Panther Lake Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

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


 (253) 945-3600

     School Website

District: Federal Way School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
916th of 1,053 Washington Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  18.6
Number of students:  458

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
29.0%
White:
24.0%
Two or more races:
15.1%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  66.6%

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Updated Tuesday, August 16, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, Panther Lake Elementary School ranked worse than 87% of elementary schools in Washington. It also ranked 19th among 23 ranked elementary schools in the Federal Way School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.45. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Panther Lake Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (29%), White (24%), two or more races (15.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 66.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Compare Details 66.2% of the Kindergarten students at Panther Lake Elementary School have met state immunization requirements. The Washington State Department of Health recommends an immunization percentage of 95 or greater. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Panther Lake Elementary School:

SchoolDigger Ranks Panther Lake Elementary School 916th of 1053 Washington public elementary schools. (See Panther Lake Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Federal Way School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Federal Way School District 148th of 203 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 535th 1019 47.5% 2 star ranking
2005 57.08 450th 1023 56.0% 3 star ranking
2006 60.33 411th 1042 60.6% 3 star ranking
2007 51.14 542nd 1061 48.9% 2 star ranking
2008 53.62 522nd 1059 50.7% 3 star ranking
2009 53.16 505th 1064 52.5% 3 star ranking
2010 55.13 477th 1079 55.8% 3 star ranking
2011 33.71 791st 1083 27.0% 1 star ranking
2012 45.30 637th 1088 41.5% 2 star ranking
2013 49.62 604th 1098 45.0% 2 star ranking
2015 34.44 737th 1067 30.9% 2 star ranking
2016 16.45 916th 1053 13.0% 1 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Panther Lake Elementary School Test Scores

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Test score data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

About the Smarter Balanced Assessment: Educators from Smarter Balanced states worked together to develop high-quality assessments that provide more accurate and meaningful information about what students are learning. The Smarter Balanced assessments replace existing tests in English and mathematics for grades 3-8 and high school. Administered online, these new assessments adapt to each student’s ability, giving teachers and parents better information to help students succeed.

Source: Wa State OSPI

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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

Test score 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 Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 587 24.0 24.4 0.0
1989 702 27.0 26.0 n/a
1990 655 31.2 20.9 0.0
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 47.0
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 60.0
2014 458 n/a n/a 66.6

Test score 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 FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Panther Lake Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 587 24.0 24.4 0.0
1989 702 27.0 26.0 n/a
1990 655 31.2 20.9 0.0
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 47.0
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 60.0
2014 458 n/a n/a 66.6

Test score 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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School Year Protected students Students with plan Students with exemption Unknown
2006-07 71 (91%) 0 (0%) 3 (3.8%) 4 (5.1%)
2007-08 72 (91.1%) 0 (0%) 6 (7.6%) 1 (1.3%)
2008-09 56 (73.7%) 1 (1.3%) 6 (7.9%) 13 (17.1%)
2010-11 75 (88.2%) 1 (1.2%) 3 (3.5%) 6 (7.1%)
2011-12 61 (74.4%) 0 (0%) 4 (4.9%) 17 (20.7%)
2012-13 77 (91.7%) 1 (1.2%) 0 (0%) 6 (7.1%)
2013-14 73 (88%) 0 (0%) 2 (2.4%) 8 (9.6%)
2014-15 52 (71.2%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.4%) 20 (27.4%)
2015-16 51 (66.2%) 0 (0%) 1 (1.3%) 25 (32.5%)

Test score data source: Washington State Department of Health, 2015

About Immunization Rates:
Kindergarten Immunization Rates: This graph shows the percent of students in the school who have all of the required doses for the vaccine type for kindergarten entry (complete). The following vaccines are required for Washington State kindergarten entry: DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis), Hep B (Hepatitis B), MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella), Polio and Varicella (chickenpox). The data comes from schools reporting to the Department each school year. Schools report total counts of students based on each student’s Certificate of Immunization Status, which is parent-reported and is not health care provider verified. The goal line is the national Health People 2020 target of 95% completion for these vaccines for school age children.
Protected Students: The number and percent of students in the school reported to have all required vaccinations for their age and grade.
Students with plan: The number and percent of students in the school with a temporary approved plan for getting caught-up on required vaccinations. These students can remain in school if they follow this plan.
Students with exemption: The number and percent of students in the school reported to have any exemption type for at least one vaccine.
Unknown: The number and percent of students whose immunization status is not known. These students do not fall into any other category – they may be missing required vaccines, but have no temporary delay plan or exemptions. Students with no signed CIS on file are also counted here.

Source: Washington State Department of Health




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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