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2020 Bellevue School District Report to our Community

Our Mission:

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.

Our Values:


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 are mindful of and respond to the thoughts and feelings of others, and are kind, authentic, and self-aware in our interactions.


We pursue and nurture the exceptional achievements of our students, teachers, and staff through hard work and growth.


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.

Our Schools

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

Elementary: 21.3
Middle School: 28.2
High School: 28.75
Choice: 25.9

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.

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Our Students

We have an incredibly diverse district. 97 languages are spoken in the Bellevue School District, with 39% of students speaking a first language other than English. About one in five students receives free or reduced-price meals.

District Enrollment

Based on October 2019 Enrollment Count

African American


Students with First Language other than English


Students Receiving ELL Services


Students Who Qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch

Our Staff

We have a staff of about 2,900 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.

Now Hiring!

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.