Lake Washington High School

12033 Ne 80th
Kirkland, WA 98033
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Lake Washington High School serves 1,705 students in grades 9-12.
Lake Washington High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 93% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Lake Washington High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:

School Overview

Lake Washington High School's student population of 1,705 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,705 students
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Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
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School Comparison

Lake Washington High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Lake Washington High School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#103 out of 2039 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
11%
8%
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Hispanic
11%
23%
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Black
2%
4%
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White
68%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
8%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.510.64
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Graduation Rate
96%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
36%
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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: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Lake Washington High School is International Community School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Northstar Middle School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kirkland Northstar Middle School Alternative School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: 6-8 | 90 students
    0.3 miles
    10903 Ne 53rd St
    Kirkland, WA 98033
    (425) 936-1760
    0.3 6-8 90
  • Kirkland Rose Hill Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 473 students
    0.5 miles
    8044 128th Ave Ne
    Kirkland, WA 98033
    (425) 936-2680
    0.5 K-5 473
  • Kirkland Community School Alternative School
    Grades: 1-5 | 71 students
    0.9 miles
    11133 Ne 65th
    Kirkland, WA 98033
    (425) 936-2395
    0.9 1-5 71
  • Kirkland International Community School Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Math: 95% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: 6-12 | 438 students
    0.9 miles
    11133 Ne 65th St
    Kirkland, WA 98033
    (425) 936-2380
    0.9 6-12 438
  • Kirkland Franklin Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 455 students
    1.0 miles
    12434 Ne 60th
    Kirkland, WA 98033
    (425) 936-2550
    1 K-5 455

School Reviews

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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