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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Issaquah High School is a top rated, public school located in Issaquah, WA. It has 2,417 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% in reading.

Issaquah High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1340
532 responses
Average ACT
30
329 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
  • Football games
    18%
  • Dances
    15%
  • All school video
    14%
  • Sitting in the Senior section during assemblies
    14%
  • Any sporting event
    11%
  • Spirit Weeks
    10%
  • Singing our school fight song
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,417
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,534
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,074/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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The teachers are fantastic (graduated in 2015) for example my us history teacher was amazing he actually helped me with history class and I was terrible in history in general & helped me in other history classes & he was like a father figure to me, my public speaking teacher and creative writing teacher were also terrific. My classmates half of them were okay, the other were awful and most of the classmates were my best friends. My class was known for May madness and the issybros scandal, most of the guys in my class were very sexist and most of the girls were spoiled. My experience was more of academics than classmates. School spirit is fantastic, my senior year my friends and I would go to all of the football games and basketball games and the whole senior class would be with us cheering our friends on. The teachers helped me succeed with a learning disability & now I’m going to college to get my bachelors degree!
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My experience as a student at Issaquah High School was for the most part very enjoyable. The school provides ample types of clubs and classes with teachers that are devoted to the students and their success. Though in the years I had spent at Issaquah, we faced adversity both on a schoolwide and global scale the entire staff acted with composure and understanding ensuring that all students had the resources necessary to continue learning at their fullest potential. Athletics play a huge role in the culture at Issaquah, sporting events provide students with an outlet to have fun and meet new people, as well as boost school spirit. With sporting facilities including multiple gyms, a workout room, and multiple trails surrounding the school athletic and physical education programs can flourish. One downside to Issaquah is that it is slightly overcrowded which for the most part is okay, but when it comes to things like insufficient parking or lockers such sacrifices can be frustrating.
Most of the teachers I had were qualified, understanding, and cared about my learning. They were good role models and made a positive impact on my journey to adulthood.
IHS offered a variety of extracurricular programs. The gyms and equipment for sports were in good condition, and the coaches were qualified. The facilities in general were good quality, and the school had a lot of resources, such as plenty of laptops, a nice library, and counselors.
The administration and the student/teacher body felt disconnected. There were several persisting problems, such as drug use and harassment. While the administration had good intentions and attempted to fix these problems, their solutions were fairly ineffective. Its system for helping students falling behind was also ineffective.
IHS' environment discouraged disagreement and independent thinking, which is concerning for adolescents preparing to be young adults. IHS' lack of racial and socioeconomic diversity contributed to this problem.