Muir Family Literacy Night

The Family Literacy Night at John Muir Elementary School was a big success. Families were able to enjoy literacy activities like fun tongue twisters, reading tic-tac-toe, a book fair and a book giveaway.



    Programs and Services

    Teacher and student

    Academic Support

    Programs and services are available to ensure academic success for every student, including assistance for gaining English language proficiency, services for Native American students, and services to reduce the effects of poverty on student learning.

    Teacher helping student on laptop in computer lab

    Accelerated Programs

    Accelerated academic programs are available to students in grades kindergarten through 12. These programs are designed to meet the needs of highly capable learners by providing instruction beyond the scope of the general education classroom.

    Assessments and Surveys

    Assessments and Surveys

    The Assessment Team works with other departments at LWSD in the oversight and delivery of state assessments, surveys and other assessments. Learn about surveys by grade level, calendar and assessment purposes, as well as special accommodations.

    JHS Ravens Girls Soccer Team


    LWSD holds high expectations for its student athletes. Students are expected to make a strong personal commitment to rules of training and conduct in order to maintain a strong, healthy body and represent their school in an exemplary fashion. 

    Exterior of LWSD Resource Center

    Business Services

    Learn about doing business with Lake Washington School District. View the district budget and financial reports, as well as information about how tax dollars are used in public school districts, bidding opportunities, district building use and more.

    2015 Teen CEO participants

    College and Career Readiness

    College and Career Readiness provides opportunities for every student to access rigorous and relevant career-connected learning that prepares students for post-secondary success and access to high-skill and in-demand jobs.

    LWSD videographer taking video footage of student using computer


    Read recent student, staff and district news. View general district information, such as the number of schools in LWSD and student enrollment data, as well as publications from the district, including the Connections newsletter and our annual report.

    Teacher presenting material to her class

    Curriculum & Instruction

    View the current curriculum for elementary and secondary students, as well as information on the curriculum adoption process. Learn about the standards on which all teaching in LWSD is based, the assessment framework in the district and more.

    Elementary band

    Elementary Band and Orchestra

    LWSD Elementary Band and Orchestra Program provides an opportunity for fourth and fifth graders to learn to play an instrument, read music and perform for an audience. Program locations are based on school of attendance.

    Equity and Family Engagement

    Equity and Family Engagement

    The Equity & Family Engagement department is committed to racial, gender and ability equity for all. The department supports activities related to diversity and outreach to close opportunity gaps for students of color, students with disabilities; and traditionally underserved student groups.

    The main entrance to Lake Washington High School

    Facilities Management & Construction

    LWSD is Building on Success. View status updates on the 2016 Bond Projects. Learn about the district's current and past construction and modernization projects. Also, view the Six-year Capital Facilities Plan.

    Health Services

    Health Services

    View information about allergies, immunizations, medication at school, school nurses, tips for staying well, and how to know if your student is too sick for school.

    Two new staff members talking after orientation

    Human Resources

    View employee group agreements and the LWSD Affirmative Action Plan. Find links to personnel policies and other helpful resources.

    Language Access Resources

    Language Access Resources

    This Language Access Service portal helps guide our families to the resources they need to have successful communication with the district.

    Nutrition Services

    Nutrition Services

    This Language Access Service portal helps guide our families to the resources they need to have successful communication with the district.



    Lake Washington preschool focuses on providing children and families with a successful first school experience. Families with a four-year-old child living within the LWSD boundaries of are eligible to apply for the preschool program.

    Print Center

    Print Center

    Lake Washington School District's Print Center provides quality service at a competitive cost to schools and departments in Lake Washington School District, PTSAs and local non-profit organizations.

    Layered School Safety

    School Safety

    Keeping students safe is a critical responsibility. The district and schools plan and practice safety and emergency preparation. These efforts involve staff, students and parents, as well as local fire and law enforcement departments.

    Transition Academy student alphabetizing paperwork

    Special Services

    View information about Special Education, 504 and Health Services. Learn how the district provides students with disabilities or health-related challenges the tools and resources to benefit from their educational program.

    International Community School counselor working with student

    Student Services

    Learn about programs and services that support student academic success, safety and social-emotional well-being. View information about efforts to prevent harassment, intimidation and bullying.

    Summer School Programs

    Summer Programs

    Summer school programs are updated each year in the late spring. Offerings are subject to change, but may include core academics, enrichment camps, accelerated math and invitation-only special education programs.

    Staff preparing raised gardens before school starts


    LWSD has a long-standing commitment to sustainability. Lake Washington is a recognized leader in sustainability practices and education in the region. The district won a 2015 McKinstry Champions of Sustainability award.

    Student working on laptop

    Technology Services

    LWSD provides technology to enable teaching and learning. View information about technology in the classroom and Mobile Access for Students. Find the student laptop handbook, laptop tips and the Parents' Guide to Technology.

    Front of school bus


    Learn which neighborhood school your children will attend and view bus stop information, including a link for bad weather bus information. Also, view suggested walk and bike routes for each school.