Lake Washington High School began as Kirkland High School (also called Union “A” High School) in 1922—a gathering of students from as far away as Monroe and Duvall. Twenty seven years later, the school moved up the hill from Market Street to its present address. After two major remodels on that building, a brand new home for the Kangs opened September 2011—same school, different building.
But school pride is not bound by the structure that houses us; our Kang spirit is as steadfast and vibrant today as it has ever been. In 1930, the student body selected purple and white—symbolizing wisdom and purity—as their school colors.Today, our colors shine just as brightly, and our school motto—Strong, we will never fall— reflects the same optimism and dreams that the Kangs of 1923 hoped for. The rare character born at LWHS in 1930—a clever kangaroo called Lizzie—still delights us as our school mascot.
LWHS Historical Pictures 1930-2021
Life Magazine article features LWHS
|Kirkland High School Union “A” High School|
|R. E. Storey||1923-1928|
|J. A. Jacobson||1928-1936|
|Morton A. Johnson||1936-1941|
|Lake Washington High School|
|Dan W. Shovlin||1951-1964|
|Walter L. Seabloom||1964-1965|
|Hunter A. Mock||1965-1971|
LWHS History Links
"The Old LW"
"Walk the halls of the old LWHS" Extensive Senior Project with complete 360 degree views of the old school by former student Joshua Tzucker