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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Issaquah School District is a top rated, public school district located in Issaquah, WA. It has 20,897 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.

Issaquah School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1320
1,537 responses
Average ACT
30
753 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
20,897
Free or Reduced Lunch
8.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,534
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$16,074/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$101,508
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,862
National
$949
Median Home Value
$564,400
National
$184,700

Issaquah School District Reviews

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It’s alright. It typically has very high ratings, often being called “the best school district” in Washington. Personally, I don’t believe this to be true. The teachers are often very reluctant to assist the students with problems they have, the district itself has tried to cover up several instances of SA occurring at its schools, and little has been done to ease students of stress, especially in the times we face now. I understand this review may come across as harsh, but I don’t believe there should be any sugar coating when it comes to rating the large aggregation that effectively has complete and total control over the livelihoods of thousands of students.
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After attending the Issaquah School district for four years, I there many things that could have been handled better. I enjoyed some engaging classes with great teachers, and a variety of extracurricular offered to me. However, situations of racism, sexism, and homophobia continued to be unaddressed. There were also not enough mental health resources available putting me and my peers in constant stress while we took on rigorous course load and extracurriculars. The curriculum was also not as diverse and inclusive as it should be as well.
This district is ranked one of the top districts in Washington state but I beg to differ. From the month of March when the district closes school they did very little to support the students, the parents and teachers about what plans they have or plans to make, till the very last minute we had no idea how the remote learning was going to be. We were left wondering and worried how the rest of the curriculum is going to be taught for the rest of the year. Two weeks of shutdown without support nor help. Now with this remote learning, us, parents are left to teach the curriculum to our kids- from the random videos on YouTube posted. My child was left to chomp down new concepts in math. Some lessons we're skipped and module was skipped too. We are indeed very frustrated and very stressed. I'm very very disappointed with the district, their lack of communication, their very disorganized ways and lack of strong academic help and support given to parents, teachers and students.