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Farmington Hills, MI
Students enrolled: 500

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23800 Tuck Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

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(248) 489-3722
(248) 489-3728
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Map of J.A. Lanigan Elementary School address.

March 22, 2015
My kids thrived here. Mr. Kauffman is one of the greatest Principals you'll ever meet. He is truly committed to the students and expects excellence from his staff. Take all test scores with a grain of salt. Learning begins and ends in the home. If a student doesn't live in a household that nurtures learning, even the greatest school in the world can't help them. There are also a lot of recent immigrants in the neighborhood, so I'm sure that language is an issue in those households. Farmington Hills is one of the greatest school districts in the State.

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April 28, 2014
Our son Studied in Lanigan for 3yrs and there's no doubt he was provided with an awesome education by Mrs.Irwin,Mrs.Todorrov and Mrs.Lelek.He's now in 7th grade in a Lutheran private school and is doing great...As a parent I volunteered in the classroom and enjoyed very much.. Thaks Lanigan Elementary..

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November 05, 2013
Lanigan is an excellent school. The teachers and principal are dedicated to the growth of all students. I have two children at Lanigan - one who has had some behavior challenges, and one who is an accelerated learner. Together, with parent and teacher collaboration, both children are achieving their potential.

- submitted by a parent

June 26, 2013
I LOVED this school sooooo much! I wish I could go back! But I grew up, I am now a 7th grader at East, and can honestly say, I love this school! My teachers were wonderful, the principle is nice and funny! There was a mean teacher, but she only lasted a year before being fired. My 4th grade teacher was (and still is) my absolute favorite (Mrs.Turney) she is so sweet and kind, and very helpful! I recommend her a ton! I started school there in 2006, so obviously its changed some. I do think the school was a lot better before it started going up to only 4th grade, and upper elementary became something. But over all I think it is a very nice school. I see these things talking about bad experience and I think how???

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June 03, 2013
This is our second year with children at Lanigan. I really don't have anything to complain about. There is no perfect school so of course there have been small things but nothing that couldn't be solved by reasonable communication with a teacher or staff member. My kids teachers are encouraging and push them to do their best. The PTA is very active and there is a great community of parents at this school. The experience has surpassed my expectations. I am particularly impressed with the media center/library and music program. My kids are happy and we are kept well informed by the staff.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2013
I attended this school from kindergarten to the fifth grade, and the experiences made it difficult enjoy school or the learning process even after I left. My second grade teacher would flip over kids' desks if they were untidy and yelled at me several times for using too many tissues when she made me cry, which happened daily. She would have us take tests and come up to her desk for her grade them in front of you, then send us back to fix answers with no explanation of why they were incorrect. For hours, she would send me back to my seat until I broke down and cried, often mocking, calling me a baby. Eventually I started to resent school and became rebellious, so I spent nearly all day in the principal's office alone--literally, they forgot about me in there. If I had a dollar for every time someone put me in a room and forgot about me for hours I could have bought a private school education and left. They labeled me with a learning disability so I sat in the LGI room in the THIRD GRADE moving pawns across a piece of paper to demonstrate the concept of ADDING and SUBTRACTION. There were a few wonderful teachers there, but those in charge had their heads in the dirt.

- submitted by a community member

February 12, 2013
I am satisfied with the academics and building maintenance. The running club is a great activity and is well organized. I am not as pleased with the lack of opportunities for activities and involvement after school hours for parents and families. This school is a full school Title I facility and I would like to see a lot more outreach and engagement to get families connected with programs and resources in the community. The school/home communication is also severely lacking; for example, I did not get information on how to access my child's report card or Zangle account and after three weeks, I emailed the teacher and had to request a paper copy of her report card. When I discovered a few "Not Proficients" on the document, I was very surprised because these areas were not brought up with me before I got the report card. Overall, the school seems to foster a culture of mediocrity as demonstrated in MEAP scores, the attitude of certain staff members and leadership and the lack of communication and community engagement.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2012
As a working parent, I wish there was more consideration of my schedule. At times, I found that extremely important events or meeting (non PTSA) were scheduled during day hours. In general, a good school but needs a more challenging curriculum.

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September 07, 2011
I took my daughter out of this school because she was not being challanged enough. She was repeating subjects she learned in a lower level. She became bored and began to act out. My husband and I put her in a charter school where she is being challanged above her grade level. This school is good for average education, not so good for excellent education.

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September 03, 2011
I have visited this school and think it is rather creepy. The principal is narcissistic and some of the teachers also have a similar attitude. I did not feel welcomed at this school. Moreover, test scores are not so great. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a community member

January 15, 2009
My son is a 5th grader at Lanigan he has had great teacher and really enjoys school. The worst I can say about this school is that I am going to miss all the great kids and staff when my son moves on next year. The best school in FPS!

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September 27, 2008
absolutely love it. a very open and close nit community

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June 06, 2008
I am a parent and my daughter goes to this school and I recomend parents to put their kids in Lanigan

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March 22, 2004
This has been a wonderful school for my kids. My son had difficulty with speech and since the beginning of the year has made such an improvement, he is almost to where he should be for his age. I have to thank all the special ed and teachers that have touched his life.

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J.A. Lanigan Elementary School
23800 Tuck Road, Farmington Hills, MI  48336
(248) 489-3722
Last modified J.A. Lanigan Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
J.A. Lanigan Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top