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Chinook middle school students in the cafeteria
Welcome to Chinook!

Proud home of the Kodiaks! The Chinook community supports and challenges students in preparation for high school and beyond!

A tile mural spelling chinook in various colors and pieces
Chinook ROCKS!

The mosaic created by students reflects the creativity and values of the Kodiak community: Respect, Ownership, Community, Kindness, and Scholarship.

Students with airplane projects
Taking Flight!

Students test out their aeronautical designs in Flight and Space, a class where they develop skills in problem solving, research, and design.

Leading the Way

At Chinook, all students, staff and families will have equitable access and opportunities to feel a sense of belonging, agency, joy and success.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve each and every student academically, socially, and emotionally, through a rigorous and relevant education that is innovative and individualized. As a learning community that values one another’s humanity, we provide courageous support for an equitable and exceptional education for all students.

Uniquely Chinook

Chinook is one of five comprehensive public middle schools in the Bellevue School District. Here are five things that are uniquely Chinook...

Chinook students attend a Japanese tea ceremony
Chinook Middle School Staff in the gym
a collage of notes of ways to be kind
Students carrying a dragon puppet at Chinook Middle School's Diversity Night

Uniquely Chinook

Chinook is one of five comprehensive public middle schools in the Bellevue School District. Here are four things that are uniquely Chinook...

Sharing Our Stories

Hear from our learning community who share their thoughts on leading, learning and playing at Chinook Middle School.

Malinda Elien

My daughter's favorite part of 8th grade science was the opportunity to learn how to use computer modeling to explore magnetism, including understanding conditional variables. The Bellevue Schools Foundation has been the key funding partner allowing Bellevue to offer relevant learning opportunities like these to every one of our students, ensuring they have the educational foundations to succeed in whatever they do.

This year is going to Rock door decor

I love coming to work! When I walk in the door, I feel like I’m in the right place. From the office staff to our students, this community has supported me and continues to challenge me to do the hard work as we reach for excellence. I especially appreciate the collaboration with my peers and students as we prioritize hearing from and valuing every voice.

Meagan Mangum

I am one of the Bellevue School District’s many National Board Certified Teachers. The process is pretty complicated and expensive, but it is one of very few options for a teacher to maintain their certification in Washington. I very much appreciate the financial support from the Bellevue Schools Foundation (BSF) throughout the certification process. This is part of the reason why the BSD is able to attract and retain so many highly qualified educators.

Debbie Kalpakidis, PTSA President

The greatest act of advocacy is that which is done in the service of our children. At Chinook, we strive to create an environment that allows our students to thrive academically and socially. Our community of parents, educators and staff work hard to ensure our students feel safe, included and seen while providing not only a well-rounded education, but a strong foundation for their future.