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 7,200 students, ranging in ages from preschool through 12th grade, and students with special needs through age 21.
The District’s mission is to prepare all Snoqualmie Valley students for college, career, and citizenship. To accomplish this, our 11 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. In fall of 2019, we rolled out a One-to-one Computing Initiative to ensure all students in grades 6-12 have equitable access to learning resources at home; this effort continued for preschool through 5th grade to support remote learning in 2020. With a commitment to continuous school improvement, the District focuses significant support to develop and sustain great teaching in every classroom. Educators are offered superior professional development, instructional coaching, peer mentor support, and extensive technology training, support and resources.
Student achievement has continued to trend upward in recent years. Our four-year district graduation rate is 96% graduating. 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 from 2010 to 2015; this award recognized increased student participation and improved performance on rigorous college-level Advanced Placement exams. On a national website (schooldigger.com) in 2022, the Snoqualmie Valley School District was ranked 5th in Washington State (among 244 districts), based on reading and math test data. Mount Si High School has been named to recent national Best High School lists by US News & World Report and Newsweek magazines. And, in 2018 and 2020, Snoqualmie Valley School District received the Best Communities for Music Education" awards for outstanding music education programs.
The District is comprised of six elementary schools (P-5), three middle schools (6-8), one comprehensive high school (9-12), one Big Picture high school (9-12), a Parent Partnership Program (K-12) for families who prefer to school their children at home, and a 100% Online Learning option (K-12). Student enrollment has grown 12% over the past 10 years. Thanks to the community’s support of a school bond in 2015, a new elementary school opened in the fall of 2016, and Mount Si High School was completely rebuilt, expanded and modernized, to serve up to 2,300 students in grades 9-12. The newly-constructed high school opened in fall of 2019, with its beautiful new Performing Arts Center opening in 2021.
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. For more information about the Snoqualmie Valley School District, refer to the District Strategic Plan for its five-year plan.