For the fifth year in a row, the College Board named Lake Washington School District (LWSD) to its Annual AP District Honor Roll. LWSD is one of only 373 public school districts in the United States and Canada and one of four in Washington state to be honored. Lake Washington is one of two districts in the state to be a multi-year recipient of the AP Honor Roll Award.

At its December 3 meeting, Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD) Board of Directors passed Resolution No. 2259 to place a Capital Projects Levy on the April 23, 2019 ballot. This measure, if passed, authorizes a six-year levy totaling $120 million or an average of $20 million per year for six years. 



    Strategic Plan

    As a public school district, Lake Washington School District is responsible to its community, including students, parents, community members and taxpayers. A strategic plan helps to guide the direction and focus the priorities of the district.

    To accomplish our mission and vision for students, we believe we must stay true to four core values and focus on accomplishing five strategic goals. Strategic efforts to accomplish our goals are guided by three fundamental ideals, which are board priorities.


    Each student will graduate prepared to lead a rewarding, responsible life as a contributing member of our community and greater society.


    Every Student Future Ready: prepared for college, prepared for the global workplace, prepared for personal success.


    • Student centered
    • Learning focused
    • Results oriented
    • Community connected

    Strategic Goals

    1. Ensure academic success for every student
    2. Provide safe and innovative learning environments
    3. Recruit, hire, and retain highly effective personnel
    4. Use resources effectively and be fiscally responsible
    5. Engage our communities



    Opportunity and Equity, Innovation, Improvement

    The district’s strategic plan specifies key performance indicators and targets associated with each strategic goal. The strategic plan highlights the strategic efforts and work underway, guided by our values and ideals, to accomplish each goal. Each year a Strategic Plan Update and Annual Report is published to provide a progress update to the community.


    Strategic Plan 2013 - 2018
    2016-17 Annual Report & Strategic Plan Update


    By carefully aligning our values, work and goals within a strategic plan, we ensure the district is moving in the right direction to achieve our mission and vision.

    Dr. Traci Pierce, Superintendent