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Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

Do you have a child who will be five years old by Aug. 31, 2024 and live in the Issaquah School District? It’s time to register to start kindergarten in the 2024-25 school year! We ask incoming families to complete the registration process by February 29, 2024 to help us plan for next year’s staffing and classrooms.

Learn more about Kindergarten Registration.

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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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A Vision for ISD

Our Strategic Plan was developed with a strong emphasis on staff, family and student voice to ensure that everyone in our community is represented. Our vision statement, along with our mission statement and priority focus areas will guide our work over the next three years. 

Vision: All students thrive as they engage in meaningful learning that unlocks their passion and potential to positively impact the world. 

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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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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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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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Superintendent Heather Tow-Yick

As we approach the end of winter, Superintendent Heather Tow-Yick shares key "vital signs" for the district related to enrollment, bond refunding and student success. Between the Bond Advisory Committee and design sprints focused on reimagining the high school experience, our district is pressing forward with a focus on delivering a modern and relevant educational experience for our students in facilities with flexible spaces that offer opportunities for innovation, collaboration and choice.

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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

173

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.

97%

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.

99

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.

9,916

Volunteers

More than 9,916 parents and community members worked hand in hand with our staff members as volunteers during the 2022-23 school year.

280

Equity Professional Development Opportunities

Since 2016, we have offered staff 280 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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District Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The Issaquah School District is offering two presentations for parents/guardians of 5th grade students to preview the ISD adopted Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum. The presentation is designed for adults only and includes laws and district procedures, curriculum, and options for exempting students.  

The presentations are for parents/guardians of 5th grade students at all Issaquah School District Elementary Schools and lasts about 1.5 hours.  Both sessions are the same.   

DATES AND LOCATION 

  • Thursday, March 7, 2024, 6 pm, ISD Administration Office 
  • Saturday, March 9, 2024, 9 am, ISD Administration Office 

FLASH Instruction 

Under the Federal Hatch Amendment of 1974, all sexual education instructional materials must be available for parent inspection. The public presentations provide a centralized opportunity to do so.  Parents have the right to exempt their child from sexual education instruction at any time.  While it is not required for you to attend the parent presentation to exempt your child from sexual education, it is necessary to submit your request in writing to your school principal.  

HIV/AIDS Instruction 

In 1998, the Washington state legislature passed the Omnibus AIDS Bill. 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 also requires that parents/guardians must preview the HIV/AIDS curriculum which is found within the FLASH curriculum, before exempting your child from 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. 

It is not necessary for parents/guardians 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 child about this topic.  

FLASH curriculum can also be previewed on the Issaquah School District website. Click on Academics > Elementary School Learning > Fifth Grade > Health, SEL & FLASH > +FLASH 

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ParentWiser is hosting Terri Bacow, PhD to present Goodbye, Anxiety on March 7th at 6pm on Zoom. 

Bacow will present material from her book.  

In today’s world, who isn’t feeling stressed? From the everyday—work, school, relationships, social media—to the unprecedented, you may often feel anxious and overwhelmed. Terri Bacow, Ph.D., developed "Goodbye, Anxiety: A Guided Journal for Overcoming Worry." to help you find relief.

Register on Eventbrite

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

The Issaquah School District is offering two presentations for parents/guardians of 5th grade students to preview the ISD adopted Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum. The presentation is designed for adults only and includes laws and district procedures, curriculum, and options for exempting students.  

The presentations are for parents/guardians of 5th grade students at all Issaquah School District Elementary Schools and lasts about 1.5 hours.  Both sessions are the same.   

DATES AND LOCATION 

  • Thursday, March 7, 2024, 6 pm, ISD Administration Office 
  • Saturday, March 9, 2024, 9 am, ISD Administration Office 

FLASH Instruction 

Under the Federal Hatch Amendment of 1974, all sexual education instructional materials must be available for parent inspection. The public presentations provide a centralized opportunity to do so.  Parents have the right to exempt their child from sexual education instruction at any time.  While it is not required for you to attend the parent presentation to exempt your child from sexual education, it is necessary to submit your request in writing to your school principal.  

HIV/AIDS Instruction 

In 1998, the Washington state legislature passed the Omnibus AIDS Bill. 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 also requires that parents/guardians must preview the HIV/AIDS curriculum which is found within the FLASH curriculum, before exempting your child from 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. 

It is not necessary for parents/guardians 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 child about this topic.  

FLASH curriculum can also be previewed on the Issaquah School District website. Click on Academics > Elementary School Learning > Fifth Grade > Health, SEL & FLASH > +FLASH 

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ISD Family Partnership Events 2023-2024

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

Welcome to the ISD for Incoming Kindergarten Parents

Topics will include what kindergarten looks like in the Issaquah School District, age of students entering kindergarten, kindergarten preparedness, transportation, lunch, costs/fees, hours, health and immunization.

Please use this registration link to sign up.

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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.