Black Lake Elementary School
Black Lake Elementary School serves 405 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Black Lake Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).
Black Lake Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Washington for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Black Lake Elementary School's student population of 405 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Black Lake Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,052 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Black Lake Elementary School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#261 out of 2052 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education
Black Lake Elementary is top-notch. From the Principal down to Kinder teachers, the kindness and care for our students is evident.
If you have a child that needs an IEP or other accomidations do not send your child to Blacklake! I have yet to talk to a parent that has a professional experience with them. Not only was I flat out lied to on several occasions, they also by their own admission did IEPs wrong and incorrectly gathered data for evaluations. If you need to deal with the school or the district always bring witnesses. On several occasions I needed my witnesses to stand up and say what really happened. Protect yourself and your special child and find another district if you can. My experience has been devastating.
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