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Modesto, CA
Students enrolled: 423

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2920 Middleboro Place
Modesto, CA 95355

(209) 576-4841
(209) 576-4980
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December 10, 2014
I am a first year parent at this school with a child in Mrs. Liu's kindergarten class. We choose this school based on there education review but will not be having our child return next year .very disappointed. In how fast this school is in suspending and writing up kindergarteners labeling these young kids with words as if they are complete misfits .my child's teacher has been at the school for 20 years and in my eyes as well as the other parents she has more then likely reached here limit in patients and understanding of 5 and 6 years olds send letters home in the first month complaining about having to tie shoes and bathroom usage ....ridiculous.....this school in my opinion is good for the education and that is all as for real concern and understanding of kids I say very poor

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April 02, 2014
Lakewood is a 5 School! Great GATE program,drama,art,sign club,band,PTA,great staff and teacher's! Ect. Parents are very involved great school great neighborhood!

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June 18, 2013
Lakewood is a outstanding school! Awesome teachers and families! The teachers,staff and parent's are all great! Everyone is involved and really care about the children's all round education. High education and moral standards! Top Notch!

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February 05, 2013
My son has attended this school for the past 4 years and every year I am more and more impressed with our teachers. We have had nothing but excellent teachers with years of experience and a wonderful drive to make education the top priority for the students as well as the parents. Education is the first priority for Lakewood and it shows. We bought a house where we did to be zoned for Lakewood and it was one of the best decisions we could have made for our kids.

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September 30, 2012
We bought a house in this school district specifically so our kids could go to Lakewood. I went to this school as a student, and now my kids are students here. This is the best elementary school in the city.

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April 27, 2010
This school teaches poor values and the parents teach poor ethics.

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September 10, 2008
I am a former student and now parent at this outstanding school. I had a great experience at Lakewood that will remain with me for ever, and my children are have the same experience. I have one child who just graduated last year 08 and now have one in first grade and two more that will attend in the next four years, they have an awsome drama program, sign club, jump rope and I could go on and on. I would say to anyone this school is for you child, even if you have a disabled or deaf child they can attend too, the PTA is awsome, Staff is very nice and does there job! It is a school that makes a great impact and remains not only with the child but with the whole family, it is a very family friendly school, your always at home even 30yrs later!

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March 13, 2007
My son was at Lakewood from 1st until part of 3rd grade last year. I relocated out of Modesto intentionally due to quality issues with Lakewood. Yes it has a GATE program (my son participated in it) but there is way too much teaching to the test. Volume of homework does not necessarily mean improved quality of education. Also I found some of the parents to be overly cliquish and focused on material things. There is considerable bullying at the school. Also children that do not fit the 'perfect mode' have a difficult time getting the supplemental help they need.

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March 11, 2007
Great School, excellent parent involvement, teacher quality I rate A+. Overall I think best elementary school in Stanislaus County. Principal leadership has always been high quality until now. Current principal is not Lakewood quality nor leadership quality.

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October 30, 2006
Great school. Seasoned teachers and great support system provided here for students. Nice upbeat environment and very active parents who participate in their children's needs. Supervisory staff is very nice and principal is very nice and very active in the schools functions. Principal and teachers here really care about the students.

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September 18, 2006
We have had 3 children go thru Lakewood over the last 10 years. Overall the expierence has been good. Parent envolvement is 2nd to none at Lakewood. Only problem I will walk away from Lakewood is their is a big seperation between 'gate' classes and 'regular' classes. Gate teachers are great, so if you are fortunate to have a gate kid you will be fine, if you have a 'average' or below student, he or she will be stuck in combo classes, meaning he or she will be in a classroom with 2 grade levels, with one teacher. I am finding these students are falling behind other students once they reach 7th grade and beyond.

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February 04, 2006
Best school in Modesto. My 3 children attended there and they are wonderful. Lots of school pride and very safe environment. My kids loved it.

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September 05, 2005
My fourth grader has been at Lakewood since Kindergarten. We have had nothing but the greatest experiences there. The teachers are great, the staff is friendly and the pricipal is awesome. The parents are involved and overall a wonderful group of people. Lakewood has the highest API scores in town and I'm proud to say that my child is part of such a great learning environment.

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June 22, 2005
My oldest child and also my self have attended Lakewood Elem. My son has been envolved in all the programs they offer at Lakewood. Such as Jazzy Jump, Student Body, and Sign Club. He has enjoyed every moment of being a student at Lakewood. Academics 100%.

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May 18, 2005
Excellent, clean, well-staffed school. Great acedemic programs. Encourages classroom parent helpers.

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November 29, 2004
Lakewood has been an excellent school for my 5 children. The teachers motivated my kids to want to learn, to enjoy reading, to ask questions, to love social studies and math. Parent involvement is high, safety has not been a concern.

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June 19, 2003
Lakewood is a wonderful school. Each of my two kids' teachers, from K-6, always encouraged my sons to do their own personal best, to reach above 'standard', and to love learning. It's an extremely nurturing environment, both for the kids and parents. As a parent, I always felt welcome, and the teachers were always approachable about any issues or concerns I may have had. The only downside to Lakewood is that it may be too 'perfect' -- our junior high isn't nearly as nurturing and welcoming, so junior high is a culture shock for the whole family.

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Lakewood Elementary School
2920 Middleboro Place, Modesto, CA  95355
(209) 576-4841
Last modified Lakewood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lakewood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top