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Lakes Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 87 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 11, 2013

My children attended Lakes for two years. Under different leadership, I would recommend the school to anyone. The outgoing principal was the worst leadership I've seen in a school in 30 years. The teachers are amazing--they're supportive to the children and are never out of line with the them. However, beware if you're coming in from another school system or out of state. The school system as a whole caters to state testing, there's barely any emphasis on science, and they really push being politically correct---so no one loses or wins anything or makes an "A" or a "B". The 1-4 grading system is 90% subjective and how the teacher "feels" the child did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2013

We couldn't ask for a better school for our children! We got a waiver to attend Lakes after hearing from friends how exceptional the teachers and staff are. I can't believe the difference! Our children have attended 2 other elementary schools in Lacey....there is no comparison! If you want your children to be in the best hands, with the most attentive and caring teachers, Lakes is the school for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2013

Wow i love this school.it is a good one for my cchild.but they are too sleepy


Posted November 21, 2012

This school is very well run! The teachers care about the students, and the principals can often been seen walking around and checking on things.


Posted June 8, 2012

The teachers are excellent, but the office staff are unhelpful and cold. They are not great about keeping parents informed of policy and procedure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2012

The learning experience my child has had at this school is great. She learns how to work well with other and how to make good choices. The only problem I have is there is no Open Door Policy. If you want to drop in on your kids and see how their doing you Can Not. You have to make a appointment a day in advance to check on your child. I really disagree with that policy and it needs to be changed. A parent should never have to make an appointment to check on their child. It is very uncomfortable for parents from other states. Who is concerned with the transition of their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2011

Three of my children attended Lakes in the past. Ms. Quiocho is the best teacher any of my children have ever had. The staff is friendly and they truly care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Lakes Elementary is the best because of the staff and especially because the students are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Treats every child as an individual with individual needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Friendly, safe, and inspirational environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

The culture-- welcoming and friendly to parents, warm and caring for kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Lakes Elementary is a great school. The teachers and other staff really care about the kids and you can tell by how much the kids love going to school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

My kids just started at Lakes this year. From the first moment I had contact with the school to register my daughters, everyone has been friendly helpful and responsive. I am especially pleased with the high value the school is placing on teaching problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

It's a large school, but it is friendly and inviting. It has a nice school community feeling to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

I am new to Lakes this year due to my son's class moving but, so far the tansition has been great. Help from all the staff I have asked help from has been a major key in such a smooth transition. The safety of the kids is a major focus at Lakes and it is nice to see. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Both of my kids love this school. The staff are easy to work w/ as a parent and the teachers really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

I love the feel of the school. It feels friendly and professional. It cares about the students academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

I have been connected to Lakes Elementary since September 1995 and our last child is now attending. The staff at Lakes puts in 100% everyday. They are connected with the students, parents and our community. They are passionate about teaching and the success of their students is important to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

The values they teach are very important. Respect, Responsibility and be Safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

The school environment is great. Teachers are very nice. And most of all my child loves the school.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
64%

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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

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 59% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income75%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female92%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income72%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
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 Students71%
Female67%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income52%
Not low income88%
Special education33%
Not special education75%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic86%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income77%
Not low income85%
Special education50%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students71%
Female73%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income57%
Not low income83%
Special education25%
Not special education76%
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 Students84%
Female92%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income70%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income78%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income85%
Not low income90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
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%
Female66%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income57%
Not low income78%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income63%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
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 60% 60%
Two or more races 16% 6%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Black 5% 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 12%N/A8%
Special education 115%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 237%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 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 10N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 81%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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6211 Mullen Rd SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: (360) 412-4600

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