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All Lake Washington School District students have the right to public education. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Plyler vs. Doe (457 U.S. 202 (1982)) that undocumented children and young adults have the same right to attend public primary and secondary schools as do U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Lake Washington does not ask for or collect immigration status information.

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Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is located between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains. The district is east of Seattle and covers 76 square miles. LWSD is the public school district for the cities of Kirkland, Redmond and 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.

Mission
Each student will graduate prepared to lead a rewarding, responsible life as a contributing member of our community and greater society.

Vision
Every student Future Ready:

  • Prepared for college
  • Prepared for the global workplace
  • Prepared for personal success

Strategic Plan
Student Profile

Number of Schools

31 Elementary Schools (grades K-5)
13 Middle Schools (grades 6-8)
9 High Schools (grades 9-12)

Note: 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 2016

Elementary School: 14,549
Middle School: 6,650
High School: 7,809
Total 29,008

Enrollment Report