Transportation|Student Parking|Directions

Transportation | Metro ORCA Bus Pass

LWHS students use Metro for bus service to and from school.   

Free public transportation for riders 18 and under
Thanks to a huge collaboration and coordination effort by local transit agencies, youth ages 18 and younger can ride transit for free throughout King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap counties! 

Process for boarding
Riders ages 13 – 18 are encouraged to show one of the following to the transit operator, if they have it:

  • ORCA card (Not required)
  • School ID
  • No ORCA card or no ID? NO problem! Simply hop onboard! 😊
  • ·Youth under the age of 13 or without school ID are encouraged to apply for a card, with the help of an adult, at

ORCA is the agency in charge of running this program. If you have any questions, please visit to learn more.  

King County Metro bus routes available to the Lake Washington High School community

Students at Lake Washington High School (LWHS) have the option to ride King County Metro to get to and from school each day.

There are six bus routes that serve the LWHS community.

Depending on where you live, you can take one of the following six routes to get to and from school:

Use Trip Finder for times.

*These routes are dedicated bus lines for LWHS students. 

Families and students are encouraged to visit the King County Metro website at to view the route maps and schedules. You can also visit the Trip Planner site to find out the exact route and times to use from your home address.

Additional King County Metro Bus Information

  • The MyStop app allows you to view the estimated time of arrival for your student’s bus can now be used to monitor changes to arrival times during winter weather events. Visit the My Stop App page for information on how to download and use the app.
  • Bus Information from LWSD

Student Parking Permits

2023-2024 School Year
  • Full-Year Parking Fee is $60 (Cash or Check or Credit/Debit card (no American Express accepted)
  • Limited parking spaces available for Students.
  • Seniors receive first priority.  
  • Seniors have the opportunity to turn in completed applications and pay for parking passes at the beginning of the school year.
  • All fines/fees paid and paperwork in order to purchase.
  • Parking spaces are NOT assigned, the lot is open.  The number on your parking pass does not designate a specific spot.
  • Remaining passes available will be distributed through a lottery for Juniors
  • Students parking in the parking lot without a permit will be ticketed ($30 fee).
  • STUDENTS SHOULD NOT PARK IN GUEST or STAFF PARKING SPACES. Tickets will be issued if you park in a staff spot ($30).
  • Students may park in Staff Parking Spaces after 4:00 p.m.