ISSAQUAH HIGH SCHOOL
700 2nd Avenue SE
Issaquah, WA 98027
CEEB School Code: 480-500
In 2022-23, IHS staff includes 135 certificated and 55 classified staff. Of the certificated staff, over half have Master’s Degrees. Classified staff members, including office professionals, para-professionals, custodians, food service workers, career specialists and nurses, work collaboratively with teachers and admin to provide student support services.
Issaquah High School prepares students to fly when they leave the nest by inspiring students to reach their full potential and become lifelong learners who positively impact the world and community in which they live.
School and Community
As one of three comprehensive high schools in the Issaquah School District, Issaquah High School (IHS) takes great pride in continuing a 100+ year tradition of excellence in academic and co-curricular programs. IHS serves over 2400 students in 9th through 12th grade.
- The school community is characterized by enthusiasm, spirit, passion, and humanity. Students, parents, and staff share an active partnership in the educational mission. The school is a green campus, has over 60 clubs and student groups, a strong music and theater program, excellent vocational and technical education opportunities and a long history of athletic excellence in the 4A KingCo League. We provide resources to help all students achieve their potential by providing opportunities of exploration in academic achievement, volunteerism and leadership.
- IHS offers a variety of student programs for academic challenges and opportunities to earn credit including:
- Advanced Placement (AP) program
- College-preparatory and technical programs
- Tech Prep – articulated programs between Issaquah School District courses and Associate Degree Programs.
- College in the High School – articulated programs between Issaquah School District courses and Bachelor’s Degree Programs.
- Running Start – dual enrollment college program which awards both high school and college credits.
- Washington Network for Innovative Careers (WaNIC) – seven school districts with branch campuses that host programs for students. Some programs offer dual credit (both high school and college credit).
Class of 2023 Graduation Requirements
Issaquah High School operates on a Carnegie Credit/Unit system with two semesters, each lasting 18 weeks, and earning one credit unit for each full-year subject passed or one-half credit unit for each semester-length course passed. Classes meet 300 minutes per week for a 18 week semester. Students must earn 24 credits for graduation. Please visit the counseling website and online course guide for detailed information about each graduating class’ individual requirements.
|Language Arts||4.0 credits|
|World History||1.5 credits|
|U.S. History||1.0 credit|
|Physical Education||1.5 credits|
|Fine/Applied Arts||1.0 credit|
|Career and Technical Ed||1.0 credit|
|World Language||2.0 credits|
Issaquah High Class of 2023 indicated the following post high school plans.
|Four year college||84%|
|Two year college||11%|
Class of 2023
|GPA||Total||% of class|
|1.99 & below||43||7|
Issaquah High School realizes that equity among all students is a necessary practice that needs to be emphasized more. We no longer rank students within the Issaquah School District in hopes we can demonstrate to students and families that we support the holistic view of students and encourage them to fulfill a variety of personal and academic areas for growth.