Welcome to Lakes Elementary!

What makes us unique at Lakes

    • Lakes is the host school for the NTPS Social, Communication, and Learning Support (SCALS) program, grades K-5
    • Lakes is the host school for the NTPS Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program, grades 3, 4 and 5
    • Reading and Math coaches support student learning and improved instructional practice
    • 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
    • Math nights
    • Multicultural Fair
    • Food to Flowers
    • After school choir
    • Track
    • Partners in Education (P.I.E.) with Inspirus Credit Union & Miss Moffett's Mystical Cupcakes
    • Student Council
    • Quarterly STEM Challenges

Current Goals

  • Academic Gap Goal:

    • The percentage of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade low-income students, passing the 2020 Smarted Balance English Language Arts assessments, will increase from 48% (2019 data) to 59% (2020 data), reducing the achievement gap between students who are low-income and those that aren't by half.

    Behavior Gap Goal:

    • Decrease the gap between low-income students and non-low-income students in the at-risk and chronic attendance categories from 11.34% in May 2019 to 5% by May 2020.


Community Involvement

  • Providing the very best education possible to enable your children to succeed at each new level and to compete in the new world economy is a team effort. Parent and community involvement is a critical component of effective schools. Family, community, and school partnerships promote academic success. Volunteering at school or after hours to assist the teacher, participating in special activities and with PTA; and providing your child with a quiet, supportive environment for reading and homework are just a few examples of how you can be involved. If you want to volunteer for any school activity, be sure to complete a Volunteer Application for screening at least two week prior to the event date, to allow time for screening and approval. We encourage you to find ways to be involved in your child's education.

Our Mission

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

    • 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 enhance and improve the educational process
    • All students can learn and should have an equal and an equitable opportunity to do so
    • Everyone should be self-motivated and responsible for their own learning
    • We will provide experiences that will enable students to become responsible citizens
    • Learning should be relevant and related to life experience.


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

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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.