LWHS School Profile

LW Strong

Lake Washington High School
12033 NE 80TH ST 
KIRKLAND, WA 98033 
MAIN    425-936-1700 
FAX     425-576-0539 

CEEB-ACT Code     #480545 

LWHS School Profile PDF

Counseling Center
Counseling/Registration 
MAIN    425-936-1702

Counselors are assigned according to the students last name.

Lake Washington High School is the oldest of four comprehensive high schools in the Lake Washington School District serving 1987 full-time students and their families in grades 9 - 12.

Our 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

Academics

LWHS offers a wide variety of classes designed to meet the needs of our diverse student body. In addition to the regular academic program offerings, the school offers a rigorous advanced academic curriculum. Students can take advantage of Honors, Advanced Placement, University of Washington in the High School, CTE Dual Credit (earning college credit while enrolled in classes at LWHS). They can also access full or part-time Running Start (dual enrollment program where college courses are taken at community colleges) or WANIC (Washington Network for Innovative Careers) classes across the learning consortium.
 
Academic Support
Academic support classes are also available to students who require additional support or a program modification to realize success in their school program. LWHS offers student interventions during the school day in English, Math, and organizational skills.
 
LWHS also offers Roo Time in our schedule to meet the various needs of all our students. Roo Time allows students to access extra support from their teachers during the school day, as well as make up missed labs, assignments, or tests. Roo Time provides additional time for academic work during the school day twice per week to help students in their educational successes.
 
Electives
In addition to our strong regular, honors and AP curriculums, students may also enroll in a variety of academic and on campus elective and vocational courses including:
  • Fine Arts
  • Technology
  • Business Education         
  • Marketing
  • Family & Consumer Science

CTE Dual Credit Classes 
Students enrolled in these classes can receive both high school and college credit. 

WANIC Classes 
WANIC courses provide students with alternative education choices combining business-education partnerships at several off-campus locations. Students taking WANIC classes learn specialized skills in programs such as Radio and TV Broadcasting, Hotel Careers, Fire Service Training, and more. 

Running Start
Running Start is a program where juniors and seniors can enroll in classes at local community colleges. These classes satisfy both high school graduation requirements and can be applied towards the AA Degree. 

3D Art & Design
Art & Design
Biology        
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Capstone 1: Seminar
Capstone 2 : Research
Chemistry      
Computer Science A
Computer Science Principles
Environmental Science
Language and Composition   
Literature and Composition
Microeconomics
Physics 1
Physics 2
Psychology 
Spanish
Statistics      
US Government & Politics
US History
World History - Modern
 
Algebra 2 (Grades 9 & 10)
Biology/Earth
Chemistry/Earth
Freshman English
Sophomore English
 
ASL  I, II, III
Business & Marketing Foundation
Child Development
Culinary Arts & Catering
Culinary Arts II
Intro to Engineering
Marketing: Sports & Entertainment
Microsoft Office Specialist
Personal Finance
Photography - 1 yr
Retail Operations
Video Production
Yearbook
 
UW Astronomy: Planets & Solar System
UW Astronomy: Stars
UW Comparative Literature
UW Comp: Exposition
UW Comp: Literature
French
Spanish
 

More than 35 clubs and 10 special interest groups are offered for student engagement. The following is a sampling of some of our clubs and activities:

A Capella
AAPIC
ACLU
Alpine Sports Club
Art Club
ASB/Student Govt
Beta Club
Black Student Union
Cereal Club
Chaos Club
Chess Club
Civics Club
DECA
Drama
Drill Team
Encounter Club
Environmental Club
Feminist Club
Finance Club
Gaming Gathering Club
Girls Who Code
Hiking Club
International Club
Indian American Assn
Kang Computing
Key Club
Latino Peer Club
Loyalty Service Club
LW Book Club
LW: Into the Filmverse
Math Club
Model United Nations
Multicultural Club
National Honor Society
Philosophy Club
Photo Club
Poetry Club
Queer Straight Alliance
Robotics
Robotics Club
SAGA
Science Olympiad
Theater Club
Urban Gardening
Yarn Club
 

Graduation Requirements 
To graduate from Lake Washington School District in 2021, students must have a minimum of 24 credits, meet State standards in ELA (English Language Arts) and Math, and formulate a High School & Beyond Plan.

Subject Credits Required 
  • English 4.0 
  • Science 3.0 
  • Math 3.0 
  • Social Studies 3.0 
  • World Language 2.0 
  • Fine Arts 2.0 
  • P.E. 1.5 
  • Occupational/CTE 1.0 
  • Health .5 
  • Electives 4.0 
Grading System
LWHS has a 7-period day and operates on a modified block schedule. A passing grade is a “D”. LWHS does not rank, and grades are not weighted.
Transcript Grading Scale 
A 4.0 
B+ 3.3 
B 3.0 
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3 
C 2.0
C- 1.7 
D+ 1.3
D 1.0 
F 0.0
 

ACT and SAT: 
Students at LWHS consistently score higher than the state and national averages on both the ACT and SAT. 

The SAT mean scores for the Class of 2019: 
  • ERW w/ Essay 627
  • Math 630 
The ACT mean scores for the Class of 2021-2022: 
  • ACT Composite Score - 27.5
  • English - 28.1
  • Math - 26.2
  • Reading - 28.4
  • Science - 27.0
  • STEM - 26.9
  • Writing - 7.6
Student Achievements 
In the Class of 2021:
  • 61 graduates received the President’s Education Award for Academic Excellence
  • 68 graduates were awarded the Washington State Honors Award 
  • 25 outstanding seniors were presented the Washington State Principals’ Scholars Award
  • 2 National Merit Finalists
  • 30 Capstone Diploma recipients | 1 Capstone Certificate recipient
Post Graduation
Our 2020 graduates’ plans included:
4 year College/University………. 68%
2 year Community/Technical….... 20%
Students also chose to join the military, take a gap year, or enter the work force.
 

Websites
Lake Washington High School 
Lake Washington School District 

College Visits
We invite representatives of colleges and universities to visit our school and meet with interested students. These meetings are held in our College and Career Center.

Colleges, to arrange a visit, please contact our College & Career Specialist Nichole Swanger at 425-936-1710.