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North Port, FL
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3415 Lamarque Avenue
North Port, FL 34286

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February 24, 2015
My son is attending PK program for children with special needs. This program and staff involved in it is pure miracle for my son! Mrs. Adams and her assistants are awesome, very knowledgeable and compassionate! They will always take extra time to help us - parents, when we have no idea what to do next. They provide amazing environment for our children to develop all the skills they need to lead best life possible . I hope that my son will be as happy as he is now through out his whole elementary school years to come. Thank you for making such a big difference in our son's life!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2014
This is my son's first year at this school. Overall it is a pretty good school. He did have a bullying situation and after me keeping him out for 3 days, they did what I asked (moved him into another class. His new teacher Mrs. Braun is excellent. She has had nothing but good things to say about my son. Thank you Mrs. Braun.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2014
I had my son in this school for less then 2 weeks and pulled him out at quickly as I could. We moved into this school zone after he was in another North Port Elementary school where he thrived. We took him back there. The administration with this school NEVER returned multiple phone calls and I had to call the school board to get any response. He went from Advanced Work class at his old school to an average class where the teacher didn't acknowledge him or the work he was being given....it was at a level an entire YEAR behind where he already was. We move a lot. He has been to several schools in his 10 years of life. This school was BY FAR the WORST school he has attended. Compile that with the mysterious odors and illnesses the students and staff have been experiencing with this the building....RUN AWAY from this school. The entire school needs to be shut down.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2013
My son is in 5th grade and has been there since kindergarten. He absolutely loves it. He was supposed to go to another school this year but he refused to leave Lamarque so I drive him back and forth every day. He was being bullied in class and i sent an email to his teacher over the weekend. I got a response from her by Sunday and the issue was taken care of on Monday. I was very impressed. In reading some of these negative posts I wonder if it is even the same school. My daughter also graduated from Lamarque and when she goes by the school the principal still remembers her by name. She is now in 8th grade. I would highly recommend this school to any one. The communication with teachers is amazing. I have always had the teachers email and have used it often. Kids are encouraged to do their best and are rewarded for a job well done.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
Having had an ESE student attend this school I can attest to the fact that the school is ill prepared to deal with these kids. The leadership rules from a position of power and the staff is generally afraid of her. The ESE staff attempts to follow the IEP but gets lost in the demands of the principal and looses focus. If you have a average child probably OK but if your child needs special services or help its best if you move on and save your child and yourself much grief.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2013
I have personally attended this school and it was by far the WORSE school I have EVER gone to. I'm now a Freshman at NPHS and just thinking about my two years at Lamarque makes me so angry. In third and fourth grade I was bullied constantly and did any teacher do anything about it? No, they let them get away with it. Because of lack of punishment to those who tormented me, they believe that they can still bully me to this day. I get bullied by the same kids who bullied me in 3rd and 4th grade. Also I was treated by the teachers as though it was my fault I was getting bullied and my teacher once actually dragged me out of the classroom while poking her long nails into my arm, leaving marks. Also the guidance that was there when I was there (They might have changed it by now) acted like there was something wrong with me and was fully aware of the bullying and did nothing. It actually got so bad that after my fourth year I decided that I wanted to change schools. It makes me sick to my stomach to think my siblings will attend this school. It's terrible and if you want your child to have a good elementary experience DO NOT SEND THEM HERE. -Former Student

- submitted by a community member
July 23, 2012
i feel Lamarque is one of the better schools in North Port , this will be our 5th year thier. Yes some of the staff needs attitude adjustments. but your not going to ike everyone all the time you meet them. Im trying to fight to keep my daughter in Lamarque

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2012
This was my daughter's first (and last) year at LaMarque. Being the new kid in school, she was bullied constantly (which the uniforms are supposed to prevent) and no one did anything about it. They sent her to the clinic for EVERYTHING. From a scratch to an itchy eye. I was constantly getting calls from the extremely rude school nurse to come pick her up because she had "pink eye". I don't think the nurse is an actual nurse because if she were she would know that there are more symptoms to pink eye than just a little redness (it was allergies every time she got sent home btw). Anyways, back on the topic, my child did not receive any attention and she felt completely lost in the crowd. This subsequently reflected on her report card as well. Subjects they were learning IN CLASS and had no homework for she was getting Ds on tests. The principal is never there and is not the nicest person to deal with either. My daughter has had the worst year of her life in that school and you can bet she will not be returning next year.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2011
My daughter attended Lamarque during her kindergarten year. This is by far the WORST school in North Port. My daughter was excited to ride the bus to and from school. On her first day she rode the bus to school and I met her there to walk her to class. After school I drove to the school to make sure she got on the correct bus. The staff was rude and said I could not do that and the best thing to do was to wait at her bus stop. Lamarque is 20 minutes from my home. I gave the staff her bus letter and they tried to put her on the wrong bus and she told them she wouldn't ride that bus. They called me to come pick her up. Her teacher sent her to lunch with her snack for the first two weeks and the cafeteria staff would not let her go through the line to get lunch because she had a lunch box. She ate a yogurt and juice box for lunch. Not to mention the fact that they have school uniforms. I'm sorry but uniforms do not prevent all the bullying, fighting, teasing, and click groups that they tell you it prevents. The only thing that it prevents is individuality. We live in America people the home of individuality.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2011
I pulled both my children out of this school after several problems with the staff and the school behavioral specialist. Both my children went from getting "a"s and "b"s at their old school to being told by their teachers that they would be held back a grade at this school. When I spoke with the teachers I was treated like I was the problem. I had multiple problems with bullying on the bus, and when I tried to turn in the bully to the behavioral specialist, even after this bully had beaten up a younger classmate, I was told it was none of my business and later I found out this bully had been assigned the job of bus monitor and would be responsible for handing out referrals on the bus. Needless to say my children were the ones now getting referrals. When I spoke again to the behavioral specialist he told me that my 7 year old son was going to be suspended from riding the bus for two days because he threw a crayon on the bus and that would not be tolerated. This school is by far the worst school I have ever had the displeasure of having to deal with. And if I am forced to live in a trailer, to be in the district of a better school, then that is what I will do.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2010
I love this School. I find it that they are interested in the individual childs success. It's easy for my kids to get the help they need being that the class rooms are not over crowded like most schools tend to be. Love the school. wish it was around when i was young.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
The children are trying hard and the parents and teachers have formed amazing opportunities for music and fun runs, ways to learn how to help others and cooperate.

- submitted by a community member
May 16, 2010
I love this school I have never been so pleased with the staff & communication with my childrens teachers they rock I'm a very happily involved parents who put's so much investment into their childrens education I came from a near by prison in Northport and the principal should take leasons from Mrs Mancheno she's the best.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
This is by far the WORST school my children have ever attended, the principal runs the place like it is a prison, my kids used to love going to school always got 'A' and 'B's' Now it is like pulling teeth to get them to go to school the staff is very rude there is NO communication between the teacher and parent .

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
I love everything! The school is clean, great teachers, great principal, and parent involvement. The education curriculum is outstanding. It is an outstanding learning environment for children

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2009
My daughter just graduate 5 th grade last year and my son is in 2nd grade the best school in North Port my daughter did go to gleanallen which i think is the worst school in north port my dauhter had a learning disability ang lamarque help so much she is now in regular classes @ heron creek and doing well thanks to lamarque!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
I have two children at this school and it has been the best school my children have attended. The staff is very friendly and caring. The principal takes the time to listen to concerns and they address them right away. I could not ask for a better school.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2009
I have 2 children who have gone to this school since it opened. They love it, I love it. My youngest has autism and it is the best school for him

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2009
i am a parent of a fourth grader.this school is secured and beautifulyou have to see for your self

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2008
My son is in 4th grade and we are so happy with Lamarque Elementary. Safe one building school, teachers are wonderful and tons of parent involvement. You need to walk into that school as see for your self. This school is beautiful.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2008
My daughter is in kindergarten this year. She is my only child. i was worried about how she was going to handle the big change. she loves it and the teachers and staff are wondeful and helpful. the uniforms are great that way no one is picked on.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2008
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Lamarque. My child was in 2nd grade last year. The past two years have been the most wonderful years. The teachers are very caring and want nothing more than to help our children succeed. The office staff is so awesome and so is the rest of the administration. I think Lamarque is one of the best schools I've seen. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a great education for their child.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2008
I am the parent of a first and third grader. I am extremely pleased with Lamarque. My daughters' teachers were wonderful. When my daughter was in kindergarten last year her teacher went above and beyond to make sure she was academically challenged and not bored. I am in school to be a teacher and I wanted to ask the principal a question or two and she sat and talked with me for 45 minutes. The vice pricipal is extremely patient and encouraging. I think the administration at Lamarque is great. We also have a large amount of parental involvement. I am very, very happy with Lamarque and hope to work there when I graduate.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2008
My son comleted second grade and is going into 3rd grade. He has been at Lamarque since it's opening. I am very pleased with the teachers, staff, principal and vice principal. I am also very involved at school and volunteer often. I feel that my son is part of a fantastic school and would not want to go anywhere else. I have always had great communication with his teachers as well as the other staff. At times, the parent must initiate the contact, but I have always been given a response. Parents must take an active role in their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2008
Lamarque Elementary goes far and beyond anything I have ever seen in my lifetime. The technology, is so advance and amazing. The size of the school is bigger then my high school and yet you feel it is safe to leave you kindergartener there. Security is Lamarque's #1 priority and it shows! The teacher's are all amazing and down to earth. They actually talk to you not at or down to you. The front office staff is great and friendly--very welcoming. Mrs. Mancheno and Mr. Hutchinson are an amazing team and the kids love them. Keep up the good work Lamarque Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
I am a parent of a third and fourth grader. I find that the teachers do not give enough homework to their students. My fourth grade son would have abc order and a math assignment each week. The focus for fourth graders on the Fcat is writing but yet no writing assignments were ever set home.I feel this school is lacking in their teaching skills. I would not suggest this school to other parents.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2007
I am the parent of a kidergardener and a 3rd grader.There a few exceptional teachers in this school, but most seem to care less about communicating with parents. When I attempted to speak to the principal about a problem in the classroom, she belittled and spoke down to me. Most of the time the office staff is rude, and not helpful. This is not a school you want to send your children to if you want to be be very involved in their education.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2007
I am parent to a second grader. This school goes above and beyond as far as child safety goes. Academically, parent nights are held to keep you up to date on what your child is learning and what they need to know to be on task. I am very impressed with the numerous, well organized events held from the 'hoe down' to the uniform exchange to help parents keep costs down.

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Lamarque Elementary School
3415 Lamarque Avenue, North Port, FL  34286
(941) 426-6371
Last modified Lamarque Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lamarque Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top