Annual Community Report

Updated for the 2019-2020 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. Due to the unique circumstances of the 2019-2020 school year, including the closing of schools in March 2020 and return to remote learning in April 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, this report will have some differences when comparing to those in the past. 
 
To see important demographic information, including teacher qualifications, school enrollment, attendance rate, and more, please access the OSPI district report card.
 
We also invite you to view our interactive scorecard on the 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. Please note, as state testing was canceled due to school closures, the most recent assessment data available is from the 2018-2019 school year.

Questions?

Please contact Executive Director of Communications & Digital Strategy, Lesha Engels


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Read Superintendent Thiele's welcome message for the 2019-20 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. Approximately 20,000 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 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 a majority 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.