School Details

Lakeridge Elementary School

8215 SE 78th, Mercer Island, WA 98040
(206) 236-3418

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 576 students 14 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Mercer Island School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lakeridge Elementary School is a public elementary school in Beaux Arts Village. The principal of Lakeridge Elementary School is Fred Rundle. 576 children attend Lakeridge Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 4% of the 576 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Lakeridge Elementary School is 14:1. Island Park Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 72%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 13% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    FYI basal readers went out of style 30 years ago! Improvements needed! Parents ought to fight for Charter Schools!

  • (1 year ago)

    Lakeridge is a really good neighborhood elementary school. Parent (and PTA) involvement pervades everything and the extracurriculars are beyond compare. Among just the third grade highlights this year were an overnight at the Seattle Aquarium native american program Bicycle Rodeo student composed and performed operetta student performed Shakespeare and an all school musical. My son enjoyed every minute of his hi-cap class. The staff is responsive when dealing with bullying and friendship issues as long as you treat them as humans (some of the type-A parents can come across as entitled). The new principal could do better interfacing with parents.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter attended Lakeridge from 1st grade through 5th grade and we were very pleased with the education she received. The parents are very involved at this school and it shows! Helpful involved parents make for a better learning environment. All the teachers we had were excellent no complaints...

  • (2 years ago)

    Both of my daughters go to this school and we love the quality of the education that they receive there. The staff is genuinely caring and the parents are very involved.

  • (4 years ago)

    Lakeridge has hired a new principal since the last posted review. Under the new leadership the school is even better. My son just finished third grade which has an amazing teaching team. I must say they brought the curriculum to life with lots of visiting artists. The school music program is great too. The only improvement that the school could make would be to higher an art teacher. Currently there are no art teachers in the elementary schools on Mercer Island.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a solid community based school with a highly motivated base of students and parents. Teacher quality is however mixed and building leadership is poor. Dispite this the students on balance score very well and come to school well equipted ready to learn and strongly supported by parents and the community.

  • (9 years ago)

    Lakeridge is a wonderful neighborhood school. There is a very high level of parent involvement and the teachers on the whole are excellent. There is a wide range of extracurricular activities and everyone has art and music.

  • (9 years ago)

    A public school with a high-achieving family base Lakeridge is the southernmost school of the Mercer island School District. It draws from single family homes. Teaching quality has been good overall. Our needs were not met because until recently there were no gifted programs but the district recently started one. Music is excellent and a wide variety of sports (including beginning lacrosse) are available. Parent involvement is high and so are parent expectations. Great facility.

  • (10 years ago)

    Dedicated teachers and principal!

  • (10 years ago)

    The teachers are very dedicated. I have been very impressed too by the PTA who is most certainly intereted in bringing a wide variety of experiences to all grade levels. There are lots of field trips and art experiences. The setting of the campus is so beautiful near tall trees lots of space for outdoor recreation.

  • (10 years ago)

    It is the best school on Mercer Island. It has a great math team great test scores and appropiate challenges for everyone. There is a student council. The science curriculum is very good.

  • (11 years ago)

    Unbelievably positive experience. Incredibly caring staff and amazing parent involvement. I cannot imagine a better experience for my kids.

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(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement


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