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Lake Forest Central Elementary School

Public | 4-5 | 598 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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Posted May 2, 2014

The culture of this school is toxic and the reception from the administration of those students who are different is cold and unwelcoming. School choice elsewhere.


Posted January 1, 2014

My son attended and they not only exceed the state in most areas but the school is modern with a great staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

I had faith that my daughter would do well transitioning to Central from the award winning LF East elementary where she was an A-B student. I could not have been more wrong. 4th grade for her was a nightmare as she was placed in a class which had so many behaviors, the teachers spent most of their time trying to control the miscreants rather than teaching. The end result was predictable and my daughter had a very poor year. That being said, she has started the new school year in a top rated school in another district and she is as excited and happy about school as when she was at East. She marvels at how the teacher at her new school has control of the classroom and she is eager to learn and grow now whereas last year she dreaded getting on the bus and going "to that awful class"...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

Poor guidance and administration. Almost every request for help or information from this school has been ignored. Requests for teacher conferences are very difficult to obtain. The most effective way of getting any attention is to violate the dress code. I am hoping the new administration will make a big difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
48%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Other race78%
Low socioeconomic status68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Special ed24%
Regular ed83%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Other race72%
Low socioeconomic status70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Special ed26%
Regular ed84%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English75%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Other race76%
Low socioeconomic status60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Special ed22%
Regular ed75%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English68%
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

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial74%
White82%
Other race77%
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Special ed24%
Regular ed92%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial68%
White82%
Other race73%
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Special ed19%
Regular ed91%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial39%
White61%
Other race40%
Low socioeconomic status40%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Special ed7%
Regular ed62%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English52%
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 66% 50%
Black 1 19% 32%
Hispanic 2 8% 13%
Two or more races 2 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
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 59%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Amory, Bridget R.
Fax number
  • (302) 284-5819

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5424 Killens Pond Road
Felton, DE 19943
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