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Lakeside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 715 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted February 27, 2014

I myself went to this school growing up. My son started here in 2nd grade we had a lot of trouble with his teacher that year. However, my son was prepared and was academically challenged and is now in Jr. High where he is a top performer. My daughter started Kinder last year and I was not happy. She was not succeeding, had a really tough transition. She received negative feedback on a regular basis. This year in 1st grade she is still struggling however, she is a lot more positive and is catching up. When we have contacted the school our questions were answered however, solutions were not always obtained. I love this area and the school but, I feel that the individual teacher is where success is made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

principal is the worst, I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone with the current leadership
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

My experience with this school has been great all around. My child's K teacher is great & the communication with her is excellent. I am unfortunately moving out of the area & hope that I can find a school similar to this where I am going.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2013

this school is OK, my daughter loves it. My only concern is that they don't use proper hand sanitizing and they get sick a lot, if you take a sanitizer they will take it away from your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

The teachers are great! I love the comunication and the love that they have with my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

My experience has been great in Lakeside Elementary. Last year my daughter started Kinder and we were afraid of her adjustment because she is very shy, we recently moved from another country and english is her second language. Surprisingly thanks to her teacher and the friendly staff the transition was smoothe and quick. She in first grade and she is still very happy and loves going to school every morning. She learn to read and write.. the school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

Lakeside Elementary is a fantastic school with awesome, dedicated teachers and staff :) I appreciate the way they teach and prepare the students for the FCAT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2012

I have to say this school is great. I have two children at this school. No complaints. All teachers are great. They use the best strategies they can to help students. Very concern with education. Security in school is excellent. I will definetely recommend this school. Very organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2012

We moved from NJ to this school district because of the teachers and staff. The teachers have all been great, always responding to my questions, emails and notes. I have volunteered in the school for the past 4 years and am always pleased to see the interaction of the students with the staff. The teachers here are superb! They really want all of their students to succeed. The PTA is absolutely wonderful - they give back so much to the school. New principal came in last year, along with budget cuts, but school is still wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2012

I am a grandmother who volunteers one day a week in my grandson's 2nd grade class and I'm so glad I signed up. It's given me a close up view of this wonderful school and my grandson's teacher, Ms. Dewberry, who is absolutely wonderful - we feel very blessed to have Cristian at this school.


Posted March 14, 2012

This school is beyond amazing. I started this school in K, and I was very upset to leave it when I moved in 5th grade. The teachers always showed an unbelievable amount of kindness to each and every student who's path they crossed. They have many "jobs" at Lakeside such as safety partols, TOTS, green team, and the news crew (WLNN.)Their student council is a neat, organized program, and all of the school's after school events (book fairs, writing on the walls, ext.) bring together family. Each teacher I had taught me important life lessons I will never forget. I would recommend this school to ANYBODY!


Posted May 18, 2010

This is an excellent school, kids and parents love, very high academic level plus moral values. My daugther love it. i hope it can teach 6th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

teachers are very involved with my childs honors. Better than I have seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

Amazing School, great teachers, great administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

My son is in kindergarten at Lakeside and I highly recommend this school! What more could you ask for, excellent school, excellent teachers (Mrs. McMillan), excellent staff and excellent principal (Mrs. Fee)!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

I love this school, my son is in kindergarten and my two nephews are in the fourth grade. The teachers are amazing! The customer service in the office area is exceptional. My kids look forward to attending Lakeside. Mrs. Fee's (The Principal) enthusiasm is so refreshing. I would definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

Excellent school , My child go to first grade and we are very happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2007

Excellent school! I have a child with PDD-NOS and every teacher has done an excellent job at helping my child progress in his IEP. He is a very happy child in school and we feel very blessed to have him in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

This school is excellent. I have three kids (K, 3rd and 4th grade) and all their teachers are terrific. They simply make the kids love learning and having fun in the same time and it is great. The admnistration is fantastic. They deliver a happy and safe environment for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

Both my children attend Lakeside Elementary and I am very happy with the school. The principal sets the tone and therefore it is a 'class act' school. They encourage parent participation and have lots of fun extra events for the parents to do with their kids. Example is 'math night', book fair night, reading night, ice cream social, comedy night, writing on the walls, etc. It is a safe, fun, comfortable environment for the students and even though I am very picky (aren't all parents?) I am confident this is the right place for my children! Hats of to the Principal, Teacher, Staff and Volunteers at Lakeside Elementary!
—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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
93%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "A".
  • 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 45%
Black 22%
White 19%
Asian 9%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%53%61%
Master's degree 40%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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900 Northwest 136th Avenue
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
Phone: (754) 323-6400

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