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Lakeland Elementary School

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2011:
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Posted April 17, 2014

in my opinion at this school are great teachers and the principal is a nice modest man!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

Cannot rate this school yet but please note there is a new principal whom I met and was kind enough to give me an unscheduled tour of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2012

The falling enrollment at this school is due to one thing, the incompetence of the principal. She does not care about the community, spurns any sort of parent involvement, does not meet deadlines, and sits in her office, whereas other principals would be making observations in classrooms, providing support to ALL staff members, and reaching out to community members. With the exception of one first grade teacher, who has a rotten attitude, the staff is dedicated to the success of the student first and foremost. All hope is not lost with this school, but it definitely needs a change in leadership. The move from Jersey to Paddison to Lakeland, when will the district leadership see the pattern of failure with this principal?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

I really love the staff at Lakeland, but the principal however is really no good for the school. My children have been discriminated against, hit, and mistreated by other children, I've addressed these issues with most times no resolve. I've spoke with several parents who have great dislike for Mrs McIntosh, i know teachers have haven't returned due to Mrs McIntosh, as well as students not returning or didn't return due to her. I had to make several complaints before any actions were taken. Bottom line we need a new principal, if it was not for the teachers I would've removed my children. When will the district listen. There is a parent with complaints now that are not being handled properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2011

WOW! Every year I pray and hope that Principal Mcintosh need a Overall standard Review. She's is not fit to run Lakeland school or any other. My son is so bless that he is no longer goes to Lakeland Elementary. But don't get me wrong the school was Superb before with a Superb Ex-principals. Except now Ms. Mcintosh- "Parents and students will voice out how terrible you run your Lakeland Elementary school now and the previous one before you got transfer to Lakeland Elementary".. Board of Education will see you someday. The Principal need to be Reminded Quote " No Child Left Behind". You Failed...Be a better Person for Once Principal Mcintosh.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

Terrible principal! Complaints to the district don't work. The superintendant doesn't do anything. He needs to be better at listening to parents. It's time to go to the school board and elect new people that will take care of this problem. This principal has brought the morale of the school to its lowest. It's no wonder that parents are taking their kids out of the school. Ms. Macintosh has got to go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2010

When is this principal going to be gone? The superintendent is not listening, We have to go to the school board. This Macintosh does not listen or care. This is my last year because my child's in fifth grade. Thank God!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

Lakeland Needs A New Principal! Ms. McIntosh wants everything done her way or not done at all. She is not involved in anything with the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Is sad at Lakeland now, I have four kids, and right now my little one is in third grade, because this past 2 years we dont have anymore, assamblys no perfect attendance, no principal award, and if in case we do have we are not allowed to clap no incentives for kids the teachers are great, but Mrs Mcintosh the principal is cold
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2008

Lakeland is the best school Ive ever been involved with.The entire staff makes me feel at home.I know my child is safe,happy and learning far above the required goals.I love Lakeland Elem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

This school needs a new principal. Mrs. McIntosh sure is cold. I'm glad that I don't have to talk to her very much. She just wants it her way and doesn't care what the parents want. I'm afraid of what is going to Lakeland. It's like the life went out of the school. Sad news,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2007

What happened to Lakeland? The new principal sure is the boss. I used to feel good at the school. Parents don't feel too welcome anymore. I liked the principal last year. He seemed to know what he was doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2005

Lakeland is a small school in a big city. The people in it feel free to walk and bring their kids to the classroom. Parents involvement is not to much. But the women participation in the school activities is very important for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

This is a good school. The principal is new. This is her second year. The parents that I know really like the changes at the school. The teachers are great. Everyone seems happy to be here. My son is doing so much better this year. We just moved to this school. He is trying to do his best and wants to please his teacher. He is soaring. This principal is great.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

876

Change from
2012 to 2013

+30

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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876

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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7 / 10

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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Females85%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner83%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students74%
Females81%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner75%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Females52%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students74%
Females63%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Females77%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students93%
Females89%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Females71%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females76%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students51%
Females56%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 88%
White 8%
Black 2%
Asian 1%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/AN/A
English language learners 19%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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