Annual Community Report
Updated for the 2022-2023 school year
In this report, you will find easily accessible information about student achievement, programs and services, and revenues and expenditures, as well as links to dig deeper. To see important demographic information, including teacher qualifications, school enrollment, attendance rate, and more, please visit the OSPI district report card.
During the 2022-23 school year, the district developed its first ever strategic plan with a strong emphasis on staff, family and student voice to ensure that everyone in our community is represented. The product, our 3-Year Strategic Plan, launched in the fall of 2023 and will help shape this annual report in the future.
Our Vision – new this year!
All students thrive as they engage in meaningful learning that unlocks their passion and potential to positively impact the world.
Our students will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, occupational, personal, and practical challenges of life in a dynamic global environment.
Our Students, Our Schools, Our Learning Community
Issaquah School District is educating the innovators, entrepreneurs and civic leaders of tomorrow. Our learning community creates passionate, lifelong learners who want to achieve their personal and professional potential in a rapidly changing world. We have grown with our region as it has transformed during the past 100 years from sleepy mining towns to the heart of a vibrant economic and cultural region. More than 19,000 students were enrolled during the 2022-2023 school year in the district’s 27 schools, plus site-based programs, which cover a span of 110 square miles and serve seven municipalities.
The district serves a generally upper middle-class community that is becoming increasingly ethnically diverse. Residents lead and work at local corporate giants such as Microsoft, Costco, Starbucks, Google and Boeing. It’s no surprise that community members here are exceptionally tech-savvy and involved in local education in a sophisticated way. We enjoy incredible levels of parental involvement and high levels of PTSA membership. The community is engaged with us. Business members help shape career curriculum and voters consistently pass levies and bonds.
Our schools offer a well-rounded curriculum. Students excel in highly capable, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs, explore interest-based and real-world learning, and have opportunities to take a variety of career and technical education classes. District teachers are respected professionals: 90% of community members have rated them “excellent” in ongoing surveys. According to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, more than 60% hold master's degrees or higher degrees.
While Issaquah students are always celebrated for academic achievement, the true character of our school communities shows in the passion, compassion, creativity and diverse interests of our students and staff.