During its July 13 School Board Meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, removed “Rebels” as the Juanita High School mascot. Dr. Matt Livingston, Director of Secondary Education and Juanita High School Principal, Kelly Clapp, will now begin the process outlined in Policy 6970 to select a new mascot.

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. We say their names not because they are the only three. They are three of many whose lives were taken and sadly, their names are now part of our history as a country that should be better because of the promise that was put forth that all people are created equal.

Lake Washington School District Community:

Over the past week we have watched events unfold across our country that reflect the anger and outrage that has once again been sparked by a senseless and horrific death.



    Strategic Plan 2019-23

    Strategic Plan



    Our Mission

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

    Our Vision

    Every Student Future Ready:

    • Prepared for College
    • Prepared for the Global Workplace
    • Prepared for Personal Success

    Our Values

    From the Boardroom to the classroom, Lake Washington School District is committed to the values that shape our culture.

    Focus on Students

    To prepare our students we believe that all students must have opportunities to learn a rich curriculum in inclusive classrooms.

    Focus on Learning

    To continue growing as an organization, everyone must have  access to learning opportunities that encourage ongoing growth and development.

    Focus on Connections

    To engage our community, our district must be focused on strong partnerships, outstanding service, and clear communication.

    Focus on Results

    To be the best school district in the world, we are committed to high quality implementation of practices that produce positive change and sustainable transformation.

    Elevate Priorities

    The strategic priorities are the outcomes of a collaborative process with staff, students, and the community. We elevate everyone and everything in Lake Washington as we focus on:

    • Success - We set high expectations and provide support to help students and staff grow every year.
    • Well-Being - We create safe, welcoming, and inclusive places to learn for students and staff.
    • Engagement - We engage students, families, and community partners to improve student outcomes and build trust.
    • Excellence - We ensure organizational responsibility through the effective use of resources and systems that align with district values and strategic priorities.
    • Innovation - We encourage new ideas that embrace creativity and reimagine teaching and learning.
    • Equity - We increase equitable outcomes by addressing barriers to engagement and success.

    Our Goals

    Academic Success

    Academic Success

    We believe that every student can learn and achieve at high levels and it is our responsibility to help each student learn, grow, and be challenged.



    • Culturally Responsive Teaching
    • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support - Academics (MTSS-A)
    • Career, Technical, and College Pathways
    • Integrated Instructional Technology
    • Inclusive Early Learning
    • Innovative Learning Opportunities



    We believe that all students must be safe and feel a sense of belonging if they are to succeed.




    • Multi-Tiered System of Support - Behavioral, Social and Emotional Support (MTSS-B)
    • School Equity Teams
    • Security and Emergency Preparedness
    • Cyber-Security
    • Activities and Athletics

    Community Engagement

    Community Engagement

    We believe that strong communities build strong schools, and strong schools build strong communities.



    • District Equity Team
    • Culturally Responsive Family Engagement
    • Strategic Partnerships
    • Family and Community Feedback Processes

    Excellent Staff

    Excellent Staff

    We believe that each employee in our district plays a vital role in contributing to the success of our students.



    • Workforce Diversity
    • Recruitment and Retention
    • Professional Learning

    Effective Use of Resources

    Effective Use of Resources

    We believe that using our resources responsibly and strategically will result in success for our students.



    • Facilities and Technology Systems
    • Transportation Systems
    • Responsibility