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Welcome to Issaquah Middle School!

Located in Issaquah, WA, Issaquah Middle School serves approximately 780 students in grades 6-8. Read more about Our School.

Course Requests for 2024-25

The course request process is underway for all students attending 6th-8th grade at IMS next year and will close on Monday, March 4 at 7:00 am. Students will sign up for their courses using Student Access in Skyward, not Family Access.  Parents and students should discuss the courses they are selecting, making sure to consider appropriate levels and school/life balance. 

Learn more information and access a link to our Zoom Q&A on February 26, 27, and 28.

MVP (Most Valuable Panther)

The MVP Program recognizes IMS students for positive behavior at school. Each month has a different "Character Strong" theme and students are nominated by teachers and staff for embodying that characteristic. By the end of the school year, we will celebrate Panthers who show Gratitude, Originality, Perseverance, Accountability, Niceness, Teamwork, Honesty, Empathy, Respect, and Selflessness. Go Panthers!

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District Administrative Building - 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah

The School Board will hold a retreat / work session

March 4, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

March 5, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Board Directors and ISD Administrators will meet in person in the Admin Building boardroom,

5150 220th Avenue SE Issaquah, WA 98029.


This meeting is open to the public, however there will be no public input and no board

action will be taken.  Board retreats are work sessions.  Any action resulting from the discussions will take place at a future board meeting.  The public is always welcome to

send any comments to the Board at


Retreat Agenda:

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

·         9 – 10:00 a.m. Policy Language Review

·         10:45 – 12:15 pm Board Engagement Plan

·         12:25 – 1:55 p.m. Executive Limitation 12 Part 2

·         2 – 3:30 p.m. Social Studies/World History

·         3:30 – 4 p.m. Closing and Next Steps

Happening Now at Issaquah Middle

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The entire community is buzzing with excitement as we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our students who go "Above and Beyond" - the proud recipients of the IMS Golden Ticket. Not merely an award, the Golden Ticket is a testament to the exceptional dedication, creativity, and hard work demonstrated by these remarkable students. Their achievements have not only set a high bar for excellence, but they have inspired a sense of pride and aspiration among their peers.

Golden Ticket awardees were recognized on December 11, it was truly a moment of collective pride for our school community.

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By the Numbers


Students enrolled in the 2022-23 school year.

Issaquah Middle School is an interdependent community that creates an environment in which all are empowered to be responsible, respectful, thinking citizens


Classroom teachers in the 2021-22 school year.

In the 2021-2022 school year, our teachers had an average of 14.4 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 2021-22 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 Mark Jergens-Zmuda

Meet Principal Mark Jergens-Zmuda

Hello, Panther families! I’m thrilled to be the principal of such an amazing school community. I am excited about this job because it gives me the opportunity to help enrich the lives of our students, and also for witnessing and fostering those “lightbulb” moments when a concept clicks for a student and they really understand it. A few fun facts about me: I love 80s music, swimming and softball. If I could eat just one type of food for the rest of my life, it would probably be Reese’s peanut butter cups. I went to high school and participated in band with Pharrell Williams in Virginia, and was later a drum major at Virginia Tech and used to do backflips across the field at college football games.

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Responsible Citizenship

Students will understand and respect their freedoms and responsibilities as members of the ISD community and global world at large. They will move forward in all aspects of their lives by applying the ethical and equitable values fostered in their education.

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Comprehensive Awareness

Students will receive extensive social-emotional support each year of their educational career. In addition, they will learn life skills to support all aspects of their growth, including collaboration, goal setting, physical health, creativity, and resilience.

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