Students enrolled 526
School leader Robert Brown
Transportation options Yes
District Lakeside Union Elementary School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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12463 Lemon Crest Drive
Lakeside, CA 92040

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(619) 390-2527
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4 stars
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October 16, 2014
This is the worst school my children have ever attended! we are new to this town and new to the school.my oldest boy has physical therapy for back problems and his teacher never gets together his work that he misses because of his doctors appointment, after I've repeatedly asked her to along with giving her plenty of notice to get them together.all she tells us is that it's his responsibility, but yet he's falling farther and farther behind.it is her responsibility as a teacher to make sure he's understanding what the directions are, what he is supposed to do, and to get the work that he missed if he's out for doctors appointments or sick. How is my child to be successful if he doesn't understand how or what to do? My children are being bulli. And NOTHING is being done about it!! This school, principal, and teachers disgust me!!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2011
We have had two children go K-5 at Lemon Crest and they did great, we presently have another in K. Teachers are outstanding and great leaders. I see parents on this post complaining about too much homework or a couple absurd comments that make me wonder about the quality of parents saying that the school expects the parents to teach (duh) and do their students homework, and another comment 'the students are punished for things that are the parents fault' (I am guessing this has to do with tardiness). To that I say, yes there is homework starting in K. I personally think is great to start them early with homework because good homework habits are crucial to higher education. Yes, part of your responsibility as a parent is to help teach your child. You are responsible for your child, teach them to be on time - there is no excuse for tardiness so don t put your child in that position that they will be punished for it! Finally, it is your own fault you are doing your child s homework, they are capable of doing it themselves; encourage, support and assist them and they will do it. Start being parents and stop expecting everyone else to do your job!

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2010
This is by far one of the worst schools my son has attended. He went into 3rd grade knowing his multiplication tables and came out knowing nothing. He is currently below 4th grade level per his teacher yet they are passing him on to 5th. The school told me that they do not "hold back" students, whether they are at grade level or not doesn't matter they will continue to pass them without any regard to what the child actually knows. The teaching skills of the staff are virtually non-existent. The only things my child learns are at home. He comes home with loads of homework everyday with no explanation from his teacher of how to begin doing it. This school has done nothing good for my son at all despite my constant requests.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
way too much homework is right- we'd rather be playing games and spending time laughing and talking as a family than using up nearly the entire evening on homework and the weekly packet. i don't see how all of this homework is helping him learn more- it seems more like he's stuck behind a desk with an inbox and an outbox, trying to meet deadlines.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2010
My child was at this school for two years and I was completely unimpressed. They gave a tremendous amount of home work and projects such as reports and such were not allowed to be done at school. The kids had to bring it home and have their parents do it. My child was in 5th grade and assigned a 10 page research project to do at home with an addititional 5 pgs of illustration and the teacher just handed out the instructions without even teaching them how to properly research. The teaching was left up to the parents. Also in the way of punishments, the children there are punished for things their parents are responsible for. I was not impressed with anything about this school. It is by far the worst school my child has attended which is alot since we are military and move frequently.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2009
I love the teachers at Lemon Crest! They are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2009
My child was in first grade last year and the teacher gave WAAAAYYY too much homework. The homework was never returned to the parents so I don't know if they even corrected it. Also, the green, yellow, red system is being implemented incorrectly since the children are penalized for inconsequential stuff and once they get a red card they can't earn their way back. Also, wasn't impressed with the quality of the education.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2009
My two children are at Lemon Crest this year and we are so happy with the teachers, parent volunteers, office staff and principal. My kids love school and it helps when they have homework. They want to go back even during the breaks and holidays. Excellent school! Highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2009
My daughter is in K-1 and I love the school just as much as she does. It is a great place to send your children. I always feel comfortable dropping her of at school knowing that she is safe and having a great time. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2008
My kids started lemon crest last year and were put in a 2nd 3rd grade split but they were the only 3rd graders. The school was unwilling to fix the problem because they have too many students per class.Their teachers this year so far are great but we are moving so that my kids no longer need to attend this school.There is a lack of supervision.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
My husband and I went to an open house in the spring of 2007 at Lemon Crest. After visiting the classrooms and meeting some of the teachers we fell in love with the school. My two grandchildren had moved from RI to Lakeside & started EAK and Second Grade at Lemon Crest. They had the most wonderful year with great Teachers and a caring Principle. We look forward to another great year at Lemon Crest with the new Principle and all the wonderful programs they offer.

- submitted by a community member
June 30, 2008
I feel like my child is very safe while at school. The school handled the last emergency lock down very well. The even notified the parents immediately!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 23, 2008
My daughter started Lemon Crest in Kindergarten and has just completed the 5th Grade at Lemon Crest Elementary. The teachers, support staff and especially the principal Mrs. Kyriakidis have made a huge impact on my daughters life. Nothing but Kudos from this Military Famiy for giving my daughter the best education there is to offer... Just look at the test scores if you don't believe me! Lemon Crest test scores are the highest int he district! Kudos to all the teachers for your hard work and constant dedication to our students!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2008
Lemon Crest is the best elementary school in the LUSD. Test scores are the highest among the other schools, the kids are great & the teachers are awesome!

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April 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2008
Lemon Crest Elementary is an excellent school. My children love it. We are very pleased and last year they had the highest scores in the district! My children scored very well on the state exams.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2007
My child just started kindergarten at Lemon Crest this past September. I find the school to be everything I had hoped and more, The teacher is wonderful and my child is already reading! She even goes to a computer lab twice a week and I am so impressed with what she can do. Mrs. Kirikidis, the principal is very supprtive and always with the kids. It is an wesome school.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2007
My daughter attends Lemon Crest and I am very pleased with what I see. The principle, in her second year, has implemented some new and innovative programs to help the students achieve academically . I like the homework club concept that allows students to do homework in a structured environment with access to teachers when they need help. I am impressed with the computer lab that has enough computers for the children to learn without having to share computers with other students. I also like the community involvement like Military Appreciation Day which honors many of the military families whose students attend Lemon Crest. The teachers are providing the necessary rigor and the test scores reflect the overall focus on academic excellence.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2007
We've been at lemon crest since Kindergarten and have seen a big change in the school since the new principal came. She came in and changed the way the the school was run. Although we are not happy with the way the new principal runs the school, My child is getting an excellent education. The teachers are fantastic and the community is great.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
My 2 children attend and Lemon Crest and I am extremely happy with the school it's staff and principal. The staff is excellent and truly caring. The new principal has brought in many exciting new programs and I find that the facilites and supervision to be excellent!

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2007
When my daughter started at Lemon Crest Elem. in kindergarten we loved it. Now that the principal has changed, there are alot of areas that the school seems to be lacking. I do not feel safe with the lack of supervision the kids have on a regular basis.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2006
My son has attended this school since Kindergarten and he loves it. The teachers are very caring and he is excelling in academics. Mr. George, the principal, really cares for his kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2006
My daughter came to this school from a private school and she is much happier at Lemon Crest. The teachers are great and the overall attitude of the school is supportive.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2005
Too many students per teacher. Not enough supervision on the playground.

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October 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2004
Lemon Crest is a friendly welcoming school. The staff and the principle encourage parent participation and welcome feedback from parents. The teachers work hard to make sure all children receive an excellent education in a productive environment that helps children excel. I would recommend Lemon Crest to other parents looking for an elementary school for their children. We've been at Lemon Crest for 3 years now and can't imagine switching to a different school. We love the school, the faculty and the principle. The principle is one of the most hands on, easily accessible principles I have ever encountered. He's more than willing to sit down and talk with parents and children alike about any suggestions or concerns you might have. It's just a top notch school with top notch people!!

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August 07, 2004
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February 20, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
December 17, 2003
I have had two daughters graduate from Lemon Crest. Both of my girls were very happy to be going to this 'Great' school. When this school was built all of the teachers were selected buy their teaching method. Hand picked to provide the Highest Quality Euducation!

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Lemon Crest Elementary School
12463 Lemon Crest Drive, Lakeside, CA  92040
(619) 390-2527
Last modified Lemon Crest Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lemon Crest Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top