Skip To Main Content

Search Panel

Schools Menu

Annual Community Report

Updated for the 2020-2021 school year

In this report, you will find easily accessible information about student achievementprograms and services, and revenues and expenditures, as well as links to dig deeper. Due to the unique circumstances of the 2020-2021 school year, including the coronavirus pandemic, this report will have some differences when compared with those from the past. 

To see important demographic information, including teacher qualifications, school enrollment, attendance rate, and more, please access the OSPI district report card.

Due to U.S. Department of Education (ED) assessment waivers for Spring 2020, assessment data is not available for the 2019-2020 school year. Given the flexibility offered by ED in resuming testing after cancellations in the year prior, the Spring 2021 assessment data to be shared in this 2020-2021 annual report are from assessments administered in Fall 2021.  

Read Superintendent Thiele's welcome message for the 2021-2022 school year.

 

Our Students, Our Schools, Our Learning Community 

The Issaquah School District is educating the innovators, entrepreneurs and civic leaders of tomorrow. Students in our District repeatedly score within the top 5% on state and national standardized tests, but our teachers aim for more. They create passionate lifelong learners who want to achieve their personal and professional potential in a rapidly changing world. The district has 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 20,000 students were enrolled during the 2020-2021 school year in the district’s then 25 schools, which cover a span of 110 square miles and 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 at our innovative high school and have opportunities to take career and technical classes. District teachers are respected professionals: 90% of community members have rated them “excellent” in ongoing surveys, and according to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 60% hold master's degrees or higher. 

While Issaquah schools are always academically celebrated, their true character shines through the passion, compassion, creativity, and diverse interests of students and staff. The district has also been recognized for its fiscal management by earning Moody's Aaa highest bond rating. Less than 5% of school districts nationwide share this distinction that helps keep tax rates as low as possible for residents. 

Our Mission 

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