Panther Lake Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 34424 1st Av S
       Federal Way, WA  98003-6501


(253) 945-3600

District: Federal Way School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1089th of 1,136 Washington Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,765 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4
Number of students:  425

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
89.6%
Measles:
89.6%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
36.0%
African American:
20.0%
White:
15.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  74.8%

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Compare Details Panther Lake Elementary School ranks worse than 95.9% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranks 22nd among 23 ranked elementary schools in the Federal Way School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 7.66. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Panther Lake Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (36%), African American (20%), White (15.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 74.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Panther Lake Elementary School is 15.4, which is the 8th 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 Panther Lake Elementary School is $14,765. 20 elementary schools in the Federal Way School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Panther Lake Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Panther Lake Elementary School 1089th of 1136 Washington public elementary schools. (See Panther Lake Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Federal Way School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Federal Way School District 205th of 247 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Panther Lake Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 49.25 536th 1026 47.8%
2005 57.08 451st 1031 56.3%
2006 60.33 411th 1051 60.9%
2007 51.14 543rd 1069 49.2%
2008 53.62 525th 1067 50.8%
2009 53.16 507th 1072 52.7%
2010 55.13 479th 1088 56.0%
2011 33.71 795th 1092 27.2%
2012 45.30 639th 1097 41.8%
2013 49.62 606th 1106 45.2%
2015 34.44 738th 1067 30.8%
2016 16.45 916th 1053 13.0%
2017 17.13 918th 1056 13.1%
2018 15.44 931st 1054 11.7%
2019 7.66 1089th 1136 4.1%

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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All ratings (Avg rating: 2.3)
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by a parent
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Open Quote Very poor school. I removed my daughter toward the end of the school year last year due to bullying and classroom disruptions. Principal refused to handle situation so I removed my daughter from the environment. Turn over for teachers is very high, two years in a row almost half of the staff quit. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, February 12, 2010

Open Quote This is the most wonderful elementary school in the Federal Way School District. The teachers are wonderful and give their all to ther students and their community. My children are lucky to have teachers who care so much for them. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Panther 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 472 32 58 14 11 n/a n/a 0 587
1989 566 48 65 16 7 n/a n/a 0 702
1990 532 55 46 17 5 n/a n/a 0 655
1991 471 56 36 18 10 n/a n/a 0 591
1992 541 82 45 32 7 n/a n/a 0 707
1993 464 81 48 26 3 n/a n/a 0 622
1994 466 91 52 28 5 n/a n/a 0 642
1995 306 77 88 23 7 n/a n/a 0 501
1996 306 77 88 23 7 n/a n/a 0 501
1997 287 81 102 17 6 n/a n/a 0 493
1998 267 83 113 23 6 n/a n/a 0 492
1999 276 106 126 32 5 n/a n/a 0 545
2000 268 82 123 20 3 n/a n/a 0 496
2001 268 100 139 32 0 n/a n/a 0 539
2002 240 124 154 22 12 n/a n/a 0 552
2003 240 124 154 22 12 n/a n/a 0 552
2004 191 93 117 26 12 n/a n/a 0 439
2005 182 88 122 36 10 n/a n/a 0 438
2006 176 82 97 37 9 n/a n/a 18 419
2007 158 60 113 40 7 n/a n/a 32 410
2008 147 62 113 32 4 n/a n/a 32 390
2009 128 65 113 40 6 n/a n/a 45 397
2010 120 64 100 48 2 n/a n/a 51 385
2011 126 63 63 82 1 24 48 0 407
2012 125 56 59 98 0 23 51 0 412
2013 115 56 60 115 5 24 63 0 438
2014 110 60 58 133 5 23 69 0 458
2015 78 63 55 111 5 37 73 0 422
2016 84 68 56 121 6 51 73 0 459
2017 85 89 51 126 3 53 67 0 474
2018 64 85 59 121 5 55 60 0 449
2019 74 88 36 126 4 49 53 0 430
2020 65 85 32 153 2 49 39 0 425

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 Panther Lake Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 587 24.0 24.4 0
1989 702 27.0 26.0 n/a
1990 655 31.2 20.9 0
1991 591 25.0 23.6 n/a
1992 707 28.9 24.4 n/a
1993 622 29.0 21.4 n/a
1994 642 27.5 23.3 n/a
1995 501 23.9 21.0 n/a
1996 501 23.9 21.0 n/a
1997 493 24.4 20.2 n/a
1998 492 23.4 21.0 n/a
1999 545 26.3 20.7 n/a
2000 496 21.0 23.6 n/a
2001 539 25.8 20.9 n/a
2002 552 28.5 19.4 33.2
2003 552 28.5 19.4 33.2
2004 439 22.0 20.0 44.2
2005 438 22.4 19.6 47
2006 419 23.5 17.8 46.4
2007 410 23.0 17.8 47.1
2008 390 21.3 18.3 49.4
2009 397 21.3 18.6 48.6
2010 385 22.0 17.5 59.9
2011 407 22.6 18.0 44.7
2012 412 21.4 19.1 60.7
2013 438 23.5 18.6 60
2014 458 n/a n/a 66.6
2015 422 29.0 14.5 74.2
2016 459 25.0 18.3 67.3
2017 474 27.6 17.1 76.2
2018 449 27.0 16.6 82
2019 430 25.7 16.6 81.4
2020 425 27.5 15.4 74.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Panther Lake Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 587 24.0 24.4 0
1989 702 27.0 26.0 n/a
1990 655 31.2 20.9 0
1991 591 25.0 23.6 n/a
1992 707 28.9 24.4 n/a
1993 622 29.0 21.4 n/a
1994 642 27.5 23.3 n/a
1995 501 23.9 21.0 n/a
1996 501 23.9 21.0 n/a
1997 493 24.4 20.2 n/a
1998 492 23.4 21.0 n/a
1999 545 26.3 20.7 n/a
2000 496 21.0 23.6 n/a
2001 539 25.8 20.9 n/a
2002 552 28.5 19.4 33.2
2003 552 28.5 19.4 33.2
2004 439 22.0 20.0 44.2
2005 438 22.4 19.6 47
2006 419 23.5 17.8 46.4
2007 410 23.0 17.8 47.1
2008 390 21.3 18.3 49.4
2009 397 21.3 18.6 48.6
2010 385 22.0 17.5 59.9
2011 407 22.6 18.0 44.7
2012 412 21.4 19.1 60.7
2013 438 23.5 18.6 60
2014 458 n/a n/a 66.6
2015 422 29.0 14.5 74.2
2016 459 25.0 18.3 67.3
2017 474 27.6 17.1 76.2
2018 449 27.0 16.6 82
2019 430 25.7 16.6 81.4
2020 425 27.5 15.4 74.8

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

Panther Lake Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201666.2%0.0%1.3%0.0%76.6%81.8%90.9%71.4%81.8%81.8%
201777.8%0.0%3.7%0.0%2.5%90.1%92.6%91.4%86.4%88.9%92.6%
201879.2%1.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%91.7%84.7%94.4%88.9%91.7%84.7%
201989.6%4.5%0.0%0.0%3.0%92.5%92.5%91.0%91.0%89.6%92.5%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health

Immunization Rates (Entire school)

Panther Lake Elementary School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201993.2%1.1%0.2%1.8%97.5%97.3%98.2%97.5%96.8%97.3%

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

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $688 (4.7%) $224 (1.5%) $912 (6.2%) $11,350 (76.9%) $2,503 (17.0%) $13,853 (93.8%) $14,765

Data source: Washington Department of Education




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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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