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Lakewood Elementary School

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4 stars

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11 reviews of this school


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Posted July 23, 2014

Racism IS alive and well in this school. My child was so horribly bullied at this school by adults, including the principal, that we chose to move to a different school and neighborhood. We are not a family of color - but I did see the racism referred to in the other post. There is an interesting system here that is easy to see. There are A, B and C teachers. A teachers and classroom are easily identifiable by the "best" and most connected families. B teachers and classrooms are reserved for the students and families who haven't quite proven their worth or value to Ms. Logan. C students/classrooms are for families who question and are trouble makers. We were in an A classroom but watched this happen - and watched what happened when we called it out. Very interesting social observations here. Would definitely not recommend this school for serious or mature families - or for students with special needs, rather that is GT or lower performing. I'll never forget when the principal apparently thought I would think it "cool" that she was able to be home in time for a nap by 3:30. Sadly, the great teachers - many of them "B" - feel bullied as well. Toxic place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2014

Awesome school!!!! My daughter had an amazing teacher!! Very concerned about the children but also their family!!! This school does everything they can to involve family activities and being involved with your child/children/learning etc, which my older child went to crystal hill for 3 years and now having the experience with my daughter in "K" at Lakewood has me thanking God for this move and school. The principal (Logan) also amazing! If u don't like your child on a routine, structured, or having manners/good behavior then yea this isn't the school for the parent, anyway! Politics are everywhere. As a parent we should know how to deal with it already. I never once felt my daughter or myself were treated any different b/c of money Only improvement that the school needs, will be completed soon! YAY 2014-15
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

Racism is alive and well in this school. If you child is white and has money, they will be treated very well.


Posted April 7, 2014

Not a good school school for children that need a little extra help. Parents, if your child has dyslexia, please avoid this school.


Posted April 5, 2014

Sara Logan is a vindictive woman and bullied my child. If your child has special needs do NOT send him here.


Posted August 22, 2013

My Grandson is in his third year at Lakewood Elementary. His experiences there are obvious, in that he reads well, spells well, performs math well, and generally just loves his teachers. The school is undergoing a major construction upgrade, so that is a plus. There has been no safety or bulling issues to date. The staff has a great attitude about their work, and the test scores reflect their quality of teaching. I am thrilled my Grandson is there. I have attended many extra activities, and the kids love it. Thank PaPa Jim


Posted October 14, 2008

This school could benefit by adding additional programs such as band, choir, foreign language, chess club etc..... The Gifted and Talented Program is all politcal and you are guaranteed a spot in the GT class if your parent is a teacher regardless of your academic standing! Mrs. Norman and Mrs. Lupton are the most caring teachers this school could ever have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

Our child is in kindergarten at Lakewood. We have Mrs. Matthews and absolutely love her! Her room is so cute and inviting. She oviously loves kids. We think this is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2005

My son is ADHD w/ socialization issues, and this is my sons 1st day of school at Lakewood Elementary. All the kids and staff very warmly greeted my son and made him feel very welcome and I have never heard so many children with such pride in there school. They all spoke very highly of the school, staff, grounds, curricular activities etc. I have a very good feeling with I enter this school and so did my son. I know my son is going to excel here, and look forward to all our time with them. They have great parent envolvment, and a 'No Bullies' policy. Very healthy, stable environment. I highly recommend this school. Thank you Lakewood, 'You Can't Hide That Lion Pride'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

I would like to thank the Kindergarten teachers especially Ms. Norman. She made the first experience w/ the NLR school district a memorable one for my daughter and I. The faculty/staff are very friendly and helpful. The test scores that are obtained by the students speak for themselves in that they demonstrate the knowledge that is being taught to them. No one is left behind and each child is treated the same. I've only experienced the Kindergarten sector but I'm sure the rest of the program will be just as rewarding. The principal is very personable and exemplifies a true leader. Overall, this school is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2005

Teachers are very good at taking kids to their learning level. A one on one atmostphere in a class of 19 is a wonderful thing to have! No child is neglected. They are very high on parental involvement, which I love, but most of all father's come to the school once per month on a rotation called Dad's of Good Students (DOGS). This is great for the kids to see it's a family thing not just a mommie place. K-5 goes to computer at least 2 days per week. The art department is great but in constant need of supply donations. The parents and teachers really work together and this is the main reason why I choose this school for my three children. They also have a no bullying policy which is wonderful for a small child, it really helps out the little ones.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 64%
Black 30% 21%
Hispanic 5% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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North Little Rock, AR 72116
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