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Issaquah School District No. 411 is a public school district in King County, Washington, USA, serving the city of Issaquah as well as portions of Sammamish, Renton, Bellevue, and Newcastle.

As of September 2008, the district has an enrollment of 15,624 students, 739 teachers, and 24 total schools.

Schools[edit]

High Schools[edit]

  • Issaquah High School, is located south of downtown Issaquah, and is expectedly the district's oldest high school. IHS opened in 1905 and moved to its present location in 1962. School colors: Purple & Gold. Mascot: Eagle.
  • Skyline High School is the district's newest high school, opening its doors in 1997. Located in Sammamish on the northern boundary of the district, Skyline serves as a community center for the city of Sammamish. School colors: Green & Silver. Mascot: Spartan.
  • Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus is the school district's newest secondary school, opening in 2005. Located on the south end of the Sammamish plateau, it serves 9th grade students from two high schools, Skyline and Issaquah. School colors: Green & Gold (borrowing one color each from Skyline and Issaquah). Mascot: Lynx. (Following five years as a freshman campus, PCFS will be reassigned in 2010-11 as the district's fifth middle school (grades 6-8), and the two high schools will expand back to grades 9-12.) [2][3]
  • Tiger Mountain Community High School is a high school serving students throughout the district who seek an alternative to the traditional high school enviroment. Each student is given personalized lessons and support by the staff which adds to the alternative style of education. Tiger Mountain is also the site for a regional high tech learning center serving students throughout the region.

Middle Schools (6-8)[edit]

Primary Schools (K-5)[edit]

In The News[edit]

2002 District Stike[edit]

The Issaquah School District teacher's union voted to strike which in turn left Issaquah schools to be closed from the opening day of school, September 4th, until September 26th - closing the school for a total of three weeks; fifteen total school days. An agreement was made on September 25th ratified by a 740-45 majority vote cast by the teachers at Issaquah High School, relieving the teachers of the threats of fines that would be put in place due to the fact that the teachers voted to defy a King County Superior Court injunction calling for the teachers to return to work[1]. Resulting from the strike was a 3.8 percent pay increase over two years; ninty-five percent being covered by state aid. An additional $250 "return to work incentive" was offered to all teachers as well as a $500 bonus the following year[2].

2006 Bus Driver Termination[edit]

An Issaquah School District bus driver now identified as Staci LaManna was fired in September 2006 when she allegedly "flipped off" United States President George W. Bush in June of 2006 while she was transporting a group of students back from a field trip to the Woodland Park Zoo.[3] The 43-year-old driver has filed a union grievance for wrongful termination.[4] The Issaquah School District stated that the termination was a result of a "pattern of behavior" and not for any political reasons.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, Gregory (2002-09-26). "All sides -- including kids -- voice relief at Issaquah strike's resolution". The Seattle Post Intelligencer. Retrieved 2008-09-18.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Roberts, Gregory (2002-09-26). "All sides -- including kids -- voice relief at Issaquah strike's resolution". The Seattle Post Intelligencer. Retrieved 2008-09-18.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ School Fires Driver For Giving Bush The Finger - Education News Story - WKMG Orlando
  4. ^ Tuinstra, Rachel (2006-12-29). "She flipped off president, wants old job". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2008-02-10.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Postman, David (2006-11-01). "District says driver did more than flip the bird to Bush". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2008-02-10.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

External links[edit]

Category:School districts in Washington (state)