Sammamish High School Profile

100 140th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98005


Principal: Tom Duenwald
Assistant Principal: Michelle Renee
Assistant Principal: Tom O'Connor
Office Manager: Millie Laird

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

Attendance Office: 425-456-7606

Class Start/Dismiss Times

M,T,Th,F  7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wed ONLY 7:30 am - 12:10 pm

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 
Enrollment 961 1085 1069 1010  946
African American 5% 5% 6% 7%  6%
Asian 20% 21% 21% 20%  20%
Hispanic 14% 17% 18% 18%  20%
White 52% 52% 49% 48%  46%
Multi-Ethnic 7% 5% 6% 6%  8%
*based on October enrollment counts
  • Average District Expenditure per Pupil (2011-12 school year): $10,349.10
  • Budget (2012-13 school year): $165,060
  • Condition of Building: Remodeled 2004
  • Students that Speak a First Language other than English: 39%
  • Students that are Receiving ELL Services: 10%
  • Students that Qualify for Free/Reduced Lunches: 46%

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.

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.”

Click here for more information about state testing
Click here for Sammamish's OSPI Report Card
Click here for Sammamish's Improvement Plan

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

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