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Welcome to Discovery Elementary!

Located in Sammamish, WA, Discovery Elementary serves approximately 540 students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade, as well as preschoolers in the district’s Early Childhood Education – Special Education Program and four-year-olds in the Transitional Kindergarten program. Read more about Our School.

Popsicles with the Principal

Students in Mrs. Greene's class got to enjoy Popsicles with the Principal.  A family in the class won this activity at the ISF Nourish Every Mind Online Auction.  All auction proceeds support every student in the Issaquah School District by helping fund the programs and grants provided by the Issaquah Schools Foundation.

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Introducing STEAM Night

This year, Discovery added the "Arts" to STEM Night; referring it to STEAM Night, as a result. Kaytee Kruse and Bethany White were very instrumental in adding the "Arts" to this evening – a job well done!


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Extraordinary eagles sitting at the roundtable

The weekly celebration is their school’s method of recognizing students for being kind, safe and responsible, as part of the Positive Behavior Social Emotional Support program. Teachers and staff nominate students for making good choices, and the students receive a certificate and a small prize.

Principal, Kathy Keegan records a message that all classrooms receive on Wednesday mornings which announces the students that will be the Extraordinary Student for the week.  These students will eat lunch with the principal during their lunchtime.  Keegan congratulates the students on their awards. “I want to celebrate you, because you each deserve it,” she adds.

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By the Numbers


Students enrolled in the 2022-23 school year.

Discovery underwent a two-year remodel that was completed by the opening of the 2019-2020 school year. The remodel included an expanded multi-purpose room, improving office location and security, and adding six additional classrooms.


Classroom teachers in the 2021-22 school year.

In the 2021-22 school year, our teachers had an average of 9.2 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.

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Meet Principal Kathy Keegan!

Hi, Eagle families! Being a principal is awesome because it gives me the chance to build strong relationships with staff, students and families, which helps set up a foundation for academic success. A few fun things about me: I love historical fiction, such as the “Little House on the Prairie” series, which hooked me as a reader in third grade. If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be pizza. I grew up in Colorado and was the only girl in a family with five brothers. 

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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

MTSS is shaping the student experience at our school and throughout our district. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, or MTSS, is a nationally recognized, evidence-based framework guiding our approach to academics, social emotional learning, behavior and attendance.

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Early Childhood Education

Discovery is one of three locations in the district where ECE Classrooms are currently located. Students with a variety of special needs are served within the ECE classroom setting, along with students who participate in the program as Community Peers. Placement in our ECE classrooms is determined through an evaluation process, and students must meet eligibility criteria.  

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