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Education as a Core Value

Local citizens and businesses know that education is a core value and that helps make our community succeed, and we compromise nothing to keep our schools among the best in Washington. Working together, local businesses, parents, educators, civic leaders and the Issaquah Schools Foundation continue to ensure that our students receive the best education opportunities available. Strong support for schools had solidified Issaquah as a district with modern, efficient and cost-effective schools, high student performance and exemplary staff.

Issaquah in close proximity to Bellevue College. Located approximately 10 miles west along the Interstate 90 corridor, the main campus is situated on 100 wooded acres within sight of the Cascade Range and the Puget Sound and opens its doors to more than 32,000 students each year. Residence also have easy access to Renton Technical College. RTC prepares a diverse student population for work, fulfilling the employment needs of individuals, business and industry.

Things to know about the Issaquah School District

Exemplary Fiscal Management

• 12 consecutive years of clean state audits.

• AA+ bond rating by Standard & Poor’s Rating Service. The highest bond rating of any school district in Washington.

• AAA debt rating by Moody’s Investment Services. ISD is on one of 65 schools nationally with this rating.


• Recognized by the state as a Green District Leader.
• Student Green Teams in every school.
• Sustainability Ambassadors Program in high schools.
• Integration of sustainability into science lessons and field trips.


Some private schools located in Issaquah:

Eastside Catholic School
Hillside Student Community School
Sunnybrook Montessori
The Goddard School

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