SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL
Dean of Students:
CEEB School Code: 480-501
IB School Code: 001064
2023-2024 School Profile
An International Baccalaureate World School
1122 228TH AVE. SE.
SAMMAMISH, WA 98075
Skyline staff includes 114 certificated teachers, five administrators, six counselors, an IB coordinator, an athletic director, an activities coordinator, and two school psychologists (one part-time). Sixty two percent of staff members have earned a Master’s degree, three have earned a Doctorate degree and eighteen teachers are National Board Certified. Skyline staff also includes a Mental Health Counselor from Swedish Medical, a Graduation Specialist, and two College and Career Center specialists.
SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
Skyline High School, which graduated its first class in 1999, serves approximately 2200 students in grades 9-12 in the Issaquah School District, located 20 miles east of Seattle. The school offers over 100 enriching activities covering athletics, visual and performing arts, science, business and marketing, critical communication skills, and a number of service-oriented organizations.
Skyline serves families on the Sammamish Plateau, while the Issaquah School District (ISD) covers several communities and includes three comprehensive high schools. Members of Skyline’s learning community come from a diverse background, have a global perspective on education, and are active in civic affairs.
MISSION STATEMENT AND
In an intentional effort to develop honorable, thinking, skillful citizens who possess integrity, act with pride, and pursue scholarship and excellence in the service of humanity, Skyline High School has established a strong academic tradition coupled with award-winning activity and athletic programs that boast several state titles and national recognition and are well-supported by the community.
Our goal is that ALL of our students will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, occupational, personal, and practical challenges of life in a dynamic global environment.
2022-2023 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS
- Our students as a cohort score among the top in the state on standardized tests, including an average composite ACT score of 27.
- In May 2023, 402 students took IB exams, 82 students were awarded the IBCP certificate, and 79 students were awarded IB Diplomas. In 2023, 1,233 IB Exams were taken in 31 subjects. Over 60% of juniors and seniors are enrolled in one or more International Baccalaureate (IB) classes.
- In 2022-2023, Skyline DECA was the largest chapter in the state for the sixth consecutive year with over 500 members. 400+ students qualified for the State competition where Skyline had eight champions and qualified 125 to the International competition where one student won a championship, and twelve others were in the top 10.
- Skyline High School offers 27 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Dual Credit courses. These courses allow SHS students to earn high school and college credit at the same time by successfully completing articulated Skyline CTE courses with a grade of 'B' or better.
- The class of 2023 had 20 National Merit Semifinalists, 12 Finalists and 33 Commended Scholars.
- Our sports teams have earned 45 team state titles, 61 individual titles and 7 academic titles in the last 25 years.
- Skyline High School has over 60 clubs, 40 interest groups, totaling about 1000+ total members.
- Skyline’s Mock Trial teams competed in the YMCA competition in March of 2023. Both teams placed in the top ten of all teams in the state, with Skyline’s Silver team placing 6th, and Skyline Green coming in at a very close 2nd place. Skyline was also awarded the best witness award in the championship round.
- In 2022-2023, a Skyline student won the 8th Congressional District’s High School Art Competition (second year in a row) and the painting is displayed in Washington, D.C. at the Capitol for the next year.
Skyline High School operates on a Carnegie Credit/Unit system with two semesters, each lasting 18 weeks, and earning one-half credit for each semester-length course passed or one credit for each full-year subject passed. Students must earn 24.0 Carnegie credits.
|Language Arts||4.0 credits|
|World Studies||3.0 credits|
|World Language*||2.0 credits|
|Fine/Applied Arts**||2.0 credit|
|Physical Education||1.5 credits|
|Career & Tech Education||1.0 credit|
* 2.0 credits can be earned via Personal Pathway.
** 1.0 credits can be earned via Personal Pathway.
|Marking System||Point Value|
Class of 2023
Total students = 546, Average GPA 3.43
|GPA||# of students||% of class|
|Less than 2.0||12||2%|
Skyline High School finds that equity amongst all students is a practice that we would like to emphasize 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.
GRADUATES - Class of 2023
The Class of 2023 indicated the following post high school plans:
|Four year college||83.8 %|
|Community / Technical College||8.0 %|
MEAN SAT AND ACT SCORES
|2023 SAT ERW||633||520|
|2023 SAT Math||648||508|
|2022 ACT Composite||27.9||19.8|
By emphasizing the dynamic combination of knowledge, skills, experience, and critical thinking, the Skyline High School International Baccalaureate program promotes academic achievement along with active and responsible citizenship. All 11th and 12th grade students are eligible and encouraged to enroll in IB classes. Students enrolled in IB courses may be IB Career Candidates, IB Diploma Candidates or IB course students. The IB curriculum is divided into Higher Level courses (usually 2 years of study) and Standard Level (usually 1 year of study). To receive the full IB Diploma, students must pass examinations in 3 Higher and 3 Standard Level subjects, complete an extended essay, Theory of Knowledge class, and complete the CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) program.
IB Course Offerings
IB Biology I and II HL
IB Business and Management SL & HL
IB Chemistry SL
IB Computer Science SL & HL
IB Environmental Systems SL
IB Film SL
IB French SL & HL
IB History HL
IB Japanese SL & HL
IB Language and Literature I and II HL
IB Math SL I and II
IB Math HL I and II
IB Music SL
IB Mandarin SL & HL
IB Psychology SL
IB Physics I and II HL
IB Spanish SL & HL
IB Sports and Exercise Science SL
IB Theatre Arts SL & HL
IB Theory of Knowledge I & II
IB Visual Arts SL & HL
IB World Religions SL
NATIONAL MERIT ACHIEVEMENTS
Class of 2024
Twenty National Merit Finalists
Thirty-three Commended Scholars
Class of 2023
Fifteen National Merit Semifinalists
Forty-eight Commended Scholars
Class of 2022
Nineteen National Merit Finalists
Nineteen National Merit Semifinalists
Thirty-four Commended Scholars
Class of 2021
Eleven National Merit Finalists
Eleven National Merit Semifinalists
Forty-four Commended Scholars
Important Note about COVID Closure, Impact and Grading
During the closure of public schools mandated by our Governor in March of 2020, and given the grading parameters set forth at that time by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal, the Issaquah School District made the decision to offer students letter grades—A, B, C and D—or an incomplete. (OSPI did not allow Fs or NC grades.) All students enrolled in high school level courses in the district at that time received the letter grade they earned at the time of the closure or higher based on their continued participation in their courses, or they earned an incomplete, and were given the opportunity to replace that incomplete with a letter grade. The opportunities included retaking the class, summer school, credit recovery courses, successfully completing higher level coursework, and more. Class of 2020 students who were on track at time of school closure, and students in classes of 2021 and 2022, who on track to graduate at the start of their senior year who experienced COVID-related impact to their education may have been eligible to have certain graduation requirements waived with a V grade code. Issaquah School District follows the State Board of Education’s rules when applying those V codes to eligible seniors’ transcripts. A V grade on the transcript indicates that the graduation requirement was waived in accordance with the State Board of Education emergency rules.