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.
Programs and Services
Programs and services are available to ensure academic success for every student, including assistance for gaining English language proficiency, services for Native American students, and services to reduce the effects of poverty on student learning.
Career & Technical Education (CTE) provides students with technical skills and academic knowledge they need to be prepared for life after high school — future employment and/or a successful transition to post-secondary education.
The English Language Learner (ELL) program helps students to become more proficient in using the English language. ELL classrooms in LWSD honor and respect the many cultures that gather there each day.
Resources are available to support homeless youth. View a list of services available to students and their families, as well as contact information.
Lake Washington preschool focuses on providing children and families with a successful first school experience. Families with a four-year-old child living within the LWSD boundaries of are eligible to apply for the preschool program.
Learn about programs and services that support student academic success, safety and social-emotional well-being. View information about efforts to prevent harassment, intimidation and bullying.
Learn which neighborhood school your children will attend and view bus stop information, including a link for bad weather bus information. Also, view suggested walk and bike routes for each school.
Accelerated academic programs are available to students in kindergarten through grade 12. These programs are designed to meet the learning styles and needs of students with superior intellectual, academic and creative abilities.
Read recent student, staff and district news. View general district information, such as the number of schools in LWSD and student enrollment data, as well as publications from the district, including the Connections newsletter and our annual report.
LWSD is Building on Success. View status updates on the 2016 Bond Projects. Learn about the district's current and past construction and modernization projects. Also, view the Six-year Capital Facilities Plan.
View employee group agreements and the LWSD Affirmative Action Plan. Find links to personnel policies and other helpful resources.
Keeping students safe is a critical responsibility. The district and schools plan and practice safety and emergency preparation. These efforts involve staff, students and parents, as well as local fire and law enforcement departments.
LWSD has a long-standing commitment to sustainability. Lake Washington is a recognized leader in sustainability practices and education in the region. The district won a 2015 McKinstry Champions of Sustainability award.
Learn about doing business with Lake Washington School District. View the district budget and financial reports, as well as information about how tax dollars are used in public school districts, bidding opportunities, district building use and more.
View the current curriculum for elementary and secondary students, as well as information on the curriculum adoption process. Learn about the standards on which all teaching in LWSD is based, the assessment framework in the district and more.
View information about allergies, immunizations, medication at school, school nurses, tips for staying well, how to know if your student is too sick for school and other health resources.
The Eastside Native American Education Program assists Native American, Alaskan Native, and American Indian students in grades K-12.
View information about Special Education, 504 and Health Services. Learn how the district provides students with disabilities or health-related challenges the tools and resources to benefit from their educational program.
LWSD provides technology to enable teaching and learning. View information about technology in the classroom and Mobile Access for Students. Find the student laptop handbook, laptop tips and the Parents' Guide to Technology.