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.
Lake Washington School District provides programs and services to support student academic success, safety and social-emotional well-being. District and school staff work to prevent issues related student harassment, intimidation and bullying, support students facing those and other difficult situations, and provide disciplinary action when needed. Counseling, athletic and activity, attendance, drug and alcohol prevention and intervention programs are also used throughout the district to support students’ well-being.
Learn about efforts to prevent harassment, bullying and intimidation in LWSD
View resources to help when discussing harassment, intimidation and bullying with your children.
Commitment to safe and inclusive learning environments
Lake Washington School District has a long-standing commitment to ensuring that our schools are safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning environments.
Attendance matters to academic performance
View tips to support regular attendance.
Healthy Youth Survey gathers information on student behaviors and risk
View results of the Healthy Youth Survey, which is given to students in grades six, eight, ten and twelve every two years.