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Lacey Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 464 students

 

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Posted February 25, 2014

If you have an opportunity to take you child to another school I recommend doing so. The school has changed the parking availability and sectioned off an entire portion. Doing so is forcing parents to park along side the roads in the surrounding neighborhoods where children clutter the streets while walking home because the school does not provide busing for all students enrolled. When I questioned the office about why this was occurring their response was that it was for safety. But in actuality they are just moving the safety "hazard" off the school grounds so that it is no longer their responsibility. In additions to this problem the school and school grounds are not kept up on. I've even seen beer cans scattered that remained there for weeks before they were cleaned up. Also the office staff is quite rude whenever you have to deal with them. They act like you are inconveniencing them so much anytime you inquire about you child. All in all I am grateful that we will be moving soon. I will make it a point to move out of this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

Taken my kids out and wont go back, security reason is the main one the main office staff are great, school could use a little TLC, principal could be better too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

I have one kid she likes it, The school as a whole is just ok. I do agree kids need to be watched better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2014

My daughter attends Kindergarten here, and she loves it. I like her teacher very much, and it seems very organized in her classroom. The school is clean, and the office staff is very friendly. Cons- if you drop off/pick up it is terrible. There are cars everywhere, and cars all through the neighborhood, parked on the sidewalk- so the kids who walk-walk in the street. I also feel that they should have more security! You can come in and out as you please and that should be changed ASAP! I saw 4 girls in my daughters class playing outside the bathroom(next to the front door) for over 5min before someone came to check on them. A little scary for little ones to have no supervision next to the entrance
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

My son has been at Lacey since he was 4 and the delayed preschool is excellent he had a speech delay and is now a totally caught up 7 year old that you would never know had any kind of delay. That being said I have been fairly happy with the quality of education until this year. It seems like something has changed, the curriculum seems to be less focused on the individual education and more the idea of standardized testing prepping for 3rd grade tests. That may be the introduction of common core or it may just be as he gets older that will be the case. I've also noticed a lack of numbers as far as outdoor supervision goes compared to previous years. Because of that as a parent I have signed up to volunteer to try to help remedy that situation any way I can. A lot of it is lack of budget to hire more supervisors and I am more then willing to help. I gave a middle ground mark because its a good school I just think they need more parents to be involved in making the school a better place. I've always liked Mr. Culberson and Ms. Debbie and the teachers are excellent. We love their extracurricular nights library nights, book fair, field day etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2013

Lack of comunication from teachers and office staff. They run out of food thats on the lunch menu and give sandwiches or other food in return that my kids dont like to eat,waste of my money. i started giving my kids cold lunches now. The schools looks dirty, way to much clutter in the hallways big safty hassard! Restrooms stink!, Sinks where the students wash there hands way to dirty. carpets where they sit to readbooks or play games ext... OMG Whens the last time they steamed cleaned the school? I agree with one of the other reviewers the kids are all over the playground while the duties are just talking. where the leadership from Principal?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

This school is terrible the teachers dress like prostitutes ,you get no help for your children. The duties Don't watch your children on the play ground so if something does happen no one seems to know what happened, or the other children gang up on yours, and your child get into trouble for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

My kids love it there, Teachers are great lots of after school activitys. Principal is good he makes the students feel great and want to learn. I havent seen any school floor look so bright and clean along with the classrooms. My kids love Mr. Phil his the janitor. Keep it up Lacey!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

My experience with this school has been wonderful. I have a 4th and 6th grader there. My 4th grader can be very difficult but her teacher has been very patient with her and can see her good qualities. They regularly have community nights where the whole family can come. There are computers to use, books to check out at the library, and some healthy snacks and at least one activity such as games or crafts. Wonderful for families. We need to move to a bigger house and I am drawing a map of the school boundaries to try to move within them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2008

The school has great teachers,food,people,and activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

My child went to this school and it seemed great until we moved and he was transferred to another school in the district where he has soared beyond my expectations because they have allowed him the opportunity to go beyond his ability and learn new things rather than keeping him at his own grade level. There is not much parent involvement at this school and there is limited family involvement after school activities. It's not a bad school, but not the best in the district either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2004

I have two kids in Lacey Elementary, 1st and 3rd. I appreciate the activities that are available for parents (outside of PTA and volunteering). Specifically, the school sponsored a BBQ for the kids and parents. It was fun to sit and share a nice BBQ lunch outside with my kids and their friends. I also appreciated this year's Talent show. There were all levels of skill presented and each performer received incredible applause at the end of their performance. No one student was better than another - it was very safe. Those are just a couple of the activities that I was able to attend amoung many this year. I look forward to being involved next year.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
18%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students78%
Female74%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income76%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income79%
Not low income75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income87%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income81%
Not low income93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students78%
Female84%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income72%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
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 Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income71%
Not low income73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female77%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income68%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female80%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Low income76%
Not low income67%
Special educationn/a
Not special education77%
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%
Female77%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income63%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income75%
Not low income88%
Special educationn/a
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

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 59% 60%
Hispanic 18% 20%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Black 4% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 249%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 13N/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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1800 Homann Dr SE
Lacey, WA 98503
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