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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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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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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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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

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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ISD Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah

On May 16th, 2024, the Instructional Materials Committee (IMC) recommended the following curriculum materials to the ISD School Board for approval at the May 23rd, 2024 board meeting.

The Recommended materials are:

  • Elementary Literacy Curriculum
    • Benchmark Advance. Publisher: Benchmark Education Company, Copyright 2022
  • 9th Grade World History Curriculum
    • World History Interactive by Elisabeth Gaynor Ellis and Anthony Esler. Publisher: Savvas Learning Company, Copyright 2022

 

This curriculum is proposed for adoption. Materials will be on public display at the ISD Administration Building Lobby (5150 220th Ave. SE Issaquah, WA).  The display will be available from May 20th, 2024 through May 23rd, 2024 during normal business hours (7:30am – 4:30pm).

For questions about Elementary Literacy Curriculum please contact Michelle Pickard, Director of Teacher and Learning Services, Elementary. Email: pickardm@issaquah.wednet.edu

For questions about 9th Grade World History please contact Tricia Cecil, Secondary Curriculum Support. Email: cecilt@issaquah.wednet.edu

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ISD Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah

Pathway D provides an acceleration option for students who are ready to skip 6th-grade math, 7th-grade math, and most of 8th-grade math, beginning middle school in CC 8/Algebra 1. Students must demonstrate mastery of 8th-grade math skills on a district-administered assessment.

The Pathway D Placement test will be offered to interested students on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 21, from 5-7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, May 22, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 23, from 5-7 p.m. 

The signup form is available through Friday, May 10. Details about your student’s testing time and other details will be shared by or before Monday, May 13.

Please use this link to sign up for the Pathway D Placement test.

You may contact Lena Jones, Secondary Math Contact at JonesL@issaquah.wednet.edu with questions.

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ISD Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah

Pathway D provides an acceleration option for students who are ready to skip 6th-grade math, 7th-grade math, and most of 8th-grade math, beginning middle school in CC 8/Algebra 1. Students must demonstrate mastery of 8th-grade math skills on a district-administered assessment.

The Pathway D Placement test will be offered to interested students on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 21, from 5-7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, May 22, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 23, from 5-7 p.m. 

The signup form is available through Friday, May 10. Details about your student’s testing time and other details will be shared by or before Monday, May 13.

Please use this link to sign up for the Pathway D Placement test.

You may contact Lena Jones, Secondary Math Contact at JonesL@issaquah.wednet.edu with questions.

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

The agenda and meeting details can be viewed using this link: May 23, 2024 Board Agenda.

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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Issaquah Middle School

Incoming kindergarten students, current students and students from other districts are invited to a free vaccine clinic from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 29 in the commons at Issaquah Middle School. The event is a partnership between Bellevue College and Public Health – Seattle & King County. Vaccinations are required to attend school. This is a drop-in event, with no appointments necessary.

Here are some additional details about the free clinic:

  • Insurance is not required.
  • Identification is not required.
  • If you have your vaccine records, please bring them, but they are not required. It’s safe to revaccinate.
  • Parents/guardians will need to sign consent forms, which will be available at the event.
  • The vaccines are available for children and adult family members.

Our incoming kindergarten students are welcome to attend and receive any vaccines that they need for school. Seventh-grade students who need a Tdap may also want to attend.

Vaccines available will include:

  • DTap
  • Tdap
  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis B

It's possible that those who attend may also be able to receive COVID-19, HPV and Meningococcal vaccines.

If you have questions, please ask your school nurse; or, contact Director of Health Services Laura Carmichael at CarmichaelL@issaquah.wednet.edu.

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Special Services Student Advisory Group Meeting

The Special Services Department is seeking current ISD students receiving Special Education Services to join our Special Services Student Advisory Group to help us improve our Special Education programming in the Issaquah School District. 

As advisory group members, students* will use their unique and personal experiences and perspectives to serve as advisors to help shape programs and improve Special Education Programming within the Issaquah School District.

(*Parent/Guardian permission is required) Please fill out the Advisory Group Interest Form as soon as possible. All interested ISD students are encouraged to join, with sub-committees available for Elementary, Middle, High School, and Transition-Aged Students. A Zoom link and topics to be discussed will be sent to interested members ~1 week before the meeting date. 

Special Services Student Advisory Group Meeting Dates

  • 3/21/24, 4-5 p.m. 
  • 4/18/24, 4-5 p.m.  
  • 5/30/24, 4-5 p.m.  
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Special Services Family Advisory Group Meeting

The Special Services Department is seeking ISD parents and family members of current ISD students who receive Special Education Services to join our Special Services Parent/Family Advisory Group and help us improve Special Education programming in the Issaquah School District.

We are excited to work in partnership with families to form a parent/family-driven advisory group which will be co-designed to create a collaborative forum for families to provide input on current special education topics.

Interested family members are asked to fill out the Advisory Group Interest Form as soon as possible. A Zoom link and topics to be discussed will be sent to interested members ~1 week before the meeting date. 

Special Services Parent Advisory Group Meeting Dates:

  • 4/4/24, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  
  • 5/2/24, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
  • 6/6/24, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
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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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Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The Instructional Materials Committee will meet on Thursday, June 20 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. This will be an in-person meeting at the ISD Admin Building.

Time: Thursday, June 20, from 4:30 – 6:30p.m.
Location: Tiger Mountain Conference room at the ISD Admin Building (5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah 98029)

 

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