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Lakeridge Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 576 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 1, 2014

Lakeridge is a really good neighborhood elementary school. Parent (and PTA) involvement pervades everything and the extracurriculars are beyond compare. Among just the third grade highlights this year were an overnight at the Seattle Aquarium, native american program, Bicycle Rodeo, student composed and performed operetta, student performed Shakespeare and an all school musical. My son enjoyed every minute of his hi-cap class. The staff is responsive when dealing with bullying and friendship issues as long as you treat them as humans (some of the type-A parents can come across as entitled). The new principal could do better interfacing with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

Not the best place for an education! I still wonder if the 4th grade team has changed?


Posted August 12, 2013

My daughter attended Lakeridge from 1st grade through 5th grade and we were very pleased with the education she received. The parents are very involved at this school, and it shows! Helpful involved parents make for a better learning environment. All the teachers we had were excellent, no complaints...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2013

Both of my daughters go to this school and we love the quality of the education that they receive there. The staff is genuinely caring and the parents are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

Lakeridge has hired a new principal since the last posted review. Under the new leadership the school is even better. My son just finished third grade which has an amazing teaching team. I must say they brought the curriculum to life with lots of visiting artists. The school music program is great too. The only improvement that the school could make would be to higher an art teacher. Currently there are no art teachers in the elementary schools on Mercer Island.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

This is a solid community based school with a highly motivated base of students and parents. Teacher quality is however mixed and building leadership is poor. Dispite this the students on balance score very well and come to school well equipted, ready to learn and strongly supported by parents and the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

Lakeridge is a wonderful neighborhood school. There is a very high level of parent involvement and the teachers on the whole are excellent. There is a wide range of extracurricular activities and everyone has art and music.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

A public school with a high-achieving family base, Lakeridge is the southernmost school of the Mercer island School District. It draws from single family homes. Teaching quality has been good overall. Our needs were not met because until recently there were no gifted programs but the district recently started one. Music is excellent, and a wide variety of sports (including beginning lacrosse) are available. Parent involvement is high and so are parent expectations. Great facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2005

Dedicated teachers and principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2005

The teachers are very dedicated. I have been very impressed too by the PTA who is most certainly intereted in bringing a wide variety of experiences to all grade levels. There are lots of field trips and art experiences. The setting of the campus is so beautiful, near tall trees, lots of space for outdoor recreation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2005

It is the best school on Mercer Island. It has a great math team, great test scores, and appropiate challenges for everyone. There is a student council. The science curriculum is very good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2003

Unbelievably positive experience. Incredibly caring staff and amazing parent involvement. I cannot imagine a better experience for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low incomen/a
Not low income97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
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 Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low incomen/a
Not low income84%
Special education58%
Not special education91%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Not low income89%
Special education63%
Not special education96%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low incomen/a
Not low income92%
Special education84%
Not special education94%
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 Students81%
Female88%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low incomen/a
Not low income81%
Special education46%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female91%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low incomen/a
Not low income85%
Special education55%
Not special education89%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low incomen/a
Not low income87%
Special education55%
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

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 80% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 7%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Hispanic 3% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%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 14N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 8N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 70%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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8215 SE 78th
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: (206) 236-3418

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