Welcome to Lakes Elementary!

What makes us unique at Lakes

    • Lakes is the host school for the NTPS Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program, grades 3, 4 and 5
    • Leopard Coaches – older students mentoring younger students and serving as a buddy
    • School Science Fair for 3rd grade and the TAG program
    • Musical concerts – Band, Orchestra and Choir
    • Social Communication and Learning Support Program
    • Family Event Nights
    • Multicultural Fair
    • Student clubs
    • Student Council

Current Goals

  • Continuous Growth Goal:

    • We will reduce the performance gap between students with IEPs and students without IEPs in Reading Fluency from an average gap of 57% on the Spring ’22 easyCBM to an average gap of 37% on the Spring ’23 easyCBM.

    Empowered Learners Goal:

    • By June 2023, chronic attendance will be reduced to 10% from 31.3%.

    Download the whole School Improvement Plan >> (PDF) Updated fall 2022

Our Mission

  • Mission: At Lakes, the work we do is grounded in core beliefs that guide our efforts. We are committed to doing our best in helping each child reach his or her highest potential. We believe that students are building their futures every day as they walk through our doors.

    • The school will be an emotionally and physically safe place.
    • All children and adults at Lakes will be treated with respect and dignity.
    • Community and family involvement enhances and improves the educational process.
    • All students can learn and should have an equal and equitable opportunity to do so.
    • Everyone should be self-motivated and responsible for their own learning.
    • We will provide experience enabling students to become responsible citizens.
    • Learning should be relevant and related to life experience.

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Community Involvement

  • Lakes values the strong support of our families, alumni, and community. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, tutoring, participating in events and field trips, helping in the classroom, and more. 

Budget

Statistics

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

Lakes Building History

  • Lakes Elementary was built in 1964 on 15.7 acres. It is located at 6211 Mullen Road SE in Lacey. The gymnasium was built in 1990 and in 1995, the HVAC system was upgraded and air quality improvements were made. In 2000, a major modernization (not including the gym) was completed utilizing bond and matching state assistance funds. The project included conversion of the existing play shed into a central kitchen and food services offices, as well as the addition of a new play shed attached to the gym. The parking lots and stormwater management system were also redesigned and reconstructed. The 47,005 square foot building and gym including 31 instructional spaces, plus 12 portable classrooms serve kindergarten through sixth grade.