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K-5
Public
Sunnyvale, CA
Students enrolled: 506
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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750 Lakechime Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

(408) 522-8272
(408) 522-8276
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March 06, 2014
I would definitely rate this school at a level of 5 stars. I have 2 kids attending Lakewood with my 3 to be attending in the next 2 years. The level of parent involvement and opportunities to take part in school activities is great. Monthly meetings for parents with the principal give much needed time for feedback and relaying information,especially for those who cannot attend PTA meetings.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2013
This school has great teachers! Some of them are truly amazing! I really suggest you to ask the principal to put your kid with Mr Whited,Mrs Quinn,Mrs Brager and Miss Ferreira. I'm sad that next year my son will be in 5 grade, and we have to leave the school.................but I really hope he could be in Mr Davis class, what a great way to say goodbye to elementary school! Great experience! I love them sincerely.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2012
Mr.Lebowitz,Ms.Betz,Ms Fruin,Mr.Davis.....A big thanks to all the teachers at lakewood for helping my kid grow and for providing an enjoyable school environment..My kid totally loved the School.Even after moving to Cupertino I can definitely say that lakewood is THE best school and i am glad that my kid completed her elementary schooling at lakewood. Principal Mrs.Grasty...Anytime i go to school she was always there to greet with a big smile:)..Even the people that work at reception are very friendly and never had a single problem in the 5 years my kid attended this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2011
My child transferred to Lakewood in August of 2010. The office staff was very cold as was his teacher. They failed to provide a welcoming environment for a new family just moving into the district. The curriculum was neither challenging nor innovative (worksheets galore) The school goes a bit overboard on the fundraisers, I didn't agree with the pressure placed on the students to sell products. From the few interactions we had with the principal she seemed caring and genuine, if only those traits could be passed along to her office staff and a certain teacher...

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2011
Mrs. Hayward s teachings, encouragement and enthusiasm has given my 5th grade son, a passion to read. He is now even more eager to learn and enjoys challenges. My son has made major milestones in reading, creative thinking, and expressions. I m so proud of his accomplishments and enthusiasm to learn more. He became more self-driven to accomplish his assignments and takes more initiatives. Mrs. Hayward has made a great impression in his life and we forever owe his successes to her. Mrs. Hayward is truly amazing, and is the best-in-class teacher ever! We were very fortunate to have her. My son has attended Lakewood School for 6 years. I am very proud that he attended Lakewood. He also learned to become more courteous, respectful, help others and be the best he can be. It is also important for parents to own accountability for their kid s academic success and take initiatives to foster their kids to do their best in school and become a better person. I cannot thank the KLAS staff, Lakewood staff and parents enough for a great educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2011
To the parent that gave Lakewood a 1 star, I must say I wholeheartedly disagree. I, as well as my brother and sister have had a great experience with every one of the teachers there, and through our years there, I have found the the staff in the office, as well as the library are also great, and I come to visit them whenever I get the chance. One thing I would recommend, is to meet all the teachers before the school year, and send in a request for the teacher of your choice(To the principal). Its not that I think that any of the teachers or bad, but they can definitely have different teaching styles, some that others may not like as much. I found there were tons of ways to get involved with things that I was passionate about, and teachers were able to challenge me in academic areas while making sure everyone got the help and support they needed. The school has the only military stlye color guard in the area, something I found a really fun and educational thing to participate in. It expertly prepared me for the academics of a prestigious middle school in Atherton, and I believe I owe it all to Lakewood.

- submitted by a community member
June 03, 2011
-to the parent comment from June 2nd, ...have YOU ever participated in any parent involvement activities? Apparently not since you seem to know nothing about the school. Have YOU spoken to any of the staff or to the principal? I know that my concerns are always addressed. I'm not sure that you are talking about Lakewood school, because if you ask any student that goes there about the school, you would know how much people care and how much spirit is there, not to mention the main purpose of the school, which is to provide a great education, which they do!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
To the parent that gave Lakewood 1 star on June 2, 2011...did you know Lakewood does have holiday spirit? There's a patriotic assembly every month, there's a Christmas program in December, Halloween is a long story...ask the principal why there's no parade for the whole school...the list goes on. Fundraisers...if you came to the PTA meetings you would know exactly where the money goes. As you know, the state of CA has made HUGE cuts to education over the past 3 years which is why most schools NEED to have fundraisers...Lakewood PTA gives every teacher money to spend every school year and every student benefits. PTA does as much as possible for the KIDS with the small amount of money that is raised. You say that teacher, principal and parent involvement is a joke...are YOU an involved parent?? PTA asks for help all the time. PTA pays for FUN DAY which is on June 10th this year...this is for the kids and this event has been done for the past 4 years...the kids love it. PTA would LOVE to do more for the students but there isn't enough money. I hope you get involved with PTA at your child's next school...this is the best way to find out what is going on in the school.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
Wow I am surprised how many think Lakewood is a great school and how you all feel that Lakewood staff has the best interest for your child. I have only come across a handful of teachers that actually care. Lakewood has no holiday spirit; they have all these fundraiser but NOTHING for the kids. Where is the fundraising money going to? All the other Sunnyvale school have carnivals, let s ALL the kids dress for Halloween and has a parade not just the kindergarten classes which to me is unfair. If you do for one you do for all. Not to mention the office staff they are the rudest people I have ever came across. To me the teacher leadership, principal leadership and the parent involvement is all a joke. I am happy to say I am glad my kids are out of this school. I would rather not give a star but because I have to I chose only 1 star

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2011
My daughter is in Ms Zbasnik's class in first grade...She is a great teacher.I'm impressed with the teacher and school.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2011
Miss Z was great teacher. Very assertive and always challenge student to do their best. Love it :)

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
My son is currently in Mrs. Quinn's class. He loves it. He is doing well, reading already and the school year is half over! He is working on addition and I'm impressed with his progress. He has 20 kids in his class, not a bad size. I'd like it to be smaller, but I've seen much bigger classes! Not complaining here! I do work with him a lot on reading and work outside of class. I have met Mrs. Grasty (the principal) and I really like her. She has great leadership skills and expectations of her students. Yet she is very friendly. I like how I see her out and about during school hours. She is always out during bus time in the afternoon. Really like that about her. I help in the classroom once a week and it seems like they are always hurrying to get as much done as possible. As a teacher myself, I understand the pressure schools are under to perform well...but I do feel like sometimes they need to slow down and enjoy learning instead "go go go" all the time. Mrs. Quinn is a great teacher!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2010
My daughter wakes up every morning with enthusiasm in attending Miss Smith s Kindergarten class. Miss Smith s makes the environment and atmosphere of learning very positive. Over the months, I can see that my daughter is thriving and performing well in reading, writing, and mathematics as Miss Smith makes the subjects challenging but fun at the same time. I am very proud and happy with my daughter s academic development and social skills mainly due to her teacher s effort, teaching style, and leadership. I thank Miss Smith for doing a wonderful job. =) 8

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
The excellent progress of my nephew Jordan is a sign that Lakewood Elementary School is doing their best.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 27, 2010
it has a great environment in learning teachers and students getting together trying to understand how to become the best of the best at the area and level that they are into....great motivation!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
We have an amazing teaching and support staff that is involved in our school community in so many ways. Our students try their best every day. We have gone from year 1 of program improvement to a california distinguished school within three years. amazing! I love this place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
The teachers are great. They work really hard and actually get to know your children. They care about making your kids successful in their education careeers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
I love that the principal and the teachers really care about the students and hold them accountable for being good citizens!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
That's were my kids finished their grade school and its really a good school for kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
Great learning evironment, teacher are friendly. And I went to the same school when I was in grade school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 22, 2010
I have (3) three Nieces that have been through and (1) one attending now and they all have enjoyed attending Lakewood Elementary and the Teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
I had two boys go through this school and I was very involved...we loved it! Staff and Principal are great. A warm place to learn.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
no rating April 22, 2010
My children attended school there. A they have a wonderful program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Lakewood schools is a family of all diffirent walks of life. The staff and families really care about all the students well being and thier education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Absolutely everything: caring and competent teachers, challenging curriculum, effective principal, etc!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
I love Lakewood elementary because I love how involved everyone is with the school, from the principal to the parents. Mrs. Grasty is the best principal...she really participates and even dresses up for the parades, it's a great place for the kids to learn and also have fun. I have one daughter that has been there since Kindergarten and is now in 4th grade and we have one that will be in Kinder next year...looking forward to many more years at Lakewood!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Lakewood School is composed greatly of students with different racial backgrounds. I feel that the teachers and staffs effectively interacts with students across different cultures. Their cultural competence creates a comfortable environment for students to learn and also for parents to get involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
I am so proud to be a part of the Lakewood School community.

- submitted by a teacher
January 22, 2010
Our family loves this school and community. I have 2 children who have attended Lakewood. The teachers here are great. The Principal, Mrs Grasty is the key to its success. This is a school that is going to win awards!

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2009
My son just started Kindergarten last week. He is in Miss Smith's class. I had the opportunity to meet her two days before school started. She is great! My son came home from school excited and eager to learn more.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2009
This is my daughter's first year as a kindergartner and she is in Miss Smith's class. I always believe that 'A good start is always a blessing'. My daughter just loves her school and she is enjoying the learning process. She says 'Miss Smith is the Best.' I completely agree with her. Miss Smith is an excellent teacher. My daughter is doing good in academics and other aspects too. I would like to give all the credit to Miss Smith. I am happy that my kid is in good hands. I would definitely recommend this school to other parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
Mrs Gratsky the principle is by far the best principle I've ever seen. My kids have gone to numerous schools and Lakewood is by far my favorite. So much teacher/student interaction. The school is organized, clean and they go above and beyond definitely.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2009
My Daughter Goes to Kindergarten and i see lot of improvement in reading and writing, Thanks to Miss Smith

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2006
I was very pleased with the school, this was my daughters first year as a kindergartner. Her teacher, Mrs. Quinn, was an excellent teacher. She is great w/ the kids and really provides hands on work for all the kids. My daughter was student of the month and Reader of the month as well, I am also amazed at how much she learned this year..and I give Mrs. Quinn almost all of the credit. She really paid tons of attention to all the kids and I noticed her help everyone! I think all the kids were happy w/ her and really enjoyed her class. The 05/06 K-2 class was great! I really enjoyed helping out and a lot of the parents really helped out too, I am glad my duaghter had a wonderful Kindergarten experience. I would definitely recommend Lakewood to any parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2005
Lakewood provides all day Kindergarten for the kids. There will be a new Kindergarten teacher. The Parent/Teacher group could always use more involvement. They have a new (this will be her 2nd or 3rd year) Principle that came from Fairwood, where she did an incredible job. There are alot of ESL students there, in every grade. Ask your child's teacher how your child can stay on track.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
I am not really happy with the level of education at Lakewood. There seems to be the minimum, but nothing outstanding.

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March 28, 2005
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February 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2004
My daughter went to kindergarten there last year. Her teacher, Mrs. Quinn was incredible. They are very strict in behavior control, sometimes I think going overboard. I was once told my daughter should have no TV for the night. I would prefer that to be a suggestion!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2003
The school lost many of their great teachers last year due to budget cutbacks. However, the few that are left are well experienced and superb! The second, third, and fourth grade teachers are great. I hope I can say the same with the fifth grade teachers. Some of them need to concentrate more on teaching and focus less on unnecessary celebrations.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2003
This school refused to let us come and do a prekindergarten visit/observation. We enrolled at another school.

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2003
I have had experieneces with many of the teachers there and I can say that they are some of the best, most talented, creative and loving educators I have ever met. The staff there is superb!

- submitted by a parent
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Lakewood Elementary School
750 Lakechime Drive, Sunnyvale, CA  94089
(408) 522-8272
Last modified Lakewood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lakewood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top