Transportation|Parking|Directions

Transportation | Metro ORCA Bus Pass

2021-2022 School Year

10-12th Grade: ORCA cards will be available to eligible students on Jump In Day - 8/24/21, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

9th Grade: ORCA cards will be available to eligible students during Freshman Orientation - 8/31/21, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

All Students: Not able to pick up an ORCA card on 8/24 or 8/31?  Don't worry. Eligible students will be able to pick up ORCA cards once school is in session. Exact times/locations will be communicated on 9/1/21.


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:

  • 225- You may use the trip planner site to access information on your trip.
  • 239- You may use the trip planner site to access information on your trip.
  • 250- You may use the trip planner site to access information on your trip.
  • 245-  You may use the trip planner site to access information on your trip.
  • 893*- Dedicated routes -  link is below for times for each stop
  • 895* - Dedicated routes -  link is below for times for each stop

*These routes are dedicated bus lines for LWHS students. Click here to see the stops and times for these routes. 

Families and students are encouraged to visit the King County Metro website at bitly.com/KCMetroMaps 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.

If you have any questions, please reach out to LWSD communications manager Collin Sullivan at csullivan@lwsd.org or 425-936-1300.

Additional KC Metro Bus Information

Parking Permits

2021-2022 School Year
  • Full-Year Parking Fee is $75 (Cash or Check ONLY - No online payment option available for parking fee)
  • 2nd Semester Parking Fee is $35
  • Limited parking spaces available for Students.
  • Seniors receive first priority.
  • If spots remain, they will be opened up to Juniors via lottery (see below).
  • Click here to download the application.

  • Seniors may apply for parking on Tuesday, 8/24/21 (Jump In Day), 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • OR Monday 8/30/21, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (at Cashier window)
  • All Fines & Fees must be paid in order for the application to be approved.
  • Seniors, arrive on 8/24 or 8/30 with
    • Your completed application
    • Copy of student driver's license
    • Copy of current insurance card
    • Copy of current vehicle registration
    • $75 payment (Cash or Check ONLY - No online payment option available for parking)
  • Juniors must present completed paperwork to cashier by Tuesday 8/31/21 @ 3:00 p.m. (or any day prior) for lottery eligibility.
    • 8/31/21 Update.  Juniors who submitted paperwork are eligible for Parking and can bring their payment to the Cashier window on 9/1/21 to collect their pass Cashiers opens at 7:30 a.m. and during lunches.

Driving Directions

Driving directions to LWHS
12033 NE 80th St, Kirkland, WA 98033

  • Take I-405 either north or south
  • Take Exit 18 (Kirkland/Redmond Exit)
  • Choose the EAST-REDMOND ramp
  • Go Right at the first stop light (120th)
  • Climb the hill and at the next stop light go straight (cemetery is on the left)
    into the school parking lot (Lee Johnson Drive)

Driving directions to Crestwood Park
1818 6th St., Kirkland, WA 98033

  • Take I-405 either north or south
  • Take Exit 18 (Kirkland/Redmond Exit)
  • Choose West-Kirkland Ramp (The 2nd one)
  • Go down the hill 85th St.
  • Turn Right on 6th St.
  • Turn right onto 5th Pl.
  • Crestwood will be on the right side at the top of hill

Driving directions to Lee Johnson Field
202 3rd St., Kirkland, WA 98033

  • Take I-405 either north or south
  • Take Exit 18 (Kirkland/Redmond Exit)
  • Choose West-Kirkland Ramp (The 2nd one)
  • Go down the hill 85th St.
  • Turn Left onto 3rd St.