Enrollment growth continues, to over 29,000 students
Lake Washington School District’s enrollment grew by 1,178 students last year, from 27,830 students in 2015 to 29,008 on October 1, 2016. Based on September counts, it appears Lake Washington is now the third largest district in the state, passing the Tacoma School District. Lake Washington now trails only the Seattle and Spokane School Districts in size.
This year’s increase follows seven straight years of enrollment increases. This upward trend began in the 2009-10 school year after a decade of little change in enrollment. The average increase has been over 700 students each year, the size of a middle school or large elementary school.
Enrollment growth is forecasted to continue. The district’s Long-Term Facilities Planning Task Force developed recommendations, which the district is implementing, to provide facilities for this growing enrollment.
Source: LWSD "Connections" newsletter
Friday, October 21, 2016
LWSD is now the 3rd largest school district in the State