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Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

If your child will be five years old by Aug. 31, 2024, and you live in the Issaquah School District, it's time to register for kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year! We ask incoming families to complete the registration process as soon as possible to help us plan for next year’s staffing and classrooms.

Learn more about Kindergarten Registration.

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Welcome to Cougar Ridge Elementary!

Located in Bellevue, WA, Cougar Ridge Elementary serves approximately 475 students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Read more about Our School.

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Cooking Club at Cougar Ridge!

Cooking club is an inclusive class at Cougar Ridge! Through cooking class students have the opportunity to create crafts, bake, or cook while building their social, adaptive, executive functioning, fine motor, and communication skills.

Students posing in parking lot near bobcat statue, sign reads %22Thank you PTSA 30+ years of partnership%22
New "Captain" Statue

The 30-year anniversary gift from the PTSA has finally made it home to our school after a year and a half in the making! On Thursday, each class came outside for a special unveiling of our new bobcat statue! Students participated in the naming of “Captain” who was specially commissioned for Cougar Ridge to celebrate 30+ years since the PTSA was established in 1992. It was designed and sculpted by Randolph Rose based in New York.  Captain is brave, kind, and honest; character traits that the kids voted as essential to being a Bobcat at Cougar Ridge. 

Upcoming Events

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T-Mobile Park, Seattle

Notice of Assembly - All members of the Issaquah School Board will be present at the 2024 High School Graduation Ceremonies taking place on June 17, 2023 between 12:00pm and 9:30pm. No Board action will be taken during this assembly.

Notice of Executive Session - All members of the Issaquah School Board will hold an executive session to review the performance of an employee pursuant to RCW 42.30.110. Along with the Board, Superintendent Tow-Yick will be in attendance. This meeting is expected to last (approximately) 60 minutes between 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm and will be held during the 2024 Graduations taking at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Executive Sessions are not open to the public. No Board action will be taken.

 

 

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May Valley Service Center, 16430 S.E. May Valley Road, Renton, WA 98059

The Issaquah School District will hold a sale of surplus computer systems, furniture, equipment and supplies. The sale will be from 3::00-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Laptop computers will be limited to 10 per person. Any unsold tech equipment will be auctioned off as a lot at a later date. The sale will be held at the May Valley Service Center, 16430 S.E. May Valley Road, Renton, WA 98059.  Questions can be referred to the Purchasing Office at 425-837-7071.

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Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The agenda and meeting details will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Please note the agenda and materials may be modified up to 24 hours prior to the meeting; after that time, any agenda modifications will be addressed at the meeting.

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Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The agenda and meeting details (ZOOM LINK) will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the virtual Issaquah School District Board Meeting to be held on July 11, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. This is a consent agenda only meeting. There will be no discussion items or public input.

Please note the agenda and materials may be modified up to 24 hours prior to the meeting; after that time, any agenda modifications will be addressed at the meeting.

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By the Numbers

475

Students enrolled in the 2022-23 school year.

We "take pride in the successes of each other, share what we have with others, look for and appreciate the diversity found in our world."

-Excerpt from Cougar Ridge mission statement
 

44

Classroom teachers in the 2022-23 school year.

In the 2022-23 school year, our teachers had an average of 11 years of experience.

61.4%

Of our teachers have a master's degree or higher.

To find the contact information for one of our teachers or staff, visit the directory (use the menu option at the top right to access the directory).

89.5%

Of our students attend regularly.

This data is from the 2021-22 school year, the most recent year available from OSPI.

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School Highlights & Programs

Our students will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, occupational, personal and practical challenges of life in a dynamic global environment.

Principal Drew Terry

Meet Principal Drew Terry!

Principal Terry has been in education for over 30 years. He started his career in the Kent School District and joined the Issaquah School District as an assistant principal at Maywood Middle School in 2003. He then became principal at Briarwood Elementary and was there for 12 years. During the past 6 years he has been the principal at Cougar Ridge Elementary. He enjoys having a "nickname" for students at school which helps build connections with students and their families.

Mr. Terry loves sports, especially football! He has so much knowledge about it that he enjoys using this trivial information during Pizza Bingo Nights at school. Mr. Terry is also an avid lover of all sports and specifically enjoys golf, pickleball and number puzzles. He loves a frosted pop tart, a hazelnut hot chocolate and cooking/barbecuing for his very well deserved staff.

Mr. Terry believes in making an inclusive community and above all treating each other with kindness and respect.

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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

MTSS is shaping the student experience at our school and throughout our district. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, or MTSS, is a nationally recognized, evidence-based framework guiding our approach to academics, social emotional learning, behavior and attendance.

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Cougar Ridge Clubs

Students participation in school sponsored programs, activities, and clubs is an essential part of our school. Whether it's art, a spelling bee, or chess club we help each student find their niche' in the school culture.  

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