Schools emphasize habits that reduce waste during Earth Day

Lake Washington is a recognized leader in sustainability practices and education. Schools around the district encourage students to actively participate in sustainable practices with special events in April to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

Groundbreaking ceremony at Peter Kirk Elementary School

We are Peter Kirk!” Students sang enthusiastically during the ceremonial groundbreaking for Peter Kirk Elementary School on March 30. The new building will house 690 students and is expected to open in September 2019.

Love the Environment, Ride Your Bike, be Healthy

As Earth Day approaches, Rose Hill Elementary staff, alumni and community members took a moment to honor a former teacher, who was also a strong advocate for protecting our environment. Cass Avery was a teacher at Rose Hill Elementary for over 10 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
2015-16 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