Student Learning

    Students learn about sustainability through instruction on conservation and natural resources in science, social studies and other areas.

    Three ladies working with laptops and paperCommunity partners also provide assistance. For example, the King County Green Schools Program provides assistance, educational resources and recognition for schools. Sustainability Ambassadors inspires students to initiate sustainability goals in their communities and measure performance along the way.

    King County Green Schools in LWSD

    Initial Program Entry

    Schools that have joined the program and are working to achieve Level One status


    Level One
    Green Schools

    Schools that met waste reduction and recycling criteria

    Level Two
    Green Schools

    Schools that maintained Level
    One practices and added energy conservation education and practices

    Green Schools

    Schools that maintain Levels One, Two and Three (no LWSD schools currently at Level Three), and add at least one new conservation practice or education strategy each year

    Elementary Schools
    • Alcott
    • Bell 
    • Dickinson/ Explorer 
    • Ella Baker
    • Horace Mann
    • Lakeview
    • Muir 
    • Rockwell 
    • Rosa Parks
    • Rose Hill 
    • Rush 
    • Thoreau
    • Twain  
    Elementary Schools
    • Blackwell 
    • Carson
    • Community
    • Franklin
    • Juanita
    • Keller 
    • Kirk
    • Mead
    Middle Schools High Schools


    Elementary Schools
    • Wilder (past participant)
    Middle Schools
    • Finn Hill/ Environmental & Adventure School
    • Inglewood
    • Renaissance School of Art & Reasoning
    High Schools
    Elementary Schools
    • Sandburg/ Discovery Community School
    Students separating food waste, garbage and recycleables after lunch

    School Sustainability Efforts

    Rosa Parks Earth Day 2019

    Students in Lake Washington School District are learning how to protect the environment, beginning at their own schools. Schools and PTSAs planned special Earth Day events to teach students good habits they can use throughout the year.