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Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jon Holmen to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. They announced their decision on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District has been following guidance from Public Health in an effort to stay open as long as possible. In light of the current information shared today by our elected officials, we believe it is time to plan for alternative ways to serve our community and families. 

In collaboration with our School Board of Directors and our Lake Washington Education Association, we have made the decision to close all schools from March 12 through March 27, and re-evaluate any further closures during that time. 

In light of today’s news about a King County resident’s death related to the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and that additional cases are anticipated, we wanted to reach out to share what Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is doing to monitor and prepare for a potential increase in frequency of the Coronavirus in our schools.  

Lake Washington School District has finalized plans to make up for the days and time missed due to the January snow events. The 2019-20 calendar has been modified to reflect the changes.

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    Lake Washington Students Outperform State Averages on State Assessments


    Students continue to score well-above state averages

    Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students continue to score well-above the state average in all areas tested by the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA). 

    “Our students continue to achieve at high levels and we celebrate the hard work of teachers and students as we review these indicators,” noted Dr. Jane Stavem, Superintendent. “However, we also know we continue to have persistent achievement gaps that require a laser-like focus on the ways we support all students to do their best learning.”

    Students in grades 3-8 and in grade 10 took the Smarter Balanced Assessments in English Language Arts (ELA) and in Math. Students in grades 5, 8 and 11 also took the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS). 

    In English Language Arts, the percent of LWSD students meeting the new standards ranged from 80.8 percent in fourth grade to a high of 88.7 percent in 10th grade. At the state level, the percent of students meeting the standard in English Language Arts ranged from 55.4 percent in grade three to a high of 69.7 percent in grade 10. (See the chart below for scores for each grade level.)

    In grades 3-8 Math, the percent of LWSD students meeting the standard ranged from 71.3 percent in 10th grade to a high of 81.6 percent in third grade. At the state level, the percent of students meeting the standard ranged from 40.2 percent in grade 10 to 58 percent in grade three.

    In LWSD, 81.7 percent of fifth grade students met the science standard in 2019. This is slightly lower than the 82 percent of fifth grade students who met the science standard in 2018. At the state level, 53.2 percent of fifth graders met the state science standard. In eighth grade science, 77.6 percent of LWSD students met the standard. At the state level, 51.6 percent of eighth graders met the state science standard. 

    “Lake Washington performs well above the state averages, and our goal is to continue increasing the achievement of all students while closing the achievement gap,” said Dr. Stavem.

    Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) Results – Percent of students meeting standard
    Lake Washington School District and the State of Washington

    SBA Results LWSD and WA State

     

    WCAS (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science)

    WCAS - LWSD and WA State

    *Please note: 61 percent of 11th graders refused to take the test in 2018 and 74 percent refused to take the test in 2019. Students who refused to take the test are counted by the state as not proficient. 
    Complete district and state scores are available in the Washington State Report Card, as compiled by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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    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 55 schools.