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Panther Lake Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 575 students

 

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Posted April 8, 2013

Both of my children attended Panther Lake Elementary and both received a very good education that prepared them for middle school. My children were both recommended to take the gifted test, but didn't qualify. The teachers were great at differentiating instruction to meet the kids academically where they were and then push them to improve. I also volunteered in the classroom and witnessed the teachers differentiating instructions for these levels and saw the joy the teachers had in not only seeing the higher achieving students achieve but also the struggling learners improve. I saw the teachers setting goals for these struggling learners to get them to grade level. The school has a diverse population economically which presents challenges, but teachers adapt well. Both of my children went on to do honors classes in middle school as well as high school level math. They were well prepared.
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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
8%
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 59% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

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

All Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Black50%
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income55%
Not low income76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English40%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female65%
Male56%
Black75%
Asian76%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income56%
Not low income68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education62%
Limited English42%
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%
Female69%
Male65%
Black64%
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander59%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income60%
Not low income84%
Special education10%
Not special education75%
Limited English33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female81%
Male63%
Black73%
Asian72%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income68%
Not low income76%
Special education40%
Not special education75%
Limited English42%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students68%
Female78%
Male61%
Black64%
Asian61%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income65%
Not low income76%
Special education30%
Not special education73%
Limited English33%
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%
Female43%
Male50%
Black30%
Asian75%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income35%
Not low income89%
Special education8%
Not special education54%
Limited English14%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black50%
Asian67%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income49%
Not low income94%
Special education8%
Not special education68%
Limited English24%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students28%
Female26%
Male29%
Black10%
Asian42%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic8%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income12%
Not low income83%
Special education8%
Not special education31%
Limited English0%
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 Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
Black59%
Asian69%
Asian/Pacific Islander56%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income55%
Not low income79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education67%
Limited English17%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female80%
Male60%
Black71%
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income60%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 30% 63%
Hispanic 23% 18%
Asian 19% 7%
Black 18% 5%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 146%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 232%N/A8%
Special education 210%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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  • Elizabeth Wallen

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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