Sitting on 50 acres, Eastside Catholic School is home to about 810 middle and high school students who…More attend class, pursue faith and play sports on a campus that opened in 2008.
The school charts its history back to 1974, when parents dreamed of a place where students could study religion, focus on academics, become leaders and learn about service. Today, students from grades 6 to 12 can do so in buildings that provide more than 160,000 square feet of space.
At Eastside Catholic, the student-to-teacher ratio is 15 to 1. On average, there are 21 students per class. While the high school has about 580 students, the middle school enrolls about 230 pupils. Of the 78 faculty members, more than 75 percent have earned their Master's degrees.
A 250-person chapel is located on campus. Students can participate in sports on its lighted field or in two gyms. The school also has rooms for art, drama and music.
Skyline High School occupies a site on the Sammamish Plateau's southern portion and serves students in…More grades nine to 12 from Sammamish and Issaquah.
Similar to Eastlake and Eastside Catholic, the two other high schools in Sammamish, it sits off 228th Avenue and stresses academic excellence. The school graduated its first class in 1999. In October 2009, it had 1,356 students: 698 males and 658 females. The school boasts a graduation rate of nearly 97 percent.
Skyline offers the International Baccalaureate honors program, which is open to juniors and seniors and ends with final examinations. The program requires students to write an essay and participate in a service class. Universities around the world recognize the program, which fits with Skyline's global outlook.
Of the school's 58 teachers during the 2009-10 academic year, 72 percent had received their Master's degree, state officials reported. On average, each teacher has nearly 12 years of experience. The school's mascot are the Spartans.
The middle schools which feed Skyline are Beaver Lake (Issaquah) and Pine Lake. Elementary students from the following schools are in the Skyline attendance area: Cascade Ridge, Challenger (Issaquah), Endeavour (Issaquah), Discovery, Creekside and Sunny Hills (where half of the students will attend Skyline).