Lakewood School District (Washington)

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Lakewood School District
Type and location
TypePublic
GradesK–12
Established1914
RegionSnohomish County
CountryUnited States
LocationNorth Lakewood, Washington
Coordinates48°09′05″N 122°12′30″W / 48.151285°N 122.208251°W / 48.151285; -122.208251Coordinates: 48°09′05″N 122°12′30″W / 48.151285°N 122.208251°W / 48.151285; -122.208251
District information
SuperintendentDennis Haddock
Schools5
Budget$27 million
NCES District ID5304260[1]
Students and staff
Students2,419
Staff111
Student-teacher ratio20.75
Athletic ConferenceWIAA Cascade Conference 2A
District MascotCougar
ColorsMaroon and Gold
Other information
Websitewww.lwsd.wednet.edu
 
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This article is about the school district of North Lakewood, Washington. For the school district of the city of Lakewood, Washington, see Clover Park School District.
Lakewood School District
Type and location
TypePublic
GradesK–12
Established1914
RegionSnohomish County
CountryUnited States
LocationNorth Lakewood, Washington
Coordinates48°09′05″N 122°12′30″W / 48.151285°N 122.208251°W / 48.151285; -122.208251Coordinates: 48°09′05″N 122°12′30″W / 48.151285°N 122.208251°W / 48.151285; -122.208251
District information
SuperintendentDennis Haddock
Schools5
Budget$27 million
NCES District ID5304260[1]
Students and staff
Students2,419
Staff111
Student-teacher ratio20.75
Athletic ConferenceWIAA Cascade Conference 2A
District MascotCougar
ColorsMaroon and Gold
Other information
Websitewww.lwsd.wednet.edu

Lakewood School District, officially known as Lakewood School District 306, is a school district that serves the communities of Lake Goodwin, North Lakewood, Smokey Point, and Warm Beach in northern Snohomish County, Washington in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It consists of five schools, three of which are elementary schools and two are middle and high schools, respectively. The district was established in 1914 as consolidation of three earlier school districts in the region that were established as early as 1891. The majority of district facilities, including the main office, are located on a campus located south of Washington State Route 531 in North Lakewood. There are bus transportation services offered to schools part of the district in its 22.5-square-mile (58 km2) area, in addition to a family access program.

History[edit]

Lakewood School District 306 was formed in 1914 by consolidating three smaller school districts formed between 1891 and 1909. School District 45, the oldest and largest district in the area, was formed on February 28, 1891 and served 40 students at English. School District 65 was formed on November 12, 1892 and served 30 students in the Lake Goodwin area. School District 102, the newest and smallest district in the area, was formed on September 25, 1909 and served 20 students in Smokey Point.[2] The new district served 70 students from grades one to eleven in a three-story schoolhouse and sent its high school students to the nearby Arlington School District beginning in 1958. The schoolhouse was demolished in 1958 and students were moved to a new campus consisting of two wings and eight classrooms, later expanded to include a gymnasium and eleven classrooms by 1966. The campus was renovated into Lakewood Elementary School while older students were moved to an adjacent junior high school, now Lakewood Middle School, in 1972. The school district built its first high school, now Lakewood High School in 1983 and graduated its first senior class the following year.[3][4] The school district re-organized its schools in 1988, converting Lakewood Elementary into Lakewood Primary School, serving grades K–3, and converting the junior high school into Lakewood Intermediate School, serving grades 4–6. A bond issue was passed in 1992 to fund the construction of English Crossing Elementary School, opened in 1995 serving grades 3–5.[5] The primary school was renamed back to Lakewood Elementary and served grades K–2, while the intermediate school was converted back to Lakewood Middle School after an extensive remodeling, serving grades 6–8.[6][7] Cougar Creek Elementary School was completed in 2003 to supplement the two other elementary schools by serving grades K–5.[8][9] All three elementary schools were re-organized in 2011 to serve grades K–5 in all three schools, with Lakewood Elementary retaining its preschool program.[10]

Facilities[edit]

The Lakewood School District consists of five schools, three of which are elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, located within North Lakewood.[1] The three elementary schools, serving children from kindergarten to grade five, are: Cougar Creek Elementary School, which is home to 359 students,[11] English Crossing Elementary School, which is home to 342 students,[12] and Lakewood Elementary School, which is home to 365 students.[13] Lakewood Middle School serves as the district's only middle school, serving 594 students from grades six to eight,[14] while the district's only high school is Lakewood High School, which serves 759 students from grades nine to twelve.[15]

Lakewood HighLakewood MiddleCougar Creek ElementaryEnglish Crossing ElementaryLakewood Elementary
1983–present[3]1972–present[6]2003–present[9]1995–present[5]1958–present[7]
Grades 9–12Grades 6–8Grades K–5
Lakewood High School (Washington) main building, 2013.jpgLakewood Middle School (Washington), 2013.jpgEnglish Crossing Elementary School, 2013.jpgLakewood Elementary School (Washington), 2013.jpg

Demographics[edit]

The Lakewood School District consists of five educational institutions: Lakewood High School, Lakewood Middle School, Cougar Creek Elementary School, English Crossing Elementary School, and Lakewood Elementary School.[16] Lakewood High School maintains a 2.3 rank for math proficiency and 3.2 rank for reading comprehension, both near the Washington state average.[17] A total of 2,419 students attend public schools in the district; over 1,000 of these students attend elementary schools, while less than 600 students attend Lakewood Middle School and over 300 students attend Lakewood High School.[1] 313 people have the Individualized Education Program disability and 66 are English-language learners.[1]

There is a 20.75 student-teacher ratio, and the district uses over $27 million to help maintain its schools.[1] Lakewood's superintendent is Dr. Dennis Haddock, who was promoted from being assistant superintendent under Larry Francois for three years before July 1, 2008.[18] It covers an area of 22.5 square miles (58.27 km2), with a population of people related to the district being 13,926 at the 2010 United States Census,[19] encompassing parts of Arlington, Lake Goodwin, Marysville, North Lakewood, Smokey Point, and Warm Beach.[20] There is a population of 658.2 inhabitants per square mile (254.13 /km2) and a 29.5 percent diversity index, ranking fifth out of fourteen school districts in Snohomish County for diversity.[19][21] The main office of the school district, used by the superintendent, is located at 17110 16th Drive Northeast in North Lakewood, part of the city of Marysville, south of Washington State Route 531.[1][22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Lakewood School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ Dubuque, Ron (1970). "Origin and Chronology of all School Districts in Snohomish County, Washington" (PDF). League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Lakewood Schools: Lakewood High School". Lakewood School District. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Fiege, Gale (March 18, 2013). "Lakewood High marks 30 years with open house". The Herald. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Lakewood Schools: English Crossing Elementary School". Lakewood School District. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Lakewood Schools: Lakewood Middle School". Lakewood School District. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Lakewood Schools: Lakewood Elementary School". Lakewood School District. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "History of the Lakewood School District". Lakewood School District. December 28, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Lakewood Schools: Cougar Creek Elementary School". Lakewood School District. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  10. ^ "LakeViews: Volume 35" (PDF). Lakewood School District. August 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Search for Public Schools – School Detail for Cougar Creek Elementary". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Search for Public Schools – School Detail for English Crossing Elementary". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Search for Public Schools – School Detail for Lakewood Elementary School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Search for Public Schools – School Detail for Lakewood Middle School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Search for Public Schools – School Detail for Lakewood High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Our Schools". Lakewood School District. December 28, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Lakewood High School". U.S. News & World Report. 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Haddock takes helm at Lakewood School District". Marysville Globe. September 9, 2008. Retrieved October 26, 2008. 
  19. ^ a b "Lakewood School District – Census 2010: Washington". The Spokesman-Review. 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  20. ^ Secretary of State of Washington (February 2010) (PDF). Lakewood School District #306 Boundary Verification Map (Map). http://www.lwsd.wednet.edu/cms/lib07/WA01001397/Centricity/Domain/7/LakewoodBoundaryVerificationMap2010.pdf. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  21. ^ "Diversity in the Classroom: Lakewood School District 306". The New York Times. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Maps and Directions". Lakewood School District. October 9, 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 

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