Lake Placid Elementary is a wonderful school in many ways. The teachers are caring, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. They are passionate about helping their students learn. My son is also ADHD and the teachers were great! They carefully worked with us to help him thrive with appropriate accommodations. The level of academic rigor and support in the curriculum is also strong. No doubt the teachers deserve praise for their teaching abilities. They are truly exemplary! Their new principal is kind, attentive, and supportive of parents and teachers alike--not any easy balance. My only concerns are with their facilities. Our kids and their wonderful teachers deserve so much more! The bathrooms are old and some sinks are loose and pose a safety hazard. Their cleanliness is also sub-par. Admittedly, it is a school and kids will be kids. Yet, these seem particularly bad. If the goal is to keep our kids in school and learning, it would help if the bathroom were cleaned more regularly given the number of students, staff, and parents who use them. The school cafeteria also could be expanded. So--top notch teachers, great principal, facilities need work so we can keep it that way!
If your child is high functioning autistic, do NOT send them here! This school does not have the knowledge of the disorder nor the resources to properly educate children with special needs. The district has minimal resources but anyone with a special needs child knows that minimal is not sufficient. One teacher in particular was great (5th grade) but as a school, they are very poor in resources. They will not understand your child's needs and send DCF to your house instead. Beware. Send your child to a private school instead where they will get the help they need.