Island Park Elementary School

Absences:206-236-3411 Phone:206-236-3410

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Principal's Message

  • Starting the New Year with Optimism and Gratitude

    It’s New Year’s Day. I’m sitting at my kitchen table, working my way through a pot of coffee, and reading the Seattle Times.

    My guilty pleasure is the Rant and Rave section where readers share their irks or perks. To start my day off on a positive note, I only read the Rave comments. Here’s one from a few days ago that made me smile: “Rave to the manager at the pro shop at West Seattle Bowl. Recently, I dealt with this manager, who is an expert in detail, in my effort to buy a ruby-red bowling ball. It fits perfectly and I hope [it] will give me strikes and spares with ease.”

    One has to appreciate Ruby-red Bowler’s optimism and gratitude.

    Speaking of optimism and gratitude... (more here)

About Island Park

  • Island Park is one of four elementary schools in the Mercer Island School District. It is located in the middle of the island, at 5437 Island Crest Way.

    Principal David Hoffman and Associate Principal Lisa Deen lead a staff of 65 who serve approximately 425 students. We are host of the district's English Language Learners (ELL) program and Personalized Learning Program (PLP) for students with special learning needs. Other special programs include a Special Education Resource Room; Counseling, LAP (remedial reading); technology integrated classrooms; music, art, Spanish, library, and PE specialists; technology TOSAs; a tuition-based foreign language program; student council; before school choir, band and orchestra programs; and after school clubs including chess and art clubs.

    Island Park Elementary was awarded the Washington Overall Achievement Award in 2009-2014 and was recognized with achievement awards in science and math for the 2011-2012 school year. Island Park was also a designated King County "Level III Green School" in the spring of 2012.

    Island Park uses district adopted curriculum as the foundation for its instructional program. Individual teachers and/or grade level teams assess students' needs and adapt instruction as necessary for learning to occur. Teachers frequently integrate material from several disciplines to make learning more meaningful for students.

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