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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Lake Washington School District is a top rated, public school district located in Redmond, WA. It has 30,675 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.

Lake Washington School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1320
1,898 responses
Average ACT
30
760 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
30,675
Free or Reduced Lunch
12.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,298
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,474/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$123,449
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,855
National
$949
Median Home Value
$631,700
National
$184,700

Lake Washington School District Reviews

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I believe that the quality of teachers are average--most being unqualified or unable to teach very well. The quality of teachers when I first entered middle school was fantastic--90% were amazing teachers and very focused. I have noticed that in these past 3 years or so, roughly half (or more) of the teachers at my school have left--most of which were the good teachers. I think that there needs to be more training for effective teaching, insurance that teachers are focused on teaching and helping their students--not simply assigning tons of assignments that're like busy work and simply assign them to get out of actually teaching.
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Lake Washington School District is extremely organized when it comes to preparation, and education. They are prepared for the worst. Their schools are top rated in the state and provide A-Class education. Many students who graduate from the district, usually comes out applying straight to a 4-year college. 60% of the students mainly stay in state and many attend prestigious universities in-state, or out. As a student coming out of Redmond High School, a school part of the Lake Washington School District, I can say I have received the highest education a child can get in the US. LWSD is the most accredited district in the state of Washington.
Amazing staff, faculty, and students! Incredible academic and athletic atmosphere! Would recommend 100%!