Panther Lake Elementary School

  • Panther Lake Elementary School serves 449 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Panther Lake Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Washington state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Washington state average of 46%.

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School Overview

  • Panther Lake Elementary School's student population of 449 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students449 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Panther Lake Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,028 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Panther Lake Elementary School is 0.83, which is more 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1779 out of 2028 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
13%
8%
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Hispanic
27%
23%
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Black
19%
4%
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White
15%
54%
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Hawaiian
12%
1%
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Two or more races
13%
8%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Panther Lake Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.830.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFederal Way School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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