As school partners and student advocates, few organizations in the state or nation can match the caliber and commitment of the Issaquah School District PTSA Council . Each school PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) unit belongs to the District-level Council. Individually and collectively, their more than 14,200 members are invaluable volunteers, fundraisers, legislative advocates, project coordinators, communicators, and sounding boards for schools and the District.
The Council and its individual units are recognized by the state as well. Each spring, the Issaquah Council returns from the state conference with a trove of awards and certificates for their accomplishments that school year. The most striking statistic is usually the sheer number of members: Overall, 9-percent of total PTA memberships in Washington state belongs to our parents! Issaquah has the highest ratio of PTA members per student and comes in second only to Lake Washington (which has 7,000 more students) in terms of actual numbers of PTA members in the state. Issaquah claims 11 of the 25 PTSA units in Washington to reach 100-percent membership, including the only two high schools in the state to achieve this impressive benchmark.
Issaquah High also most recently took home the state’s top award, Outstanding Local Unit of the Year, and 20 other Issaquah school units earned Standards of Excellence Awards, given for best practices such as setting goals, communicating effectively, serving members, training leaders, acting fiscally responsible, and recognizing volunteers.
Obviously, Issaquah parents are essential partners in local children’s education: Join your school’s local unit today to become involved!