Welcome to Cottage Lake Elementary
At Cottage Lake, we work to ensure that all of our students:
- Demonstrate high achievement
- Show respect and compassion for themselves and others
- Are prepared socially and academically for life
Mission & Vision
"At Cottage Lake, it is our united mission to build a safe, engaging, and inclusive environment of resilient lifelong learners. In partnership with our vibrant community, we embrace our diversity and strive to foster trust and kindness."
Mascot and Colors
Cottage Lake was built in 1958 on 10 acres. The school facilities were expanded in 1963 and in 1968. A new grass field replaced the original playground in 1986. The school underwent a basic-needs renovation in 1987, and a technology retrofit occurred in 1991 and 1995.
Phase One of the Buildings and Site Modernization Project was completed in 1999. This phase included a new gymnasium, administration building, four new classrooms, and a multi-purpose room that serves as a cafeteria for lunch serving.
Phase Two, completed in 2005, included sixteen classrooms, library and computer lab. Cottage Lake embraced the sustainable design features of natural ventilation, day-lighting, and a low impact design for storm water infiltration called rain gardens. The project won a competitive grant for $310,000 from the State Board of Education and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for its role as a pilot project for the Washington Sustainable School Protocol. During its first year of occupancy, the staff was active in learning the new expectations and procedures that support the integration of sustainable design features.
Before and after school day care is provided through the YMCA.
Our twenty classrooms are in use daily for students. The gym, cafeteria, and playfield are used extensively in the evenings and on weekends for special community events.
Building users include:
- Cottage Lake PTA
- Northshore Youth Basketball Association
- King County Parks and Recreation
- Girl and Boy Scout groups
- Youth soccer, little league and basketball teams
- Community meetings and activities
The following awards are given out to staff, students, and the community
Staff: PTA Golden Sailboat Award
|PTA Golden Acorn Award Recipient||Year Received|
|Theresa Rumens Shabro||2014-15|
|Lisa Fifer & Kristie Brower||2012-13|
|Kirstin Davies & Nancy Chamberlain||2010-11|
|Nancy Bateman & Megan DeSantis||2009-10|
|PTA Golden Sailboat Award Recipient||Year Received|
|Angie Reese & Sheryl Matthews||2010-11|
|Jay Stookey & Suzanne Lund||2008-09|
|Richard Ito & Becky Clausen||2007-08|
|SEPAC Award Recipients||Year Received|
|Casey Klinich, Tonya Bedell, & Jenn Schmitt||2013-14|
|Cottage Lake All Staff||2008-09|