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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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Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Whether students wish to explore the rigors of International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) courses, or take an entirely unique, project-based approach to learning, there is something for everyone as our students transform from today’s pupils into tomorrow’s leaders.

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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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Throughout the pandemic, district nurses and health room specialists have been at the forefront of all efforts to keep students and staff healthy and safe. Filling the role of building medical experts, caring for students and staff who don’t feel well and answering questions are just a few of their many responsibilities. 
 

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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
Challengar 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

227

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.

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

School board Meeting January 27, 2022

4:30 p.m. Work Study:  Levy Discussion/Recommendation

6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

This meeting will be in-person at the Administration Service Center and live-streamed on Zoom https://issaquah-wednet-edu.zoom.us/j/84131395713 or via telephone 1-253-215-8782, ID# 841 3139 5713 and follow the prompts.  You may also observe on our YouTube Channel.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Ghanbari.

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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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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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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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Presented by the Cultural and Family Partnerships Team.

Course selection information, elective class options such as orchestra and choir, PE/Health classes, sports, clubs, health/immunization, costs/fees, supplies.


February 16th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Click here to register for Zoom link for sessions in English, 中文 and Espanol

Course selection information, elective class options such as orchestra and choir, PE/Health classes, sports, clubs, health/immunization, costs/fees, and supplies.

Check school website for specific school 5th grade transition event.

Please email ghangurdei@issaquah.wednet.edu to request an interpreter in other languages.


Noche de transición de 5.º grado para las nuevas familias de escuelas secundarias de los Estados Unidos

16 de febrero, de 6:30 a 8:00 p. m. Zoom en Espanol

Información sobre la selección de cursos, opciones de clases optativas como orquesta y coro, clases de educación física y salud, deportes, clubes, salud y vacunación, costos y tarifas, suministros.

Consulte el sitio web de la escuela para ver el evento de transición de 5.º grado de la escuela específica.


面向首次进入美国初中的五年级学生过渡介绍会 

2月16日下午6:30到8:00 Zoom 中文

请访问学校网站,了解具体学校的五年级过渡介绍会安排

课程选择信息,交响乐团和合唱团等选修课,体育和健康课程,运动,俱乐部,健康/免疫接种,成本/收费,文具


미국중학교를처음접하는가족을위한 5학년전환의밤

2월 16일오후 6시 30분~8시

과정 선택 정보, 오케스트라 및 합창단과 같은 선택 과목 옵션, 체육/보건 수업, 스포츠, 클럽, 건강/예방 접종, 비용/수수료, 소모 용품

행사에대한줌프레젠테이션은영어, 중국어(북경어) 및스페인어로제공됩니다. 다른언어통역을요청하려면ghangurdei@issaquah.wednet.edu로 이메일을 보내 주십시오. (by February 11)

해당학교의 5학년전환행사는학교웹사이트에서확인해주십시오


米国学校システムに不慣れなご家族向けの5年生から中学への移行説明会

2月16日の午後6時30分から午後8時

クラス選択情報、オーケストラまた合唱のような選択授業、保健体育、スポーツ、クラブ、予防接種、健康診断、費用など

英語、中国語、スペイン語のZoom会議。無料通訳要請はghangurdei@issaquah.wednet.eduまでEメールにてお願いします。(2月11日まで)

各学校の5年生から中学への移行イベント情報は、学校のウェブサイトをご確認ください。


Вечер, посвященный переводу в 5-й класс, для семей с детьми, которые впервые начнут учебу в школе средних классов в США

16 февраля с 18:30 до 20:00

Информация о выборе предметов, варианты факультативных занятий, таких как оркестр и хор, уроки физкультуры, занятия спортом, клубы, здоровье/прививки, расходы/сборы, учебные материалы.

Презентации через платформу Zoom в рамках мероприятия на английском языке, мандаринском наречии китайского языка и испанском языке. Пожалуйста, отправьте письмо по адресу ghangurdei@issaquah.wednet.edu, чтобы запросить устного переводчика на другой язык. (By February 11)

Посетите сайт конкретной школы, чтобы получить информацию об этом мероприятии, посвященном переводу в 5-й класс.


Đêm Hội thảo Chuyển tiếp Lớp 5 cho các Gia đình Mới làm quen với hệ thống Trường Trung học Cơ sở ở Hoa Kỳ

Từ 6:30 đến 8:00 pm ngày 16 tháng 02

Thông tin về lựa chọn môn học, các lớp học tự chọn như lớp dàn nhạc và đội đồng ca, các lớp Thể dục/Y học, thể thao, hội nhóm, dịch vụ y tế/tiêm chủng, các chi phí/lệ phí, tài liệu học tập.

Các bài thuyết trình trên Zoom trong các sự kiện được trình bày bằng Tiếng Anh, Tiếng Trung Quốc và Tiếng Tây Ban Nha. Xin vui lòng gửi email đến ghangurdei@issaquah.wednet.edu để yêu cầu bố trí thông dịch viên cho các ngôn ngữ khác. (by February 11)

Tìm trên website trường học để biết thông tin cụ thể về sự kiện hội thảo chuyển tiếp lớp.

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

The next Instructional Materials Committee Meeting will be held on February 17, 2022 from 4:15-6:15pm in the Tiger Mountain Conference Room at the Administration Building.

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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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Issaquah Middle School
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Kentwood High School, 25800 164th Ave SE Covington, WA 98042