Lake Washington School District

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The Lake Washington School District #414 is a public school district in King County, Washington, in suburbs east of Seattle. As of 2005 it is the fifth-largest school district in Washington. It serves the region to the east of Lake Washington, one of the wealthiest in the Puget Sound area. The district serves the communities of Kirkland, Redmond, north Sammamish, and the extreme southern portions of Bothell and Woodinville.

In October 2010, the district had a student enrollment of 24,560.[1]

Education reform[edit]

Lake Washington has taken a leadership role in education reform. They adopted reform mathematics texts such as TERC and Connected Mathematics, although these and similar text have been blamed for a dramatic decline in math skills of students entering the University of Washington, and some parents protested the complete omission of elementary arithmetic, particularly from TERC. The district is also piloting the requirement of a culminating project, which is being considered by the state, a move also protested by some parents who consider it an undue burden. The district leadership has been historically supportive of Outcomes-based education and the WASL assessment. Another part of their goal to help students achieve their maximum potential in the classroom includes web monitoring and filtering of harmful sites in and around a student's work environment. This also includes blocking sites such as Wikipedia and Yahoo! at times.

History[edit]

The district was formed in 1944 by combining three smaller districts:[2]

  • Redmond School District #208
  • Kirkland School District #224
  • Juanita School District #21.

The new district had seven schools; as of 2010, it has 51.[3]

In August 2012, LWSD moved the freshman class into its four high schools, and converted the junior highs to middle schools (grades 6-8).[4]

High schools[edit]

Traditional high schools[edit]

Formerly operated as senior high schools (grades 10-12), the four high schools added the freshman class in August 2012. All compete in the Kingco conference; two in Class 4A and two in Class 3A.[5]

High School Location Opened Mascot Colors Approx.
Students
WIAA
Class
Web
site
Eastlake Sammamish 1993 Wolves Green/Maroon 1,607 4A [3]
Juanita Kirkland 1971 Rebels Red/White/Blue 1,335 3A [4]
Lake Washington Kirkland 1923 Kangaroos Purple/White 1,400 3A [5]
Redmond Redmond 1965 Mustangs Green/Gold 1,867 4A [6]
  • As of October 2012

Choice High Schools[edit]

School Location Mascot Colors Approx.
Students
Emerson High School[6] Kirkland Dragon 66
Futures School[7] Kirkland 56
International Community School (ICS) (website) Kirkland Phoenix Red/Gold/Black 221
STEM High School (website) Redmond Green/Blue/White 400
  • As of November 2013

Other high schools[edit]

Junior high and middle schools[edit]

The junior highs (grades 7-9) became middle schools (grades 6-8) in August 2012.

School Location Mascot Colors Approx.
Students
Emerson K-12 Kirkland Dolphins 42
Environmental (EAS) Kirkland 140
Evergreen Middle School Redmond Eagles Green/Blue 754
Finn Hill Middle School Kirkland Falcons Gold/Blue 525
Inglewood Middle School Sammamish Knights Blue/Silver 1,123
Kamiakin Middle School Kirkland Cougars Maroon/Gold 558
Kirkland Middle School1 Kirkland Panthers Purple/White 599
Northstar Middle School Kirkland Penguins Blue/White 90
Redmond Middle School Redmond Grizzlies Black/Red 970
Renaissance School of Art and Reasoning Sammamish Ravens Purple/Black/Silver 94
Rose Hill Middle School Redmond Royal Lion Red/White/Blue 643
Stella Schola Middle School Redmond Star & Dragon Gold/Royal Blue 90
  • As of October 2012

1) Includes a National Junior Honor's Society and Builder's Club.

Elementary schools[edit]

Sixth graders were moved up to the middle schools in August 2012.

School Location Approx.
Students
Alcott Elementary Redmond 659
Audubon Elementary Redmond 505
Bell Elementary Kirkland 312
Blackwell Elementary Sammamish 377
Carson Elementary Sammamish 446
Community School Kirkland 74
Dickinson Elementary Redmond 463
Discovery Community School Kirkland 73
Einstein Elementary Redmond 456
Emerson K-12 Kirkland 51
Explorer Elementary Redmond 71
Franklin Elementary Kirkland 393
Frost Elementary Kirkland 400
Juanita Elementary Kirkland 336
Keller Elementary Kirkland 309
Peter Kirk Elementary Kirkland 528
Lakeview Elementary Kirkland 464
Mann Elementary Redmond 421
McAuliffe Elementary Sammamish 485
Mead Elementary Sammamish 600
Muir Elementary Kirkland 366
Redmond Elementary Redmond 401
Rockwell Elementary Redmond 614
Rosa Parks Elementary Redmond Ridge 795
Rose Hill Elementary Kirkland 352
Rush Elementary Redmond 458
Sandburg Elementary Kirkland 445
Smith Elementary Sammamish 574
Thoreau Elementary Kirkland 269
Twain Elementary Kirkland 578
Wilder Elementary Woodinville 347
  • As of October 2012

Private schools[edit]

The Bear Creek School is a K-12 private school in Redmond, Washington. Educating around 625 students, it is a Christian religious school.[8]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°37′06″N 122°10′35″W / 47.61833°N 122.17639°W / 47.61833; -122.17639