Welcome to Chambers Prairie Elementary!

  • Welcome to Chambers Prairie Elementary! We opened in 2009 and serve Kindergarten through 5th grade in Lacey, Washington. See below for more information on our students, our families, our community, and what makes us a great place to learn!

Unique Partnerships & Programs

    • Student Leadership in the 5th grade, where older students develop leadership skills.
    • CPES is a PBIS school that celebrates the amazing work of students each month with our Student of the Month Assemblies. 
    • We continue to have an active adult/student mentorship program. Volunteers welcome!
    • Our Community Garden is a student and staff volunteer-maintained garden here on our school property.
    • Positive Phone Calls are made weekly for students in every class by school leadership. We want you to know that your kids are amazing!
    • Bike Safety is offered by our amazing PE teacher each year here at CPES for those students and families interested. 
    • Choir is offered to 4th and 5th graders as a before-school offering from our music teacher.
    • Buddy reading programs are offered between some older grades and our K-1 grades.
    • Battle of the Books at CPES! Every year we encourage students to participate. 
    • We offer digital learning opportunities through the Digital Citizenship Program. 

Current Goals

  • Academic Gap Goal:

    • By the spring of 2024, the reading skills gap between students receiving special education and students not receiving special education will be reduced in the following areas:
      • Kindergarten and 1st grade students receiving special education will increase the average percentile score in easyCBM letter sounds (LS) by 5 percentile points.
      • 2nd through 5th grade students receiving special education will increase the average percentile score in easyCBM passage reading fluency (PRF) by 5 percentile points.

    Empowered Learners Goal:

    • The gap for regular attenders between students identified as low-income and non-low-income will decrease by 50% from June 2023 to June 2024 at each grade level.

    Download the whole School Improvement Plan >> (PDF) Updated spring 2024

School Mission

  • Learning every day for everyone to take everywhere.

Partner in Education

Survey Results

Community Involvement

  • Chambers Prairie 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. 



Building History

  • Chambers Prairie Elementary was built in 2008-2009 and opened in Fall 2009. The Chambers Family was one of the first in the area, settling here in the late 1840’s. The homesteads of Andrew Jackson, John, and Thomas Chambers covered the area where Chambers Prairie Elementary is now located, on 13.1 acres at 6501 Virginia Street SE in Lacey. The two-building 57,373 square feet facility, currently serves kindergarten through fifth grade. It has 31 instructional spaces, including a double portable. This school was built with 2006 bond funds and state assistance funding.