Lake Washington School District, Washington
|Lake Washington School District|
|Number of schools:||51|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Jackie Pendergrass|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in district
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the district
Redmond outperformed state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (60.2%) surpassed the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Redmond's median income at $92,851 while the state median income was $58,890. Redmond had a poverty rate of 6.5% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
The current Superintendent of Lake Washington School District is Traci Pierce. She has served in the position since July 2012. Pierce has worked in the district since 1994 and previously served as Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Services from 2010 to 2012.
The Lake Washington School Board is a five-member board with each member elected by district to a four-year term. Each member can be compensated $50 per day for district matters with a maximum compensation of $4,800 per year.
School board elections
Members of the Lake Washington School Board are elected by district to four-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats were up for election on November 5, 2013, and three seats are up for election on November 3, 2015.
The following table details general categories for district budgets for the 2012-2013 school year and the 2013-2014 school year:
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Lake Washington School District employed 1,538 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises up to 135 quarter credits. The current schedule also creates higher starting and maximum salaries for teachers with graduate degrees. The following table details the salary schedule for the 2013-2014 school year:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|MA 45/BA 135||44,845||61,709|
Teachers in the district are represented in negotiations by the Lake Washington Education Association (LWEA). The current president of LWEA is Kevin Teeley.
Schools in district
The district served 25,389 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 6.8% increase in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Lake Washington School District operates 51 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Lake Washington School District|
|Eastlake High School|
|Emerson High School|
|Environmental and Adventure School|
|Evergreen Middle School|
|Finn Hill Middle School|
|Inglewood Middle School|
|International Community School|
|Juanita High School|
|Kamiakin Middle School|
|Kirkland Middle School|
|Lake Washington High School|
|Northstar Middle School|
|Redmond Middle School|
|Redmond High School|
|Renaissance School of Art & Reasoning|
|Rosa Parks Elementary|
|Rose Hill Elementary|
|Rose Hill Middle School|
|Stella Schola Middle School|
|STEM High School|
The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction published a state report card for 2012-2013 assessing subject proficiency levels and year-to-year progress for each district. This report card relies on data from the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) and High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to determine if each district meets Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) goals in reading and math. The goal for each district is to meet proficiency goals at all grade levels and student demographics by the 2013-2014 school year.
Lake Washington School District met the state goal of 95% participation across all grade levels. The district met AYP goals for reading and mathematics at elementary, middle and high school levels.
|Student Proficiency Levels, 2012-2013|
|Grade||Reading (%)||Math (%)|
Adequate Yearly Progress
|AYP Achievement, 2012-2013|
|Grade||Meet Reading AYP?||Meet Math AYP?|
|Transparency grading process|
- Main article: Evaluation of Washington school district websites
Last rated on June 3, 2012.
- 2011-2012 budget summary is provided.
- Administrative Officials
- Officials are listed with contact information.
- Elected Officials
- School Board members are listed with contact information.
- Revenue information is posted.
- Academic performance is noted.
- Background Checks
- Background check policy is provided.
- Budgets are not posted.
- Audits are not posted.
- Vendor contracts and bids are not available.
- Public Records
- Public records information and request form not available.
- Tax rates are not provided.
- Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Student Enrollment Cohort Projections, 2012" accessed September 24, 2013
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "General Fund Financial Summary," accessed September 24, 2013
- Lake Washington School District, "About Us," accessed September 27, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Redmond," accessed September 27, 2013
- King County Elections, "Election Archive," accessed September 24, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Lake Washington School District, "Superintendent's Bio," accessed September 27, 2013
- Lake Washington School District, "LWSD School Board," accessed September 27, 2013
- Lake Washington School District, "LWSD Salary Schedule for 2013-2014," accessed September 27, 2013
- Lake Washington Education Association, "Officers and Staff," accessed September 27, 2013
- Lake Washington School District, "Schools," accessed September 27, 2013
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, "Washington State Report Card," accessed September 27, 2013
- Lake Washington School District, "Budget Information," accessed September 27, 2013
- Lake Washington School District, "Administrative Directory," accessed September 27, 2013
- Lake Washington School District, "Board Meetings," accessed September 27, 2013
- Lake Washington School District, "School Board Calendar," accessed September 27, 2013
- Lake Washington School District, "Salary Schedules," accessed September 27, 2013
- Lake Washington School District, "Employee Group Agreements," accessed September 27, 2013
- Lake Washington School District, "Where Money Comes From," accessed September 27, 2013
- Lake Washington School District, "Test Scores 2011," accessed September 27, 2013
- Lake Washington School District, "Online Volunteer Application," accessed September 27, 2013