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5450 Nw 62nd Ave
Johnston, IA 50131

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Submitted by a parent · February 24, 2017
Our experience with this school was disheartening. We moved our child to an expensive private school and our child thrived. Now our kid's around smarter, more affluent kids and loving every second of it. I feel bad for the families who can't... more

Develops character: Strongly disagree
Submitted by a parent · February 23, 2017
The school is dealing with kids from lower-income neighborhoods and/or disadvantaged backgrounds. It's the least affluent school in Johnston. It shows. I never witnessed any compassion or integrity being shown by Principal Garmoe or Bridgette... more

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree
Submitted by a parent · February 23, 2017
Some teachers our child had were ok, but some were rock bottom. Bridgette Bennett was the absolute worst -- both incompetent and dishonest. You should avoid her if at all possible.

Amount of homework: Neutral
Submitted by a parent · February 23, 2017
Some of the homework your child will do is ridiculous. "The antonym of square is x" etc. "A synonym of purple is y" Private school doesn't assign this stuff. Plus, they didn't teach cursive when the private school kids learned it in 2nd grade.

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Last modified: February 24, 2017
Last modified Lawson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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