Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jon Holmen to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. They announced their decision on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District has been following guidance from Public Health in an effort to stay open as long as possible. In light of the current information shared today by our elected officials, we believe it is time to plan for alternative ways to serve our community and families. 

In collaboration with our School Board of Directors and our Lake Washington Education Association, we have made the decision to close all schools from March 12 through March 27, and re-evaluate any further closures during that time. 

In light of today’s news about a King County resident’s death related to the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and that additional cases are anticipated, we wanted to reach out to share what Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is doing to monitor and prepare for a potential increase in frequency of the Coronavirus in our schools.  



    Lake Washington High School addition


    Project Updates

    Construction will begin at the following schools this summer:

    • Lake Washington High School: No building use summer 2020. The stadium will remain open.
    • Franklin Elementary: No building use summer 2020
    • Rose Hill Elementary: No building use summer 2020
    • Twain Elementary: No building use and no field use summer 2020
    Architectural rendering of LWHS gym addition

    The community had its first glimpse of the plans for the new auxiliary gymnasium and expanded commons at Lake Washington High School. If you missed the information night on February 5, you can see the architectural renderings of the gym and commons expansion in this slideshow.

    Building on Success progress report

    Households around the district received the Building On Success Progress Report in mailboxes this month. It included an overview and progress updates on construction projects funded by the 2016 bond and the 2019 capital projects levy. If you missed it in the mail, be sure to view it online to learn more about:

    Last steel beam at LWHS addition

    Learn more about the auxiliary gymnasium and commons space planned at Lake Washington High School. A community information night is set for February 5 at 6 p.m. in the LWHS Commons. Construction on the auxiliary spaces is scheduled to begin this summer.

    This will be an open-house style poster session. Feel free to drop by any time during this one-hour event.

    Construction on 20 additional classrooms has already begun. The new classroom wing will open in fall 2020.

    Building on Success: A Year in Review 2019

    The year 2019 was one to remember: We celebrated the grand openings of Timberline Middle School and the newly rebuilt Peter Kirk and Margaret Mead elementary schools. Progress continued on the remaining 2016 bond projects: Juanita High School and Old Redmond Schoolhouse. Construction also began on the addition at Lake Washington High School, funded by the Capital Projects Levy passed by voters in April 2019.

    Thank you to the communities of Lake Washington School District. With your ongoing support, we are providing students with great places to learn!

    Watch the video.

    Aerial photos


    Drawings and site plans


    Project Information

    Architect: McGranahan Architecture
    Contractor: Lydig Construction
    Location: 12033 NE 80th St, Kirkland, WA 98033
    Spaces: 20 classrooms, including general, science, CTE and teacher planning spaces; auxiliary gymnasium and commons space
    Current Portables: 10 classroom portables currently at LWHS will be relocated to Rose Hill Middle School and Kirkland Middle School after construction
    Planned opening: New classrooms: Fall 2020; Auxiliary gymnasium and commons space: Fall 2021

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