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Lake Forest East Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 306 students

 

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
English Language Arts

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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83%

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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

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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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Math

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Social Studies

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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 50%
Black 17% 32%
Hispanic 15% 12%
Two or more races 8% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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