Welcome to Cottage Lake Elementary

Our school is a wonderful place for students, their families, and the staff who work here!

At Cottage Lake, we work to ensure that all of our students:

  • Demonstrate high achievement
  • Show respect and compassion for themselves and others
  • Are prepared socially and academically for life
Cottage Lake name on brick wall

Mission & Vision

"At Cottage Lake, it is our united mission to build a safe, engaging, and inclusive environment of resilient lifelong learners. In partnership with our vibrant community, we embrace our diversity and strive to foster trust and kindness."

Contact Us

15940 Avondale Road NE
Woodinville, WA 98077
Main Office
425-408-4202 fax

Mascot and Colors

Our colors are blue and yellow.  Our mascot is the Sailor.
Cottage Lake Sailboat Logo for Sailors

Local weather

Weather Bug for Woodinville

Facility Information and History

Facility Information

Cottage Lake was built in 1958 on 10 acres. The school facilities were expanded in 1963 and in 1968. A new grass field replaced the original playground in 1986. The school underwent a basic-needs renovation in 1987, and a technology retrofit occurred in 1991 and 1995.

Phase One of the Buildings and Site Modernization Project was completed in 1999. This phase included a new gymnasium, administration building, four new classrooms, and a multi-purpose room that serves as a cafeteria for lunch serving.

Phase Two, completed in 2005, included sixteen classrooms, library and computer lab. Cottage Lake embraced the sustainable design features of natural ventilation, day-lighting, and a low impact design for storm water infiltration called rain gardens. The project won a competitive grant for $310,000 from the State Board of Education and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for its role as a pilot project for the Washington Sustainable School Protocol. During its first year of occupancy, the staff was active in learning the new expectations and procedures that support the integration of sustainable design features.

Before and after school day care is provided through the YMCA.

Our twenty classrooms are in use daily for students. The gym, cafeteria, and playfield are used extensively in the evenings and on weekends for special community events.

Building users include:

  • Cottage Lake PTA
  • Northshore Youth Basketball Association
  • King County Parks and Recreation
  • Girl and Boy Scout groups
  • Youth soccer, little league and basketball teams
  • Community meetings and activities
  • YMCA

Awards and Recognition

The following awards are given out to staff, students, and the community

Community: PTA Golden Acorn Award
Staff: PTA Golden Sailboat Award
Staff: SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Council) Award
Students: Student of the Month Award - Multiple students every month are honored
PTA Golden Acorn Award Recipient Year Received
Theresa Rumens Shabro 2014-15
Kristen Bragg 2013-14
Lisa Fifer & Kristie Brower 2012-13
Mary Heidt 2011-12
Kirstin Davies & Nancy Chamberlain 2010-11
Nancy Bateman & Megan DeSantis 2009-10
Dena Shepard 2008-09
Ann Glaser 2007-08
Rhonda Williams-Parent 2006-07
Barbara Roberts 2005-06
PTA Golden Sailboat Award Recipient Year Received
Suzanne Sterling 2015-16
Cyrus Darling 2014-15
Janice Rendahl 2013-14
Terrie Wagner 2012-13
Casey Klinich 2011-12
Angie Reese & Sheryl Matthews 2010-11
Laurie Lundberg 2009-10
Jay Stookey & Suzanne Lund 2008-09
Richard Ito & Becky Clausen 2007-08
Janice Rendahl 2006-07
Christy Lein 2005-06
SEPAC Award Recipients Year Received
Casey Klinich, Tonya Bedell, & Jenn Schmitt 2013-14
Lexie Bedell 2011-12
Casey Klinich 2009-10
Cottage Lake All Staff 2008-09
Casey Klinich 2005-06
Casey Klinich 2004-05

Reports & Demographics

School Performance Reports are published annually by the Northshore School District Communications Department.  

Community Resources

On-going classroom /school partnerships:

  • Parent and Microsoft matching fund donations
  • PTA Awards and Grants for special classroom project
  • Campbell's Labels for Education & Box Tops for Education