School Profile

LW Strong

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

CEEB-ACT Code     #480545 

LWHS School Profile PDF

Counseling Center
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 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.

LWHS Focus:
Each Student
Every Day
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
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:
  • 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. 

Advanced Placement
3D Art & Design
Art & Design
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Capstone 1: Seminar
Capstone 2 : Research
Computer Science A
Computer Science Principles
Environmental Science
French Language & Culture
Human Geography
Language and Composition   
Literature and Composition
Macroeconomics & Microeconomics
Physics 1
Physics 2
US Government
US History
World History - Modern
Honors Courses
Algebra 2 (Grades 9 & 10)
Freshman English
Sophomore English
CTE/Dual Credit
Accounting IA
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
Principles of Engineering
Retail Operations
STEM Advanced Projects
Urban Agriculture I
Video Production
College in the High School
UW Astronomy: Planets & Solar System
UW Astronomy: Stars
UW Comparative Literature
UW Comp: Exposition
UW Comp: Literature

More than 50 clubs and special interest groups are offered for student engagement. Visit the Club page for our full listing.

Graduation Requirements 
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 
  • 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 2023: 
  • Total 1224
  • ERW 614
  • Math 610 
The ACT mean scores for the Class of 2023: 
  • ACT Composite Score - 27.6
  • Math - 26.1
  • Science - 26.9
  • STEM - 26.7
  • English - 28.2
  • Reading - 28.8
  • ELA - 27.7
Student Achievements for the Class of 2023:
  • 90 graduates received the President’s Education Award for Academic Excellence
  • 73 graduates were awarded the Washington State Honors Award 
  • 43 outstanding seniors were presented the Washington State Principals’ Scholars Award
  • 32 Capstone Diploma recipients | 2 Capstone Certificate recipient
Post Graduation
2023 graduation plans included:
4 year College/University………. 79%
2 year Community/Technical….... 10%
Students also chose to join the military, take a gap year, or enter the work force.

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.