Sammamish High School

Sammamish School

Construction Update

Sammamish will be ready to have students and staff move into the new academic spaces in August 2015. Demolition will then begin on the current buildings on the site, except for the gymnasium area. This area will be maintained until a later phase once the new gymnasium and locker rooms are complete.  The entire project is slated to be complete in 2017. Learn more...

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Enrollment 1085 1069 1010  946 905
African American 5% 6% 7%  6% 5%
Asian 21% 21% 20%  20% 20%
Hispanic 17% 18% 18%  20% 20%
White 52% 49% 48%  46% 47%
Multi-Ethnic 5% 6% 6%  8% 7%
*based on October enrollment counts
  • Expenditure per Pupil (2012-13): $10,594.28
  • Budget (2013-14): $154,262
    This budget number reflects Non-employee related costs (NERC)
  • Condition of Building: Under Construction
  • Students that Speak a First Language other than English: 38%
  • Students that are Receiving ELL Services: 8%
  • Students that Qualify for Free/Reduced Lunches: 41%

Attendance Area

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

Tom Duenwald

Assistant Principals:
TJ Hanify
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

12111 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

District Office:
(425) 456-4000

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm