Skip To Main Content

Search Panel

Schools Menu

Home

Student smiles at desk holding up coloring project
Kindergarten Registration Now Open!

If your child will be five years old by Aug. 31, 2024, and you live in the Issaquah School District, it's time to register for kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year! We ask incoming families to complete the registration process as soon as possible to help us plan for next year’s staffing and classrooms.

Learn more about Kindergarten Registration.

front of discovery elementary
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.

Student at park.
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!

 

Upcoming Events

Select your calendar...

-
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 schoolboard@issaquah.wednet.edu

___________________________________________________________________________

Retreat Agenda:

Monday, March 4, 2024

·         9:00 a.m. Call to Order

·         9 – 10:45 a.m. Work session – DISC group debrief

·         11 – 12:45 p.m. Secondary Innovation

·         1 – 3:00 p.m. Bond Planning Update

·         3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Executive Limitation 12 Part 1

-
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 schoolboard@issaquah.wednet.edu

___________________________________________________________________________

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

-
Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The agenda and meeting details will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Please note the agenda and materials may be modified up to 24 hours prior to the meeting; after that time, any agenda modifications will be addressed at the meeting.

all day

March 15, 2024, which was previously noted on the school-year calendar as a potential inclement weather make-up day, will be a school day to make up for the day the district canceled school due to poor road conditions on Jan. 17.

The new 2023-24 school-year calendar is available on our website

If school is canceled again during the school year due to inclement weather or other unforeseen changes, additional school days will be added to the school calendar in June.

-
Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The agenda and meeting details will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Please note the agenda and materials may be modified up to 24 hours prior to the meeting; after that time, any agenda modifications will be addressed at the meeting.

Happening Now at Discovery Elementary

News Panel

Art pieces from Discovery High School

Have you ever wondered what your student learns in the Art Classes that are taught at Discovery.  We ask you to pay for these classes at the beginning of the year.  Our local artist, Bethany White has put together this synopsis to share with you what she teaches the students.

  • Featured Story
Read More about Art Lessons 2023-2024

Social Panel

Announcements Panel

By the Numbers

589

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.

44

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.

45.5%

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).

87.3%

Of our students attend regularly.

This data is from the 2021-22 school year, the most recent year available from OSPI.

front of Discovery Elementary - black and white

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 kathy keegan

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. 

discovery teacher greeting second grade students

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.

Read More

Lunch Time

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.  

Read More

 
Paging