Issaquah School District, Washington
|Issaquah School District|
|Number of schools:||24|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Brian Deagle|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in district
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the district
Issaquah outperforms state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (60.5%) exceeds the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Issaquah's median income at $87,038, while the state median income was $58,890. Issaquah had a poverty rate of 2.8% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.
The current Superintendent of Issaquah School District is Ron Thiele. He was appointed to the position in February 2013 to replace Steve Rasmussen. Thiele has worked in the district since 2001 and previously served as Associate Superintendent.
The Issaquah Board of Directors consists of five members each elected to a four-year term. Each member can be compensated $50 per day for district matters with a maximum compensation of $4,800 per year.
|Issaquah Board of Directors|
|Member||District||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
School board elections
Members of the Boards of Directors are elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats were on the ballot in November 5, 2013 and three seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.
Issaquah School District publishes its annual budget on its website.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Issaquah School District employed 889 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90 and 135 quarter credits. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule in effect through the 2013-2014 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Teachers in the district are represented in negotiations by the Issaquah Education Association (IEA). The current President of IEA is Phyllis Runyon.
Schools in district
The district served 17,926 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Issaquah School District experienced a 10.9% increase in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Issaquah School District operates 24 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Issaquah School District|
|Beaver Lake Middle School|
|Cascade Ridge Elementary|
|Cougar Ridge Elementary|
|Grand Ridge Elementary|
|Issaquah High School|
|Issaquah Middle School|
|Issaquah Valley Elementary|
|Liberty High School|
|Maple Hills Elementary|
|Maywood Middle School|
|Pacific Cascade Middle School|
|Pine Lake Middle School|
|Skyline High School|
|Sunny Hills Elementary|
|Tiger Mountain High School|
The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction published a state report card for 2011-2012 assessing subject proficiency levels and year-to-year progress for each district. This report card relies on data from the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to determine if each district meets Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals in reading and math. The goal for each district is to meet proficiency goals at all grade levels and student demographics by the 2013-2014 school year.
Issaquah School District met the state goal of 95% participation across all grade levels. The district did not meet AYP goals for reading at the elementary school level.
|Student Proficiency Levels, 2011-2012|
|Grade||Reading (%)||Math (%)|
Adequate Yearly Progress
|AYP Achievement, 2011-2012|
|Grade||Meet Reading AYP?||Meet Math AYP?|
|Transparency grading process|
- Main article: Evaluation of Washington school district websites
Last rated on May 23, 2012.
- 2012-2013 budget updates are posted.
- Administrative Officials
- Officials are listed with contact information in the directory.
- Elected Officials
- School Board members are listed with contact information.
- 2010-2011 audit is posted.
- Collective bargaining agreements are posted.
- Public Records
- Information and request form available for public records.
- Academic performance is noted.
- Vendor contracts and bids are not posted.
- Budgets are not available.
- Previous audits are not posted.
- Tax information is not provided.
- Background Checks
- Background check policy is not available.
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections," Accessed August 21, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Issaquah," Accessed August 21, 2013
- King County Elections, "Election Archive," Accessed August 1, 2013
- Issaquah School District, "Associate superintendent Ron Thiele to take over top job in July," February 19, 2013
- Issaquah School District, "School Board," Accessed August 21, 2013
- Issaquah School District, "Annual Budget Fiscal Year 2013-14," accessed December 3, 2013
- Issaquah School District, " 2010-2011 Certificated Salary Schedule," Accessed August 20, 2013
- Issaquah Education Association, "Executive Board," Accessed August 21, 2013
- Issaquah School District, "Our Schools," Accessed August 21, 2013
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Washington State Report Card," Accessed August 21, 2013
- Issaquah School District, "2012-2013 Budget," Accessed August 21, 2013
- Issaquah School District, "Directories," Accessed August 21, 2013
- Issaquah School District, "Schedule," Accessed August 21, 2013
- Issaquah School District, "Agendas and Minutes 2013," Accessed August 21, 2013
- 2010-2011 Issaquah School District, "Audit," Accessed August 21, 2013
- Issaquah School District, "Labor Agreements," Accessed August 21, 2013
- Issaquah School District, "Request for Public Records," Accessed August 21, 2013
- Issaquah School District, "Assessment," Accessed August 21, 2013