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Lake Washington School District – Every Student Future Ready 
Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is a high-performing public school district in Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington
 

 Highlights

 
Five elected school board members represent the entire district. This group sets major policies. They hire a superintendent. They determine major goals for the district and hold the superintendent and staff accountable for reaching them.
View this year's school board schedule, including agendas, minutes, and board packets.
The superintendent manages the staff, which is charged with carrying out his or her goals for the district. Dr. Traci Pierce became the chief executive officer for the district on July 1, 2012.
The district’s vision, mission, and guiding principles to create the learning environments necessary for students to learn successfully, as well as the knowledge, skills, and attributes every student needs to be future ready.

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

31

13

9

 ​Elementary Schools

 Middle Schools

 High Schools

Grades K-5

Grades 6-8

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 2013

Elementary School

13,090

Middle School

5,950

High School

7,180

Total

26,220


Student Ethnicity, October 2013
Hispanic / Latino of any race

10.1%

African American / Black

1.6%

American Indian / Alaskan Native

0.3%

Asian

20.1%

Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander

0.2%

White

61.6%

Two or More Races

6.2%


View the Ethnic Enrollment Report

 

 

 

 More About Us...

 
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.
Proposed, current, and archive budgets and financial reports for the Lake Washington School District.
From the first log cabin school in Redmond in 1875 to the official formation of Lake Washington School District in 1944 and on to today. This brief history of the district, published in 2005, traces the growth of education in this area. Includes the history of each school building.
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.
Need to find a field trip permission form at the last minute? Looking for the physical exam card for athletics? If it’s a form, it’s here!
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