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Lake Forest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 760 students

 

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Posted May 9, 2013

I am a parent of 3 kids in Lake Forest and my kids been there for 3 years except for the little one. This is a great school with very good teachers. I want to recognize Mr. Grossman, Mr. James and Ms. Pope as the best teachers I ever seen and thank them for their dedication. The new principle is fantastic and is involved all the time, the staff is extra friendly. My kids loved Lake Forest although we are a minority. The only thing is that many teachers do not give much homework; rather they let students do most of the work at school. The activities, events, and field trips are great and improved a lot. If you do not mind the Hispanic majority in this school, go for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

Let me tell you why I gave this school 5 stars: Yes it's true. The population of this school is around 90% hispanics. Yes, the people who live in the $500K homes located across from the school is districted to attend Heards Ferry. HOWEVER, my son attended this school for 3 years, prior to us relocating to a different state, and the compassion that the teachers have at this school is unbelieveable. The teachers at this school are there because they want to be. The challenges they have to endure on a daily basis outweighs everything else. Dara is a wonderful principal who LOVES her school and does all she can to make sure her students come into an environment where they are welcomed. Don't get me wrong, if you want a politics school, then this isn't the place to go. However, if you want a school where people care and you feel the warmth once you enter, then LFE is tjhe place. Regarding the FCBOE, they knew exactly what they were doing when they built this school. However, that is a decision they will have to live with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

This school was clearly built to take out Hispanic students from Hartsferry and place them into Lake Forest - which I have no issue with. My main issue is that we live in America when you visit any schools here you shouldn't have to wait 10 minutes just so someone can translate for you. What kind of message are they sending out? Is it fair to have 20 Hispanic students in one class and one white/American? No I didn't think so, we live in a diverse city and if they were going to build a new school and put so much of OUR TAX money into it they should have built a diverse school for all kinds. I have no problem with Hispanics or any other cultures/religions but my point is this is unfair to those who actually have to send their children to school such as this. They didn't only make it for apartment complex students but also got near by HOME OWNERS that are near those apartments. This is just beyond ridiculous! And even worst is when you call Fulton Country School system none of them want to hear it. Really?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2011

It's true about the Spanish speaking issue, but my daughter really enjoyed her Kindergarten year there. Her teachers were wonderful and the school building is very nice. They have a carnival each year that the kids enjoy. The kids speak English and interact just fine, but the problem is that the parents do not and that makes it hard to carry over friendships outside the classroom.
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Posted September 2, 2010

I went to a parent conference today, and in the entire auditorium, there were only 10 English-speaking parents, the rest were all Spanish-speaking. They told all of the English speaking parents to sit at one table. They attempted to send an English translator to our table, but we couldn't hear her, so they did the whole thing in Spanish then English. I've found out that they have zoned all the apartments in the area that are predominanly Hispanic to this school. It's totally unfair to all the students to have to attend a school that has NO Diversity! Especially in a city that is so diverse. The most upsetting part is that there are Luxury Townhomes and Houses immediately surrounding the school that are not zoned for Lake Forest. The school itself is brand new and very nice. That's about where my positive feedback ends!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

117 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

117 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

117 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

119 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

120 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

120 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 87% 12%
Black 8% 37%
White 4% 44%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dara Jones-Wilson

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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