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Important facts and figures for Lake Washington School District

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is located between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains, to the east of Seattle. Covering 76 square miles, LWSD is the public school district for the cities of Kirkland and Redmond as well as about half of Sammamish. On the north end of the district, some Bothell and Woodinville residents also attend our schools. The district map shows school locations and boundaries.

Number of Schools




 ​Elementary Schools (grades K-5)

 Middle Schools (grades 6-8)

 High Schools (grades 9-12)

​Note: exact grade levels may vary in choice schools. Schools that serve more than one grade level are counted in each grade level they serve.

Student Enrollment, October 2014
Elementary School


Middle School


High School




Student Ethnicity, October 2014
Hispanic / Latino of any race


African American / Black


American Indian / Alaskan Native




Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander




Two or More Races


View the Ethnic Enrollment Report



 Important Links

Learn more about how Lake Washington School District came into being.
Dr. Traci Pierce leads the Lake Washington School District. Learn more about the Superintendent by reading her biography.
Five community members serve on the Lake Washington School District Board of Directors. Learn more about each of them.
An organizational chart is available to see who the administrators in the district are, and who leads each section of the organization. See also: LWSD Organizational Chart
As part of Vision 2020, Lake Washington School District has revised its Student Profile, the knowledge, skills and attributes that every student needs to be future ready. This document includes the district’s vision, mission, and guiding principles – the learning environments that must be in place for students to learn everything in the Student Profile.
The annual report to the community recaps the school year's highlights, and reports a bevy of district statistics, including test scores, graduation rates, enrollment figures, budget details and more.
How many students attend your local school? This list of enrollment data shows student enrollment numbers by grade level at each school.
View the latest news releases sent to the media from the communications department of Lake Washington School District.
Includes the district’s governance policies and administrative policies. Check here for the district’s mission, goals, school administration, fiscal management, facilities, personnel, instruction, community relations and other policies. Interlocal agreements are also posted here.
Guide to the General Fund Budget of Lake Washington School District. The revenue estimates and spending plans summarized are shown in much greater detail in the formal budget, OSPI form F-195. Since this summary is intended as a citizen’s aid to a better understanding of how public schools are operated, this document presents simplified financial information. This budget summary contains displays of enrollments, revenues and expenditures.
This plan is the district’s primary facility planning document. It also complies with the requirements of the State of Washington Growth Management Act. You will find information on current facilities, the district’s “standard of service,” enrollment projections, and classroom capacities, as well as impact fees and finance plan.
How Do I...

 Communications Dept. Contacts

Director of Communications
(425) 936-1342 office
(425) 214-6115 cell
Community Relations & Communications Coordinator
(425) 936-1300

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