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Kindergarten Registration Open Feb. 1-March 4, 2023!

Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2023? If so, please head to our Kindergarten Registration webpage to enroll your student! We are so excited to welcome your student and family to our school next year. 

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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.

Cougar Ridge's Safety Patrol Here to Keep Everyone Safe
Cougar Ridge's Safety Patrol Here to Keep Everyone Safe

Cougar Ridge has an amazing group of 5th grade Safety Patrol volunteers! Please feel free to greet and say thank you to these amazing students!

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Room 162

Cougar Ridge's Green Team was previously on the fourth Thursday of each month, but have changed to the second Thursday of the month.  

Meetings begin at 8:00am in room 162.

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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Have you registered your kindergarten student for the 2023-24 school year yet? We ask all incoming ISD families to register by March 3, 2023 so we can plan our classrooms and staffing as best as possible going into your student’s first year with us! Please visit the Kindergarten Registration webpage to get started. 

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Students from Cougar Ridge Elementary recently presented posters with special touchpoints, using Makey Makey circuits.

At Cougar Ridge Elementary, teacher Cathy Chmielewski’s students recently presented “World Celebrations” posters they created -- but these were no ordinary posters. The posters use circuit boards to connect touch points, and activate a recording for each one. Students presented their posters in a gallery style, and some groups also shared “artifacts” to highlight that particular world celebration.

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By the Numbers


Students enrolled in the 2020-2021 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


Classroom teachers in the 2019-2020 school year.

In the 2019-2020 school year, our teachers had an average of 10.5 years of experience.


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).


Of our students attend regularly.

This data is from the 2019-2020 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 Drew Terry will be hosting "Cultures Connecting" November 22nd at 10:00 a.m. in the library for a chance to talk with him and other Cougar Ridge parents about topics related to our school and school systems from other countries around the world. You can also join this meeting with Principal Terry via zoom.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

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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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