Welcome to Lakes Elementary!

  • Welcome to Lakes Elementary! We serve grades K-5 in Lacey, Washington. We opened our doors in 1964 and every year we strive to be a place Where Learners Become Leaders


  • Total Budget for 2015-16: $4,526,491
    Building Expenditure Per Pupil: $6,092

    Staff Development Funds: Used to improve instruction and enhance student learning.

    Categorical Dollars: State and Federally funded programs such as Special Education, LAP, Title I-IX, McKinney-Vento, Highly Capable and Transitional Bilingual Programs.

    Building Budget: Includes instructional materials, contractual services, supplies and materials, capital outlay, travel, etc.

    Salaries and Benefits: Includes salaries and benefits for certificated and classified staff.

2016 School Improvement Plan

  • Though Lakes Elementary has historically had relatively high test scores, we continue to focus on learning for all students. We have identified goals in ELA and Math specifically, though we are diligent about writing and science instruction as well. Our Response to Intervention (RTI) program ensures that all students below grade level in Reading and Math K-3 and students below grade level in Reading grade 4-6 receive support at their instructional level. Our professional development focus for staff this year will be will be centered around differentiation in math instruction and implementation of our new reading curriculum, Reach for Reading.

    ELA GOAL: The percent of students meeting standard on grade level state assessment of Common Core Standards (SBA) will increase to 80% in grades 3-4, 63% in grade 5, and 29% in Special Ed

    MATH GOAL: The percent of students meeting standard on grade level state assessment of Common Core Standards (SBA) will increase to 80% in grades 3-4, 62% in grade 5, and 23% in Special Ed(SPED).

    PBIS GOAL: Decrease the number of ODR for defiance by 10%. 2015/16 – 202. Goal: less than 180 total defiance ODR.

Unique Partnerships & Programs

  • Programs we offer are:
    •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 Crew – 3rd-5th grade students with adult volunteers work on campus beautification and forest trails
    • Leopard Coaches – older students mentoring younger students and serving as a buddy
    • Military Deployment Support Groups for students
    • School Science Fair for 3rd grade and the TAG program
    • Musical concerts – Band, Orchestra and Choir
    • Math nights
    • Multicultural Fair
    • Food to Flowers
    • Afterschool choir
    • Swimming & Track
    • Partners in Education (P.I.E.) with CrossFit Lacey Training Day & Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes
    • Chess Club
    • Student Council
    • Quarterly STEM Challenges

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.

    To volunteer, call our school at (360)412-4600.

Lakes Performance Report 2015-16

  • 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.


Community Feedback

  • Learn what our community sees as Lake's greatest strengths and challenges as we plan for the future. Click here to view the 2016 survey results.

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.

Lakes Building Improvements

  • Completed School Improvements:
    • Parking lot clean, repair and restripe
    • Wireless tech upgrades
    • Demo old portable
    • Install new portable
    • ADA door installation
    • Miscellaneous HVAC upgrades
    • Covered walk repairs and improvements
    • Playground equipment upgrades
    • Gym floor refinish
    • Sewer line improvements
    • Stormwater system improvements
    • Door hardware upgrades - security

    Upcoming School Improvements:

    • Safety and Security Upgrades
    • Tech infrastructure upgrades
    • Roof clean, inspect and repair
    • Siding – clean, inspect, repair
    • Selected interior finish upgrades
    • Gym building upgrades
    • Boiler replacement
    • HVAC control upgrades
    • Portable upgrades
    • Further upgrades to covered walks