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Learning Locally, Excelling Globally

We believe that every stage of a student’s educational and emotional growth, be 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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Levies 2022

Voters in the ISD will be asked to consider three key levy measures on the April 26, 2022 ballot that would help continue funding for programs and positions not fully paid for by the state, such as school nurses, counselors and mental health supports, special education, and safety and security; as well as technology, critical repairs and construction. These funding measures help us ensure equal access to education for all of our students.

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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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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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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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Graphic: Levy Update, April 26 ballot will include 3 key funding measures

Voters in the Issaquah School District will be asked to consider three key levy measures that would help continue funding for programs and positions not fully paid for by the state, such as school nurses, counselors and mental health supports, special education, and safety and security; as well as technology, critical repairs and construction. The School Board on Thursday night voted to place a renewal Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy and a replacement Capital Levy: Educational Technology and Critical Repairs on the April 26 ballot. Late last month, the board also voted to place a school bus levy on the ballot.

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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

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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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Upcoming Events

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Religious and cultural days added to the ISD and school calendars are based on days that impact student learning and staff. The calendar is compiled by the Equity Department annually, and can be found on the Religion and Culture webpage*.

*This calendar does not cover all holidays that may be observed by students and students may practice the same religion differently.

Parents – Please be sure to call or email your school and excuse the absence for religious or cultural celebration related absences.

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

You're invited to our Issaquah School District Classified Job Fair from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at the district Central Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave. S.E., Issaquah, WA 98029. Learn more on our Classified Job Fair page.

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Religious and cultural days added to the ISD and school calendars are based on days that impact student learning and staff. The calendar is compiled by the Equity Department annually, and can be found on the Religion and Culture webpage*.

*This calendar does not cover all holidays that may be observed by students and students may practice the same religion differently.

Parents – Please be sure to call or email your school and excuse the absence for religious or cultural celebration related absences.

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Religious and cultural days added to the ISD and school calendars are based on days that impact student learning and staff. The calendar is compiled by the Equity Department annually, and can be found on the Religion and Culture webpage*.

*This calendar does not cover all holidays that may be observed by students and students may practice the same religion differently.

Parents – Please be sure to call or email your school and excuse the absence for religious or cultural celebration related absences.

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Cedar Trails Elementary

The School Board plans to hold a Town Hall for the Issaquah School District community from 7-8:30 p.m. on June 7. This meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend. It will be held at Cedar Trails Elementary, 4399 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., Sammamish, WA 98075.

Meeting Format: The board Town Hall will be an in-person, interactive experience using a tool called "Mentimeter." During the meeting, the board will give parameters for the questions to be asked. Using their cell phones, audience members will submit their questions for the board. Questions will be displayed, and the most frequently asked questions will be answered.

No board action will take place during this meeting.

Please contact Diane Ghanbari at ghanbarid@issaquah.wednet.edu if you have any questions.

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

This meeting was rescheduled due to graduation.  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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The Gibson Ek High School Class of 2022 will graduate on Friday, May 10. For details, please see the Gibson Ek website.

 

[Note: Seniors from Issaquah High School, Liberty High School and Skyline High School will graduate in separate ceremonies on Thursday, June 9. Please see the website of each school for details].

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

The next Instructional Materials Committee Meeting will be held on June 16, 2022 from 4:15-6:15pm in the Tiger Mountain Conference Room at the Administration Building.

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*If school is closed during the school year due to inclement weather, additional school days will be added to the school calendar in June.

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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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