Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is a high-performing public school system that is committed to partnering with our families and community to serve and support each student to achieve excellence. LWSD is located between Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains and is east of Seattle, covering 76 square miles. LWSD is the public school district serving the cities of Kirkland, Redmond and about half of Sammamish. On the north end of the district, some Bothell and Woodinville residents also attend our schools. LWSD currently serves over 31,000 students in grades preschool through 12.
In 2019, LWSD launched “Elevate,” our three-year strategic plan. This plan focuses on strategic initiatives that keep us climbing upward, helping us elevate the quality of everything we do to provide an exceptional education for our students. To learn more about the goals and elements of our strategic plan, visit: https://www.lwsd.org/about-us/strategic-plan.
LWSD Mission: Each student will graduate prepared to lead a rewarding, responsible life as a contributing member of our community and greater society.
LWSD Vision: Every student Future Ready: Prepared for college, Prepared for the global workplace, Prepared for personal success.
LWSD Values: From the Boardroom to the classroom, LWSD is committed to the values that shape our culture.
- Focus on Students: To prepare our students we believe that all students must have opportunities to learn a rich curriculum in inclusive classrooms.
- Focus on Learning: To continue growing as an organization, everyone must have access to learning opportunities that encourage ongoing growth and development.
- Focus on Connections: To engage our community, our district must be focused on strong partnerships, outstanding service, and clear communication.
- Focus on Results: To be the best school district in the world, we are committed to high quality implementation of practices that produce positive change and sustainable transformation.
We invite you to visit our website here for more information about our high-performing public school district.