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A recent King5 News story about school ventilation systems has caused some confusion, so we would like to provide you with more comprehensive information regarding our district’s ventilations systems.

One of 325 schools recognized nationwide and only Washington school awarded

Redmond, Wash. – Rosa Parks Elementary School has been named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance. 

Lake Washington School District is pleased to announce the selection of Pablo Ortega as its Director of Equity and Family Engagement. Mr. Ortega is currently the English Language Learner (ELL) and World Languages Program Director for Des Moines Public Schools.



    Research Databases

    Accessing from home?

    To access the research databases below from home, please go to your school's Library Team Site or contact your school's library media specialist for login information.

    Use the links below when accessing from school.

    Brittanica & Infobase

    American History Online
    Facts and reference material for American History.

    Britannica ImageQuest
    Millions of rights-cleared images.

    Britannica Original Sources
    Primary source documents in history, literature, science, law, politics, religion and more.

    Britannica School
    Age appropriate encyclopedias, reference books, magazine and journal articles and websites.

    Modern World HistoryFacts and reference material for Modern World History.

    Gale OneFile

    Contemporary Women's IssuesTimely and historically relevant content on issues that influence women's lives across the globe.

    Gender StudiesBalanced coverage of topics related to gender studies, family and marital issues and more.

    High School EditionSearch magazines, journals, newspapers and references on a range of topics.

    NewsSearch major U.S. and international newspapers articles instantly by title, headline, date or other fields.

    US HistoryBalanced coverage of events in U.S. history. Updated daily.

    World HistoryBalanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.

    Gale in Context: Middle school

    Middle SchoolExplore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history and literature.

    Gale in Context: High school

    High SchoolExplore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history and social issues using different sources

    CollegeFor those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. Merges authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

    Global IssuesExplore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history and literature.