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Lake Youngs Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 448 students

 
 

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Posted September 26, 2011

My son is new to Lake Youngs, but thus far, we couldn't be happier about our experience at the school. The school has a very warm and inviting feel. The school leaders are really on the ball, the parental involvement is fantastic, the teachers are superb, and the kids seem to be exceedingly well-mannered and kind. My son has already make loads of new friends, and he can't wait to get involved in some of the before school clubs, etc.. I highly recommend Lake Youngs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

Short answer: wow this school is awesome! Long answer: My children were formerly in the Auburn school district and the difference from that school to this one is night and day. The principal is excellent, the office staff always friendly, the councilor... Everyone is always happy to help in any way. IEP meetings well planned with everyone in attendance. The treatment they have shown us at this school vs. previous school is a complete 180, this school has given my children back the confidence and acceptance they were lacking, they have make a once negative situation great for not only my children but for the parents as well. Nice before and after school activities, excellent volunteers....... I can't explain the previous stress from last year that is blatantly missing this year due to the excellent staff at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Wonderful school. I have a kindergartener. The K teacher is fabulous. I consistently hear (from other parents, teachers, etc.) about how much people love this school. Academically, community-wise, strong PTSA. Lots of extracurricular options... As I get to know the school, I find more and more things I like about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2005

My daughter attended K-6 and my son is attending 4th grade. My overall rating is excellent. Parent involvement is high. I have volunteered myself several times and have witnessed firsthand the dedication the teachers have for academic achievements. This school offers music and art. Office staff is outstanding. This school is strong in all areas. The only place I would consider for improvement would be for outdoor supervision during recess to be better. Children complain of not being able to get supervisors help because 'they were talking'. Lake Youngs Elementary is a great school and both my children are happy and are getting the best education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2004

My daughter just started school in the contained classroom program. The teachers seem very dedicated to her education and she is happy with the interaction with children in the general education classes. So far so good. I agree about the principal though. He seems stand offish although the office staff are WONDERFUL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2004

I have had a difficult time communicating with the principal at this school. I have felt that my child's needs were not considered and that my concerns were dismissed and were, actually, quite unwelcome. I am hesitant to even talk with this principal. And I have had similar feedback from several other parents in the school. This principal is obviously dedicated - I see him working hard. But he needs some intensive training in communicating with parents and accepting and acting on feedback.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

This school has the 'Gifted Program'. It seems to be the biggest focus of the administration. Children who are average learners don't get the support that I remember getting in this district when I was a child. Unless you are gifted, everyone is thrown in together and it's sink or swim. With the exception of one teacher, now retired, I have had a very hard time getting input on how to help my child do better, i.e. 'what are her specific needs as a student?'. I had another teacher try, but there was little follow through on the school side. This school also has a very large PTA with loads of parents at the school everyday, so the teachers have a lot of help. On the flip side there is a culture of PTA snobbery, if you are a working parent who cannot spend as much time there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

This school does have some good teachers, but the Principal is not one that likes to deal with any kind of problems (just brush it under the rug, ignore the parents). I was told by him 'we know your children better than you do' - which is quite far from the truth! Some of the office/playground staff need to retire because they have no patience with kids and are far to lazy to be in charge of hundreds of kids on a playground (I have watched and there have been stretches of up to 10 minutes when there was no playground staff in site). Several teachers don't use their parent volunteers very effectively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I have 3 children that go to Lake Youngs, and I am very pleased with the school. The teachers here are wonderful and take the time to teach our children what they need to know. My kids love the school and are excited about new things that they get to learn everyday...I highly recommend Lake Youngs to everyone...
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students81%
Female92%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income61%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female90%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income63%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
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 Students69%
Female80%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income35%
Not low income83%
Special education29%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female86%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income54%
Not low income86%
Special education35%
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female92%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income68%
Not low income82%
Special education35%
Not special education88%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income46%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female92%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income55%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Low income50%
Not low income94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
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 Students77%
Female76%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income57%
Not low income84%
Special education25%
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income70%
Not low income90%
Special education33%
Not special education93%
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

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
White 51% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 7%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Two or more races 10% 6%
Black 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 16%N/A8%
Special education 118%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 228%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 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 74%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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19660 142nd SE
Kent, WA 98042
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