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Lakes Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 640 students

 

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Posted April 5, 2014

I rate this school highly. The staff is caring and strives to make learning fun and academically challenging. The principal is firm, as any quality principal should be, yet well-liked by the students. The officer-presence is a positive, and can be found at most middle schools and high schools today. As at any school and grade level, it all hinges on the effort put forth. We have come from a much larger, top-rated school district, and have found our child's education at Lakes to every bit as good, if not better due to magnet courses and a smaller size.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2013

This school has become a quickly changing institution which no longer advocates nurturing growing children and educational creativity for learning, but is more strictly geared toward molding students through an outdated regime. The principal acts as authoritarian to both students and parents. The counselor's role seems to be limited to acting more as a liason for social services. The school utilizes a police officer inside the school walls who apparently lends his presence as more of a tool of fear and intimidation rather than friend and protector. This school is steadily losing its luster for many local parents. However, if you want a school that is reverting to a more historic genre with a police presence, this is the place for your children.


Posted April 23, 2010

I love this school. I've been going here for 3 years. And whenever I need help the teachers always help me. (: There are some mean kids but I think it's a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2010

This school has come a long way! Since changing to a magnet school they have exceeded my expectations. My daughter loves going to school and the uniforms stop the arguing over what to wear every morning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

This school is amazing. My life has been so much better and easier. Mrs.Q is really awesome. My favorite teacher (: The students are supportive. My mom wants me to leave but the kids love it and as long as its my choice I'm staying.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2009

Lakes Middle School, Is very well known for the Ghetto school and many students accept that and are fine with it. Teachers new incoming vice principals and most adults do not agree with this accusatiion. I am 8th grade student from Lakes I am almost a straight A student. Most people i know are or at least make honor role. We are second ranked in the city behing Charter which is obviously going to be better. I belive Lakes is a very well academic and sport challenged we all get along very well and is an awesome school! If you are moving in or around Coeur d alene i strongly recommend Lakes Middle School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2008

I didn't care for this school very much and neithier did my child. Next year I will be sending my child to a school that don't have alot of bullys. This school stresses a child out and gives a child low self esteem.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 75% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 75% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students61%
Female67%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Special education15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female66%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Special education15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Special education39%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students67%
Female74%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Special education13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female79%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Special education13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female47%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Special education7%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students71%
Female82%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Special education13%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 78%
Hispanic 5% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Black 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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930 North 15th St
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 667-4544

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