Spanning 32.5 square miles, Renton School District provides a safe and challenging learning environment for a diverse population of approximately 14,000 students in pre-K through 12th grade at 4 high schools, 4 middle schools, 15 elementary schools, and an early childhood learning center. District programs also address the special needs of disabled, academically gifted, and artistically talented students. Four schools (Renton Park Elementary, Hazelwood Elementary, McKnight Middle, and Lindbergh High) are U.S. Department of Education-recognized Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence. Community support for Renton schools is strong. School levies, which make up 25% of the district's budget, have been consistently approved by the community for more than 20 years.