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17770 SW Blanton Street 
Beaverton, OR 97078

(503) 356-3690 phone
(503) 356-3695 fax


School Zone Boundary Map (must live within district boundaries)

At-A-Glance Profile

2019-20 Adapted Profile

2019-20 Perfiles Adaptados

 


ISB School Profile 2021-2022        

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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BEAVERTON

17770 SW Blanton Street, Beaverton, OR 97078
(503) 356-3690 • Fax (503) 356-3695
CEEB Code: 380049

Principal: Andrew Gilford                                               
Assistant Principal: Scott Gladney
IB Diploma Coordinator: Amy Schuff                                   
Counselors: Kathryn Hirsch, Tracy Muilenburg

School and Community

The International School of Beaverton is a public option middle/high school located in a suburb of Portland, Oregon and is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission and the Oregon State Department of Education. ISB is certified by the International Baccalaureate Organization as an IB World School offering both the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme to all students.  It is also a certified AVID school.

Our student population reflects the diversity of the Beaverton School District. Forty-two languages are spoken in our students’ homes. Sixty-six percent of our students report their ethnicity as other than Caucasian. Thirty-two percent of our students are identified as Talented and Gifted. Eighteen percent of our students qualify for Free/Reduced lunch.

Classes meet on an A/B block schedule. Students attend four classes on A days that alternate every other day with four classes on B days for a minimum of 7 courses each semester. Students regularly experience intercultural sessions and presentations that involve foreign delegations, business partners, and community members from other countries who share their lives and world perspectives.

Academic Program

The International School of Beaverton offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme for grades 6-10 and the IB Diploma Programme for grades 11-12. This education program is based on a standardized worldwide curriculum. Global perspectives and critical thinking skills are emphasized and promoted throughout the curriculum. In addition, students are required to do individual research, to inquire into the theory and nature of knowledge, and to participate in community service and action projects.

Mission Statement

Our goal at ISB is to encourage students to learn through an international lens as thoughtful, compassionate world citizens. We actively embrace intellectual rigor, intercultural respect, service to our local and world communities, and the promise of a peaceful world.

Graduation Requirements

  Beaverton School District Recommended ISB Student Plan
Language Arts (LA) 4 4
Math (MA) 3 4
Science (SC) 3 4
Social Studies (SS)  3 4
Health/PE (HE/PE) 2 2
B/FA/WL/AA/AT* 3 8
Career (CE) 0.5 0.5
Electives (EL)  5.5 1.5
Total  24 credits 28 credits

* Business/Fine Arts/World Language/Applied Art/Applied Technology

Grading and Weighted Grades

Grades will be given to students on an A-N scale (A = 4.0 points and N = 0 points). In regards to weighted grades, a full point (1.0) is added to grade points awarded for letter grades of A, B, or C earned in International Baccalaureate courses and a select number of courses approved by the district as matching the rigor of IB courses. Also, college courses that are transferable to four-year colleges are weighted. All such courses are labeled IB on the transcript.

Recognition

ISB also received the US News and World Report designation as a Gold School in 2012, 2014-16, and 2018-2021. In 2013 and 2014 Newsweek recognized ISB as one of America’s 2000 Best High Schools. Newsweek named ISB as a Beating the Odds School in 2014. Washington Post named ISB one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools in 2015-17.  ISB has also been listed in Jay Mathew's Top 300 Schools Challenge Index in 2019 and 2020.

National Merit Scholarship Recognition

The class of 2022 has three National Merit Finalists.

IB Results

In the 2020-2021 school year, 81 students registered for 595 courses in a wide-variety of subject areas.  58 of 68 Diploma candidates earned the diploma.  The average points earned was 31.  The highest diploma points awarded was 42.  The average test score for diploma students was 5.01.  ISB seniors earned a total of 79 6s and 37 7s on their IB results.

Course Offerings

Subject Courses Offered
Language A
Lit/Comp 9
Lit/Comp 10
IB English Language & Literature HL
Language Acquisition
Spanish
Japanese
Mandarin (Levels I-V)
IB Spanish SL/HL
IB Japanese SL/HL
IB Mandarin SL/HL
IB Language Self-Taught SL
Humanities
US History
Global Studies
IB Psychology SL
IB History of Asia HL
Science
STEM Chemistry
STEM Physics
IB Biology HL
IB Chemistry SL
Mathematics Algebra/Geometry/Statistics I, II, III
AP Statistics
IB Math Analysis & Approach SL/HL
IB Math Application & Interpretation SL
Art
Art 1 & 2
Sculpture
Drawing & Painting
Digital Imaging
Band
Choir
IB Art SL/HL
IB Music SL (Band and Choir)

Physical Education/
Health

Health Education
Fitness
Fitness Team Activities
Other
IB Seminar
MYP Personal Project
Learning Strategies
English Language Development
AVID

 

ACT/SAT Testing

Due to the pandemic, the Beaverton School District has not offered testing for all students since the 2019-2020 school year.  As such, there is not enough data to provide mean scores for the Class of 2022.  Finding a local testing site has been extremely difficult for some time.  Due to this, many students are choosing to take advantage of test-optional policies at colleges and universities.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

 

ISB Student Post-Secondary Plans

ISB has had twelve graduating classes. Most students have continued their education at post-secondary options. Listed below are the colleges, universities, and programs ISB students have attended:

Agnes Scott College
Allegheny College
American University
American University, Sarajevo
Austin College
Barnard College
Beloit College
Berklee College of Music
Bethel University
Boston University
Brandies College
BYU - Idaho
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
California Polytechnic State University
Calvin College
Carnegie Mellon University
Carroll College
Case Western Reserve University
Cazenovia College
Champlain College
Chapman College
Chemeketa Community College
Claremont McKenna College
Clark College
College of Wooster
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University
Concordia University
Concordia University, Montreal
Cornell College
Drew University
Eastern Oregon University
Eastern Washington University
Ecole de Design de Valenciennes
Emerson College
Emory University
Florida International University
Florida Southern University
George Fox University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Gonzaga University
Grove City College
Hampshire College
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hendrix College
Hillsdale College
Hofstra University
Humboldt State University
International Christian University
Ithaca College
Knox College
Lewis and Clark College
Linfield College
Loyola Marymount University
Luther College
Manhattan School of Music
Mass. College of Pharmaceutical Health Sciences
Miami University
Minerva University
Montana State University
Mount Holyoke College
New York University
New York University, Shanghai
North Central College
Northeastern University
Oberlin College
Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon State University
Oregon State University, Cascade Campus
Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Pacific University
Parsons New School of Design
Peninsula College
Pennsylvania State University
Pomona College
Portland Community College
Portland State University
Prairie View A&M University
Pratt Institute
Purdue University
Reed College
Rensselar Polytechnic Institute
Ringling College of Art and Design
Rice University
Saint Mary's College
San Diego State University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
Seton Hill University
Smith College
Southern Oregon University
St. John's University
St. Louis University School of Medicine
St. Norbert College
St. Olaf College
Stanford University
SUNY, Oswego
Swarthmore College
Temple University, Japan
Texas Christian University
The Art Institute of Portland
The Evergreen State College
The Hartt School
Trinity College
Trinity Western University
Tulane University
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Military Academy, West Point
U.S. Navy
Underwood International College of Yonsei University, South Korea
University of British Columbia
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Guelph
University of Hawaii, Manoa
University of Idaho
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Montana
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Reno
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Texas
University of Texas, Dallas
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Victoria
University of Washington
Vancouver Island University
Vanderbilt University
Walla Walla University
Washington and Lee University
Washington State University
Western Washington University
Westminster College
Westmont College
Wheaton College
Whitman College
Whittier College
Willamette University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute