About Our School
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 Tara Ranzy 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, library, and PE specialists; instructional technology coaches; 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 has been recognized by the State Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for high achievement for 2017-18. Island Park was recognized for being among the highest achieving schools on English Language Arts (ELA) and math proficiency and the state’s School Quality and Student Success (SQSS) measures.Island Park was also a designated King County Sustaining Green School. To earn the Sustaining Green Schools recognition, schools must have achieved three levels of practice for waste reduction, recycling, energy and water conservation and pollution prevention, and completing an additional conservation action or educational strategy.
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.