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Lake Forest East Elementary School

Public | K-3 | 356 students

Known as the little school with a big heart; student achievement is outstanding.

 

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Posted April 13, 2010

I think Lake forest East is the best choice for any child. The learning happits in and out of the classrooms are amazing. I have seen first hand how well the school works together. Teacher are well trained to do what their best at. the Childen I have seen at Lake forest are egare to learn. The principal helps these students who want to learn by a hiring great teachers to fit the school. I think that Lake forest East elementray school is one of the best school for a child to learn at. The halls are always filled happness at LFEE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

I have one child at LFE. This school has many loving, yet challenging teachers. I am confident knowing my daughter is cared for when she walks through the front doors of this school. My 2 biggest concerns are with the administration and classroom division. The principal here does backtrack and 'forget' important conversations. Best to have your correspondences in writing. In regards to classrooms, they do split classes by ability beginning in 2nd grade (1 high level class, 1 low level class, and 2 average classes). I would rather see all children work together to create a well rounded classroom experience. I know my daughter would benefit from the experiences of all children, not just those a test says she should relate to. Overall, the teachers and support staff in this school are excellent and test scors are good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

I have one child at LFE. The positives are that the teachers do seem to care. The school also seems to do a decent job of involving itself in the community with things such as movie nights, book fairs, etc. I have found, however, that the grouping of classes is a little strange. Rather than typical mainstreaming, LFE appears to do a type of 'reverse mainstreaming' where one group of students (i.e. special education, ESL, behavioral) is placed in the same class and then regular ed students are 'randomly' placed in that class. I find that this puts regular ed, and especially gifted, students at a disadvantage. They are not really challenged. One other thing is that students are not given the opportunity to explore their curiosities or even seek extra-curricular work until the second grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

I have had two children attend East. I find the teaching staff to be wonderful. They are truly their to care about the students. The teachers have a bond with one another that promotes a friendly atmosphere. The administrator at the school while seeming to be outwardly friendly is quick to turn when things do not go in her favor. It is the teaching staff at the school that makes it work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

We recently moved here from a 'good' school district in MD. My children were in honors programs in MD and had to 'catch up' to their peers here in DE. We feel blessed with the warm and friendly staff at East. The staff cares about the children and parents, as well as their commitment to doing their own jobs well. They know all the children's names and make a point of making each child feel special. Everyone warmly greets the children each morning. What a wonderful way to start the day! There is a delicate balance between the professional atmosphere and casual feel to the school. The school has worked hard writing for grants to support the needs here. The reading and math programs are challenging, but the children continue to do very well on state tests. We feel very fortunate to have found this little gem of a 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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%
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 Students78%
Female69%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status80%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I78%
Special ed60%
Regular ed83%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students79%
Female75%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I79%
Special ed53%
Regular ed85%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English79%
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

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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Behavioral health specialist
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • DE Recognition School (2014)
  • National Title I School (2013)
  • DE Superior School (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
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
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Art club

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Piavis, Susan
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (302) 335-5273

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Learning Focused Strategies
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
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Behavioral health specialist
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • 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)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Glee Club
  • Nature Club
  • Special olympics
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Mentoring
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Our school is truly a community school. Parents, staff and community members work together to make it a great place to learn.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Frederica, DE 19946
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Phone: (302) 335-5261

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