Mary Purcell Elementary

Every student graduates with the knowledge and skills for future learning and success

  • Mary Purcell Elementary
    Michael Cullum, Principal 

    700 Bennett St. Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
    Phone: 360-855-3555  Fax: 360-855-3556

    Our Aim Statement: to increase student achievement, and time on task in a safe and positive learning environment.

    Mary Purcell Elementary

     We are happy to announce that Mary Purcell has been named a School of Distinction by the Center of Educational Effectiveness. 

    School of Distinction awards recognize the highest 5% improving schools in Washington state over a sustained period of time in Reading/English Lanuage Arts and Mathematics.

    Ninety-one schools from across Washington State are being recognized with the 2018 School of Distinction awards, with 12 schools from the Northwest Educational Service Distrcit 189 (NWESD) Region. Currently, in it's 12th year, the School of Distinction (SOD) awards are for sustained improvement over a five-year period in English Language Arts (ELA), math and graduation rates.

    Mary Purcell is one, of only two schools, in Skagit County that are being recognized!

    Congratulations to Mary Purcell!

    Grades: K-6
    School Hours: 9:25-3:30
    Wednesday Student hours: 10:25-3:30
    Wednesdays will be one hour late start-Staff Development.
    The staff, students, and community are proud to be working together to provide a safe, suppportive and academically challenging enviornment where we can nurture each child's emotional, social, and academic growth.
    Basic Information about our school:
    • K-6 School, with a highly dedicated staff, consisting of 28 teachers and 17 assistants, with additional support staff and about 433 students.
    • Specialists:  Technology, Health and Physical Education Specialists, as well as Special Education and English Language programs and support.
    • School-Wide Title Program which incorporates reading interventions into our school day.
    • Collaboration is key at Mary Purcell. Teachers plan between AND across grades, aligning our curriculum to meet the needs of all of our students.
    • Mary Purcell focuses on the expectations of the Sedro-Woolley School District, CCSS, and Washington State of Public Instruction.
    • School hours: 9:25-3:30  * Wednesday's schedule: 10:25-3:30
    • We offer full-day Kindergarten, with three classes.
    • We also house the District's Kindergarten Readiness Program, Foundations K.

    Click on Special Programs under "Our School" to find out more about our Special Education and Title programs and services.  

    Click on the links on this website to learn more about our school.





    We look forward to hearing from you,

    Michael Cullum, Principal






    Our District serves the communities of Sedro-Woolley, Big Lake, Clear Lake, Lyman, Hamilton, and Samish.  We are located in the Skagit Valley, 60 miles north of Seattle, just off Interstate 5.  We are a diverse district, with several pre-k schools, seven K-6 elementary schools, one middle school, one traditional high school, one alternative high school and our Connections Academy at Job Corps.  We serve approximately four thousand three hundred eighty-five (4,385) students.

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    Sedro-Woolley School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to all youth groups identified in U.S.C., Title 36. The District has designated the following employees to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Title IX Officer, Affirmative Action Officer and ADA Coordinator (Daniel Lee | | 360-855-3500), Gender-Inclusive Schools Coordinator (Mike Schweigert | | 360-855-3500), and Tony Smith, Section 504 Coordinator ( | 360-855-3500). Address: 801 Trail Rd., Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.