Lakeridge Elementary School

In the fall of 2010, Lakeridge Elementary School in Renton faced a crisis: They were federally designated as one of the persistently lowest-achieving schools in Washington state. Test scores were in the bottom five percent, meaning that only one in five students could comprehend math at their grade level.

A deep partnership between Lakeridge and researchers from the University of Washington College of Education produced a total transformation for Lakeridge, marking a complete 180 from where the school had previously been.

Read the in-depth report "Nurturing minds, opening doors," and discover how the UW College of Education is working to ensure all children have access to great teaching.


Dustin Wunderlich, Director for Marketing and Communications