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Bainbridge Island School District

Bainbridge Island’s public schools consistently rank at the highest levels in both state and national performance statistics, and the district is engaged in a ten-year plan of continuous improvement. Just over 4,000 students attend three elementary schools (grades K-4),one intermediate school (grades 5-6), one middle school (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an array of optional K-12 programs, including a multiage program and a second,smaller high school.

On the cutting edge of curricular and academic programming, the Bainbridge Island School District offers many innovative, research-based opportunities for its students. Speaking to the high quality of curriculum and instruction throughout the K-12 program, our students achieve at the highest levels on the aggregate Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL).

More than 75% of the district’s teachers have earned a Master’s Degree or higher. The district benefits from an exemplary and stable administrative team, as well as highly qualified support staff. District leaders are collaborative, accessible, and actively involved in schools and the community.

The district’s 2007 Programs & Operations Levy passed with 76% approval. The community also showed its support in 2006 with overwhelming passage of a capital bond and technology levy. State Auditor Brian Sonntag lauded the district with a rare commendation when he acknowledged the district’s commitment to accountability, as demonstrated by six consecutive years without audit findings. BISD is also on the forefront of state legislative issues affecting public education and collaboratively initiated the Network for Excellence in Washington Schools.

To support the strategic long-range Facilities Master Plan, a $42 M capital bond was approved by the community on the November 3, 2009 ballot. This addresses ongoing essential renovations, such as aging roofs and failing systems, as well as replacement of the district’s oldest school, Wilkes Elementary. The district anticipates that local school taxes will remain stable. This is possible through long-range planning and the retirement of previous bonds.

Bainbridge Island School District Report Card

The complete Report Card can be downloaded free of charge from http://www.compareschoolrankings.org, as well as the report card for Bainbridge Island School District.

Bainbridge Island School District

Bainbridge Island School District Schools

Full listing of all Bainbridge Island schools.

Administrative Phone Contacts

Main Phone Number: 206-842-4714

Contact district departments:
Superintendent’s Office
206-780-1052

Business & Finance
206-780-1077

Capital Projects & Maintenance
206-855-0547

Curriculum & Instruction
206-780-1071

Community Relations
206-780-1081

Food & Nutrition Services
206-780-1844

Human Resources
206-842-4714

Instructional Support Services
206-842-2907

Technology
206-780-1668

Transportation
206-842-4641

If you have comments or questions, please contact Community Relations, 206-780-1081.