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1901 Johns Lake Road
Clermont, FL 34711

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December 02, 2014
I have 2 children at Lost Lake Elementary School , and so far the teachers, the Principal, and the rest of the staff have all been outstanding. There is a wonderful balance of academics and developing social skills, teachers have high expectations of their students, they are firm, but caring, demand a lot a, but not more than the kids are capable of. Wonderful, exceptional school, I couldn't be happier. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2014
We are very pleased with this school. Our son attended Kindergarten here and he has learned so much. His teacher was great, the staff was great and overall we are very happy with our decision to put our son in this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2014
My second grader and I are just wrapping up our second year at Lost Lake... It truly is a great school with an exceptional team! From administration, instructors even the lunch team! They are a well oiled machine! Liz & Angel

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2014
A+ school all the way!!!! A winning combination of great teachers, a spirited principal, and a strong PTO !!!!!! A school is only half of your children's learning tools, a parent needs to be just as active in the learning process. If your child does not excel at this school, they will not excel anywhere. The school provides all of the tools needed to be an excellent student. The class sizes are determined by the government not the school. In regards to the lunch you may eat with your child any day that FCAT testing is not going on. The school actually promotes active parents !!!!!! The PTO is a bunch of hard working people wanting the best out of this school. The PTO puts on big festivals and several fundraisers throughout the year, these activities take hundreds of hours to pull off . What people don't see are the hours these people volunteer. I'm sure the PTO would love to have more volunteers to help out. I'm a mother with two children attending the school, both are A students. I would highly recommend this school!!!!!!! I actually can not think of one negative thing to say about this school .If you have the desire to learn, then this is the school for you.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2013
My daughter has attended lost lake for 3 years now. While we loved mrs Boyd, mrs hunt has been great as well. To the parent who said the staff discourages eating lunch with your child, that's a lie. I eat lunch with our daughter on a regular basis, sometimes 3 times a week and no one Iin the front office or else where has ever said anything but have a great day and enjoy lunch. To the parent who says their child is in a class that is overcrowded, the parent failed to state that the class has 2 teachers, so it's not off in the rario of student to teacher. My daughter had both of those teachers last year, and they are an awesome team. You obviously didn't get the memo that your child could be moved, it was sent home first week of school. This school does appreciate the parents opinion and is very very good when it comes to special needs students. My daughter was asked to be moved into a different class her first year, we were sent a letter, I simply spoke to the principal and ask that she stay in the class she was in since she had been there for a few months, and she understood and they asked other parents. By far lost lake is one of the better schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
This is my son's second year at Lost Lake. I absolutely love this school. The principal is so caring and so are the teachers. The front desk staff are always welcoming and it is a pleasure to come and have lunch with him. The only draw back is that my son will not learn cursive writing at this school, which I feel is essential for learning. Other than that, I love this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
If you have a choice to attend another area school, take it. This school is overcrowded, has terrible administration and lacks a sense of community. Even if you attempt to have lunch with your child the staff will discourage it. All around not a good school if you are an involved parent.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
I would not recommend this school to anyone who has children with special needs as they will become third class citizens here. Our 6 year old child was moved into a larger class without previous notice or consent from us into a class of 26 and told it could reach up to 36 students; which we feel is too much for first graders. When we arrived without notice to the class we walked into a room of chaos. When we discussed that it was unacceptable to move a child without notice we were given the option to leave the school. I would literally run as fast as I could from this school. Luckily we only have to finish the this school year out. If you are looking for a good school that values parent opinions as well as children with special needs this is not it.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2013
My daughter is in 1st grade and her teacher is very nice and communicates great with us. Our daughter has asthma and nurse kathy has been phenominal. We won't move out of the area because we love this school and how organized and clean it is and how well the staff is involved with the children

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2012
My children have been at this school for 2 years. I am extremely happy by the professionalism of the administration, cleanliness of the school, focus on education and personal commitment to excellence. The children are extremely well behaved every time I visit the school. I moved down from NY and heard some things about FL schools. I could not be more happy about my children's education. Special thanks to Ms Arner- she did an outstanding job teaching my daughter not only how to read but also to love reading! The principle is also actively engaged in the school and extremely approachable. She is very interested in hearing from parents. For the parent who was disappointed by the PTO, give them another chance. I heard there are new members and they can use some new ideas and extra helping hands!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2012
I have a child in ESE attending this school since 2010 when I moved to Clermont and I am so happy with my choice in this school. Miss R. Williams is the best!! You can tell she has genuine love and interest in her students and that she is looking beyond their disabilities and focusing on their potential. We need more teachers like her working with special needs students!

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2011
The teacher and staffs are great at this school. I love how much they care about the students. Haven't had a bad teacher yet in the 5 years we have been at this school. The PTO on the other hand needs help. The ladies have been on the PTO too long and won't let anyone new in. IT's sad.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
My sons first grade teacher, Mrs. Harris was very compassionate, caring and firm. My son was taught in a less stressful environment in the classroom. Most of the staff were very nice and helpful when I had questions. The principal Mrs. Boyd seemed very short with her answers when I had questions. This is an excellent elementary school overall.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2010
I love this school because most of the staff is friendly. I love my son's Kindergarten Teacher, Ms. Nancy Moody. She is amazing. She always goes beyond the expectations. She is by far the best Kindergarten teacher! She actually had a Mother's Day party for all the mom's of her students. The children did a bunch of songs for us and served us treats and drinks. Loved it!

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2010
I am pleased to have my children attend Lost Lake. Before moving to Clermont, I researched all elementary schools and bought a house in this school s zone based mainly on their school grades. After being a part of this school for three years now, I have to say I have been more than pleased with the staff, administration and the teachers. Most important, my children enjoy being a part of Lost Lake!

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December 22, 2009
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no rating September 01, 2009
My child attended this school from K-1st. I do admit that the school does well on their FCAT results, which was a draw for me as a new parent to the area. I was very disappointed with the lack of parental involvement especially with PTO and the poor service provided by the front office staff. The school is overcrowded! The morning drop off/afternoon pick up is a nightmare! Most importantly for children who excel the educational opportunities are limited. My child is no longer at this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2009
Lost Lake Elementary is a well organized school. They are always prompt to give important information. The staff is wonderful and always greet you with a smile. I am so pleased with all my K and Pre-K has learned through out the year. If you are looking for an A school, I would reccomend Lost Lake for your children.

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June 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 30, 2009
I started homeschooling my daughter in February because I was completely fed up with the adminstration of this school. The administrators as well as several office staff were extremely rude on many occassions for no reason. This is a huge problem. It also seems this school focuses more on passing the FCATs then actually teaching the kids. The pressure is unbelievable and my daughter was only in Kindergarten! I worked as an elementary school teacher in a public school for many years and I know that Lost Lake is a very poor school. I never desired to homeschool my daughter but I could not keep her in that horrible environment.

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May 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2009
After reading the previous postings of parents, I must agree that the front office staff could use some customer service training, as they do not project a positive attitude. In some cases, they are down right rude. I also agree about the lack of classes for advanced students and lack of extra curricular activities. Judging from parents reviews, the school and it's staff seem to be declining, as they scored great in 2005 and 2006 but began receiving negative comments in 2007 and the trend has continued. Maybe they have become complacent. Fortunately, we are in our last year here and will move on to hopefully better things next year.

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April 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
I would rate this school as an okay school. The staff could work on their manners a bit more. The teachers seem to be friendly though.

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February 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 22, 2009
Lost Lake has changed in the past few years. There are still some great teachers, however if your child is a high achieving student there is nothing for them. The main focus is on the low kids and the low kids only. You cannot blame the school alone, it is a trickle down from the Federal Goverment. Maybe if kids were grouped by ability there would be an easier time helping the low, middle and giving the higher kids more challanging work. I think that the administration really does care about the safety and well being of the kids, there has just been a lack of extra ciricular activites for the kids to take part in. There are some womderful teachers, but also some not so great. The school is overcrowded and the district needs to rezone once again to get that under control.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2009
This school is the bottom of the barrel. My child is constantly sent to the principal's office for minor things. His teacher is overwhelmed so she has given up trying to teach my child and his grades have fallen drastically. The school really stinks.

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December 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2008
I have two kids in LLS and I have to say that I'm happy with the results, I have a 3grader and a 4grader in the Autism class it is a great class even though the teacher is young she has the energy and new teaching resources that these kids need. I can't complain so far so good. I would only ask for the receiving front desk reception to be alittle more friendly sometime it looks like they don't want to be bothered and thats there job to recieve the parents, remember what they always say the first impression is the lasting impresion.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2008
I would definitley reccomend Lost Lake to any child in it's district. I believe since building two other elementary schools the overcrowding is now under control. My youngest is now in 3rd grade with 18 children in her class. I have had 3 children go to this school since it opened in 1999 and have seen the school go through many changes. I have had a few experiences I choose to forget. But, for the most part my family has had many great memories at this school. My children have had great learning results in this school and have moved on to mostly honor classes in middle school and H.S. Lost lake also has alot of ceremonies to praise our children and that is a huge plus to me. Thanks, Kris Negrete

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2008
LLE school is wonderful. Every teacher that my children have had since Kindergarten have always worked well with me and my children. My daughter is an A student and is independent. When we do her homework she has it done and I review it without any prompting. My son is in first grade and has been reading since kindergarten. Both receive above 90's on their AR test which to me is fantastic. They enjoy the teachers to the point that in the morning we get up and go to school without any type of complaints. I may have just gotten the most wonderful teachers here but I consider myself luck. When we first moved here I was a little concerned thinking Florida schools are substandard but when comparing my children's school work with my niece up North they are exactly the same.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
This is the worst school i've ever seen in my life. Severe overcrowding. I agree with several parents here, i cannot understand how this school receives an a grade. The administration is a complete joke. The teachers are average. My child is in the third grade and cannot spell. Hello? Why was she sent to the next grade? I wanted her to stay behind and learn more. They didn't want her to. If your child has any type of learning disability you can forget the extra attention she would get. At this rate the average student doesn't even get the attention she deserves. I would do anything if i could get her out of this school. Calling the lake county school board is a joke too.

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May 17, 2008
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March 02, 2008
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September 28, 2007
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August 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2007
Teachers always seem to find ways to help students succeed. One teacher, Mrs. Friedrich in fifth grade, organized a project that allowed her students to mentor 2nd and 3rd graders. Together they created and published a bilingual book about the weather. They also donated copies of the books to Lake County Schools to benefit other children for years to come. This project helped my child with her writing and science skills as well as encouraged her to express herself creatively using art. Mrs. Friedrich also organized a special ceremony wherein each child was individually recognized in front of the school. I am grateful to my child's teacher for all of her hard work. I know that my child has done better this year because of her teacher's dedication. Mrs. Friedrich's efforts to creatively teach and find stimulating ways to help her students learn seem to be the norm here.

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March 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2006
My experience with LLE has been excellent. Both my kids (K & 2nd grade) love the school. Teachers are personable, caring and professional. Congratulations to Principal Rhonda and her staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2006
This is a great school. My daughter started in 4th grade and I had nothing but great experiences. I am glad that my youngest daughter will be starting kindergarten this school year in such a great environment. Kudos to the teachers and staff!

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June 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2006
Great School! The school is over crowded but has a great administration therefor keeps this runnig great! Clermont area great place to live but schools are crowded and there are no elementary schools that hold up high in the area next to this one.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2006
My older son graduated in 2005 from there, and my younger son who is now in 2nd grade loves it. I must say I am pleased with this school. Even though it is over crowded the staff have great control over students, there is lots of teacher interaction, and lots of discipline. I have no complaints. :)

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2005
This is a fantastic school, my children have been in a few elementary school since we moved to Florida and this is by far the best. The teachers are awesome and the special events they have is incredible. Any parent would be estatic to have there child attending this school

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2005
This is an excellent school in terms of quality of teaching. The only fault I have with it is the overcrowding. The teachers, however, are terrific.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2005
I have had great success with this school. The teachers seem to really care for the students. They keep you very informed.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2005
We knoe the principal of this school from another school my children attended. She is good at gathering the right staff and get everything together. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the teachers are academically capable of taking care of their class in every way. Never had a bad experience.

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July 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2005
The facilities are good at this school. But it is very over crowded. A new building was built to help accomodate the influx of students but it has proven too little too late. Some teachers are great some are very bad its the luck of the draw.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
It is a good school. It is just a little overcroweded.

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July 25, 2005
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July 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2005
Severe overcrowding! If your child has any academic weaknesses it is very difficult for them to get the extra attention needed. The specialized testing and extra help that is offered is not administered in a quick manner even after several parent requests. It is a mystery to me as to why this school continues to get an A. The principal does not seem to have a personalized concern for the students and seems to only boast of the grade of her school. The teachers seem to be well qualified yet overworked. There is a low level of parent involvement activities offered and it almost seems to be frowned upon. I disagree with the fifth grade camping trip that allowed the students to stay away from home several nights because of safety reasons. Half the class did not attend yet the kids that went received an award for going.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2005
My children have enjoyed this school. It is an A school and it shows.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
Our only child is a kindergartener and had a regular weekly schedule of car pickup and Extended Learning Center. On three occasions this year, she was mistakenly sent to the car rider line instead of the ELC. For approximately 30 mins, she waited 'for Mommy to pick her up' only to be sent to the ELC. On a separate incident, the ELC allowed a friend to pick her up without asking for ID, checking the list (not on) or calling. These occurrences are very upsetting to us and our child. Naturally, we are concerned about the security of all children at LLE and truly believe Principal Hunt should spend more time prioritizing this with her staff. If you send your child to LLE, keep this in mind when scheduling how your child gets home!!

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2005
Lost Lake Elementary looks good on the overview charts but there are a few things parents should know before moving into the area. Lost Lake is huge. It has over 1400 students. Class size is also large because they cram two teachers into each classroom. This leaves 36 students in each kindergarten classroom and 44 in the other grades. Dropping off or picking up your students is also a problem. Plan to wait up to 45 minutes to an hour to pick up your children from school. Mine take the bus now but this also has drawbacks. My children arrive at school at 8:00 in the morning and have to sit in the hall outside of their classroom until 8:30 am. On the plus side, they score well on the FCAT and they responded quickly in qualifying my daughter for speech.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2004
My children are zoned for Lost Lake but currently attend a private school. My neighbor's 11 year-old daughter attends Lost Lake and she received good grades in English, and she was advanced to the next grade. However, when she wrote down some phrases for a game I happened to see, almost every single word was mis-spelled. Why did she go the next grade, if she cannot spell? As a parent, it makes me wonder about this school and I also know that it is over-crowded.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2004
As a parent of a student at Lost Lake Elementary I would highly recommend this school for any child within its zoning location. I found this school to very focused under Principal Hunt. Every encounter while my child attended this school was pleasant and informative.

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May 11, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2004
I highly recommend Lost Lake. I loved the school, the teachers, everything about it. Lost Lake has an excellent reading and math program that are actually better than what is standard in other states. I should know, we recently moved away.

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Lost Lake Elementary School
1901 Johns Lake Road, Clermont, FL  34711
(352) 243-2433
Last modified Lost Lake Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lost Lake Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top