About Us

Welcome to Lake Washington High School | Home of the Kangs!

Located in Kirkland, WA (a suburb of Seattle) and built in 1922, Lake Washington High School is the oldest of the four comprehensive high schools in the Lake Washington School District. It was originally known as Kirkland (or Union A) High School and drew students from as far away as Monroe and Duvall. Lake Washington operates on a modified block schedule, offering seven 50-minute periods three days a week and 80-minute periods two days a week. Approximately 165 courses are taught by a professional certificated faculty of 115 teachers and dedicated support staff.

LWHS Kang Commitments

Safety: I will behave in a way that ensures the safety of myself and others.   

Responsibility: I will take responsibility for my choices, learn from my mistakes and be proactive instead of reactive.  

Integrity: I will choose to be a person of integrity while in a community of diverse perspectives and experiences. 

Respect: We will treat each other with mutual respect, preserving each person’s dignity. 

Relationships: We will cultivate win-win relationships between all members of our community. 

LWHS Mission

 Each student will graduate prepared to lead a rewarding and responsible life as a contributing member of our community and greater society.

LWHS Focus

Each Student

Every Day

Connected and Belonging in our Community

once a kang always a kang



AESD Accredited School 2019-2025






King County Green Schools Program - Level 2 Award