The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced today that six Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students will receive National Merit $2500 Scholarships.
Thank you, voters!
LWSD Capital Projects Levy Passing in Early Returns
Redmond, Wash. – In early returns on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Lake Washington School District’s Capital Projects Levy was passing at a rate of 53.95 percent.
“We are grateful to our community for supporting this measure as we continue to experience rapid growth in our district,” said Dr. Jane Stavem, Superintendent.
Levy funds will pay for critical projects to address enrollment growth and student safety and security. Proposed projects include: classroom additions at Lake Washington High School, including auxiliary gyms and commons; classroom additions at Carson Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Rose Hill Elementary, and Twain Elementary, including expansion of core facilities where feasible; and support student safety by adding exterior security cameras at elementary schools and create entry modifications for security at Eastlake, Redmond and Lake Washington High Schools. (Juanita High School’s entry modifications will be added during the current construction project.)
LWSD is growing rapidly. LWSD’s official October 1 student enrollment was 29,987 students. This represents 417 more students than last year’s October 1 count. For the last 10 years, from 2008 to 2018, the district’s enrollment grew by approximately 620 students each year. That is the size of a large elementary school. A total of 6,218 more students are in LWSD schools today than 10 years ago, representing 26 percent growth.
About Lake Washington: Lake Washington School District is a high-performing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the third largest district in the state of Washington, with nearly 30,000 students in 54 schools.