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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  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 2,242 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
700 2nd Ave SE
Issaquah, WA 98027
Telephone
(425) 837-6000

Issaquah High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1320
309 responses
Average ACT
29
192 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$92,071
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,584
National
$949
Median Home Value
$477,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
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  • All school video
    20%
  • Football games
    19%
  • Sitting in the Senior section during assemblies
    15%
  • Any sporting event
    13%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Singing our school fight song
    7%
  • Spirit Weeks
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,242
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,591
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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
$13,051/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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Issaquah High School Reviews

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One thing that everyone will tell you about IHS is the amazing spirit we have. Our stands are always packed full of spirited students in yellow and purple at every home game. We have pep rally's on home football games with our awesome band and dancing contests for prizes! We have a lot of diverse clubs you could join, and if you do not find one that interests you it's easy to form your own! Our academics are top-notch as the teachers always make time to meet one-on-one if you need to. There are so many resources at IHS, including the Counseling Center and College and Career Office. Issaquah High School is such an amazing high school to go to, and helps you prepare for your next step after graduation.
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The academics at this school are phenomenal, as well as the academic opportunities given to students(Running Start, college in the HS, etc...) and other school events are fantastic(prom, football games, etc...). However, the boundary lines somehow trap every single rich neighborhood in the area, which might be good for funding, but brings in some not-so-great snobby students. Bullying was pretty bas here, especially on the NSFW front. Not only that, but IHS is EXTREMELY competitive, and sometimes it is like the teachers care more about the grade than what they are teaching.
I really like Issaquah High School, and I would definitely recommend it to people who have children and are moving into the Issaquah Area. We have a bunch of different sports, and we also have clubs for anything imaginable!