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Annual Community Report

Updated for the 2017-2018 school year

View our interactive scorecard

 

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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. We also recommend accessing the OSPI district report card, which includes important demographic, teacher qualification, assessment, annual measurable objectives, and financial information about our District. (Note that the link takes you to State scores. Select "District," then "Issaquah School District.") To get started, we invite you to view our interactive scorecard at left that highlights the key performance indicators the district has set for itself in academic achievement on student assessments, a safe learning environment, graduation, college and career preparedness, and customer satisfaction.

Questions?

Please contact Executive Director of Communications, L. Michelle.


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Read Superintendent Thiele's welcome message for the 2018-19 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 five percent on state and national standardized test, 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 over the past 100 years from sleepy mining towns to the heart of a vibrant economic and cultural region. Nearly 21,000 students are now enrolled in the District’s 24 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 school finance ballot measures.

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 new 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 polling, and 70% of staff hold master's or doctorate degrees.

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 five percent 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.