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Live Oaks School

Public | PK-2 | 305 students

 

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Posted September 3, 2013

This school is terrible. This school is inherently unfair and gives preferential treatment to certain students. Some of the staff are unprofessional and the communication between students and parents are terrible. The administration, particularly the principle lacks integrity and credibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Thiis school has agreat enviorntment lots of activities with parents and children The Principal is top notch has a great personality. There are numorous games , school activities to help improve valvues. They also have various programs in helping with special class programs Special needs children also come ,in to the programs with special needs the staff works with great pride.I had two neices and a nephew who had gone to this school they often talk about their experience at school always wanting to get up and go Ms LaCobelle (Principal) who has the kind of professional and kindness that any child she would meet up with and talk to enjoyed her. They looked up to her with respect, and love. My neice was upset when the school had change from kindergarden to fifth, had changed to k-2 there where a lot of disapontment from parents and children when the board had change the system. What a great school in Milford, Ct.


Posted July 3, 2012

The 2011/2012 was our first experience with the Milford, CT school system after relocating into the district. Our experience with the school was very positive. Our child required a custom education plan to bring them up to state standards. The school provided interventionist specialist which provided the one on one help required to excel. Our child excelled reaching their potential. Based on results and the growth witnessed with our child this school is highly recommended. Administratively the school could provide training and/or awareness to support staff. Secretary is rude and has an approach which is not customer centric. Overall this was a positive experience, however opportunity exists to improve support services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2011

Both of our daughters went to Live Oaks, and it was a wonderful introduction to education for them. Ms. Lacobelle (principal) puts in 110%. Every child in that school knows her, sees her regularly and respects her. It is a school with a great sense of community. The teachers genuinely care about the students. It was a very "safe" school - no bullying, no inappropriate behavior tolerated. Unfortunately, middle school (East Shore) has been a turn-off for us (lack of communication, no feeling of community, loads of busy-work, and intense pressure to perform). We all really miss Live Oaks School and are thankful that Live Oaks was their first school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

All of the staff are so caring, patient and devoted!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

Live Oaks is a great school. Families and staff work well together to organize events and create a well rounded environment for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

The entire staff are warm, caring and intelligent. They all go above and beyond what their job descriptions require. My family is very lucky to be a part of this fabulous community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

We now have our third child in Live Oaks School and they have all thrived in this wonderful environment. All of the staff from the principal to the janitor make this school an amazing institution that is a star of our community. We are so lucky to live here and benefit from one of the best schools in Connecticut!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Both of my children currently attend Live Oaks. (Kindergarten & 1st) Their teachers really go out of the way to give them the extra help and support needed to succeed. Thank you so much!!
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Posted May 18, 2010

We are truley made up of a unique community, no matter what the task at hand the parents, students and staff step up to the plate. I as a parent have enjoyed our experience throughout the years having both my children attend Live Oaks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Live Oaks has a wonderful community of families and staff. We work together as a team for our children's education as well as our community outside of our school. Volunteering to make a difference in other peoples lives is important to Parents, Staff and our children! Live Oaks is a wonderful school to be a part of!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

It is a great community of parents, teachers, and students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2010

The staff is the best - they are so involved with the children and it shows how much they care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Our community cares! We all work together for what's best for our children. I am proud to be a leader in this community:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Great teachers, tight community, this is a truly caring school. Ms. Lacobelle, the principal, masterfully leads the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The teachers, staff members, and parents work as a team to do what is best for the children. Although I'm no longer an 'official' part of the team anymore, I still stand proud to have ever been associated with such a caring and hardworking group of people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

I have one child that attends LOS and loves it!!! LOS is a great school where the principal teachers and the PTA give there all to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2008

My 2 boys attend LOS and love it! They have come such a long way emotionally, socailly and educationally since they entered this school. Ms. LaCobelle is such an asset to this school. She is professional while also being personable. I look forward to the remaining years my children have here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

Live Oaks School is a wonderful school, my children are so happy and learning so much!!! They love to get up each morning and go to school. It is truely a great community!! The Gilebbi Family
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Posted May 25, 2004

My daughter has been attending LOS since first grade. It is also my husband's old school. We are very impressed with the principal there and all the teachers she has had so far. They give alot to their students in time and learning. The special family events through the PTA are fantastic too. We are so glad that our daughter attends Live Oaks School. It makes us proud.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Black 4% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Yes

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 a.m.
School end time
  • 3:00 p.m.
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Rose Lacobelle
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling

Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Yes
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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  • Parent-teacher association (pta), volunteers in classrooms, greeting committee, junior achievement
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  • We are a warm and welcoming community. We offer many levels of support, community service, and fun activities for you and your family members to enjoy. Our instructional team is top-notch! Two members of our school team are Nationally Certified Teachers - a prestigious certification that has been bestowed upon about 100 teachers in the state of Connecticut.
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575 Merwin Ave
Milford, CT 06460
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