Boundaries updated to reduce overcrowding

Redmond, Wash. – This fall, a boundary committee will be convened to analyze and make recommendations for the attendance areas of the schools affected by current/potential overcrowding in the Lake Washington area.



    High Schools

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    High Schools

    There are four neighborhood high schools in the district. In addition, five choice high schools serve specific needs and interests, including academic rigor, an increased pace of study, vocational programs and project-based learning.

    EHS logo: wolf headEastlake High School

    400 - 228th Avenue NE, Sammamish 98074
    Grades 9-12

    • 2,028 students, grades 9-12 (October 2019)
    • Students develop the intellectual strength and character necessary for future success
    • Teachers engage and challenge students through well-designed instruction
    • Literacy, math, science and world language labs support students in meeting high expectations
    • Thriving programs in Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Wellness and Career and Technical Education
    • Integrated programs in Grades 9-11 Humanities and Grade 9 Health and Fitness
    • Successful athletics, ASB clubs and Servant Leadership program
    • Honors pathway for students in grades nine and 10
    • 23 AP and UW in the High School classes in math, science, computer science, humanities, world language and art

    Emerson High School logo: dragon headEmerson High School

    10903 NE 53rd Street, Kirkland 98033
    Grades 9-12
    Not lottery based.

    Contact school for more information.

    • Maximum 130 students, grades 9-12
    • Smaller class sizes
    • Standards-based grading/credits
    • Eight session calendar
    • Opportunity for independent study coursework
    • Full access to Running Start and WANIC skills programs for 11th and 12th graders
    • Personalized learning plans are provided for each student
    • Grading scale is A-B-C-No Credit
    • Night school attendance opportunities
    • Instruction provided using LWSD curriculum and state standards

    Emerson K-12 logo: gray dolphinEmerson K-12

    10903 NE 53rd Street, Kirkland 98033
    Grades K-12

    Contact school for more information.

    • Maximum 350 students, grades K-12
    • Partner with families who instruct their children at home
    • Smaller class sizes
    • Enrichment and core classes
    • Full access to Running Start and WANIC skills programs for 11th & 12th graders
    • Fully accredited
    • Option for LWSD diploma
    • Personalized learning plans are provided for each student
    • Instruction provided using LWSD curriculum & state standards

    Futures School logo: white bird on black backgroundFutures School

    10601 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland 98034
    Grades 9-12
    Not lottery based.

    Contact school for more information.

    • 27 students, primarily juniors and seniors in need of credit recovery; intake conferences arranged individually
    • A supportive environment that fosters the development of inquisitive, engaged and self-confident students who take ownership of their learning and strive for excellence
    • Rigorous content mastery supported by intensive collaboration among faculty members
    • Faculty use best practices to activate student engagement
    • Washington Achievement Award winner in the category of Extended Graduation Rate

    ICS logo: Phoenix covering a globeInternational Community School

    11133 NE 65th Street, Kirkland 98033
    Grades 6-12

    • Maximum 440 students, grades 6-12
    • Focus on classical education with global applications in business, law, social sciences and science
    • Highly integrated core content areas of international studies, humanities and art
    • Four years of Spanish required
    • All high school courses are offered at the Honors or AP level
    • 99% of ICS graduates attend a four-year college
    • Majority of graduates earn scholarships
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    Juanita High School

    10601 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland 98034
    Grades 9-12

    • 1,445 students, grades 9-12 (October 2019)
    • Freshman and sophomore honors option in Language Arts and World History
    • Advanced Placement offerings in 18 areas including newly adopted Advanced Placement World History for sophomores and Advanced Placement Physics
    • Washington Achievement Award recognition for five consecutive years
    • Acclaimed Fine and Performing Arts programs
    • Faculty commitment to instructional excellence and supporting of students toward their mastery of academic content standards, including the new Common Core
    • STEM signature course pathway focused on Global Health
    • Internationally-recognized DECA program

    Cambridge Program at Juanita High School

    10601 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland 98034
    Grades 9-12

    • Maximum 240 students, grades 9-12
    • Rigorous academic curriculum and assessment program administered by the University of Cambridge in England, with an emphasis on development of higher-order thinking skills, problem solving, investigative and research skills
    • Teachers collaborate with international experts; students make global connections
    • Examinations in mathematics & sciences, languages, arts & humanities, and global perspectives lead toward the globally recognized Advanced International Certificate of Education
    • Program provides a rich, collaborative environment in which scholarship is the norm, with a focus on transition to competitive post-secondary institutions
    • Follows district choice school application, lottery and registration timeline

    LWHS logo: kangaroo, the words Lake Washington High School

    12033 NE 80th Street, Kirkland 98033
    Grades 9-12

    • 1,599 students, grades 9-12 (October 2019)
    • Washington Achievement Award winner for Overall Excellence: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Challenging academic program in all academic areas with Advanced Placement courses in 10 subjects, 14 College in the High School courses
    • Emphasis on critical thinking and analysis needed for college readiness and admission
    • Thriving fine and performing arts, physical education and Career & Technology Education departments
    • Culinary arts and broadcasting programs in state-of-the-art facilities
    • STEM Signature program in engineering
    • AP Computer Science and general computer science offerings
    • Weekly tutorial periods and homeroom to increase personalization and academic success

    RHS logoRedmond High School

    17272 NE 104th Street, Redmond 98052
    Grades 9-12

    • 1,928 students, grades 9–12 (October 2019)
    • Numerous Advanced Placement and Honors programs in every content area
    • International, national, regional, state and local award-winning programs in every department
    • Strong support programs in Special Education, English Language Learners and Targeted Assistance
    • Consistently honored as one of the top 1,000 schools in the nation
    • Annually awarded the highest admissions rankings among state colleges and universities
    • Our graduates last year enrolled at such universities as Baylor, BYU, Cal-Tech, Cal-Poly, Cornell, Gonzaga, Howard, Scripps, Tufts, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, UW, West Point, Villanova and WSU
    • The class of 2018 has 11 National Merit Semifinalists and 32 Commended Scholars
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    Sammamish River Valley Online School

    Office: 22845 NE Cedar Park Crescent, Redmond, WA 98053
    Grades 6-12

    • Grades 6-12
    • Choice school, not lottery-based
    • 100% online
    • Courses taught by LWSD certified teachers
    • Full access to Running Start and WANIC for 11th & 12th graders
    • Highly asynchronous schedule – learn on your time, at your pace
    • Personal learning plans for each student
    • Small, highly-communicative staff to support every student
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    Tesla STEM High School

    4301 - 228th Avenue NE, Redmond 98053
    Grades 9-12

    • Maximum 600 students, grades 9-12
    • Focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
    • UW in the High School with Honors and Advanced Placement courses
    • STEM lab concentrations & problem-based learning
    • STEM connections between school, college, graduate school and global enterprise
    • STEM professionals/experts and instructors work as a team in the learning environment
    • STEM education fused with the social sciences, humanities, law, and business
    • Scholars prepared to work on real solutions to local, national, and global problems
    • Scholars prepared to translate invention to innovation to global solutions
    • Scholars work in STEM internships/contest-based mentorships

    WANIC logo: blue square that says WANIC on top of green squareWANIC (Washington Network for Innovative Careers)

    Office: 11605 - 132nd Avenue NE #A108, Kirkland 98034
    Full year: grades 11-12
    Summer semester: grades 9-12

    • Advanced-level Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs
    • Classes earn Occ. Ed high school credit and many offer course equivalencies to meet grad requirements
    • Each full year class is 3 HS Credits
    • College Credit available
    • 11 Skill Center Programs offered locally: Automotive Technology, Cisco Networking, Culinary, Dental Careers, DigiPen Art & Animation, DigiPen Music & Sound Design, DigiPen Video Game Programming, Fire & EMS, Health Science Careers (Nursing Assistant), Medical Careers, and Sports Medicine.
    • No tuition
    • Summer semester is three weeks; students earn .5 Occ Ed HS credit.

    Recent High School News

    Tesla STEM - Bhowal and Porwal

    Two rising seniors from Nikola Tesla STEM High School (Tesla STEM) used mapping to tackle an important issue for a local endangered species. Siddhant Porwal and Druhin Bhowal brought awareness to the Southern Resident Orca Whale (SROW) population decline through state and national ArcGIS mapping competitions.

    Leading the way – Redmond High student selected as national student leader

    A student at Redmond High School will be gaining practical work and life experience through a paid internship. Conan Lu, class of 2022, was selected as a Bank of America Student Leader. He is one of only 300 students across the country selected for this honor and just one of seven from Washington state.