During its July 13 School Board Meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, removed “Rebels” as the Juanita High School mascot. Dr. Matt Livingston, Director of Secondary Education and Juanita High School Principal, Kelly Clapp, will now begin the process outlined in Policy 6970 to select a new mascot.

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. We say their names not because they are the only three. They are three of many whose lives were taken and sadly, their names are now part of our history as a country that should be better because of the promise that was put forth that all people are created equal.

Lake Washington School District Community:

Over the past week we have watched events unfold across our country that reflect the anger and outrage that has once again been sparked by a senseless and horrific death.




    Construction crew working on the roof at Audubon Elementary School

    The district’s growing enrollment is evidence that LWSD attracts families to the area it serves in Kirkland, Redmond and Sammamish, Washington. To serve that growing enrollment, the district is “Building on Success.” That’s the district’s long-term plan to continue to build schools and to provide quality learning environments and experiences.

    Current Construction: 2019 Capital Projects Levy

    In April 2019, voters approved a capital projects levy that provides:

    • Classroom space for 1,052 students by providing additions at five schools for a total of 44 new classrooms.
    • Expansion of commons and auxiliary gym space at Lake Washington High School (LWHS) and expansion of core facilities at the identified elementary schools where feasible.
    • Student safety and security enhancements including exterior security cameras at all elementary schools and remodeled entryways at Redmond, Eastlake and Lake Washington High Schools to implement entry control systems.

    Current and Completed Construction: 2016 Bond Projects

    In April 2016, voters passed a bond measure to fund eight projects that will provide space for 3,000 additional students.

    2011 Capital Projects

    The 2011 capital projects levy added space for 1,100 high school students when the district went to four-year high schools in the fall of 2012. The district added classrooms and auxiliary spaces at two high schools and built one new choice high school. 

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    2006 Bond Projects

    Thank you, voters! Students in your community are learning in safer, more efficient schools. Our community’s overwhelming support of the school district’s 2006 Phase 2 modernization bond provided safe and innovative learning environments to students at 10 aging schools and one new school. The schools were built to strict specifications for education, health, safety and efficiency. 

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    1998 Bond Projects

    Our community’s overwhelming support of the school district’s 1998 Phase 1 modernization bond provided safe and innovative learning environments to students at 11 aging schools. The schools were built to strict specifications for education, health, safety and efficiency.

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    Current Construction Projects

    2019 Levy Projects
    2016 Bond Projects Construction Projects Star Chart

    How construction is funded

    The state does not provide funding for construction of new schools to accommodate student growth and provides limited funding for rebuilding aging facilities. Local districts are responsible for raising their own money and must use two primary sources for funding construction: Bonds and/or Capital Projects Levies.

    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.

    Learn more about past ballot measures here

    2018 Capital Projects Levy

    Learn more about facilities and technology projects funded through the Capital Projects Levies.