Lynnwood High School

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Lynnwood High School
Lynnwood High School entry 2009.jpg
Semper Regnans
18218 North Road
Bothell, Washington 98036
United States
Coordinates 47°50′02″N 122°14′23″W / 47.83389°N 122.23972°W / 47.83389; -122.23972Coordinates: 47°50′02″N 122°14′23″W / 47.83389°N 122.23972°W / 47.83389; -122.23972
Type Public secondary school
Motto Home of the Royals
Established 1970
School district Edmonds School District
Principal Dave Golden
Faculty 89
Grades 9-12
Enrollment ~1600 (2013-14)
 • Grade 9 290 (2017)
 • Grade 10 367(2016)
 • Grade 11 303 (2015)
 • Grade 12 462 (2014)
Average class size ~23 (2012)
Student to teacher ratio 22:1 (2007)
Campus type Suburban, co-educational
Color(s) Black and Gold          
Mascot Chimera
Rival Mountlake Terrace High School
Newspaper The Royal Gazette

Lynnwood High School is a high school in the Edmonds School District, located in Bothell, Washington. The school has approximately 1600 students enrolled for grades 9-12 as of the 2013-2014 school year.

School information[edit]

Lynnwood High School's mascot is a Chimera.

The students are referred to as the "Lynnwood Royals" and the school as the "Home of the Royals"


The school buildings are located on North Road, east of Lynnwood. The funding for construction was approved in 2006 and construction began in June 2007, after a wooded area was logged.

Designed by Bassetti Architects, the building was opened on September 8, 2009 It is configured around a central common space called The Agora, named after the Greek word for "place of assembly" and "marketplace".[1] Four wings radiate from the Agora: two are two-story classroom wings, each organized into small learning communities which can also be used as academies or separate small schools; the others are a performing arts wing and an athletics wing. The gymnasium and performing arts wings are designed to function separately from the rest of the building outside of normal school hours.

Green features[edit]

The new school has many environmentally friendly features such as skylights to bring in natural sunlight into the building instead of using lighting. Despite protests from some environmental groups, the school was built on a wooded area. West of the new football field are the remaining evergreen trees in a protected wetland. A natural area to the north of the school is protected wetland with a pond and trees. A storm water detention pond north of the football field diverts potentially polluted water from going into local creeks and waterways. Classrooms are not air conditioned but have natural convection ventilation.[2] The buildings have received an Energy Star design certification.[3] Its expected energy use is a reduction of 44 percent compared with an average building of similar type.[4]

Design awards[edit]

The new building received the international annual design award of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International for 2010, the James D. MacConnell Award for outstanding new educational facilities.[5] In 2011 the new school was recognized as one of ten "Schools of the 21st Century – The Latest Thinking and Best Ideas on the Planning and Design of K-12 School Buildings", by Architectural Record magazine.[6]

Old 184th St location[edit]

Former Lynnwood High School on north side of 184th St SW, with Alderwood Mall on the south side (as of 2002)

The former Lynnwood High School was located at 3001 184th St SW, it was vacant from 2009 to 2015.[7] Demolition of the old high school began on August 3, 2010.[8]

The site is planned to be redeveloped into a multi-use center called Lynnwood Place with retail and restaurant components.[9] In December 2010 it was announced that Costco Wholesale would occupy 160,000 square feet (15,000 m2) of the property. Construction started on the Costco in July 2014 and opened on October 1st 2015.[7][10][11]

Notable alumni[edit]

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