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.
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.
This use to be a great school however the Principal is very rude and doesnt show respect to her staff. Some of the best Teachers have left as a result of this. We are so against bullying, but nobody realizes that the principal is a bully and mistreats people. Mrs Boyd was the best principal and we all miss her.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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