What makes us unique at Lakes
- 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
Current Improvement Goals
ELA Goal: The percentage of students meeting proficiency in ELA will increase by 5% based on the cohort data as measured by 2018 Smarter Balanaced Assessment. 3rd grade, 63%-68%, 4th grade, 63%-68%, 5th grade, 59%-64% Sped 28%-33%.Math Goal: The percentage of students meeting proficiency in math will increas by 5% based on the cohort data as measured by 2018 Smarter Balanced Assessment. 3rd grade, 73%-78%, 4th grade, 73%-78%, 5th grade, 54%-59%, SpEd 22%-27%.Social Emotional Goal: Increase the percentage of staff that view our systems for responding to behaviors is clearly articulated and in place to at least 80% as indicated on the SAS survey questions 4-7.
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.
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.
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.
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.