School news

Twain Gym
  • Finn Hill Middle School
  • Kirkland Middle School
  • New High School in Redmond
  • New Redmond Elementary School

Thanks to our voters, LWSD construction teams have been busy this summer. Most of the summer construction projects were completed with a few finishing up in the next few weeks. All of these projects will give our students the space they need to thrive and be future ready.

  • Finn Hill Middle School
  • Kirkland Middle School
  • New High School in Redmond
  • New Redmond Elementary School
  • Redmond Middle School
  • Carson Elementary School
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Rose Hill Elementary School
  • Twain Elementary School

Construction has been ongoing at a handful of our schools this year. As we wrap up the 2021-22 school year, we would like to provide an update on these projects.

  • Carson
  • Franklin
  • Rose Hill
  • Twain
Carson Elementary construction update
  • Carson Elementary School

The project at Rachel Carson Elementary that will add a four-classroom addition is moving along.

  • Carson
Twain addition update
  • Twain Elementary School

The construction of the new gymnasium at Mark Twain Elementary is really starting to take shape. 

  • Twain
exterior construction prep
  • Franklin Elementary School

In addition to the eight classrooms that opened in the fall, construction on a new gymnasium at Benjamin Franklin Elementary is underway.

  • Franklin
LWHS world class learning environment new additions video
  • Lake Washington High School

Thanks to the 2019 Capital Construction Levy, Lake Washington High School has completed projects to add more space for students in class, in the new auxiliary gym and while they are in the commons area. 

The new North Wing on campus added 20 new “world class” classrooms and shared space. The new classrooms were built with a focus on math, science, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes.

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  • Juanita High School

For Juanita High School students, school has become a “home away from home.” For five days a week, they eat, learn and play in facilities designed with the goal of graduating future-ready young adults. The new school was completed in fall 2020 and was funded by the voter-approved 2016 bond measure.

  • JHS
Twain new gym
  • Twain Elementary School

The contractor on the Mark Twain Elementary core expansion project has been preparing for the first major concrete pour, which is scheduled this week, weather permitting

  • Twain
Welcome back! 20 more permanent classrooms open at elementary schools
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Rose Hill Elementary School
  • Twain Elementary School

Teachers at three elementary schools had the chance to welcome students to new elementary additions this fall. As growth continues, permanent classroom additions at Benjamin Franklin Elementary, Rose Hill Elementary and Mark Twain Elementary make efficient use of the existing school grounds to create more classroom space.

  • Franklin
  • PastLevies
  • RHE
  • Twain
JHS new fields
  • Juanita High School

Athletes at Juanita High School will have upgraded fields to practice on when they return to school this fall for soccer, football and slowpitch softball. Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the baseball and multipurpose fields.

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  • JHS
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Elementary classroom additions helping to reduce overcrowding
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Rose Hill Elementary School
  • Twain Elementary School
 

Three elementary classroom additions will be ready for students on the first day of school. The additions at Benjamin Franklin, Rose Hill and Mark Twain elementary schools will provide an additional 20 permanent classrooms to address the district’s growing enrollment.

  • Franklin
  • RHE
  • Twain
  • Baker Elementary School
  • Barton Elementary School
  • Carson Elementary School
  • Explorer Community School
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Juanita High School
  • Kirk Elementary School
  • Lake Washington High School
  • Mead Elementary School
  • Old Redmond Schoolhouse
  • Rose Hill Elementary School
  • Timberline Middle School
  • Twain Elementary School

In April 2019, voters approved a capital construction levy that is providing $120 million in funding, collected over six years. These funds, combined with state construction assistance funds, will provide a total of $144 million. As of March 2021, $73 million has been spent on these levy projects:

  • Baker
  • Barton
  • Carson
  • Franklin
  • JHS
  • Kirk
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  • Mead
  • OldRedmondSchoolhouse
  • RHE
  • TMS
  • Twain
Twain Elementary 2021 update
  • Lake Washington High School

Workers are in the process of installing the wood floor at the new auxiliary gymnasium at Lake Washington High School. Sprinkler and electrical installation have begun and interior painting is underway. The school will be able to start using the gym for physical education classes and other athletic needs in the fall.

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Twain Elementary 2021 update
  • Twain Elementary School

A new covered play area and library will greet students when they arrive for the first day of school in the fall at Mark Twain Elementary. Relocating the library and play area allowed designers to make room for an additional four permanent classrooms at the school, which will also open this fall. Workers have begun to install casework in the classrooms and ceiling tile installation is nearly complete.

  • Twain
Rose Hill Elementary June 2021 update
  • Rose Hill Elementary School

Installation of operable windows at the Rose Hill Elementary addition will begin soon. The windows allow teachers to open the window to bring fresh air into the classroom. Both floors in the addition will also have restrooms near the original building. The black-and-white stripe from the original building continues around the addition, representing the school’s raccoon mascot. The school will have eight additional permanent classrooms when school begins in the fall.

  • RHE
Ben Franklin Elementary June 2021 update
  • Franklin Elementary School

At Benjamin Franklin Elementary, classrooms are beginning to come together with casework installation and ceiling tiles. Shared learning areas in each pod are within sight of classrooms, and windows let in natural light as well as a view of the mature evergreen trees nearby. Lighting installation will start soon in the eight-classroom addition. 

  • Franklin
EHS Entry Control System

Visitors at Eastlake High School (EHS) and other LWSD high schools will now enter directly into the main office, thanks to funding from the 2019 capital construction levy. Construction at EHS was completed in April. The modifications improved safety and security by incorporating the entry control system found at other LWSD schools.

  • Eastlake High School
  • PastLevies
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