To serve each and every student academically, socially, and emotionally, through a rigorous and relevant education that is innovative and individualized. As a learning community that values one another’s humanity, we provide courageous support for an equitable and exceptional education for all students.
We seek to understand our students, meet their needs and those of our families and community, and to serve each other.
We earn trust through consistently and accountably following through on our commitments, and by acknowledging and addressing our shortfalls.
We pursue and nurture the exceptional achievements of our students, teachers, and staff through hard work and growth.
We are mindful of and respond to the thoughts and feelings of others, and are kind, authentic, and self-aware in our interactions.
We welcome diverse ideas and contributions, assume each other’s best intent, and honor each other’s strengths and traditions.
We build inclusive teams of students, families, staff, and community partners, and engage each member’s contribution on behalf of our students.
We serve most of the city of Bellevue, WA and the smaller surrounding communities of Clyde Hill, Medina, Hunts Point, Yarrow Point and Beaux Arts. We also serve portions of Issaquah, Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond and unincorporated King County.
Our schools include: 16 elementary schools, 1 Spanish Immersion elementary school, 1 Mandarin dual language elementary school, 5 comprehensive middle schools, 4 comprehensive high schools and 2 choice schools (grades 6-12).
Average Class Size
Middle School: 25.9
High School: 28.4
Which school do I go to?
In Bellevue, students in kindergarten through fifth grade attend elementary school. Students in grades six through eight attend middle school. Students in grades 9-12 attend high school. Students are assigned to schools based on where they live.
We have an incredibly diverse district. More than 99 languages are spoken in the Bellevue School District, with over 36% of students speaking a first language other than English. About one in five students receives free or reduced-price meals.
Based on October 2018 Enrollment Count
Students with First Language other than English
Students Receiving ELL Services
Students Who Qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch
Our students come from all over the world.
The following map shows the birth country of each of our students.
We have a staff of about 2,000 employees, including almost 1,500 teachers. Over 400 Bellevue teachers are National Board-certified, more than any other district in the state. More than 75% of our teachers hold a master’s degree.
The district is led by Superintendent Dr. Ivan Duran. Five community members make up the Bellevue School District’s Board of Directors, one from each of the five geographical districts. The board members are elected to their posts by registered voters for terms of four years.
We are always looking for qualified applicants to fill a wide variety of roles in the district. Whether you are looking to be full-time, part-time or a substitute, we have an opportunity for you.