Lake Washington area school boundary process begins

Lake Washington area school boundary process begins

Boundaries updated to reduce overcrowding

Redmond, Wash. – This fall, a boundary committee will be convened to analyze and make recommendations for the attendance areas of the schools affected by current/potential overcrowding in the Lake Washington area. Specifically, the following schools may be impacted by these boundary updates:

  • Audubon Elementary
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Kirk Elementary
  • Lakeview Elementary
  • Rose Hill Elementary
  • Rush Elementary
  • Twain Elementary
  • Kirkland Middle School
  • Rose Hill Middle School

The boundary committee will be made up of the principals from each school and a team of district administrators. The committee’s charge is to provide a recommendation to the superintendent in early spring for implementation in fall 2023. Changes to middle school boundaries will be implemented in fall 2024. The superintendent will make a final recommendation for school board action.

This committee will use priorities provided by the community to analyze boundary options. To develop the recommendation, they will use:

  • Current and projected data
  • School site-specific information
  • Regional/geographic considerations
  • Feeder pattern considerations
  • Demographic considerations
  • Stakeholder input

Families will be informed and engaged throughout the boundary process. Information will be provided on the district website and through email. In-person open houses, as well as online surveys, will gather feedback from parents and the community. There will be several different opportunities to provide feedback.

The first step of the process is to seek feedback from families on the criteria the committee will use to evaluate possible new boundaries. Families of students in the schools listed above will receive an email in the next few weeks with a link to the boundary criteria survey.

Thank you, voters – Levy funding provides additional classroom space
LWSD has been able to add classrooms to reduce overcrowding in the Lake Washington area due to voter-supported construction levies. 

The 2019 Construction Levy provided additions of 20 classrooms that opened in 2021:

  • Franklin Elementary (eight classrooms)
  • Rose Hill Elementary (eight classrooms) and 
  • Twain Elementary (four classrooms). 

The 2022 Construction Levy is providing an 8-classroom addition to Kirkland Middle School that is planned to open in Fall 2024. 


About Lake Washington: Lake Washington School District is a high-performing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the second-largest district in the state of Washington, with over 30,000 students in 57 schools.

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