I was a student at this school. I started there at age 6. I am now 22. Ive had fond memories of being there. We'd have talent shows, plays, field days and a lot of fun family oriented stuff. Education was great. I learned and had fun at the same time. Idk how it is now its been like 10 years, but I plan on sending my daughter there for kindergarten.
My school is a small town school in a big city. I love saying hi to my principal every morning, Mr. Huwa he watches over his/ my kid every morning before school, and every night after school. I know my boy's teacher Mrs. Dietrick is always avail for me to talk to. She also makes herself available with a quick response on the the web.
My grandaughter is new to this school this year and was very nervous about going. But after the first day and until now she cannot say enough good things about it. She loves her teachers and everyone that I have come into contact has been extremely wonderful. I find the curiculum and extra curiculum activities to be great. I am very glad my grandaughter is attending this school
This school is amazing. My child has started kindergarten this year and we have been so impressed with the staff and teachers. We feel our son is receiving the utmost care and is achieving and growing so much.
This school is a joke, the principal takes it upon himself to call social services, for any reason, to cause conflict. We have had numerous behavior problems with the fourth grade teachers including being extremely rude and obnoxious in the parent teacher meetings, Pink slips are given out for childrens behaviors such as a parent not signing their notebooks, not for bad behavior. There is constant drama with name calling and teachers having their favorite kids, including one teacher creating the drama between her students in her classroom. I would never recomend this school
South Lakewood is brimming with kids from outside the district whose parents know of the high performance of this school, particularly in early reading achievement.
This school principal is not the best with dealing with namecalling orconflict. I have two kids who attend there and we can't wait for them to graduate and hope they do well in middle school with bullies and conflict...
I have one child in this school; this will be her third year of attendance. I have been very pleased with each teacher and my child is learning. She receives the extra help she needs with an IEP. She has made lasting friends here and at the after care program. We will stay at this school. The PTA sponsors some nice events and is very involved. I feel like my daughter is at home in this school.
I have 3 students at this school and have had an extremely positive experience. Yes, there have been some changes with the new principal and with any new admin change a few hiccups. She is overcoming this bad rap and becoming more warm and approachable. This school is definitely learning focused and has implemented a Positive Behavior Support program this year. The school is only as good as the community it serves. The more the parents, teachers and administration work together as a team, the better learning environment there is for our students. South Lakewood Elementary is definitely the best neighborhood school in the Lakewood High articulation area.
I have had students at this school for many years. I am impressed with the way teachers care for their students. Talent Show, Science Fair, grade level performances, gym clubs, and Science Matters classes are a few of the extra activities available. Parents are involved. The principal is improving every year.
After several years at this school, we have enrolled in another school for my children to attend during the next school year. Administration is poor and it has taken a toll on the school. Students are given 'rewards' for things they should normally do, such as listening in class. I feel sorry for the middle schools and the high schools that get students from this school. Maybe the school district should buy out the principals contract or whatever she is on and get her to retire/leave.
I have 2 kids in this school and since the new principal has taken over it has really gone downhill. It is run more like a prison than an elementary school. They have students serving as 'conflict mediators' and if you're not friends with those kids you're automatically wrong and get punished. They don't offer help to students that fall behind. Some of the teachers don't even listen to the parents. There are a couple of exceptions but in a school of this size they should have more caring better qualified teachers. I used to recommend this school but not anymore. For crying out loud the kids aren't even allowed to run during recess. Don't even think about doing cartwheels or you wind up in detention.
I have one child in this school and if he so much as looks at someone wrong he is given a pink slip and in-school suspension. I am currently in the process of switching schools. He has attended two other elementary schools with no altercations at all but the staff at this school keeps telling me I need to medicate him. Unless your child is a robot and has no identity please do not put them in this school. Individuality is highly frowned upon!
This school has been a great school in the past before the new principals arrival now it is a just a behavior program. Postive and educational things have been replaced with more disciplinary things. It's rediculous now. I would not recommend this school to anyone until this principal is replaced. She can't even remember the children's names. She is approachable only when it comes to discipline.
I have had children at this school for three years. The school has gone 'downhill' from when we first started. Former adminstration was great. It was a hard act to follow. Current principal seems unapproachable and uncaring. We will be attending another school next year.
South Lakewood Elementary is a wonderful overall school. The teachers and staff truly care about there students and parents. Parent participation is key. They have a music, art, computer and gym classes for the students weekly on rotating basis. The kids have an opportunity for a yearly talent show and quite a few musicals and plays they can participate in, as well as a band and choir group. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who would like their child to have a great grade school experience.
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