The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jane Stavem to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. From an impressive pool of applicants, Dr. Stavem emerged as the top choice to lead the district.

The Lake Washington School District Board of Directors interviewed five semifinalists in the Superintendent Search process on Friday, June 22. As a result, the Board has selected three finalists to advance in the process.




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    Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is located between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains, to the east of Seattle. Covering 76 square miles, LWSD is the public school district for the cities of Kirkland and Redmond as well as about half of Sammamish. On the north end of the district, some Bothell and Woodinville residents also attend our schools. The district map shows school locations and boundaries.

    Number of Schools

    33 Elementary Schools (Grades K-5)
    13 Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)
    9 High Schools (Grades 9-12)

    Note: exact grade levels may vary in choice schools. Schools that serve more than one grade level are counted in each grade level they serve.

    Student Enrollment, October 2018

    Elementary School: 14,961
    Middle School: 7,069
    High School: 7,957

    Total: 29,987

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    Student Ethnicity, October 2017

    Hispanic/Latino of any race10.2%
    American Indian/Alaskan Native0.2%
    African American/Black1.7%
    Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander0.1%
    Two or more races7.7%

    View full ethnic enrollment report