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Phantom Lake Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 388 students

 

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Posted March 12, 2013

This is our second year at Phantom Lake Elementary and we are very pleased with our school! The principal is involved with the children in the classroom and out. She is an excellent leader! The teachers are dedicated, welcome parent-help, and have respect for each of their students. The families of Phantom Lake provide a great community to live and participate in! Our children have found some wonderful, caring friends at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

We are new to the area and choosing the appropriate school for our daughter was daunting! We decided to give our local public school a try, and are we ever happy we did. The front desk staff, teachers and supporting staff are wonderful. We have been surprised at the high level of academic learning in the classroom, particularly reading, as well as the fact that this school offers art and music lessons. There is also a strong emphasis on learning appropriate social skills such as compassion and friendship; the children here are caring and kind. The new principal is enthusiastic, very involved and believes in small class sizes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

We really didn't like what we saw at our home school, and did the rounds checking out other schools in the district that were available for open enrolment that school year. We opted for Phantom Lake because we really liked the small class size, and on-site before and after school care. We also put our youngest in the Integrated Preschool after seeing how awesome that program is. We have been PL parents for 3 school years now, and loving it! There are definitely areas for improvement, but Phantom Lake is a school with great community, excellent staff, and dedicated teachers. Small school with a BIG heart!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

My two children attended the Integrated Preschool for 2 years each, and then K-5 at Phantom Lake. We've had excellent teachers at every grade level, and have been particularly impressed with the school's inclusive culture. The kids display compassion and kindness every day. The K-5 curriculum is the same as in every Bellevue school, and does not include a specific program for gifted education. Both my kids fall into the gifted category, but were challenged appropriately with the existing curriculum. They had opportunities to blossom as leaders in a smaller school, with teachers who found ways to keep them engaged academically. The new Principal is an excellent and tireless leader, and brings out the best in our staff and students. Our PTA is a dedicated and talented group of parents. Despite a small budget, we're able to provide academic opportunities and fun family activities for our kids. The Integrated Preschool provides an incredible opportunity for typically-developing kids and those with challenges to learn together. The curriculum emphasizes communication and empathy, and has had a profound positive influence on my kids. Transition to K was seamless!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

We have had mixed experience so far with this school. The curriculum is too easy for our second grader and her teacher is brand-new to the field and has no idea how to challenge her. The librarians, specialist teachers and more experienced teachers are excellent, and the school facility is really conducive to learning. The principal is very involved and knows the kids on a first-name basis; the PTA folks are dedicated. I just wish there was more for smart/advanced kids. Worksheets don't cut it when your child is ready to really LEARN.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

Phantom Lake is a wonderful school. The facility is new and technologically advanced. Our experience with Phantom Lake is with the Kindergarten and Preschool. My children have been peer models in their intergrated preschool for 4 years (between the 2 of them). My oldest also went to Kindergarten there. The curriculum and academic programs are very developementaly appropriate for each child. Many 'specialists' on staff to work with children with any type of delay or problems. Music, art, PE, and library time is incorporated into each class weekly. PTA and other parent involvement is lacking. The few parents that do volunteer are very devoted. The community does support the school through Granpals, SeniorNet, Overlake Rotary, and middle school tutors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2005

The academic program is not too stretched for kindergarteners and lays emphasis on all-round development. It is full of fun & activities for kids and they seem to love the academic atmosphere. Teachers seem to be patient with kids and they love the attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2005

While pleasant, the academics and enrichment are lacking compared to our last school. Nothing available for bright kids except more worksheets, while those who are behind do have extra clubs and special services.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
37%
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income59%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited English60%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female86%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income59%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English40%
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 Students55%
Female50%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian46%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income50%
Not low income59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female79%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income65%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students65%
Female75%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian55%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income65%
Not low income66%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited Englishn/a
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 Students67%
Female78%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income53%
Not low income75%
Special education10%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female78%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income53%
Not low income92%
Special education70%
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income58%
Not low income78%
Special education40%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
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
White 52% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 7%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 7% 6%
Black 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 113%N/A8%
Special education 132%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 231%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 14N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 9N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 63%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Painting

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Swimming pool
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  • After school
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  • ALICE HUMPHRES

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Resources

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Diving

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
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1050 160th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98008
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