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Annual Community Report

Updated for the 2016-2017 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. 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.

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Read Superintendent Thiele's welcome message for the 2017-18 school year.

Our Students, Our Schools, Our Learning Community

The Issaquah School District has experienced significant growth the past five years and now educates more than 20,500 students. Spread out among 110 square miles in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, our District is comprised of 15 elementary schools, five middle schools, three comprehensive high schools, and one innovative choice high school. Our schools are located in East King County, including the cities of Sammamish, Issaquah, Renton, and Bellevue. The District also runs the educational program at the State's Echo Glen Children's Center in Snoqualmie, WA.

We are united by the School Board's mission: "All students will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, occupational, personal, and practical challenges of life in a dynamic global environment."

In other words, we want our graduates not only to be prepared to thrive in a vibrant global economy—we want them to innovate and lead the way! For students, this requires a strong foundation in core academic subjects, opportunities to discover personal passions and interests, competency in emerging technology, and a fine-tuned ethical compass to act as responsible, healthy, national and international citizens. Our School Board has defined these essential learning goals in five Ends for Students. These goals are carried out through the dedication of our students, staff, parents, and community members who value education as a top priority and see a direct link between the classroom and the quality of our future. Together we form a unique and remarkable learning community. Please visit or volunteer in a local school if you would like to be a part of this experience. While the information in this community report is critical as we work to be highly accountable for student achievement and our finances, the true heart and joy of education in the Issaquah School District is best understood from inside our classrooms.