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
Academic Gap Goal:
- By June 2024, we will shrink the low-risk gap in overall reading performance between students who do and do not qualify for free and reduced lunch from 22% (Spring 23) to 12%, according to Easy CBM.
Social-Emotional Learning Gap Goal:
- By the end of the 23-24 school year, the gap between low-income students and non-low-income students who are regular attenders will decrease by >10% from 18.67% to 8%.
Download the whole School Improvement Plan >> (PDF) Updated fall 2023
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.
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.