is a list of more things Washington is known for....

City Resources

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