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



    We want to hear from you! School Start Times

    We want to hear from you! School Start Times

    Feedback opportunity open 12/19/2022-1/10/2023
    The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Start Time Committee is asking for your feedback about two options for start time changes. We are asking all stakeholders, including students, staff, and parents/caregivers, to provide input on two options created by the committee.

    Here is a video to learn more about the two options:

    Below are links to view each of the options:

    Information Meetings:
    Members of the School Start Time Committee will share the two options in meetings the first week back from Winter Break. Click here to view the minutes from the last meeting that took place on December 15, 2022. Please plan to attend for a chance to hear more about the options:




    January 3, 2023

    6 p.m.

    Microsoft Teams Live Event (Online) – Join Here

    January 4, 2023

    6 p.m.

    Lake Washington High School
    12033 NE 80th Street
    Kirkland, WA 98033

    January 5, 2023

    6 p.m.

    LWSD Resource Center
    16250 NE 74th Street
    Redmond, WA 98052

    Complete the ThoughtExchange:
    The committee is collecting feedback on the two options using the ThoughtExchange tool. This feedback opportunity will remain open until January 10, 2023. This tool is translatable.

    Click here to join the ThoughtExchange

    We want to hear feedback from all stakeholders. Please share this opportunity to provide feedback with your friends and neighbors.

    About the Committee
    LWSD’s Start Time Committee has been meeting since September. This committee has been tasked with making a recommendation to me for high schools to start no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and to move preschool start and end times earlier in the day. Changing start times for one level has impacts across the system, so changing high school start times also will impact middle and elementary school students, families, and staff.

    The committee includes parents and staff from multiple perspectives across the different high school feeder areas and has met six times with one additional meeting left to make their recommendation.

    You can read more about the work done to date by the School Start Time Committee here: