We started public school after moving into this district in December 2013. From day one we have had problems.. we were initially told that he would be placed where ever there was room without even taking into consideration what his learning capacity or personality was. We wanted to have everything settled before the Christmas break started so we could get him excited about moving schools, and when we went to the school to register him they said they wouldn't do it until after, we even tried the Monday the teachers were back and there was no office staff. So in the craziness of the first day back from school we were then given our teacher not having a clue what her teaching styles were like or her personality. It has shown that she is not a good fit for our son. She has not communicated with me one time about how he is doing other than a time that I came into the school to drop off a bulky project he did and she said "Oh he's doing great, no problems" and that was it. then she sends home a progress report with a C. That isn't great!! The last straw was when he came home and was crying because his stomach hurt. He had gone to his teacher and she said. "your not sick" YES HE IS
This school is fantastic. When we first came we had no idea there would be such a school anywhere. The Principal greets each student coming in the morning through the breezeway and the students in fifth grade are selected for hall monitoring to keep the students from running or fighting, etc. Every student leads the way at Lipscomb. There are also Lipscomb Leader awards ended at every semester for the different character traits favorable to the faculty and students at Lipscomb. This is for those students who display those traits during the year. Lipscomb leaders are as big as honor roll is, but can be attained by anyone. I feel like my kids are in big trouble because we will be leaving after second semester of this year 2013-2014 to VA. I hope we find one that will compare and still let the students thrive.
My school is awesome and very supportive. However, there are so many students at this school, your child can be left in the crowd. Lots of activities for students.
My daughter has been attending since K now shes in 4th. Mr. Cooey use to be the principle up until 3rd grade and the school was amazing. Since the new principle has taken over things have gone down hill. She is awful! Never a smile, not good with the kids and horrible attitude with the parents. She needs to take a step back and re evaluate how she is running things.
I have two children in Kindergarten this year at Lipscomb and I love it. My kids love school. The teachers are organized and caring. The new principal, Mrs. Sanders, seems to be doing a great job as well. I don't know much about this county as we are from another state. But I can tell you that you should be very happy with this school. My children seem to be learning in a very organized fashion. I am extremely pleased with the Kindergarten program. Parent/teacher communication is wonderful. Also Mrs. Fine is an exceptional teacher. She goes above and beyond.
My special needs child has attended Lipscomb for 5 years. He has made tremendous gains and accomplished more than we ever imagined. The love and care given to him is beyond measure. I have learned that you can't please everyone. The administration is excellent and the PTA is one of the best in the state.
Lipscomb is a great school!!! The leadership of the school is phenomenal, the teachers are nuturing and very supportive and the PTA is awesome! They really help to make increase the value of the education and extracurriculars provided at R.C. Lipscomb. Last, and certainly not least, are the parents and other caregivers seen throughout the school at all times, showing their love and support for their children and school pride.
I attended Lipscomb as a child and now my child is attending. She is doing excellent and we love the staff.
Lipscomb is great and the teachers there are wonderful. They truely care about the students. The faculty and teachers are very good about communication with parents.
Lipscomb is a great school as many other parents have expressed; however, the increasing number of students over the last few years is having a negative impact on several areas to include infrastructure (space), quality and diversity of programs, and the learning environment. There are just too many students in a school that was not designed to house them. There need to be a cap on the number of students that are allowed to attend from outside the geographical district. My prediction is that there will be a corresponding decrease in the test scores that are used to rate the school.
My child attends the 4th grade at Lipscomb and I have seen a huge change in his interest in school. He loves and looks forward to going to school and especially going to the science lab. He brings home experiments that he has done in the lab and it has made a difference in his understanding of science. He came from another school that did not have this and now science is his favorite subject. Great job for going above and beyond to have those little extras to help our kids better understand the sometimes looked over subjects. I would highly recommend this school to anyone with an elementary child. I always feel welcomed to come into the school to volunteer with various different activities.
My grandson has had trouble enjoying school and with his grades since beginning school. Now a third grader and a member of R.C. Lipscomb, he truely enjoys school, and his grades are so much better. A blessing for sure.
I absolutely love this school. I heard mixed things before choosing this one. they have a new principle which is very involved in the school. They encourage a lot of parent involvement.
My oldest daughter just started K here and she loves it. There does tend to be an exceptionally high focus on getting things right for the 'test' and that is disturbing considering my daughter is only six. The teachers are great as is Mr. Cooey, the principal. The PTA is very active, althought having a fund-raiser every month seems a little excessive. My younger daughter starts school here next year and we are very excited to see both of them progress through the various grades.
R.C. Lipscomb is an excellent school! We have been here for 3 years and purchased a home specifically in this district because of the good ratings. Our 3 daughters attend R. C. Lipscomb. The principal and administration are exceptional. Teachers are professional yet nurturing and very accessible. There is a warm family environment and a high moral standard modeled by the faculty and staff. There is also a huge amount of parent involvement. I'll be sad when my oldest one moves on to 6th grade next year!
Strong PTA with impressive degree of parental involvement. The physical plant of the school has to be among, if not THE, finest in the district. High quality academics and truly fine staff make this a great school. Surpasses the 'elite' private schools we toured in every respect. My chid is excited to go to school everyday and that is priceless.
Mrs. Schmitt & the Self-Contained Gifted Program are tremendous! My son wanted to read and study more. Mrs. Schmitt helped him become more organized which is a major feat considering most 10-years-old have a hard time remembering to turn-in homework. I would highly recommend this school. We were so lucky to have found it!
I found most of the faculty in this school to be rather self-important. The school does produce high FCAT scores, but their special needs department is lacking.
Great interest in teachers towards the students. Very involved staff. Children are always happy and polite. Attention to details.
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