Lake Washington High School

  • Lake Washington High School serves 1,637 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 90-94% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 95% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Lake Washington High School's student population of 1,637 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,637 students
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Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lake Washington High School's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lake Washington High School is 0.50, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#168 out of 2,014 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
51%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
95%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
11%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
23%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
69%
55%
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Two or more races
7%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lake Washington High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.500.41
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Graduation Rate
91%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLake Washington School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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5  
Lake Washington High School is a pretty good public school. Most of the students are nice and some teachers are nice. The only problem I have with this school is the curriculum and the teachers. Some teachers care about the students well-being and having them be successful in the class, but a lot of them them don't care wether a student does good in a class. For example: in my geometry class,more than half the class fails all the tests, but instead of trying to help us and have us understand what the heck we're doing he "goes over it" in like 20 min. and tries to teach us something else. I have been failing the whole year! So my friend is tutoring me and when she was explaining something that I was having a really hard time on she said it in such a way that I actually understood it! She knew that I'm not the quickest learner and I really need to be shown how to do something and then I have to try it for me to really get it. I just think that my geometry teacher isn't patient enough to actually help, which is just hindering our GPA and math grades. I think that this school is good except for the math program. I recomend this school to students who are already very good at math, they won't have as hard of a time as the rest on the students.
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