Lake Washington School District has a strong and active middle school band program, with classes for everyone from beginners to students with years of experience.
Past Ballot Measures & Projects
Due to rapid enrollment growth Lake Washington School District has run a number of ballot measures* since 2010 in an effort to reduce overcrowding and address aging facilities. In addition, the district has also implemented short-term solutions such as boundary changes, program shifts, and the addition of portables at schools. LWSD still has critical capacity needs that must be addressed.
*Bonds require 60% or more to pass. Levies require 50% or more to pass
2010 Bond: Failed
Bond to remodel/replace Juanita High School; additions at Eastlake High School and Redmond High School; add two new elementary schools.
2011 Capital Projects Levy: Passed
Capital Projects Levy to build additions at Eastlake High School and Redmond High School; Added Tesla STEM High School.
2012 Non-funding actions
LWSD shifted grade configurations to K-5 elementary schools, 6-8 middle schools, and 9-12 high schools.
2014 Bonds: Failed
Two bond measures to remodel/replace Juanita High School and add five new schools.
2014 Non-funding actions
LWSD convened a long-term Facility Planning Task Force.
2014 Short-term plan
LWSD developed and implemented a short-term plan to address immediate needs for classroom space.
2015 Non-funding actions
LWSD implemented boundary adjustments in all learning communities. Learning center classrooms were moved.
2016 Bond: Passed
Funded eight projects, providing space for 3,000 additional students.
2017 Short-term plan
The district implemented a plan to create 10 more classroom spaces at elementary and 22 more spaces at secondary.
2018 Non-funding actions
LWSD implemented boundary adjustments in the Redmond Learning Community.
2018 Bond: Failed
Continue to reduce overcrowding and enhance student learning environments.
2019 Capital Projects Levy: Passed
Critical projects for growth, including additions at five schools and safety and security upgrades across the district.
2019 Short-term plan
Add 10 portables in the Juanita area for Fall 2020.
For more information on the approved construction projects, click here.