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Lake Grove Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 402 students

 

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Posted August 27, 2013

First, the school is old and the building looks so run down. They feed the children what seems to be like bird seeds for breakfast and how can anyone learn with snacks for lunch! The teachers pass the children to the next grade even when they are not ready. The principle does not seem truly concerned when you bring an issue to him. He just uses cliches we all learned in psychology classes like ,"what can I do to help you?" The teachers are disorganized and have no real curriculum for you to follow with your children! Children are learning at a slower rate than they should! If you want your children to really learn and have the teachers and principles actually care about how and what they learn, then I suggest that you choose another school. This school has a long way to go. Everyone here is just here to get a pay check!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2013

I find bullying to be really prevalent here. My child has attended school here from Kindergarten through third grade. Playground bullying got to the point of physical assaults that the teachers were either willing to ignore or disbelieve. When you child comes home with bruises from other students it is time to leave. We are opting out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

I love this school. There are excellent teachers ad staff members here. However if your child needs a special needs class try somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2004

I 'choiced' my child into Lake Grove from another school in the district because of lack of student support at his old school. I am so impressed with the way that the teachers go above and beyond to support all kids. The principal is very visible and is very respectful to all kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2003

I am a parent of a fourth grade student at Lake Grove Elementary School. This is her first year attending this school. I am amazed at the wonderful leadership and teaching skills that I have witnessed at Lake Grove Elementary. My child has a wonderful teacher(Mrs. Linthicum)who goes above and beyond in my oppion to make sure each and every one of her students is at a minimum of what it takes to be successful in the fourth grade. The principal (Mrs. Lemmel)at Lake grove is also exceptional, she is very involved with parents and student alike. In closing Lake Grove is Great!


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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
22%
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 Students38%
Female29%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income36%
Not low income50%
Special educationn/a
Not special education42%
Limited English11%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female56%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income50%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English32%
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 Students72%
Female62%
Male85%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income67%
Not low income88%
Special education18%
Not special education84%
Limited English29%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female68%
Male86%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income72%
Not low income88%
Special education18%
Not special education88%
Limited English50%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income56%
Not low income63%
Special education18%
Not special education66%
Limited English36%
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 Students63%
Female65%
Male62%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income62%
Not low income67%
Special education30%
Not special education68%
Limited English31%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female59%
Male62%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income60%
Not low income61%
Special education20%
Not special education67%
Limited English15%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female47%
Male66%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Low income56%
Not low income61%
Special education20%
Not special education63%
Limited English23%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 33% 20%
White 26% 60%
Two or more races 14% 6%
Black 12% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 131%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 273%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 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 58%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Patty Elmer

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303 SW 308th St
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