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 Michael Piper
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. Lynnwood High School's mascot is a Chimera and athletic teams are known as 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]

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]

Former 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, located at 3001 184th St SW, 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]


Lynnwood has a variety of different sports teams, playing in the Wesco Conference South 3A division. Lynnwood's traditional rival in athletics is Mountlake Terrace High School, although they do have crosstown rivalries with division rivals Meadowdale High School and Edmonds Woodway High School.


The Lynnwood football team had a historic losing streak in the state of Washington. In 2016 the team made their first state playoff appearance since 1995 when they defeated Garfield High School (Seattle) in a shootout 63-45 before losing in the next round.[citation needed]

Girls Basketball[edit]

Lynnwood girls basketball has reached the state tournament multiple times since the 2012-13 season.[citation needed] In the 2014-15 season, the basketball team claimed their first ever state title when they beat Cleveland High School by a score of 54–42 in the Tacoma Dome.[citation needed]

State championships[edit]

  • Girls basketball: 2014
  • Track and field: 1991, 1994, 2016

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ - Local news: New Lynnwood High School is full of school pride
  2. ^ Wood Harbinger Archived 2011-10-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Lynnwood High School Archived 2010-10-19 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ ENERGY STAR Building Design Profile - Lynnwood High School : ENERGY STAR
  5. ^ James D. MacConnell Award Archived 2012-03-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Architectural Record 2011
  7. ^ a b "Costco to open store at old Lynnwood High School site". December 9, 2010.
  8. ^ "Demolition of old Lynnwood High School begins". Lynnwood Today. August 3, 2010.
  9. ^ Project Narrative - Lynnwood Place, Edmonds School District webpage. Retrieved 2013-01-05
  10. ^ "Costco development at old Lynnwood HS site kicks into high gear". February 24, 2011.
  11. ^ Lynnwood Development, KOMO News, June 13, 2012 Archived February 16, 2013, at Retrieved 2013-01-05
  12. ^ "Randy Couture UFC Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  13. ^

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