Mike Town, one of Tesla STEM High School’s founding teachers, is a recipient of the Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community.
Reach for the stars!
Christa McAuliffe Elementary is named in honor of Sharon Christa McAuliffe. She was born in 1948 and grew up in Massachusetts where she became a teacher, a mother of two, and was selected by NASA to be the first teacher in space. Our school mascot is the Challenger, which was the name of the space shuttle that she flew on with six others.
Meet Our Principal!
A letter from Brady Howden, McAuliffe Principal
Meet Our Associate Principal
A letter from Kari Weed, Associate Principal
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School Annual Report
Year in Review
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction School Report Card
View and compare our school's WASL results, student demographics, and teacher information.
History Of Our Schools
From the first log cabin school in Redmond in 1875 to the official formation of Lake Washington School District in 1944 and on to today. This brief history of the district, published in 2005, traces the growth of education in this area. Includes the history of each school building.
Volunteering in the District
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Your Tax Dollars at Work
Learn how public schools are funded and how your tax dollars are used.
Schools and district facilities are available for community meetings and activities.
School/Community Projects Improve Schools
Generous individuals or groups such as PTSA, ASB, school staff, parents, or local community groups sometimes want to help schools with a community project, such as landscaping, new playground equipment or new signs. Review the guidelines for community projects to ensure project success.
Lake Washington Schools Foundation
Where community support impacts public education.
McAuliffe CIP Goals
View McAuliffe's CIP goals.
The knowledge, skills, and attributes that every student needs to be Future Ready.
ASB Fund Balance Reports
Associated Student Body (ASB) funds are raised by and for students. These funds are used for optional, extracurricular events that are cultural, athletic, recreational, or social. These funds are not available for graded student activities that are part of the school curriculum.