My daughter just entered first grade at Lakeside Farms this year 2013 since we moved from the Poway district. ESS summer school at Lindo Lake was great. She even gave up going to see her BFF during the summer because she wanted to go play at ESS. Anyways, Lakeside Farms....my little one is happy and excited to go everyday day. She likes her new teacher, Ms Hashiguchi and really hopes they win the fund raiser so they can tape Mr T (the principal) to the wall. What a good sport he is. It's gonna be a great year of learning and fun memories at Lakeside Farms:)
I brought my kids here from another school a couple of years ago. The difference is like night and day. Mr. T is awesome. He truly cares about the students and wants the best for them. The office staff is helpful and dedicated. The teachers have been exceptional, especially the fifth grade team. The PTA puts an a lot of activities for families which strengthens the sense of community of Lakeside Farms. I love this school!
I enjoyed the staff. The staff was involved with the students and their families, if the families allowed it. My other daughter who at the time was to young to attend school, loved talking to the teacher and asking questions about their daily activities. The staff assured the students were recieving the same amount of attention and if needed additional attention on certain subjects it was given. The School was all about the family time during holiday's and special events that they were hosting.
I am new to this district this year and have been pleased with this school and staff. my son is in 3rd grade and was having some difficulties with his teacher, I met with the principal and felt like he truly cared and respected my Concerns, and took action right away to change his class. in our last school it was near impossible to change classes and the principal never seamed to care as much as Mr T. I realy am so greatful for this school
We are new to this school district and so far I have been let down immensely by this school. The principal is only concerned with making children run, flirting with the young mothers, and sitting at the district office. I was surprised to find out that the home room teachers are also responsible for teaching Art, Physical Education, Computer Science, and Music and when I questioned them about this I was told that it all comes down to money. They do not even teach Spanish to the children. One of my children has already been ostracized by her teacher after only teaching her for a couple of months. I went to the school last week to pick my children up and was stunned to see two students sitting outside at a picnic bench because they were in trouble. The teacher left them out there for well over an hour and when the bell rang dismissing the children for the day they were still sitting out there--she never came out to check on them or anything. I will definitely be looking for another school for my children to attend! I do not recommend this school to anyone looking to move to Lakeside.
This school acts like there in high school and not about the children eduacation. It seems like it is a popularity contest between staff and parents. They need a crash course on bullying for them as well the parfents of the students as well the students. Very uncalled for if your looking for a great school and about your childs eduacation do not go here. People these days are very onesided and it is about the big picture,.
When I first was looking for schools I went to a couple different ones. I met with the princiopal of the school because there the ones who do the hiring and over see the school. I felt it was a great fit. In time I have come to find that this school does not know how to handle small things and make it into big things. Where you feel like you wanna sue the school for there unfair and improper actions. I also will be seeking a new school where my daughter can get a good education and I don't have to worry about if my daughter is going to be properly supervised. When I was on campes last I noticed a young lady getting bullyed and as well the staff did not act right away. The child was very upset about it and was in tears. I felt horrible about it and it broke my heart.
I can't imagine what a better school would be ... Lakeside Farms is FABULOUS & my kids love it there! They have the greatest teachers, staff, parents & most of all the Principal that knows every child's name ... his leadership is unlike any other!
My son has gone here,,my neice and nephew have attened and now my daughter is going to start soon,there is not another school i would rather send them to.Mr G is the best principal for this school he has made wonderful changes and this school has been recognized by the state on being a great school.I'm also proud of our community on how we really take part in doing our part on helping out in classrooms and taking an interest on our childrens education.
The school has been great until I enrolled my special needs child. It has been downhill since and I am removing my children in the year to come!!
The principal, Scott Goergens, is what makes this school special. He, himself, has received awards for bring the arts to life here at the school. It is amazing he knows every child's name in every class! I swear he knows all of us parents too! He is in touch. He works for long hours at end and leads by example. His teachers have to practically run to keep up with him. The leaders in the PTA follow suit. My son is in first grade and I was going to send him to Warren Walker but at the last minute decided to send him here. His kindergarden teacher was amazing and his first gread teacher is folowing suit. I am taking that money that I would have spent at a private school and giving him extra circular classes that he loves. If you want to be an involved parent they welcome you!
Last year, our Catholic school refused to accept my son for Kindergarden due to his September birthday. Instead of holding him back a year, I decided to send him to Lakeside Farms. It was the best decision I ever made for him. I requested a specific classroom and got it. Scott Goergens, the principal is phoenominal! He takes great pride in his school, knows all students quite well, and never tolerates bullying. My son repeatedly told me how much he liked Lakeside Farms School! His teacher was awesome! My son received some great awards, including the Anderson award. This school treated him quite well. He ended up getting accepted for 1st grade at OLPH, so I started him there. It was tough not to continue his attendance, but my daugher was already attending OLPA. I love this school and I miss it. I highly recommend it.
The school as a whole is absolutely Wonderful. Watching the children grow into happy individuals every year is fantastic. Thank You Lakeside Farms Staff and of Course the outstanding Principal.
Excellent School. Small intimate school and class sizes. Like getting a private education in a public school.
My son has received an excellent education at Lakeside Farms. The staff is fantastic. They care about the children and are always available to help. The principle is wonderfully involved and is very fair with everyone. The arts program is exceptional and makes the students very well rounded.
We left this school and went to Washington. LF teachers work with students and parents to challenge and help a child, advancing them to higher academic level. We miss this school.
This school is amazing. The entire staff is dedicated to the highest quality of education available. They have one of the best art programs available including chorus and drama. There is a huge supply of volunteers that support indiviualized reading sessions and numerous other great programs for everyone to enjoy.
My daughter has been a student of Lakeside Farms for 3 years. My son begins kindergarten in the fall. We've been extremely satisfied. Our daughter is gifted and they've been extremely involved and flexible in her education. We've never felt slighted or ignored. The teachers have treated her fairly and with great affection. They've used multiple techniques to accomodate from the standard to the more unusual. They've welcomed our input. I appreciate the many activities available from free afterschool spanish classes (thanks to a willing and wonderful staff) to talent shows, assemblies, field trips, in-class arts lessons in everything from modern dance to mime. I never expected our local school would ever become our first choice in educating out children but it has!
My son and now daughter have gone to the school from kindergarten and 5th grade. Teacher are friendly and interested in helping your student with strong parent support. But is limited to not having the gate program but will help advanced children to higher grades when the achieve academny in their grade level. Willing to work with children with special needs. Has a mininum after school program. The highlight is the Halloween Carvinal which I have attended every year that both my children have been in the school. Teacher are willing to take the extra step to help children inforce leadership qualities in all children. Help with having children in the Dare Progam and Family Sector. Help the older children get ready for the next step in school Middle School.
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