CORONAVIRUS: Here’s the weekly Seattle Public Schools case-totals update

As usual on Mondays, Seattle Public Schools updated its COVID-19 case-numbers dashboard this evening. Districtwide, the cumulative SPS case total for this school year is now 5,682, 1,095 more than a week earlier. Here’s the local school-by-school breakout (as always, these totals also are cumulative):

West Seattle High School – 140, up 87
Chief Sealth International High School – 122, up 20
Madison Middle School – 88, up 15
Denny International Middle School – 77, up 29
West Seattle Elementary – 75, up 23
Arbor Heights Elementary – 74, up 14
Fairmount Park Elementary – 69, up 14
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 – 57, up 9
Highland Park Elementary – 54, up 8
Concord International (Elementary) – 51, up 10
Gatewood Elementary – 49, up 18
Genesee Hill Elementary – 48, up 9
Sanislo Elementary – 47, up 8
Lafayette Elementary – 43, up 12
Roxhill Elementary – 42, up 6
Pathfinder K-8 – 39, up 8
Alki Elementary – 32, up 3
BRIDGES @ Roxhill – 2, unchanged

TESTING & VACCINATION AT SCHOOLS: Denny IMS (2601 SW Kenyon) continues to serve as a regional testing site for SPS students, families, and staff, 4-8 pm weekdays. …

7 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Here's the weekly Seattle Public Schools case-totals update"

  • Parent of WSHS student February 1, 2022 (12:40 pm)

    Hi WSB – can you please confirm that 87 cases last week at WSHS is correct? Parents have heard nothing from Principal Vance about this, and that’s a huge number. Thank you!

    • WSB February 1, 2022 (12:42 pm)

      This is what’s on the district dashboard. So far SPS public affairs hasn’t been commenting beyond what’s there but I’m asking anyway … TR

      • cali neighbor February 1, 2022 (12:50 pm)

        I think the 87 is an error. When I look at the last week on the dashboard, I only see 10 new cases at WSHS

        • WSB February 1, 2022 (1:38 pm)

          We report on this every week and calculate based on what is posted each week. Looking back a few weeks, the WSHS totals shown on “school detail” each week were/are:
          44 on January 17
          53 on January 24
          140 on January 31 (current)

          • Alice February 1, 2022 (1:49 pm)

            It looks like there’s a bunch of old tests that got added to the dashboard this week, because of you look at the last 10 days you only see 10 for WSHS, but if you look cumulative you see that 140 number, and, cumulative through Jan 24th I see 133 (not 53).So the 87 number is correct but it isn’t 87 *this week* it’s 87 that got added for *all dates* since the last time the dashboard was read in for the WSB report, last Monday.

          • WSB February 1, 2022 (3:46 pm)

            SPS acknowledged my inquiry but warned that the info may take a while. Meantime, what’s above stands, whatever the case – each week’s report is a representation simply of the change between how the cumulative total chaned between last week and this week, and that’s exactly what it is. Would of course be helpful if unusual data adjustments are flagged by SPS (if that’s what happened here). Will update whenever I get the district’s official reply – TR

  • Parent of WSHS student February 1, 2022 (4:15 pm)

    Thanks, Tracy. I corresponded with Principal Vance, who said the number of cases at WSHS have been going down the past 2 weeks, and suspects this is a data reporting backlog. 

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