Welcome to Lacey Elementary - The Round School!

  • Front door view of the Lacey Elementary building Lacey Elementary, known as the "round school", serves grades K-5 in Lacey, Washington. We opened in 1968 but have a long history as we were originally the first one-room schoolhouse located just down the street!
    We believe in a principles-based system that values life-long learning and citizenship. The Husky Pups welcome you!

What makes us unique at Lacey

  • Programs we offer are:
    • School-Wide Title I program
    • Garden Club
    • Running Club
    • Talent Show
    • Monthly Recognition
    • Assemblies
    • Bring an Adult to School Day
    • Lacey ABCD’s
    • Lacey is a “Caring School Community” school.
    • Partners in Education (P.I.E.) with WSECU & Dirty Dave's Pizza Parlor
    • Book Character Parade
    • Choir
    • Social Emotional Learning
    • Track Team
    • All day Kindergarten
    • 2008 School of Distinction
    • 2009 Great School
    • 2013, 2014, 2015 High Progress Achievement Award in Math and Reading
    • Running club after school - students run the Spooktacular 5K in the fall

Current Goals

  • Academic Gap Goal:

    • The percentage of students in grades K-2 scoring at risk (25th percentile and below) on the Spring EasyCBM Overall Reading Risk measure will decrease by 20% from Fall 2019 to Spring 2020 compared to an 11% decrease for the same period last school year.

    Behavior Gap Goal:

    • As of October 23, 2019, 32% of Office Direct Referrals (ODRs) were obtained by Kindergarten students (17% of the student body). Thus far, six students (8% of Kindergarten students) have committed 59 of the 71 ODRs (83%). 58% were for physical aggression. By providing targeted interventions for these at-risk students, we will reduce the percentage of ODRs in Kindergarten to 20% of the overall ODRs for the school.


  • Total Budget for 2018-19: $5,623,845.40
    Building Expenditure Per Pupil: $11,924.53
    See ASB Fund Balance

Community Involvement

  • Given our central location, the Lacey facility is used frequently by our community for adult and children sports. A very dedicated PTA hosts a carnival in the fall and Bingo night in the spring. The PTA also actively fund raises and due to generous community support are responsible for new playground equipment and funding for field trips. Lacey staff traditionally hosts a back-to-school night on the evening before the first student school day and a “Bring an Adult to School Day” in late fall or early winter.
    To volunteer, call our school at (360) 412-4650 or fill out an application online.

School Vision

  • Vision: At Lacey ES, we partner with students, families, and the community to develop capable, compassionate, and culturally-responsible lifelong learners.


    • 2008 School of Distinction
    • 2009 Great School
    • 2013 Washington Achievement Award Winner
    • 2014-15 High Progress Achievement Award
    • 2016 KCTS-9 Pathways to Excellence Elementary State Award


  • For enrollment, demographics, SBA results, and other numbers, see the OSPI Report Card.

Community Feedback

Lacey Building History

  • Lacey Elementary, known as the “round school,” is situated on 10.4 acres in the center of the community it serves. Named after O.C. de Lacey, a realtor and attorney at the turn of the 20th century, the school was originally located where the Carpenter Road Safeway store stands today. In 1968, the new Lacey Elementary was built at its current location, 1800 Homann Road SE, two years after Lacey was incorporated as a city. The gymnasium was built in 1980. During a 2002-03 modernization, all building and site components were completely upgraded. The play shed was converted to a kitchen/art/music facility. A new play shed was built, parking lots, drives, and stormwater management and treatment were totally redesigned and reconstructed. The site was re-landscaped and irrigation was added. The 46,305 square foot buildings, including 27 instructional spaces, plus 10 portable classrooms serves Kindergarten through fifth grade.