Community Perception Survey
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Student, Parent and Community Involvement
Lakes High School was listed in US News and World Report as one of the Nation’ s Best High Schools. We ranked in the top 10% out of over 21,000 high schools nationwide and we are ranked 40th in the state of Washington, which also puts us in Washington State’s top 50 high schools. The graduating class of 2016, had 37 honor grads, 30 Presidential Academic Excellence Award winners, and collectively, received over $2,495,065.00 dollars in scholarship awards
Lakes JROTC provided community service in many forms this year. They provided color guards at various school and community events throughout the year. They worked with the blind veterans association and participated in the Walk A Mile Fundraiser for the Sexual Assault Prevention Center. The students organized and facilitated a dining in and a military ball. The participated in drill competitors and hosted an event for schools in the area at Lakes High School.
Art students from Lakes High School once again submitted photographs to St. Clare Hospital and 11 students were chosen to have their art framed and hung on the walls of the hospital. The annual art show here at Lakes, Artasia, was held in May and students shared visual and performing arts. Students also demonstrated various art techniques as well. Scholarships were also awarded to senior art students.
DECA renewed their Gold Level Certification which is the highest certification DECA can receive. 18 students attended the state competition and 4 students went on to the state competition.
We again had a number of athletes compete in state competitions including our cross country, golf, track and field, swim and football teams. Our football team took third place in the state competition .
Lakes Ignite Mentors once again, served our freshmen students and helped them to transition to high school. They conducted visits to our feeder middle schools and organized and ran transition activities here at Lakes for our incoming freshmen class. Mentors also planned and ran the summer orientation for freshmen students in August. Over half of the freshmen class attended Lancer Academy before school began to start on a successful path in high school.
Proudly, we can say that through a lot of hard work on the part of students, staff and parents, Lakes High School reached a graduation rate of 95% of the class of 2016.
School Improvement Plan
Goal 1 Math: All students, at the end of each school year, are prepared to transition to the next grade/level and be successful therein.
Goal 2 Reading: All students, at the end of each school year, are prepared to transition to the next grade/level and be successful therein
Goal 3 Science: 85% of 10th grade students will pass the Biology EOC by the spring of 2015.
Goal 4 College Readiness: All students by the end of their senior year are prepared to pursue their post-secondary goal.
Lakes facilities and grounds are used by various groups in the community such as the 911 Driving School, Canine Companions for Independence, and Public Safety Testing. Sports organizations use the gym and athletic fields. Churches use the facilities for services and recreational events.
Basic/Voc Ed - $6,530,081
Title 1/LAP - 222,000
CTE - 1,716,070
Other allocations - 37,725
Total budget - 8,505,876
District average per-pupil expenditure in 14-15.................................. 11,806.10