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Lake Hills Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 484 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2013

Lake Hills has enthusiastic teachers that go the "extra mile". And as of last year, they now have a good Spanish immersion program. My daughter loves it. They teach good values and communicate their goals and and agenda to the parents transparently both through parent-teacher conferences and events like "curriculum night". They collaborate with the community with examples like the Lake Hills Blueberry festival that is held every fall at the school. What more could you want in a school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

From the morning drop-offs to the arts programs, Lake Hills has got it going on! They are organized and talented. My child has continually done well in this school. Teachers are accessible. They try to meet with each student and parent in their own home prior to the new school year. My child has been able to be involved with several musical productions and the art program has been exceptional. They even have on-site after school care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

My daughter enrolled at Lake Hills last september as a kindergarten student. Her teacher is awesome, creative and encourage students a lot. She learned a lot. Also, has confidents in most of area. Reading a book by her own, drawing, writing, science, different world languages from her classmates/school. School is big and have a lot of activities for students in their age. PTA as great programs. (Movies, field trips, International performance, skate rolling, toy making, pop corn days etc). She loves to go school daily and talking a lot of her teacher, classmates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I have been working at Lake Hills for 4 years now, and after having worked in 5 different school districts in 14 different schools, I have NEVER come across a better school! The teachers are the best in skill, classroom management, individualized teaching, and curriculum implementation! There are activities going on as early as 7:00 am and as late as 8:00 pm. The building is truly a neighborhood community center and is open to the public throughout most of the year! There is immense diversity in socio-economic status, race, and culture, which is unique in a city that is viewed as primarily upper-class.


Posted January 25, 2006

Great school with an active principal.Teachers are very co-operative and encourage children in all activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

I really liked the diversity at this school and so did my son. The teachers really encourage reading which I liked. I think the teachers lost some of the students during the year in math, I had to constantly monitor and tutor my son in math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2004

I have two children attending Lake Hills. I have been impressed with the commitment of the teachers, however there have been some challenges working with the school administration. The student body is made up of a large variety of ethnic backgrounds, so many of the students are just starting English, which accounts for the lower test scores the school has received on the WASL. Additionally, the school has made available some on-site after school care through the YMCA.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
35%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income72%
Not low income72%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English53%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female57%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Asian/Pacific Islander70%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income62%
Not low income71%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English28%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students47%
Female41%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Low income40%
Not low income67%
Special education50%
Not special education46%
Limited English25%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students52%
Female56%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Low income49%
Not low income61%
Special education50%
Not special education53%
Limited English31%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female56%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian63%
Asian/Pacific Islander63%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Low income38%
Not low income72%
Special education40%
Not special education48%
Limited English38%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students68%
Female74%
Male62%
Black58%
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income59%
Not low income90%
Special education25%
Not special education79%
Limited English20%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female86%
Male64%
Black67%
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income67%
Not low income93%
Special education30%
Not special education86%
Limited English35%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female67%
Male62%
Black25%
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic66%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income59%
Not low income79%
Special education35%
Not special education72%
Limited English35%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 42% 20%
White 25% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 7%
Black 6% 5%
Two or more races 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 139%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 270%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 7N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 69%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • HEATHER EDLUND

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Bellevue, WA 98007
Phone: (425) 456-5300

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