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Lamarque Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 878 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted February 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted August 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted November 3, 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
78%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 71%
Hispanic 16%
Black 9%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 151%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 24%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 34%41%61%
Master's degree 66%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MRS. SALLY MANCHENO
Fax number
  • (941) 426-6392

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3415 Lamarque Avenue
North Port, FL 34286
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