Island Park Elementary School

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  • Safety Tips for Back to School

    Thank you for reminding your children who walk or ride their bikes to school to be extra safety conscience around Island Crest Way.  A few safety reminders to share with them:

    • Always walk on sidewalks.
    • Use designated paths.
    • Only cross at the school crosswalk where Island Park flaggers and patrols can assist you crossing Island Crest Way. Always wait for traffic to come to a complete stop in both directions.
    • Walk your bikes on crosswalks and while on school property.

     Here a few reminders about parking lot safety if you drive or pick up your child:

    • Keep a watchful eye out while driving in and out of our parking lot. Our staff works hard to help move traffic along.  Student safety comes first.  It is against the law to talk on a cell phone while driving.   Even hands free phone conversations may distract a driver. Our children deserve nothing less than focused, slow
    • Completely stop your car before opening doors to drop off or picking up your child.
    • Always make sure that your children are picked up on time after school and from after school activities. There is no after school playground supervision.

    Thank you so much for your assistance in helping keep all students safe. 


     David Hoffman
    Principal, Island Park Elementary

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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