My son has been a student here for 2 years. I am very pleased with this school. His kindergarten and 1st grade teachers recognized my sons special needs. As a result, my son received early intervention, which was provided by the school , in reading and speech. He is now reading above grade level. Also, his speech and, as a result, his spelling has greatly improved. I appreciate the efforts of the staff more than words can express.
To reply to comments on 5/26 & 7/24, I am extremely involved with my children and have the same problem. One of them also has special needs. This year his teacher is fantastic. She is patient and understanding of my child. His report card is also fantastic. We spend hours every night at home helping him with any homework and or schoolwork he didn not finish. My wife has been helping at the shcool since our 1st child started Kindergarten. From what my son tells me, he is not the only one that has been singled out over the years. The school has really gotten on him as he is different. He is passionate and vocal. Sometimes that is what gets him in trouble. A great percentage of the staff does not know how to work with him to fit in. Instead, they single him out. The help we do get from the social worker and teacher is a dream come true. However, it takes a village to raise a child. We as parents, are not at school to be able to handle everything that our chld does wrong. We rely on the school to act accordingly and handle a child who is different. Their actions are questionable at best. Good luck if your child is different!
I have three kids that attend Lakewood Creek. I have been involved as a parent helper and am impressed with the school and teachers. One of my children receives services for a hearing impairment and I had one that was put in the reading program. I do not agree with the statement that the school does not care unless your children are gifted or doing well. I beleive that you need to be an involved parent and an advocate for your children. Because of these things my children have been very successful at Lakewood Creek
My 2 youngest children went here,then on to Traughber. We live right down the block from the school, so I was heavily involved as a volunteer. The teachers are young, but dedicated and have fresh ideas to help the children along. There are no disciplinary problems here because of the consistency across grades and cooperation of parents. Classes are a little large, but it really had no effect on the quality of the education my children received here. Local parents are, in general, really nice, down-to-earth people. I highly recommend this school!
I have 2 children in Lakewood Creek and have had very good experiences with the school. They have plenty of activities for the kids and really focus on importance of skills such as reading. The teachers have been very personable and hands-on with the kids.
Needless to say, LCE intructors are doing a great job!!! My seven year old boy has transitioned smoothly from a Montessori based institution since 18 months of age to Mrs. Naegale first grade class. They have reconized my son's abilities early on and after the firs quarter he was placed into Advanced Reading. They are constantly challenging him to think outside his confort zone to draw his attention to continued learning with challenge words and home-based linked exercises. Our pre-school daughter can't wait for first grade at LCE.
I have been a Lakewood Creek parent for 6 years now (K-5th) and have nothing but positive remarks, feelings and emotions for this school and the wonderful staff...all staff from A - Z. They have many extracurricular activities (after school programs and student/family events) and the cost are sooo reasonable. Depending onthe event, Free - $60. Excellent!!! The communication between the staff and parents is excellent! I know this first-hand and have been told this from many many other parents. My son (9) absolutely loves getting up and going to school each day, pretty rare for a energetic, playful 9yr. old boy!! My 5th grader has always loved school, thanks very much to the staff and curriculum. The parent volunteers are awesome! I could go on and on but I won't. Lakewood Creek Elementary is a wonderful educational and life learning institution for our children!! IL State budget...UGH!! Shame!!
The reviews of this school are incredibly old. Perhaps when it first opened in 2007 there were some glitches and a learning curve. My daughter is an advanced learner, and they identified her very quickly this school year - 2008/09. they have her in the appropriate groups to keep her interested. The teachers are staff are wonderful and are incredibly involved and available to parents. I do not have enough good things to say about Lakewood. It is a fantastic school.
I am shocked to read such unfair reviews regarding Lakewood Creek. My son has attended Lakewood Creek for four years, and I have been very happy with the teachers and staff of the school. I also have a gifted student, who is at the top of his class and has scored higher than many fifth graders according to his test scores. There is a gifted program, but these parents have yet to ask about it. This school gives parents the opportunity to have their child tested and put into programs that meet that child's needs. Parents: Before you insult the school, perhaps you should do a little research yourself. Regarding the fundraisers, they are wonderful, and the children and parents raised thousands of dollars to be put towards the school. Shame on those parents who put down one of the best school districts around.
This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for most kids, but our children needed high-level learning opportunities, which have not been available. It has therefore given none of the advantages of a huge school, with all of the disadvantages. I cannot recommend this school. Please go elsewhere.
Overall our family has been pleased with Lakewood Creek. The teachers and staff work hard and care about the kids. The school has a high parent involvement which lead to many events for children and families to attend. They fall short on extracurricular activities. There were very little of them available and they always seemed either to be scheduled on Tues(constant previous committment) or be incredibly expensive. The other area where the school falls short is if you have an advanced, very advanced,or gifted student, the school does not do too much to keep them challenged. Also if your child has special needs, it seems hard for those children to succeed as well. Either the class size is too large or the teachers do not have enough time to pay enough attention to individual needs. Do not excel on helping students if they fall out of the 'normal range'.
I have two children that attend Lakewood Creek Elementary. I have high regards to those who work at the school, as well as the parent's who spend hours assisting with school letters, fundraisers, and activities such as the fun fair, book fairs, and award activities. My children's teachers have always responded quickly to all of my questions. The school also sends out letters asking parents to send in ideas and comments regarding the safety of the school. Bravo to all of those hard working teachers at Lakewood Creek!
I can understand these parent's comments when it comes to overcrowding, but they don't consider that fact that this school has fought and won for support that will expand the school, as well as the other schools in this district. This will allow the school to expand the classrooms to accomodate the growing population. They also do not mention that the parent involvment is very high. Many parents are involved with their chilrens school work and activities. The parents who have left negative comments may not understand that when the children come home from school, the learning does not end. Become involved with your children's school work, and you won't have to complain about your children falling behind in the classroom. I have never had a problem with communication or response to questions directed at the school. As a parent, I am happy with the school.
The acadamic programs are mediocre at best; children are not being challenged in oversized classrooms. Due to a lack of resources, the teachers are unable to accomodate the needs of academically advanced students; these students are not a priority for the school, as the administrative staff is too busy trying to determine what to do with an overpopulated student body. Nevertheless, the 308 Oswego CSUD has had ample time since 2004 to deal with the problems of Lakewood Elementary. Working with the administrative staff and teachers of school reinforces our thoughts regarding Montessori and private school education.
I am very impressed with the staff and parent involvement regarding this school. All of my questions and concerns have been addressed in a timely manner. The principle seems to be very concerned about the safety of the children. There is always news and information sent out that keeps parents updated regarding changes or new events. I would like to see more extra activities involving the school, but my family is very involved with the park district which offers many, many activities. Overall, I am very happy with the school.
This school is incredibly overcrowded and staffed with inexperienced, indifferent teachers and administrators. My children are completely on their own because they do not fit into the 'norm' - they are advanced. This school is geared toward spanish speakers and average students. Anything outside this, forget it. There aren't many extracurricular activities for students to choose.
I am very happy with the school so far. All the teachers have helped me out when I had questions and always returned all my calls! I had very good communication with 2 of my son's teachers, by e-mailing back and forth about questions that I may had had or by calling each other on telephone. It shows that they care!
The teachers have bad communication skills, my son has 2 learning disabilities and instead of helping him they keep pushing further along in grades that he can't complete, yet they keep moving him up. They don't return my calls when they say they will and they don't do the proper testing for the kids that need to be done and by the time the testing is finally done it's already the middle of the year and they don't want to have them repeat the year even though they haven't taken in all they should have. All i know is that i am moving into my rental property so my son can be in a school that can help him in furthering his education. This is sad!!
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