2020 Bellevue School District Report to our Community
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 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.
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).
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. 100 languages are spoken in the Bellevue School District, with 40.2% of students speaking a first language other than English.
Based on October 2020 enrollment count, grades K-12 virtual environment due to COVID-19.
- African American: 3.1%
- Asian: 43.2%
- Hispanic: 12.7%
- Multi-Ethnic: 9.3%
- Native American/American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders: 0.3%
- White: 31.3%
- Students Speaking a First Language Other Than English: 40.2%
- Students Receiving ELL Services: 15.7%
- Students Who Qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch: 17.2%
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 the Superintendent. 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.