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K-8
Public charter
Tucson, AZ
Students enrolled: 860

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8140 E. Golf Links Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85730

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(520) 733-7373
(520) 733-7392
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June 12, 2014
As a student to la paloma i have to say that parents post bad reviews saying the teacher was super rude and stuff but parents aren't there as long as we are they don't know what's happening all day long and if you were you would realize that some teachers freak out when children disappear so don't be saying false statements such as no body's watching my kid we'll guess what there are at least 700 kids there nobody can be watched individually. Sure in the past I wish I went to better school but this school is were all my friends come from and the teachers are super nice so before you start judging this school you should actually see what it's like instead of reading bad reviews because some parents saw the very small teeny mean side of a teacher you actually need to come see the school THIS Is a review you can TRUST

- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2014
Im a parent of a 6th grade boy I am realy I disapointed. A close friend recommended thi school to me so I took her advice and regstered. And I really liked the school but my kid started Getting bad grades so I made made a appointment with he teachet he was really rude and I was doing homework with him he turn it in (I made sure) and still the same grades so complainted with the principle and he didnt do anything.my kid never come here again and recommend the same with you

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2013
I must say as a parent of a 4th grade girl and a 2nd grade boy that both attend La Paloma Academy Lakeside, I feel my students are safe and their awareness of bullies is very evident. I volunteer and the administration and teachers are consistently talking about their Olweus Bully Prevention Program. I encourage all parents to go and speak with administration or teachers about how they respond to bullying at La Paloma Academy. Thank you all for helping my two kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2013
Children are often left unattended in critical areas of the school building. La paloma bully policy follows no clear cut model. Many children are victims of physical and psychological bullying at lakeside....and administration does nothing or very little to discipline noted bullies, or protect the victims being harassed daily. Until la paloma get get on the same page as the rest of the country on preventing and disciplining against school violence I would discourage any parent choosing la paloma for their special child/children. Thank you

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2012
I am a teacher at La Paloma and I really enjoy working here. The environment is so friendly and everyone really cares about their job and the students. I am always finding that the teachers here love to share their resources, not just withing grade level, but within all levels. We all want to see the others succeed and have the students succeed as well.

- submitted by a teacher
August 13, 2011
I really enjoy this La Paloma. My kids have been there for the last for years and I have really enjoyed working with Principal, teachers and staff. When I have a concern, the administration listens and responds quickly. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2011
School went down hill from 2003 to present. Kids not supervised properly. Teachers don't know where kids are.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2011
I love my first grader's teacher!! I have heard that Ms Bryant may not be returning next year and that will be unfortunate for next year's first graders. She is caring and compassionate as well as an unbelievably hard worker. I see her there early and late (usually much later than the principal). I have appreciated her dedication and will be sorry if she leaves.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
My children have attended LPA lakeside for 3 years. Other than a few issues that would occur at any school, the school is wonderful. The teachers do care about their students and their education. They always have time for questions, and respond to email's quickly. Teachers, staff, and the principle are always visible. My children have adequate homework and also a variety to keep them interested. The teachers take an active interest in my child's education as well as building rapport with us as parents. We take an active part in our children's education to ensure they are being educated. As parents we have to do our part as well. As with any school sometimes it's busy and understandable I may have to wait on a question or concern that I have. But I have always been treated with respect and courtesy on every occasion. I have nothing but high regards for the education (considering Arizona) that my children receive from La Paloma.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 02, 2010
I enrolled my 1st grade student to this school and my experience with this school is somewhat good. I really like the fact that they give you a weekly agenda on what is going on with the school every week and his teacher gave him weekly updates also which I liked. I also like the fact that they had a free before and after school program. Its gets a lil crazy when we have to pick up our son because they call them over a walky talky and on 2 occasion for me it took 20min and finally I had to look for him myself. After 45 min I finally found him. Overall I don't think I will have my son attending this school or recommend any of my friends to this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2009
As a parent, I'm happy to see my child enjoy going back to school. I really enjoy the teachers I have met so far and the new counselor.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2009
Very good school. I am amazed at the sports programs and facilities. The school does a good job at keeping parents informed and involved.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2009
My kids are doing so well there. My daughter was a little behind grade level and now she is reading far above her other classmates. The teachers really care.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
Stay away from this school. We have attended for the past 4 years and have watched the school progressively get worse. Its a tale tell sign, when employees of the school have even pulled their children out and sent them elsewhere. Unfortunately La Paloma is all about numbers. If you care about your child proceed with caution.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2009
They offer free before and after school care. Unfortunately, the kids are sitting in the morning and afternoon watching cartoons instead of doing homework or other projects. They only held 2 PTA meetings the entire year and the front lobby is a madhouse every morning with the older kids running all over the little ones and no control. The teachers are really nice and my daughter had homework every night in Kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2008
My kids love their teachers. The teachers are very respectful and caring. They do a great job managing the classroom. I would recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
I really liked La Paloma. My children attend and have a wonderful 2nd grade teacher and 4th grade teachers. I don't know much about the middle school, but the elementary school has wonderful teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2007
My daughter went to LPA Lakeside for two years. Her first year went well academically. When she hit middle school--that was another story all together! They had little to no discipline with the students. Teacher staffing was a total joke--with 7 math teachers in the second semester alone. The principal had a major lack of respect for the parents and students by not letting them know what was going on with each change. The school always looks dirty. Several staff members at the front desk were disrespectful to the students. The lunch was always cold and disgusting. No music but several after school sports. Overall, in desperate need of new leadership at admininistration level! Needless to say, she is no longer at this campus!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
Great!!! They are very professional, and dedicated!!! I am happy to have my kids at a growing school with such potential. My kids are well cared for, well taught, and also exposed to an environment with respect and discipline.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 02, 2007
My son attended this school this last year and is enrolled for the 2007-2008 school year. My overall experience with the school thus far has been great. His 3rd grade teacher was wonderful and I hear great things about his 4th grade teacher. I believe this school has improved with each passing year. I like the students and staff and predict a great future for La Palmoma Lakeside.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2007
My daughters went to LPA for two years and I regret ever enrolling them there.They have no discipline for student or the staff.The school always looks dirty. The staff in the front desk were disrespectful to the students. The teachers didn't care what went on in the classroom. My daughter was an A student and very respectfull, but if they don't respect you then whats the point.We send our kids to school thinking they are getting the best education and being supervised.The lunch in the other hand, was always cold and disgusting.I thank God I took them out of that school, with the experiance we had I think i took to long in getting them out. I guess you don't want to believe that it could actually happen. Overall I give this school a big F.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2007
I have never had such a bad experience at a school. We recently moved here and my child was a Gifted student with reading and math scores off the charts. I knew everything about his education and where he was excelling and where he needed help. Now, I get a piece of paper with 5 grades on it and no explainations as to where he is supposedly struggling. This school is making my child physically ill. He has never had such bad grades and missed so much school. I cant wait to get him out of there. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2007
My family and I relocated to Tucson in 2005, I registered my two sons in a public school and the first week of being there, they hated it. I visited their classrooms a couple of times and wasn't even acknowledge by one of the teachers. I pulled them out and registered them at La Paloma Academy, they loved it there. The teachers are very skilled and the administration is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2007
I read with great interest the comments made regarding this school. I would like to refer to a few comments made. First of all I would like to express the love that eludes from the members of administration towards all students. I have never been to a school,where students are important human beings, not just kids and numbers. The principal has a genuine love for each and every student, and one can feel the gentleness and tenderness just by meeting with him and walking out of his office. The schools have many and fun activities, if only more parents would take the time to be involved to make a difference.

- submitted by a staff
August 08, 2006
My children love La Paloma Academy. They have wonderful teachers and low class sizes. I would reccomend this to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 23, 2006
Very friendly office staff and a always visible principal

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May 02, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2006
Supervision is horrible at this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2006
This school is in dire need of funding. Therefore all children are welcome. That means children that have been expelled from another school, behavoral problems, mental problems, all these children are at this school. It is a numbers game here, it's all about the 'funding' for every child in their seat on the 100th day, the school gets $75.00 per child. Sadly, this money is never given to the teachers to purchase supplies for their classrooms. Makes you wonder just what that money is being used for? I urge you to re-think sending your child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2006
The staff seem to have absolutely no controll over the elementary students, or the jr. high students. The teacher and student turn over rate in this school is astonishing. That is until you send your child here for a year and can't wait to get out! This will be my childs last year at this sad excuse for a learning institute.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
A nice facility, too bad it is never clean. This school failed the state academic. There is a complete lack of dicipline within the school. They advertise that there is a media center with 20 new computers. Although they do offer computers, there is no age restrictions on these computers. This school has a few shelves with books thrown every where, this is what is called their library. The teachers have to use their own $ to purchase items for their classroom. When ask for resources, they are given none. There is no PTO structure, it is decided by one person. This school does not live up to all the hype, and is border line false advertising.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2005
I am a parent and my kids love this school. They have fun learning. They are happy when we get home at night. I would rate this school a 8.5 only because no trasportation.

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September 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2005
I am a certified teacher. I worked at this school and couldn't wait to quit after a year. My son was also a student there.The school is seriously lacking in all areas. Their answer to challenging a gifted student was to give more of the same work. Their middle school classrooms are in constant disarray. There is no decent place for students to eat their lunch. The students are undersupervised. The parents try very hard to improve the school but are unsuccessful.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2005
The school is still newer than others, and the teachers and staff are still learning, and correcting issues as they arise, I am pretty happy with how it is going so far with the Lakeside campus.

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June 16, 2004
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La Paloma Academy (Lakeside)
8140 E. Golf Links Rd., Tucson, AZ  85730
(520) 733-7373
Last modified La Paloma Academy (Lakeside) is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
La Paloma Academy (Lakeside) Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top