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South Mercer Playfields
SE 78th St & 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
The South Mercer Playfields are located on the south end of the Island between Island Middle School and LakeridegeMore Elementary School. The playfields offer four softball/baseball fields, an all-weather soccer, lacrosse and football practice field, a track, restrooms, a play structure and a small seasonal concession stand. The all-weather field features energy efficient lighting and can be lit at night for walk-up users.
Lakeridge Elementary School
8215 SE 78th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Lakeridge Elementary School is the southern-most of all Mercer Island schools, located at the south end of the SouthMore Mercer Playfields. The school is a 2009 Washington Achievement Award winner, recognizing the school's general excellence. State MSP test results are also very high, with 87 percent of students achieving math standards and 92 percent achieving reading standards in 2009. The school's classrooms (2009 staffing) are managed by 26 teachers and 44 specialist teachers and other staff are listed as faculty.

The school also offers a number of unusual and interesting features, including a 5th grade class salmon frye tank and a steel drum band. Lakeridge is permanent host to the school district's Autism Spectrum Program and features a before- and after-school day care run by a private company, Kids Company, for the 2011-2012 school year. 

The school is led by Principal Fred Rundle.

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