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.