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Lake Forest North Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 500 students

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Posted November 29, 2011

I love that my children attend Lake Forest North Elementary. I couldn't believe how much my children have learned in such a short amount of time. I appreciate how the teachers always keep me updated about my children especially if there is an issue. I love how the parents are encouraged to be more involved with the school and how we're allowed to volunteer to assist the teacher. I wish we werent moving out of the area. Its going to be hard to find a wonderful school like Lake Forest North :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2010

The teachers here are good but many of the good ones are leaving or have left. I know that they work hard and deserve to paid well but salaries are not competetive. Lake should work on attracting and KEEPING teachers. The reading program is ok but I don't always understand the math curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2010

I totally agreee with your unsatisfactory rating of this school. Too many teachers are leaving which has made for a high turnover and a lot of inexperience. This year I decided to choice my kids into the CR district. I want to know that my children are in a top notch district where experience is important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2010

When my older child went to this school several years ago, it was a warm and welcoming place to be. The new administration has changed that greatly. Parents are not welcomed openly and the best teachers are leaving for other districts in droves. I hope that Lake Forest North can get back to the caring and high standard elementary it used to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

I have two children in this school, I Loved my kid's teachers, but I do feel that the school needs to improve in other areas. Yes My children moved on, but they need to focus on the important skills of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

My son is very happy at LFN. Mrs. Tribbitt is one of the best kindergarten teachers I have ever encountered, and the administration is top-notch. They offer services for children at all levels, and they have a strong support staff of specialists. Overall, my son has been very successful at this school, and it is clearly one of the best elementary schools in the area (and possibly in the state).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2006

We have one child in 2nd grade, and one in all-day Kindergarten. We are absolutely thrilled with the education they are receiving. The teacher's and staff are great to work with. We have no complaints at all...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2005

I am so happy that my children attend Lake Forest North Elementary. It is a Superior rated school and I can see why. They are using many innovative and hands on lessons to educate my children and they love going to school there. It is a welcoming place and the teacher's are wonderful.I wouldn't want to send my kids anywhere else!
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Posted February 19, 2005

I really like the reading program that this school has but beyond that i do not like this school at all. My daughters teacher thinks that all kids are susposed to develope at the same rate, does not factor in that the students are all unique and the bus drivers in this distrect are horrible. If a kindergardener cant sit still for an entire day or have complete focus on an assignment from start to finish than according to them there is something wrong with the child. Over all this is a typical public school where there are some good teachers that are great and some that shouldnt really be there. Some of the programs are great.
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Posted August 26, 2003

Lake Forest North Elementary has a very good reputation within the state and it really is one of the best elementary schools in the state of Delaware. The staff and teachers seem to really care about each and every one of the students and I feel that my children are very lucky to have the opportunity to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I93%
Special edn/a
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I93%
Special edn/a
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 70% 50%
Black 2 24% 32%
Hispanic 1 5% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
Two or more races 1 0% 2%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Distinguished National TItle 1 Award (2013)
  • Distinguished National Title 1 Award (2011)
  • Superior School Award for DE Testing (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Art club

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Special olympics
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:35 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Laura Lands
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (302) 284-5820

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Felton Town Hall
  • Dover Air Force Base
  • Felton Fire Company
  • Felton Police Department
  • VFW Post 3238
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Animation Club
  • Art club
  • Fitness Club
  • Special olympics
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
  • Welcome to have lunch with their child
School leaders can update this information here.

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Lake Forest Central Elementary School
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319 East Main St
Felton, DE 19943
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Phone: (302) 284-9611

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