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.