The Snoqualmie Valley School District is located in the scenic foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, approximately 30 miles east of Seattle. The District is one of the largest school districts in the state, covering more than 400 square miles and serving the communities of Snoqualmie, North Bend, Fall City and surrounding areas of unincorporated King County. Snoqualmie Valley’s award-winning schools serve approximately 6,600 students, ranging in ages from preschool through 12th grade, and special needs students through age 21.
The District’s mission is to prepare all Snoqualmie Valley students for college, career, and citizenship. To accomplish this, schools provide rigorous academic curriculum, career education options, a broad range of extracurricular experiences, extensive technology resources and student support services, in a positive and safe environment. With a commitment to continuous school improvement, the District focuses heavy support to develop and sustain great teaching in every classroom. Educators are offered superior professional development, instructional coaching, peer mentor support, and in-depth technology training.
Student achievement has continued to trend upward in recent years. The District graduation rate has steadily improved over the past four years, reaching 92% in 2015 (97% at Mount Si High School). Snoqualmie Valley is the only school district in Washington State — and one of only five districts in the nation — to earn the prestigious AP Honor Roll distinction for six consecutive years; this award recognizes increased student participation and improved performance on rigorous college-level Advanced Placement exams. On a national website (schooldigger.com), the Snoqualmie Valley School District has been ranked 7th in Washington State, based on reading and math test data in 2015.
The District is comprised of five elementary schools (P-5), two middle schools (6-8), one comprehensive high school (9-12), one alternative school (6-12), an online learning program, and a Parent Partnership Program (K-10) for families who prefer to school their children at home. Student enrollment has grown at an average annual rate of 3% for the past ten years. Thanks to the community’s support of a school bond in 2015, the District is developing more capacity to serve students at all grade levels. A new elementary school under construction will be ready to serve students starting in the fall of 2016. Design planning is also underway to completely rebuild and expand Mount Si High School. The new high school, set to open in 2019, will serve up to 2,300 students in grades 9-12. This expansion will enable the District to convert its freshman campus into a middle school for grades 6-8, by the fall of 2019 as well.
Life in the Snoqualmie Valley offers small-town community connections, as well as close proximity to urban amenities. Residents have access to stunning views, abundant outdoor opportunities (skiing, hiking, biking, golfing, river recreation, etc.) and unique natural wonders such as Snoqualmie Falls and Mount Si. In addition to high-performing schools, the one-time timber and railroad communities feature small shops, family-owned restaurants, and seasonal farmers markets and festivals. In 2015, Snoqualmie was recognized among the top five “Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine.
The Snoqualmie Valley School District complies with all federal and state statutes and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all district employment and student opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Nancy Meeks, P.O. Box 400, Snoqualmie, WA 98065, phone 425-831-8000.