Lake Washington High School is the oldest of four comprehensive high schools in the Lake Washington School District serving 2068 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.
Connected and Belonging in our Community
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 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.
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:
Family & Consumer Science
CTE Dual Credit Classes
Students enrolled in these classes can receive both high school and college credit.
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 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.
To graduate from Lake Washington School District in 2023, 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
Social Studies 3.0
World Language 2.0
Fine Arts 2.0
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
ACT and SAT:
Students at LWHS consistently score higher than the state and national averages on both the ACT and SAT.