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Grand Ridge Elementary students act out the roles of blood cells, platelets and a blood vessel during a lesson.
Front of Grand Ridge Elementary

Grand Ridge Elementary School opened in September 2006 and works within these Guiding Principles:

  • Vision:  To foster life-long learning, imagination, critical thinking and global awareness.
  • Mission:  Our students will be of high character, and will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, personal, and practical challenges of life in their school, community, and ever-changing global environments
  • Motto:  Reach Far. Be Grand.

Grand Ridge embraces the philosophy that all students can and will learn. There is a consistent focus on learning so that all students are successful. Knowledge, skills, and research are used to continually improve teaching. High expectations and clear standards are understood by students and families.

Grand Ridge is a safe haven for students' hearts and minds. Flexibility and compassion for others are a part of daily interactions. Honor and respect for diversity is seen within and outside the school. Parent, business, and community partnerships are cultivated to support student learning.

Grand Ridge dismisses classes early every Wednesday for two hours of staff collaboration.

Please visit the online ISD Community Report for information about the Issaquah School District’s mission, overall performance, and budget.

Driving directions

From I-90

  1. Take the Sunset Interchange (Exit #18)
  2. Follow Highlands Drive up the hill and turn right on NE Federal Drive
  3. Turn right again on NE Park Drive
  4. The school is .8 miles up on NE Park Drive

From downtown Issaquah

  1. Drive east on E. Sunset Way
  2. After crossing I-90, E. Sunset Way becomes Highlands Drive
  3. Turn right onto NE Federal Drive
  4. Turn right again on NE Park Drive.
  5. The school is .8 miles up on NE Park Drive

From the Sammamish plateau

  1. Drive south on Issaquah-Pine Lake Road SE across Issaquah-Fall City Road where Highlands Drive begins.
  2. Turn left on NE Federal Drive.
  3. Turn right on NE Park Drive.
  4. The school is .8 miles up on NE Park Drive.

Grand Ridge Elementary School was recognized by Washington State and OSPI with a 2016 Washington Achievement Award in not one, but THREE categories!

  • Overall Excellence
  • High Progress
  • English Language Acquisition

We know this recognition is a reflection of the wonderful community we have here at Grand Ridge and thank you for your help in making our school so GRAND!

I acknowledge that I am on the Indigenous Land of Coast Salish people who have reserved treaty rights to this land, specifically the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (sdukʷalbixʷ). I thank these caretakers of this land who have lived and continue to live here since time immemorial.


Image of Snoqualmie Indian Tribe Seal