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Park Lodge Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 404 students

 

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Posted June 5, 2014

My daughter has attended Park Lodge since Preschool. She is now a 4th almost 5th grader. The teachers are great and my daughter has excelled in every class that she takes there. The teachers are friendly and attentive to students needs. I would pick this school over any other elementary school in Washington State and have because Park Lodge is worth the time and effort that not only the students put in but the parents and teachers as well. Thumbs up for Park Lodge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2014

Park lodge is the best elementary i have ever seen. My children were very behind by a year to 2 years behind but this school has brought them to the right grade level or far beyond that level in the last year -2 years. my son is now in 2nd grade but his reading and his math are at a 4th grade level now and they believe his reading will hit 6th grade level by the end of the year!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2014

My son is in Ms. Browns special needs pre-k class. He has an unknown delay that sets him back about a year and I am so impressed with his teacher! I was skeptical that he'd be challenged in a multi-age class where everyone's needs are different but academically, he is doing so well. I'd say he's beyond prepared for kindergarten after 8 months in her class. My only complaint is that they need a bathroom inside the classroom for special needs instead of sharing a bathroom with the upper grades. She expresses my same concern and is very genuine with caring for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

This school had a creative feel, and kids seemed to do lots of interesting projects, but that seems to have changed. People are working hard, but there is less student work on the walls, and I don't see kids working together as much as when we first started.


Posted June 3, 2010

My son has been attending Park Lodge for 2 years now. We've had nothing but issues in communication with the school. He came home one day with a band aid on his knee the wound wasn't even cleaned and we ended up going to the doctor and getting silver cream because it was so deep. When I asked why they didn't tell me all they could say was is that it looked ok to them. The front office people are usually nice. The principal is always worried about his appearance and is all about ratings. His teacher has lost numerous things, pictures from picture day, money for field trips and report cards. I think there's too many children in one classroom setting. The teachers are stressed out and it shows. I've heard people say its a new school so they figured it would be good, only to realize it wasn't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

My son attended this school from K-1st grade. Always received great report cards with little to no issues. However, we transferred im to another school in a different district due to work/childcare. He was almost immediately dentified as being behind in reading and math. He was assigned to a special reading group and they selected himto attend a summer school program to catch up. How is this possible after 2 years of excellent report cards from Park Lodge?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

Both my children attended Park Lodge all 6 years (K-5). The teachers are great and they learned a lot! Really prepared them for the years ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

I really like the school and most of the teachers are great. My son has done very well with his studies. But sometimes the teachers are not very forgiving when the kids make bad choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2007

My daughter has been attending Park Lodge for 5 years now. During those years I have found that some years were better for her than others. Depending on the teacher, it can make a difference. As far as learning, resources, school perks, communication and a well thought out and clean public school, Park Lodge Elementary is one of the best. There is a lot of parent involvement within the school and my daughters teacher has made many efforts to talk to me about her class progress. Thumbs up for Park Lodge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2007

I did not like anything about this School when my daugther was in it. She was on there for 2 months and I pulled her out. She would come home crying because the teacher would say they had the worse class ever. They couldn't go to gym class because her class was so bad. I went and volunteered and there was no structure in the classroom, it was all choatic. During a math test, kids were being so loud and were able to walk around and talk to one another. I could not believe it. The teacher was so sarcastic to the children. That is all I needed to see and I pulled her out the next day! My opionion of the school is that it is just terrible. I would suggest parents volunteer to see how the school is really run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2007

I think that the school is ok. some children just need more TLC. mine is big sweet and gets his feelings hurt a lot by the other kids. he won't tell on them because he wants the others to like him. but the minute he says or does something they tell on the chubby kid and he gets punished. he has had great teachers and has learned so much in the two yrs he has gone there. thats the good part.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2005

Friendly office staff but teachers less so. I witnessed one teacher keeping her lights off in the classroom for extended periods of time to *keep the children quiet* and the principle came on the loud speaker at the end of the day and praised children for walking down the hallways quietly. Quiet is a big priority here...not sure of much else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2004

Park Lodge is truly the most beatiful Elementary campus Clover Park has with beautiful, bright, and intelligent students. I wish the best for all future students! Thanks for all of your help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2004

This school has been wonderful for my son he has been able to develop his skills and learn lots of new and exciting things. The multiage progam is also an excellent program it gives children a greater oppurtunity to develop more advanced skills from there upper classmates.
—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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%
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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
10%
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 Students59%
Female62%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income56%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students54%
Female52%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Low income50%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education58%
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 Students70%
Female78%
Male58%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Low income70%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female86%
Male65%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income81%
Not low income70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students51%
Female62%
Male35%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Low income49%
Not low income55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
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 Students57%
Female50%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income52%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education61%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income82%
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education88%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female54%
Male56%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income48%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 34% 60%
Hispanic 23% 20%
Two or more races 18% 6%
Black 16% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 17%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 265%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 19N/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 71%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Robert Richards

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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6300 100th St SW
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