School Details

Twin Lakes Elementary School

4400 SW 320th St, Federal Way, WA 98023
(253) 945-4200
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 357 students 18 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

41%
60%
65%
49%
67%
73%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
56%
63%
68%
67%
73%
52%
52%
62%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
59%
63%
66%
67%
73%
63%
58%
67%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Federal Way School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Twin Lakes Elementary School is a public elementary school in Federal Way. The principal of Twin Lakes Elementary School is Guy Gamble. 357 children attend Twin Lakes Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 32% of the 357 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Twin Lakes Elementary School is 18:1. Green Gables Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 18%
Asian 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 50% 42%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% %
Multiracial 16% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 13%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a great school! Mr. Miller is a wonderful principal. Driving up after school you will see the staff outside with the children smiling and laughing- there are wonderful murals on the walls that the kids have painted. Very positive learning environment- and good teachers!

  • (3 years ago)

    Two of kids went to Twin Lakes and we are all very pleased with programs and teachers especially Mr. Miller he is a tireless principle who really cares about the kids and their well being keep up the great work!

  • (3 years ago)

    My two grandsons attend Twin Lakes elementary school and really love it. The second grader appreciates his new reading skills and the 5 year old has special help with his speech and is doing wonderfully. My son-in-law vollunteers there and both my daughter and he love the after school sports events as well as the academic success their sons are achieving. I am a proud grandma and school supporter as well. PTA members deserve a thank-you as well as a great teaching staff. Way to go Twin Lakes!!

  • (3 years ago)

    My 2 girls are so proud when asked the school they attend by friends & family. They respond Twin Lakes Elementary is the best school around! They love their teachers and have the highest respect for them and their opinions. The new principal is fantastic! A real action driven pro-active type of person. The teachers my kids have had are great people who definetely care about them and they realize they are helping to create our countries next generation of educated leaders!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school provided a great educational beginning for my kids

  • (9 years ago)

    Twin Lakes is a great school. The programs available to support children are beneficial and the extra curricular activities are free and fun. The school provides honor choir track and many PTA supported programs. Parents can be seen at the school and are highly supportive of their children. The teachers are friendly and open to working with children in a variety of ways. Twin Lakes has been a great school!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school puts a lot of emphasis on reading skills and is using a Read and Lead program. The children have a reading minutes goal for the year and earn prizes for attaining it. Parent involvement is encouraged and there are a moderate amount of opportunities usually within the PTA. They have a music teacher on staff and have several concerts throughout the year. As far as other activities they have a track and field day school beautification days PTA sponsored events science fairs and encourage children to apply for jobs around the school(picking balls up crosswalk duty lunch cleanup etc) It is a fairly small school and has a very friendly and available staff.

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