Issaquah High School
- ISSAQUAH, WA
Issaquah High School Reviews
Rating 3.95 out of 5 353 reviews
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IHS does it’s best to be a welcoming and flexible environment for all students, my biggest issue is that they aren’t very fast in making those changes where students need them
My first time at IHS was around the start of my junior as I transferred from Tennessee. The teachers really made me feel comfortable and made my first days there less intimidating. The counselors helped prepare me for the prospect of college when I felt clueless, they really make time for you. Aside from that, academics are pretty challenging and I enjoyed the AP programs a lot.
I have enjoyed my time at Issaquah High School. It is a challenging school, but they prepare their students for college very well. There are a lot of AP classes for students to take, a well as many sports and clubs to get involved in.
very good environment and good people but doesn't quite prepare you for college applications and exams like the SAT.
Following my freshman year of high school I began attending Issaquah High School and was able to see an increase in my responsibility, knowledge, and overall preparedness for the future. Each Wednesday there is a social emotional learning class where I have been able to learn more about my mental health and how to care for others mental health. I am overall more prepared for my future than ever before.
I liked the school spirit everyone had. I think the administering could be improved upon and the reality of the importance of some of the activities that were required.
Issaquah high school is a very mixed bag. The huge student population means a few things, big classes, lots of friends, and no truly centralized social cliques. With so many opportunities to meet people, it is rather easy to socialize and find your people. That said, there are many downsides to the huge school- such as increased drug use in the student population and some rather disinterested teachers and staff. Although i've had amazing interactions with many of my teachers, around a third of the staff are genuinely not interested in leading students to success in the short term. A few teachers state that their classes "prepare you for college", but their class averages hold in the D range due to their impossible standards and even graduated students have found that their professors are far more forgiving. Overall a good public school option education wise, but student mental health suffers immensely due to the course difficulty and large and sometimes hostile environment.
Issaquah High School is a nice school. The building is large with fairly modern facilities. It offers a wide variety of extracurriculars, sports, and electives as well as other learning opportunities such as Running Start and AP courses. The teachers can be hit and miss. However, recently more and more nearby development has increased the student population making the school very crowded. The student population is mainly White and Asian with a much smaller group of Blacks and Hispanics.
Overall Issaquah High is a very welcoming school and the faculty for the most part are great! I would say the thing to work on is the course load for school, it was quite a lot.
Issaquah high school provided the resources to learn and absorb information and put learned skills into practice. The school promoted positive behavior among students and didn't stand for misconduct or mistreatment.
Most of the teachers at Issaquah High are very passionate about what they teach, and are very supportive of students. There are many opportunities for students to taken on a rigorous course load, but the school does not always do the best job at dispersing vital information about course selection and plans after high school.
Although I was not here for an enormous amount of time due to Covid and Running Start, I always enjoyed IHS! The theatre program was my home away from home :)
I loved my time here at IHS - the student body is very diverse and the academics are excellent. The teachers are genuinely eager to help as well.
I like Issaquah high school because the teachers here are really good and always ready to help. They stay involved. I also like sports programs and clubs.
Overall, good education but there have been a lot of frightening events that have occurred. For instance, there have been a lot of lockdowns, students sent home, and other occasions
I like how the school is academically focused and has a variety of classes. However, I wish classes prepared us more for college and later on in life. Learning more financial and career skills such as resume building and doing taxes would have been helpful.
I enjoy studying at Issaquah High School; all the staffs, teachers, friends are amicable. All the exciting lectures and extra curriculum help me to train my mental and physically healthy. Studying the environment fits me and supports me in earning my high school degree. From that experience, I would like highly suggest the school system gives more chances for students to enjoy when they go to school.