Issaquah High School is located in the heart of Issaquah. At 100 years old, IHS is the District’s oldest high…More school, and is in one of its newest buildings.
Issaquah High School moved into Phase 1 of a new, state-of-the-art building in fall 2010. This first phase brought 56 regular classrooms, 12 science labs, commons, athletics facilities, library, and many outstanding specialty areas. Phase II, housing a Performing Arts Center, music, art, and shop facilities opened in September 2011.
Listed among US News’ top high schools in the nation, IHS offers rigorous curriculum in core areas including Advanced Placement (AP) programs in math, science, social studies, language arts, world languages, and computer science. IHS offers technical and vocational courses and rounds out student experiences with fine arts, visual arts, and theatre arts.
IHS starts classes late every Wednesday for two hours of staff collaboration.
Pine Lake Middle School is home to about 900 students in the sixth through the eighth grade. As part of the Issaquah…More School District, Pine Lake serves students in the southern part of Sammamish. The school, which opened in 1974, has a strong focus on academics, athletics and the arts.
In 2006, the school received a National Blue Ribbon School award. Many campus teachers have their own school websites to communicate with students and disseminate class notes and assignments. The campus is closed, which means students need to stay on its grounds during class hours.
The Issaquah Schools Foundation and the campus PTSA support after-school homework help for Pine Lake students. Campus teachers have an average of about 12 years of experience. During the 2009-10 academic year, 63 percent of the 41 faculty members had earned their master's degree. In October 2009, the student body was evenly divided between boys and girls. The school mascot is the Wolverines.
While about 50 percent of Sunny Hills Elementary School students will attend Pine Lake, all pupils from Discovery and Creekside elementary schools are in the middle school's attendance area.