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Lakewood Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 585 students

 

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Posted October 9, 2014

Lakewood is an amazing school with amazing staff. The kids are challenged academically but they gear teaching towards each kiddo's need/strengths. We have been there for K through 5 and all teachers have been incredibly sensitive and willing to work with the parents to help their child reach their true potential. Great staff and administration...and the administrative assistant keeps the whole office running efficiently :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

"Poor academic program", this is the phrase that best defines this school. Kids do not learn, teachers do not care. There is not enough communication between teachers and parents. Useless weekly newsletters and once-a-year parent teacher meeting are the only communication activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2013

10 out of 10. Our son has Down syndrome in the LFI program there. It was quite a fight with MCPS to allow him to attend there, because the other option in Upper Montgomery County was BAD. So blessed to be at Lakewood. Principal Malcotti is amazing, and the special needs students really have her heart. Teaching staff is excellent, communication is excellent. The Lakewood Links program is a group of general ed 4th and 5th graders who have actively taken on a role of true inclusion, academically and most importantly, socially. Reece is truly loved and appreciated at this school, and it's going to be really tough going to MS next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

I think what the previous parent wrote is so correct. I also moved to this area for the school and we are renting one of the most expensive aptts here becoz of the school. Its worth it. My son is learning a lot and the descipline policy is worth a mention too. Excellent school and excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

We loved Lakewood. My son's kindergarden teacher was easy to communicate with. She was a gem and so was the support staff! Indeed a competitve school like most schools in the Potomac area. We dealt mainly with the vice-principal. He is great. We have to move to the West Coast and will be missing Lakewood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

principal is a nightmare regularly screams and yells at the children. totally unprofessional on any level. 5th graders wrote a petition and signed it regarding lunchroom policy. principal went whacko - behaved as though she were drunk or high on drugs screaming and yelling at the children for 35 minutes straight.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

Very very poor in parent teacher communication. The only important issue here is the test scores. It is very hard to get a response from a teacher to a note or a phone call. Only those students whose parents can pursue the teachers hard enough get challenging work. Others receive a work 1 grade bellow level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

9 years, 4 principals. Focus on education is on test scores and teaching children to take tests in order to score well on assessments. Very little social interaction between children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

Highly competetive environment with majority of the kids performing on the advanced level in all grade levels. A lot of professional staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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95%

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99%

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>=95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 42% 6%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Black 3% 35%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Language learning

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  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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  • School psychologist

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  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
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  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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2534 Lindley Terrace
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 279-8465

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