Recognized in 2006 as a National Blue Ribbon School, Pine Lake Middle School emphasizes strong student performance in academics, athletics, and the arts. Its students excel on state-wide tests and many participate in the Junior National Honor Society. Reading classes and math labs are offered for students not meeting state standards in those subject areas. Study-skills classes are available for students with organizational and academic needs. PTSA and the Issaquah Schools Foundation sponsor after-school homework help staffed by teachers. Technology is integrated into the curriculum and enhances teaching and student work. Interactive whiteboards, projectors and document cameras are used to add value to core curriculum. Pine Lake is part of the KING-5 TV weather network.