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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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