District Mission

To provide all students with an exemplary college preparatory education so they can succeed in college, career and life.

Sammamish Guiding Principles


Scholarship is a constant desire to know more through collaborative and independent learning. It is a firm belief in the value of the life of the mind, assuming that there is always more for us to learn about the world around us.


Honor is behaving in a way that positively affects your community, your school, and the relationships you have with others. It is a belief that we do right even when it is inconvenient to do so, knowing that our actions reflect the pride we feel in our community and ourselves.


Service calls us to improve our community through our active citizenship in it. Accentuating our empathy and compassion, service can be contributing to a charitable cause, lending a hand in times of need, or inspiring school-wide change.

The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires that students be assessed each year in reading and math, grades 3 through 8, plus once in high school. In Washington State, students in grades 3-8 now take the Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) tests in May; and high school students take the High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE) in March and April. State tests are intended to assess whether students have sufficiently mastered a set of grade-level standards for a particular subject. In other words, “How many students have learned what they need to know – and can demonstrate that learning?” Scores for the MSP or HSPE are reported in 4 levels: “Exceeds Standard,” “Meets Standard,” “Below Standard,” and “Well Below Standard.”

The SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) is taken by 11th graders who plan to attend colleges and universities.

Enrollment in AP courses and student success on AP exams have become leading indicators of academic rigor in our high schools.

Of the nation's 21,000 high schools, about 11,500 offer at least one Advanced Placement course. The average participating high school offers six A.P. courses and administers 77 examinations. Click here to read more about Bellevue School District's initiative to encourage all students to take challenging high school courses.

Sammamish High School

100 140th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98005 (map)

Tom Duenwald

Assistant Principal:
TJ Hanify

Assistant Principal:
Tom O'Connor

Office Manager:
Millie Laird

Tel: 425-456-7600
Fax: 425-456-7630

Start & Dismissal 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

7:30 am - 12:15 pm

Contact Us

Sammamish High School
100 140th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98005
See Map

Tom Duenwald

Assistant Principals:
Michelle Renee
Tom O'Connor

Office Manager:
Millie Laird

Main Office:


Office Hours:
7:45am - 3:30pm