Spokesman Jim Kowalski said Thursday that the Spokane Public School System will open a new school in partnership with the Spokane County School District.
Kowalkski said the new school will be located at 1655 N. Broadway.
The new school, located at the corner of Broadway and 12th Avenue South, will have about 10 to 15 transgender students, he said.
“We’ve always been supportive of our trans students, and the Spokane School District has been so supportive of us, that we felt that it was important to open the school to them,” Kowaleski said.
“We are so proud of the students at this school.”
Spokane Public schools have been home to transgender students for decades.
The school was founded in 1973 as a women’s only school.
It opened in 1998, and is the only school that is operated entirely by women.
The transgender community is considered by many to be one of the most misunderstood in the United States, with many still questioning their gender identity and other issues.
In 2016, Spokane became the first district in the nation to offer gender neutral bathrooms and locker rooms for all students in all schools, including public schools.
Kowalskis statement did not specifically address the new transgender school.
The schools spokesman said he did not have an exact date for when the new students will be enrolled.