« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
Auburn, WA
Students enrolled: 408

Contact this school

4200 South 308th St
Auburn, WA 98001

(253) 945-2803
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Lake Dolloff Elementary School address.

April 02, 2015
I have a daughter in 2nd grade and a son in 1st grade. They have attended Lake Dolloff since Kindergarten . My experience has been wonderful up to this point. I will say that it is because I have set my expectations of how involved I want to be. So with each teacher/staff you have to reach out by starting conversation with email , class phone, meeting or notes. There is many ways to reach them so there is no excuse. Also make sure you communicate what your expectations are. In my case I want to be notified of EVERYTHING that happens with my kiddos and communication is important. So I made that clear and they abide by it including the principal, the counselor and family liason. All of whom know us by first and last name including those of our kids who are not in their school. The nurse is also communicative, just keep her updated. Overall I have found that staff will go above and beyond their duty to help if you work with them . I have even gotten help with my kids bedtime routines , a wake up call, parenting advice. .. etc. It really is a good school , it's all a matter of communication.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2014
My children are new to the school and learning 'new concepts' they learned the last 2 previous years. There is 1 page of homework which does not help reinforce anything the children have learned that day or week.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2014
This is our first year at Lake Dolloff as it appears there are many new students. With 29 children in the 3rd grade class I personally was shocked. Also the teacher doesn't have any assistance with the students. After talking to past students and parents and hearing from my own child it seems that fear and intimidation is used to control the kids. Very disappointed at this point, 8 days in. We didn't find the staff to be warm, friendly or welcoming. Very little instruction given to new families. Hope to update with a better experience in a few months.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2014
Lake Dolloff has been a wonderful experience for me and my kids. The staff was very encouraging and friendly to the kids and both my kids were always excited to go to school. Truly appreciate how they involved the parents with everything happening at school.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2014
The teachers are wonderful. My daughter has attended here and so will my son and my future kids. Lots of positive changes in the last couple of years that is really making this school shine. The MSP scores are getting better mostly due to the hard work of the staff at this school and my kid love going to school every morning!!

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2009
The people there, students, teachers, and parents, are fabulous to work with. It feels like a family and all are very supportive. Everyone gives so much of themselves.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
January 30, 2009
My son goes to this school he has had great interaction with all the staff and they have great lines of communication with me

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2007
Both of my children went here for 6 years. For all grades the focus on reading is so strong that other subjects are just about ingnored. Any child that is having trouble with math has no chance of getting extra help. Science is almost forgotten. My son did have a good time and the parent involvement has declined in the last few years. I did not realize that my lasting impression was was quite this bad

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2006
My child or I have never had any bad experiences at this school. I am very pleased with everything.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2006
I am very satisfied with Lake Dolloff. Everyone is very friendly. My children really seem to enjoy the school the most.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2005
This school has a very hard working PTA. The test scores are solid, and the music/PE teachers are exceptional. Not all of the teachers are great, but there is a least 1 superb teacher at each grade level.

- submitted by a teacher

February 20, 2005
Lake Dolloff has a very disturbing meal time. My child is always being rushed to eat lunch so that the other kids could be able to fit. The cafeteria really needs to be expanded in order to avoid this. Otherwise, they should seek other alternatives into perhaps, having the younger/older children have lunch in their homerooms, so that they will not have to be rushed! My child always comes home complaining and starving. Another bothersome thing about lunch is, if a child does not finish his/her food that are in sealed packages. They are not allowed to keep it, in fact, they will get in trouble for trying to take their own food home that we pay for. They also do not allow children to bring their own snacks for recesses, let alone not allowing them to keep their own leftovers. Its almost as if they want our children to starve!

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2004
Lake Dolloff is a great school, there is so much support and enthusiasm at this school. My child has loved his experience there. The teachers really care about the kids and give them their all. I would highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent

October 14, 2003
From my own experience, the quality of teachers varies greatly. My son graduated with no research or study skills beyond what I'd taught him myself. My daughter graduates next year and was lucky enough to get a wonderful 4th grade teacher who moved up with her class to 5th grade. Success here definitely rests on parent involvement with their children's education.

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Find out what parents are saying about Lake Dolloff Elementary School


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: April 2, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Lake Dolloff Elementary School
4200 South 308th St, Auburn, WA  98001
(253) 945-2803
Last modified Lake Dolloff Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lake Dolloff Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top