Rachel Carson Elementary School opened in 2006 and became Lake Washington School District's newest elementary school…More in Sammamish. The school strives to integrate academics, art, drama, music and sports into each school day.
In October 2009, there were 560 students - evenly split between boys and girls. The school has a faculty of 29 teachers. More than 55 percent of them have earned their master's degrees. Each has about 9 years of experience.
If Carson students stay in the Lake Washington School District, they will attend Inglewood Jr. High School and Eastlake High School. The elementary school draws students from around the intersection of 244th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 8th Street. But the attendance boundary stretches down to Southeast 8th Street. Some students come from a small area close to state Route 202.
The mascot is the Falcon. The school has an environmentally-friendly campus and was named after Rachel Louise Carson, a writer, biologist and ecologist who was born in Pennsylvania.