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Learning Locally, Excelling Globally

We believe that every stage of a student's educational and emotional growth, but it elementary, middle or high school, is important. Our schools offer well-rounded curriculum with an abundance of extracurricular activities to build students ready to take on the world. 

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Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders

Whether student interests lie with STEM curriculum, the arts or somewhere in between, there is something for everyone in the Issaquah School District. Students can explore their passions through advanced courses or take an entirely unique, project-based approach as they transform from today's pupils into tomorrow's leaders.

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Educating the Whole Child

From the very first day students step into our schools their education and social-emotional wellbeing are prioritized. Through various educational programs, staff support, and more, students excel in learning how to be the best individual they can be.

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Every Student. Every Day.

Our students will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, occupational, personal and practical challenges of life in a dynamic global environment.

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Academic Excellence

Issaquah School District students will be prepared and confident in their ability to pursue post-high school education or training. Our alumnae are problem solvers, critical thinkers, and creative in all aspects of their lives.

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Civic Engagement 

Students will understand and respect their freedoms and responsibilities as members of the ISD community and global world at large. They will move forward in all aspects of their lives by applying the ethical and equitable values fostered in their education.

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Developing Resilience

Students will receive extensive social-emotional support each year of their educational career. In addition, they will learn life skills to support all aspects of their growth, including collaboration, goal setting, physical health, creativity, and resilience.

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Explore the Issaquah School District

Whatever your background, wherever you’re from, we are excited you’re here! Our diversity is a big part of what makes our schools great. No one racial group makes up a majority of our student body, and a significant portion are new to the United States — our families speak 95 different languages at home. Learning in an environment rich with different cultures and perspectives benefits all students and better prepares them for life in a global community.

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A Beautiful Place To Live

The Issaquah School District is located just 17 miles from the heart of downtown Seattle and close to offices of major employers, including Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, Costco, Facebook, and Google. Our beautiful location in East King County is removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough to visit regularly. It also provides easy access to SeaTac airport, local sports venues, as well as skiing, hiking, and other outdoor activities in the Cascade Mountains.

For an official boundary map visit our Find Your School page.

A Beautiful Place To Learn

The ISD’s 26 schools are located across 110 square miles and within seven cities. Our schools educate nearly 20,000 students, with an increasingly diverse population as our region continues to grow and flourish.Our schools have high levels of parental involvement, with most of our Parent-Teacher-Student Associations having close to 100 percent membership. While our schools are always academically celebrated, their true character shines through the passion, compassion, creativity, and diverse interests of students and staff.

For an official boundary map visit our Find Your School page.

Bellevue
Issaquah
Redmond
Renton
Sammamish
Seattle
Amazon
Boeing
Costco
Facebook
Google
Microsoft
Starbucks
T-Mobile
Apollo Elementary
Briarwood Elementary
Cascade Rige Elementary
Cedar Trails Elementary
Challenger Elementary
Clark Elementary
Cougar Ridge Elementary
Creekside Elementary
Discovery Elementary
Endeavour Elementary
Grand Ridge Elementary
Issaquah Valley Elementary
Maple Hills Elementary
Newcastle Elementary
Sunny Hills Elementary
Sunset Elementary
Beaver Lake Middle School
Cougar Mountain Middle School
Issaquah Middle School
Maywood Middle School
Pacific Cascade Middle School
Pine Lake Middle School
Echo Glen
Gibson Ek High School
Issaquah High School
Liberty High School
Skyline High School
Bellevue
Issaquah City
Issaquah City
Redmond
Renton
Sammamish
Seattle
Seattle
Amazon
Boeing
Costco
Facebook
Google
Microsoft
Starbucks
T-Mobile

By the Numbers

227

National Board Certified Teachers

Our teachers are passionately committed to their craft. A high number have earned National Board Certification, the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.

96%

4-year Graduation Rate

High School students learn the skills needed to excel in managing their time and many responsibilities, leading to a high graduation rate as they head into the next phase of life.

84%

Post-Secondary Education Enrollment

ISD high school graduates are prepared and eager to enter the post-secondary educational world at colleges, universities and vocational schools across the globe.

90

STEM and CTE Courses

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), and Career and Technical Education (CTE) are key focuses for our middle and high school students, both in the classroom and extracurricular activities.

7,600

Volunteers

More than 7,600 parents and community members worked hand in hand with our staff members as volunteers during the 2019-20 school year.

265

Equity Professional Development Opportunities

Since 2016, we have offered staff 265 professional development opportunities to support the important work of identifying and eliminating biases and inequities that are based on race, gender, status, sexual orientation and other factors.

14

Specialized Pre-K and Elementary School Programs

A range of specialized programs give our youngest learners a strong start. These include Dual Language, Highly Capable (Gifted), Social Emotional support, Transitional Kindergarten, special education preschool and many others.

13,700

Middle and High School Sports and Clubs Participants

Students are highly active within their school communities, with thousands choosing to participate in extracurricular and athletics offerings each year.

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The Science of Self-Actualization flyer from ParentWiserParentWiser Presents: The Science of Self-Actualization
Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD

Would you like to know how to help your children realize their potential and thrive? Join us for an evening with Scott Barry Kaufman, renowned humanistic psychologist and cognitive scientist. Using his research, knowledge of the science, and wisdom gained through personal experience, Kaufman will offer insight into how our students can live a more creative, fulfilling, and self-actualized life.

Register on Eventbrite

Visit the ParentWiser website and subscribe to receive registration notifications and ongoing resources.

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parentwiser@issaquahptsa.org

ParentWiser brings the latest research and educational information into the homes of our student families to support parents in raising thriving individuals. We are made possible by a partnership with the Issaquah School District PTSA and Issaquah Schools Foundation.

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Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

Your child’s teacher will be teaching the district adopted FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health) and HIV/AIDS curriculum during this school year. To allow you an opportunity to examine the instructional materials and view the videos that may be used, there will be 2 public viewings of the materials at the Issaquah School District Administration Center.

  • Thursday, October 6, 6:00 PM (presentation lasts about 1.5 hours)
  • Saturday, October 8, 9:00 AM (presentation lasts about 1.5 hours)

At the appointed time, there will be an informal presentation. Curriculum staff will be available to answer your questions. The passage of SB 5395, Comprehensive Sexual Education Bill, did not impact the District’s adopted sexual health curriculum. Our current sexual health curriculum content meets the requirements of the bill.

FLASH Instruction:

Under the Federal Hatch Amendment of 1974, all sexual education instructional materials must be available for parent inspection. Parents have the right to exempt their child from sexual health education instruction at any time. The public viewings provide a centralized opportunity to do so. While it is not required for you to attend the parent preview to exempt your child from sexual education, it is necessary to submit your request in writing to your school principal. This must be done each year. To opt out of FLASH, please email your request to opt out to your student's principal and health teacher. You may opt out of the entire FLASH unit or individual lessons.

HIV/AIDS Instruction: Please note – the process of exempting your child from HIV/AIDS education is treated separately from exempting your child out of sexual education.

In recognition of the significant threat that the HIV/AIDS virus presents to the health of the people of our nation, the Washington state legislature passed the Omnibus AIDS Bill in 1988. This law directs local school districts to provide yearly instruction to students in grades 5-12 about the pathology and prevention of the HIV/AIDS virus. The law requires that parents/guardians must preview the HIV/AIDS curriculum which is found within the FLASH curriculum, before exempting your child. This must be done each year. Click here for the opt out form for HIV/AIDS.

It is not necessary for parents to attend a public review session if they do not intend to exempt their children from HIV/AIDS instruction. Being familiar with the curriculum will enhance your ability to talk with your children about this serious health threat. FLASH curriculum can be previewed through the King County Department of Public Health at https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/locations/family-planning/education.aspx.

Due to copyright laws the detailed FLASH lessons and units cannot be shared electronically. If you are unable to attend one of the above sessions, the curriculum materials will be available to preview in the lobby of the District Administration building during business hours, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM daily from September 19, 2022-October 21, 2022.

Session Location: Issaquah School District Administration Center, 5150 220th AVE SE, Issaquah, WA 98029.

Contact Information:

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Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

Your child’s teacher will be teaching the district adopted FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health) and HIV/AIDS curriculum during this school year. To allow you an opportunity to examine the instructional materials and view the videos that may be used, there will be 2 public viewings of the materials at the Issaquah School District Administration Center.

  • Thursday, October 6, 6:00 PM (presentation lasts about 1.5 hours)
  • Saturday, October 8, 9:00 AM (presentation lasts about 1.5 hours)

At the appointed time, there will be an informal presentation. Curriculum staff will be available to answer your questions. The passage of SB 5395, Comprehensive Sexual Education Bill, did not impact the District’s adopted sexual health curriculum. Our current sexual health curriculum content meets the requirements of the bill.

FLASH Instruction:

Under the Federal Hatch Amendment of 1974, all sexual education instructional materials must be available for parent inspection. Parents have the right to exempt their child from sexual health education instruction at any time. The public viewings provide a centralized opportunity to do so. While it is not required for you to attend the parent preview to exempt your child from sexual education, it is necessary to submit your request in writing to your school principal. This must be done each year. To opt out of FLASH, please email your request to opt out to your student's principal and health teacher. You may opt out of the entire FLASH unit or individual lessons.

HIV/AIDS Instruction: Please note – the process of exempting your child from HIV/AIDS education is treated separately from exempting your child out of sexual education.

In recognition of the significant threat that the HIV/AIDS virus presents to the health of the people of our nation, the Washington state legislature passed the Omnibus AIDS Bill in 1988. This law directs local school districts to provide yearly instruction to students in grades 5-12 about the pathology and prevention of the HIV/AIDS virus. The law requires that parents/guardians must preview the HIV/AIDS curriculum which is found within the FLASH curriculum, before exempting your child. This must be done each year. Click here for the opt out form for HIV/AIDS.

It is not necessary for parents to attend a public review session if they do not intend to exempt their children from HIV/AIDS instruction. Being familiar with the curriculum will enhance your ability to talk with your children about this serious health threat. FLASH curriculum can be previewed through the King County Department of Public Health at https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/locations/family-planning/education.aspx.

Due to copyright laws the detailed FLASH lessons and units cannot be shared electronically. If you are unable to attend one of the above sessions, the curriculum materials will be available to preview in the lobby of the District Administration building during business hours, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM daily from September 19, 2022-October 21, 2022.

Session Location: Issaquah School District Administration Center, 5150 220th AVE SE, Issaquah, WA 98029.

Contact Information:

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Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The agenda and meeting details will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Please note the agenda and materials may be modified up to 24 hours prior to the meeting; after that time, any agenda modifications will be addressed at the meeting.

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Virtual

Pathway Advisory Committees are composed of business and industry members, instructors, current students, former students, post-secondary partners, and parents. The duty of the committee is to guide program pathways through continual improvement using their expertise in the occupational area. These groups do not function as policy makers and are not asked to make such decisions.

Please join us for our next Pathway Advisory Committee Meeting. All meetings will be remote until further notice:

  • October 18, 2022 | 4:30 - 6:00PM | Virtual
  • February 7, 2023 | 4:30 - 6:00PM | Virtual
  • May 16, 2023 | 4:30 - 6:00PM | Virtual

For virtual meeting link, please contact Janel LeMieux.

Additional information about PAC can be found on our Career & Technical Education webpage.

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Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

Meet and connect with Family Partnership staff and other parents in the ISD. 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - In person session at the ISD Admin building OR 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Zoom 

This event is designed to welcome new families in the ISD, especially ones that are new to the US school system to help them better navigate the schools. Staff will answer questions about school programs and systems. No formal presentation - discussion based on the questions asked by families at the meeting or in this registration form. Interpretation available in Spanish and Chinese. Other language interpreters available upon request. Please contact Lorna Gilmour at gilmourl@issaquah.wednet.edu

ISD Family Partnership Events 2022-2023

All session in English, Spanish and Mandarin. Interpreters in other languages available upon request.

Family Partnership staff help connect families with information on how to navigate schools and who to ask for help with specific school requests.

Register for the Family Connections session here.

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Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The next Instructional Materials Committee Meeting will be held on Oct. 20, 2022 from 4-6 p.m. in the Tiger Mountain Conference Room at the Administration Building. Additional details, including agenda, will be posted closer to the date of the meeting.

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ISD Central Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave. S.E., Issaquah, WA 98029

Hello, ISD Community! Today I am excited to share my progress on the first half of my First 100 Days. So far, my work has been centered on listening and learning.

Here's a video I filmed to share a bit about how I've been inspired by our students and staff as I visited our schools and service sites

The next 50 days of the plan are focused on engaging with you. As a part of this phase, I’d like to invite all students, families, community members and staff to a Community Forum from 5-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave. S.E., Issaquah. I’ll share more about the format and topics soon. 

This event will be hosted in-person only. We will have interpreters available. 

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Zoom

Meet and connect with Family Partnership staff and other parents in the ISD. 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - In person session at the ISD Admin building OR 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - Zoom 

This event is designed to welcome new families in the ISD, especially ones that are new to the US school system to help them better navigate the schools. Staff will answer questions about school programs and systems. No formal presentation - discussion based on the questions asked by families at the meeting or in this registration form. Interpretation available in Spanish and Chinese. Other language interpreters available upon request. Please contact Lorna Gilmour at gilmourl@issaquah.wednet.edu

ISD Family Partnership Events 2022-2023

All session in English, Spanish and Mandarin. Interpreters in other languages available upon request.

Family Partnership staff help connect families with information on how to navigate schools and who to ask for help with specific school requests.

Register for the Family Connections session here.

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Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The agenda and meeting details will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Please note the agenda and materials may be modified up to 24 hours prior to the meeting; after that time, any agenda modifications will be addressed at the meeting.

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Room 2105 or Room 3207