Some schools open to LWSD students residing outside their attendance area

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District (LWSD) holds an open enrollment period each year for parents who want their children to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. Parents may apply between February 1-28 for a change to their school assignment for the 2023-24 school year for their students in grades K-12. This option is also known as an In-District Variance

Meritorious Budget Award

Award reflects District’s goal of fiscal responsibility

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD’s) 2022-23 Budget has earned the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award (MBA). This award promotes and recognizes excellence in budget presentation in school districts. LWSD has received this award six years in a row. LWSD is the only district in the state of Washington to receive this award.

Last day of school remains Friday, June 23

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has finalized plans to make up for the one day missed due to the November 30 snow day. The 2022-23 calendar has been modified to reflect this change:  

  • Tuesday, May 30: change from a non-school day to a full day for students



    Register now for kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year!

    Register now for kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year!

    Register online now to ensure appropriate staffing for 2023-24

    Redmond, Wash. – If you live in Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and your child will be five years old on or before August 31, 2023, it is time to register your child for kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year! Registration is open now.

    While K-12 student registration will continue throughout the school year and summer, parents are highly encouraged to register students as soon as possible. Doing so helps LWSD to ensure class sizes are balanced and that adequate staff are hired in time for the new school year. It also enables our schools to build relationships with families and students prior to the start of the new school year.

    How to register:

    Registration for all K-12 LWSD students is online. All necessary documents can be accessed on the LWSD website and completed documents can be uploaded securely. Parents may access all necessary documents online and upload completed documents. Parents who are unable to upload documents may send them by U.S. mail or drop them off at their neighborhood school. 

    Visit the Kindergarten Information page of the LWSD website to learn more about the registration process.

    To determine your neighborhood school, check the district “school and bus finder” available here:, or call the district’s transportation office at 425-936-1120.

    “Welcome to Kindergarten” events scheduled at elementary schools on February 23, 2023

    Schools in the Eastlake, Juanita and Redmond high school feeder patterns will hold a Kindergarten welcome event on Thursday, February 23 from 1-7 p.m.

    Each school will be hosting their Kindergarten event differently. Stay tuned for more details about the Kindergarten event from your school, or feel free to contact the school directly.

    Due to potential changes to attendance boundaries, schools in the Lake Washington High School feeder pattern will hold their Kindergarten events in April.

    Learn more about feeder patterns here.


    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 30,500 students in 57 schools.