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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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April 26, 2017

LWSD recognized nationally for green cleaning practices
LWSD received the “Grand Award for K-12 School Districts” from American School & University Magazine. This award recognizes healthy and sustainable approaches to cleaning to protect health without harming the environment.

April 18, 2017

2016 Washington Achievement Award Winner30 LWSD schools receive 2016 Washington Achievement Awards
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education announced 280 schools statewide will receive Washington Achievement Awards. Of those 280 schools, 30 are in Lake Washington School District (LWSD). More schools in LWSD earned awards than any other district including the two districts that serve more students than LWSD.

April 13, 2017

Pathway to the MBADistrict wins budget award from the Association of School Business Officials International
The Association of School Business Officials International has awarded Lake Washington School District its Pathway to the Meritorious Budget Award. The award recognizes excellence in budget presentation during the 2016-17 budget year.

January 4, 2017

7th Annual AP District Honor Roll RecipientLake Washington earns place on prestigious Advanced Placement District Honor Roll
For the third year in a row, the College Board named Lake Washington School District to its Annual AP District Honor Roll.


November 2, 2016

LWSD School Board named Lake Washington School District Board of Directors named "Board of Distinction"
The Lake Washington School District Board of Directors was one of 24 school boards in Washington state to be named a “Board of Distinction” by the Washington State School Directors’ Association.

LWSD in the News

With population on the rise, Eastside schools are feeling the impact. Enrollment is up across the region, and district officials are working hard to ensure students’ access to technology doesn’t fall by the wayside.

Lake Washington School District celebrated a milestone last fall when enrollment reached an all-time high. From 2010-15, enrollment in the district had grown by an average of 625 students per year, but in 2016, nearly 1,200 new students enrolled in the district. This surge bumped Lake Washington School District up to the third-largest district in the state, surpassing Tacoma Public Schools by about 900 students.

At Lake Washington and other school districts on the Eastside, making space for students and staff certainly is the priority, but district officials also are looking at ways to ensure all these students — and teachers — don’t fall behind when it comes to technology. Their plan? Investing in infrastructure.

Read the full article from 425 Business, Infrastructure for the Future.