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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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The goal of the communications department is to engage our communities, including parents, students, staff and community members. We provide information through a variety of media. Those communication tools include this website, social media, newsletters and more. Our goal is to provide all stakeholders the information they need. We also gather feedback to help the district make critical decisions and to continue to improve.

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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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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 Elementary Schools (Grades K-6)
13 Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)
9 High Schools (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 2016

Elementary School: 14,549
Middle School: 6,650
High School: 7,809

Total: 29,008

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Student Ethnicity, October 2016

Hispanic/Latino of any race10.4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native0.2%
African American/Black1.7%
Asian25.9%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander0.1%
White54.1%
Two or more races7.5%

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