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School Profile 2019-2020
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BEAVERTON

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

Principal: Jill O’Neill                                               
Assistant Principal: Scott Carey-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.

Our student population reflects the diversity of the Beaverton School District. Forty-four languages are spoken in our students’ homes. Sixty-one percent of our students report their ethnicity as other than Caucasian. Thirty-three percent of our students are identified as Talented and Gifted. Seventeen 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 4 4
Math  3 4
Science  3 4
Social Science  3 4
Health/PE  2 2
Applied Art
Music/Fine Art/Technology
3 4
World Language   4
Career  0.5 0.5
Electives  5.5 1.5
Total  24 credits 28 credits

 

Grading and Weighted Grades

Grades will be given to students on an A-F scale (A = 4.0 points and F = 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 2018-2019. 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 2015-17.

National Merit Scholarship Recognition

The class of 2019 had one National Merit Finalist.

IB Results

As an open-access IB school, ISB only offers IB Diploma Program courses in the 11th and 12th grades. Ninety- five percent of seniors took all exams, seventy-one of all seniors (seventy-five percent of all candidates) received an IB Diploma, and ninety-three percent passed at least 3 exams.

Course Offerings

Subject Courses Offered
Language A

Lit and Comp 9
Lit and Comp 10 
IB English Language & Literature HL

Humanities

US History
Global Studies
IB Psychology
IB History of Asia HL

Science

STEM Chemistry
STEM Physics
IB Biology HL
IB Chemistry SL

Mathematics

Algebra/Geometry/Statistics I, II, III
Adv. Algebra II
Pre-Calculus
IB Math Studies SL
IB Math SL

IB Math HL

Art

Art I
Art 2
Art and Culture
Digital Photography
Sculpture
Drawing and Painting
Band
Choir
IB Art HL
IB Art SL
IB Music / Band SL
IB Music / Choir SL

Physical Education/
Health

Health Education
Fitness, Strength Training
Technology Digital Imaging

 

Mean SAT Scores

ISB 17/18    EBRW: 662 Math: 649
ISB 18/19    EBRW: 663 Math: 648

Mean ACT Composite Scores

ISB 17/18             Composite 26
ISB 18/19             Composite 26.9
District Mean 18/19           Composite 21.3

ISB Student Post-Secondary Plans

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

Allegheny College
American University, Sarajevo
Austin College
Barnard College
Beloit College
Berklee College of Music
Boston University
Brandies College
BYU - Idaho
California Polytechnic State University
Calvin College
Champlain College
Chemeketa Community College
Claremont McKenna College
Clark College
College of Wooster
Columbia College Chicago
Concordia University
Cornell College
Drew University
Eastern Oregon University
Eastern Washington University
Ecole de Design de Valencienne
Emory University
Florida International University
Florida Southern University
George Fox University
George Washington University
Gonzaga University
Grove City College
Hampshire College
Harvey Mudd College
Hendrix College
Hillsdale College
Hofstra University
Ithaca College
Knox College
Lewis and Clark College
Linfield College
Luther College
Manhattan School of Music
Mass. College of Pharmaceutica Health Sciences
Montana State University
Mount Holyoke College
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
Pennisula College
Pennsylvania State University
omona College
Portland Community College
Portland State University
Pratt Institute
Purdue University
Rensselar Polytechnic Intitute
Rice University
Saint Mary's College
San Diego State University
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
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. Navy
University of British Columbia
University of California Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of Chicago
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Guelph
University of Hawaii, Manoa
University of Idaho
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 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 Polytechic Institute