Star Lake Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 4014 S 270th
       Kent, WA  98031-7139


(253) 945-4000

District: Federal Way School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
661st of 1,169 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,979 Help

Students who attend Star Lake Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Evergreen Middle School
High:    Thomas Jefferson High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.9
Number of students:  335

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
84.0%
Measles:
92.0%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
29.9%
African American:
17.6%
White:
16.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.1%

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Compare Details Star Lake Elementary School ranks worse than 56.5% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 4th among 23 ranked elementary schools in the Federal Way School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.31. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Star Lake Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (29.9%), African American (17.6%), two or more races (16.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 65.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Star Lake Elementary School is 13.9, which is the 6th best among 23 elementary schools in the Federal Way School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Star Lake Elementary School is $12,979, which is the 3rd highest among 23 elementary schools in the Federal Way School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Star Lake Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Star Lake Elementary School 661st of 1169 Washington public elementary schools. (See Star Lake Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Federal Way School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Federal Way School District 198th of 244 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Star Lake Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 41.19 625th 1026 39.1%
2005 55.84 462nd 1031 55.2%
2006 58.56 440th 1051 58.1%
2007 69.42 290th 1069 72.9%
2008 66.92 339th 1067 68.2%
2009 53.50 505th 1072 52.9%
2010 58.53 436th 1088 59.9%
2011 43.74 640th 1092 41.4%
2012 43.00 680th 1097 38.0%
2013 35.00 770th 1106 30.4%
2015 46.38 585th 1067 45.2%
2016 34.63 718th 1053 31.8%
2017 17.59 909th 1056 13.9%
2018 28.51 781st 1054 25.9%
2019 25.71 886th 1130 21.6%
2021 27.23 800th 1107 27.7%
2022 41.31 661st 1169 43.5%

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Friday, August 20, 2010

Open Quote Unfortunately, my daughter attended Star Lake Elementary K-3. Now that we have moved to another state with higher academic standards, she has carried the bad learning habits that were taught to her while at Star Lake. For example, not spelling words correctly because the teacher said it was "more important to get their ideas down on paper and not stifle the creative process" I disagree, why not teach creative writing and proper spelling at the same time? However, I do not blame the teachers or staff, but the State of Washington and their lack of funding for these students and better training for the teachers.

Also, I felt that more emphasis was forced to be placed on disciplinary actions than learning... there seems to be a fairly high lack of parental involvement which leads to poor behavior in school.

My son, who attended a new school, functions higher in first grade than my daughter did in 3rd while at Star Lake. This is a shame. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Star Lake Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 522 32 42 12 3 n/a n/a 0 611
1989 562 39 49 14 2 n/a n/a 0 666
1990 574 46 63 13 6 n/a n/a 0 702
1991 445 15 50 18 3 n/a n/a 0 531
1992 489 39 59 16 4 n/a n/a 0 607
1993 470 46 60 14 4 n/a n/a 0 594
1994 525 53 62 24 4 n/a n/a 0 668
1995 473 62 67 22 3 n/a n/a 0 627
1996 473 62 67 22 3 n/a n/a 0 627
1997 453 62 57 23 2 n/a n/a 0 597
1998 427 50 69 24 4 n/a n/a 0 574
1999 421 70 73 33 5 n/a n/a 0 602
2000 439 80 65 54 7 n/a n/a 0 645
2001 374 86 67 58 6 n/a n/a 0 591
2002 339 60 76 62 13 n/a n/a 0 550
2003 339 60 76 62 13 n/a n/a 0 550
2004 257 49 55 73 9 n/a n/a 0 443
2005 220 61 52 77 6 n/a n/a 5 421
2006 217 54 59 84 3 n/a n/a 15 432
2007 198 57 65 99 4 n/a n/a 28 451
2008 174 64 61 140 2 n/a n/a 32 473
2009 150 67 68 139 3 n/a n/a 41 468
2010 139 57 68 147 2 n/a n/a 61 474
2011 152 63 58 158 3 37 94 0 565
2012 139 49 49 117 4 22 90 0 470
2013 126 58 47 120 4 21 91 0 467
2014 137 59 49 129 3 21 102 0 500
2015 141 63 44 115 3 16 86 0 468
2016 120 64 51 110 4 20 78 0 447
2017 96 65 50 116 4 24 71 0 426
2018 92 68 49 124 4 21 72 0 430
2019 77 76 39 120 5 39 57 0 413
2020 77 69 30 109 2 32 52 0 371
2021 55 59 32 100 2 32 55 0 335

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Star Lake Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 611 22.0 27.7 0
1989 666 24.0 27.7 n/a
1990 702 26.9 26.0 0
1991 531 19.5 27.2 n/a
1992 607 21.4 28.3 n/a
1993 594 24.5 24.2 n/a
1994 668 25.9 25.8 n/a
1995 627 27.8 22.6 n/a
1996 627 27.8 22.6 n/a
1997 597 28.2 21.2 n/a
1998 574 27.5 20.9 n/a
1999 602 28.2 21.3 n/a
2000 645 30.9 20.9 n/a
2001 591 28.9 20.4 n/a
2002 550 27.6 19.9 31.6
2003 550 27.6 19.9 31.6
2004 443 22.0 20.1 35
2005 421 22.1 19.0 39.7
2006 432 23.6 18.3 43.2
2007 451 22.6 20.0 50.8
2008 473 22.6 20.9 55.1
2009 468 23.6 19.8 57.8
2010 474 26.5 17.8 68
2011 565 30.9 18.2 46
2012 470 27.0 17.4 58.1
2013 467 27.0 17.2 60.2
2014 500 n/a n/a 57.4
2015 468 32.0 14.6 59
2016 447 27.0 16.5 57.5
2017 426 26.8 15.8 58.5
2018 430 27.0 15.9 52.6
2019 413 27.0 15.2 62.7
2020 371 26.0 14.2 61.5
2021 335 24.0 13.9 65.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Student/Teacher Ratio Star Lake Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 611 22.0 27.7 0
1989 666 24.0 27.7 n/a
1990 702 26.9 26.0 0
1991 531 19.5 27.2 n/a
1992 607 21.4 28.3 n/a
1993 594 24.5 24.2 n/a
1994 668 25.9 25.8 n/a
1995 627 27.8 22.6 n/a
1996 627 27.8 22.6 n/a
1997 597 28.2 21.2 n/a
1998 574 27.5 20.9 n/a
1999 602 28.2 21.3 n/a
2000 645 30.9 20.9 n/a
2001 591 28.9 20.4 n/a
2002 550 27.6 19.9 31.6
2003 550 27.6 19.9 31.6
2004 443 22.0 20.1 35
2005 421 22.1 19.0 39.7
2006 432 23.6 18.3 43.2
2007 451 22.6 20.0 50.8
2008 473 22.6 20.9 55.1
2009 468 23.6 19.8 57.8
2010 474 26.5 17.8 68
2011 565 30.9 18.2 46
2012 470 27.0 17.4 58.1
2013 467 27.0 17.2 60.2
2014 500 n/a n/a 57.4
2015 468 32.0 14.6 59
2016 447 27.0 16.5 57.5
2017 426 26.8 15.8 58.5
2018 430 27.0 15.9 52.6
2019 413 27.0 15.2 62.7
2020 371 26.0 14.2 61.5
2021 335 24.0 13.9 65.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Star Lake Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201679.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%87.0%85.7%85.7%84.4%85.7%85.7%
201794.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%5.3%94.7%94.7%96.5%96.5%94.7%94.7%
201884.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%2.7%94.7%92.0%96.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Star Lake Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $854 (5.1%) $15,795 (94.9%) $16,649
2020 $609 (4.7%) $12,370 (95.3%) $12,979

Data source: Washington Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Star Lake Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 886th of 1130 Elementary schoolsRanks 661st of 1169 Elementary schools
 21.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Star Lake Elementary School)34.927.1
 7.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Federal Way School District)41.828.7
 13.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Washington)56.349.1
 7.3%
3rd Grade Math (Star Lake Elementary School)35.933.9
 2%
   3rd Grade Math (Federal Way School District)44.630.2
 14.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Washington)5950.9
 8.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Star Lake Elementary School)43.142.9
 0.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Federal Way School District)43.535.3
 8.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)57.750.6
 7.1%
4th Grade Math (Star Lake Elementary School)63.840.5
 23.3%
   4th Grade Math (Federal Way School District)4230.2
 11.8%
   4th Grade Math (Washington)54.947.2
 7.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Star Lake Elementary School)46.166.7
 20.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Federal Way School District)45.238.7
 6.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Washington)61.353.5
 7.8%
5th Grade Math (Star Lake Elementary School)40.837.8
 3%
   5th Grade Math (Federal Way School District)34.322
 12.3%
   5th Grade Math (Washington)49.139.4
 9.7%
5th Grade Science (Star Lake Elementary School)2853.2
 25.2%
   5th Grade Science (Federal Way School District)34.535.7
 1.2%
   5th Grade Science (Washington)54.152.2
 1.9%
All Grades English Language Arts (Star Lake Elementary School)41.643.8
 2.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Federal Way School District)47.438.2
 9.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)6153.5
 7.5%
All Grades Math (Star Lake Elementary School)4637
 9%
   All Grades Math (Federal Way School District)34.623.4
 11.2%
   All Grades Math (Washington)50.140
 10.1%
All Grades Science (Star Lake Elementary School)2853.2
 25.2%
   All Grades Science (Federal Way School District)35.831.9
 3.9%
   All Grades Science (Washington)52.749.2
 3.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students413335
 18.9%
African American7659
 22.4%
American Indian52
 60%
Asian3932
 17.9%
Hispanic120100
 16.7%
Pacific Islander3932
 17.9%
White7755
 28.6%
Two or More Races5755
 3.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients62.7%65.1%
 2.4%




Frequently Asked Questions about Star Lake Elementary School

Students at Star Lake Elementary School are 30% Hispanic, 18% African American, 16% White, 16% Two or more races, 10% Asian, 10% Pacific Islander.

Star Lake Elementary School ranks 661st of 1169 Washington elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2020-21 school year, 335 students attended Star Lake Elementary School.

Students who attend Star Lake Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Evergreen Middle School
High : Thomas Jefferson High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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