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Welcome to Briarwood Elementary!

Located in Renton, WA, Briarwood Elementary serves approximately 600 students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade, as well as the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). Briarwood is also one of three schools in the ISD to host the Science Technology Magnet Program. Read more about Our School.

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Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The agenda and meeting details will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Please note the agenda and materials may be modified up to 24 hours prior to the meeting; after that time, any agenda modifications will be addressed at the meeting.

Clark Elementary, 335 1st Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 980027

ALL ISD students and families are invited to the Back-to-School Resource Fair. 

At Clark Elementary School, 335 1st Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027

  • August 13, 2024, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • August 14, 2024, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Learn more and register for the event on the Back-to-School Resource Fair website.

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Kindergarteners on stage during concert

On Wednesday May 22, our Kindergarten students performed their grade-level musical, “How Does Your Garden Groove?” They sang a total of five songs and 16 of our students had speaking parts! For a lot of the students, this was their first time on stage and they did GREAT!

Miss Nakapaahu and Mrs. Skinner are very proud of their hard work and excited that the students had a blast!

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Read More about How Does Your Garden Groove? Ask Our Kindergarten Performers!

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By the Numbers


Students enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year.

At Briarwood we provide a safe, supportive environment, which promotes respectful, responsible behavior and challenges students, staff and parents to reach their potential as learners.


Classroom teachers in the 2021-22 school year.

In the 2021-22 school year, our teachers had an average of 12.2 years of teaching experience.


Of our teachers have a master's degree or higher.

To find the contact information for one of our teachers or staff, visit the directory (use the menu option at the top right to access the directory).


Of our students attend regularly.

This data is from the 2021-22 school year, the most recent year available from OSPI.

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School Highlights & Programs

Our students will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, occupational, personal and practical challenges of life in a dynamic global environment.

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Meet Principal Tia Kleinkopf

Hi, Briarwood families! I have been in education for 30 years, and have spent 20 of those right here in the ISD. A few fun facts about me: I love the “Harry Potter” series, my favorite kind of music is 80s, and my son got married in July! 

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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

MTSS is shaping the student experience at our school and throughout our district. Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, or MTSS, is a nationally recognized, evidence-based framework guiding our approach to academics, social emotional learning, behavior and attendance.

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Briarwood Bears Chorus

Briarwood Bear Activities

Music and the arts are very important at Briarwood and each grade level performs an evening concert. In addition to the regular music classroom where students learn how to play marimbas, keyboards and recorders, third, fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to participate in the Briarwood Bear Chorus. Students can also participate in a number of other school sponsored activities. 

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