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.

Groundbreaking at new elementary school in Redmond Ridge

On June 7, Lake Washington School District celebrated milestones in two construction projects: consecutive groundbreakings for a new elementary school in Redmond Ridge East and a new middle school in Redmond Ridge.

Students run on soccer field during Muir in Motion obstacle course
  • Muir

One day each spring for over ten years, Muir Elementary students have rushed to the soccer field to participate in the Muir in Motion obstacle course.

  • Blackwell
  • Redmond
  • Smith
  • Thoreau

Nearly 500 students from around the state competed in the Math Is Cool Masters contest on Saturday, May 20. Several teams and individuals from the LWSD placed at the competition.

Students holding posters reflecting kindness sayings in their native languages
  • Einstein

It wasn’t a fire drill that brought Redmond firefighters to Einstein Elementary School in February. Instead, they were helping to greet arriving students with balloons and kindness posters as part of International Random Acts of Kindness Week.

Two young students reading from a piece of paper, one using a microphone
  • Bell
  • Rush

Schools around the district celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr. during assemblies this month. Students learned about King’s life and reflected on his message of equality and inclusion.