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Lake Forest Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted March 27, 2014

I was told LFH was one of the best elementary schools that Richmond Co. had to offer. I would advise you to apply to the magnet school. Parent involvement is only for some parents; tried to volunteer, but never receive a call/text//email back & I tried numerous times. Spanish program is good. Principal is a fake. Teachers get on to students for their disabilities even when they have medical diagnosis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

PCSers BEWARE! My kid's were lucky and had good teachers, but that was definitely the exception and not the rule. From yelling at students in the hallways to the "cheese-eating grin" they wear when they snap at you for not having a visitor's pass (despite the one you are clearly wearing on your shirt). I'm told this is the best Richmond County has to offer and that I'll probably have better luck in Columbia County...I guess we will see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

I had two daughters attend this school. It was a safe nurturing environment with good parental involvement. This is one of the best elementary schools in the area and the IB program will only make it better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

I have had a child at this school for two years now, and I am very impressed. I visited more than one school and interviewed staff when we were selecting a school, and this school stood out to me. It is small enough that the teachers and principal can and do learn everyone's name and take a personal interest in each student. The teachers I have known so far are dedicated, hard working, and eager to do what it takes to bring out the best in their students. This school was recently approved as an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, thanks to the leadership of the principal, the hard work of the teachers, and the support of parents. My child loves it there, and is thriving and learning. I think the quality of education at this school is better than the Great Schools rating reflects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

This is a great school with awesome faculty and staff. They encourage parents to be involved and appreciate any and all support parents have to offer. LFHE is a rare gem in Richmond County!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2010

We pcs here in the middle of the year so that was a hardship for my daughter however the staff and her teachers made her feel welcome and had her loving to go to school again. Her teachers were very nice and brought her up to speed where she need to be for her grade level.This a great school and i hope it stay that way but more parents need to help out and not only come if their child is in trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

The teachers encourage and generally care about the students success
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Great teachers that are concerned about the students and in touch with the parents. Principal is all about making the school the best and keeping parents and teachers involved
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

LFH is a caring and energetic school community. The front office staff are knowledgable and caring and truly help parents any way they can. The teachers are open and helpful with a true love for our kids. The atmosphere is welcoming and warm. Everyone from the Media specialists, custodians to teachers puts their best foot forward every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

This school has a great curriculum but for the most part the teachers are mediocre to say the least and the principal is the worst one. They have no idea how to run a good school that's parent friendly and where the parent might feel welcomed at the least. That's a recipe for failure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2007

Excellent school - caring and concerned teachers, and the principal is the most enthusiastic and connected principal we have ever seen. She knows every child by name, and shares in their successes. Every teacher our son has had has been nothing short of wonderful! Highly recommended school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

The school is the Absolute Best!!!! The teachers are very very good, caring, patient, and loving. My daughter loved the school, kids, and teacher. I've never seen a principal at any other school more happy to be doing his/her job and so involved with the children like I did at Lake Forest Hills. I give this school a 100% A++++++. Highly recommended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2004

Before 2003 this was considered by most parents to be one of the best schools in Ricmond county. If you are able to get past the surface picture you will see a school heading down hill FAST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

This is an excellent school. My child learned so much. And her teachers and peers made her feel that there wasn't anything that she couldn't achieve if she put her mind to it and the effort. All she talks about is the things that she learned at Lake Hill Forest Elementary. The teachers were kind and helped her whenever she needed it. The other students helped her and were kind to her there wasn't any bullies. They all just worked together like one big famiy. She was in Mrs. Lewis class and she is excellent teacher. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. We need more teachers like. My daughter needed a little extra help in certain areas and had special needs in some and she was there ready, willing, and able. My hat goes off to Mrs. Lewis and her Aide. Thank you from Heather Barnett and Family.
—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.
English Language Arts

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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 88% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
62%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Black 53% 37%
White 41% 44%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Sonya Bailey
Fax number
  • (706) 737-7318

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3140 Lake Forest Dr
Augusta, GA 30909
Phone: (706) 737-7317

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