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Lakewood Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 24, 2013

Small school where the students and faculty all get to know one another, which is rare these days. I feel like the students are focused on learning and the teachers work well with one another. I do wish they would rely on email more, instead of sending a backpack full of notes home. An email every week from the teacher and another from the school would really increase parental knowledge about what's happening. Looking forward to the new principal and his ideas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

Lakewood is better than most in NKC, nice in that it is a very small school. As a parent, you will have to spend a good amount of time teaching your children the things they should be learning in school, because there is very little actual teaching happening at Lakewood. A great deal of time is spent entertaining the children and making sure they have fun at school. There are movie days, pajama days, playground days, party days, etc. Total focus and considerable pressure on the MAP test for what should be a simple assessment of what the kids already know. If teachers would teach the kids all year long what they should be learning, the MAP tests will take care of themselves. Instead they try to bend the entire curriculum towards doing well on the MAP test. It makes them seem appear more concerned about their own hides and funding than about the students. The teachers I've met are very pleasant and friendly, but there is quite a bit of bickering and in-fighting ("that's not my job", "I'm going to the union about that", "The principal likes her better.") A new principal starts in 2013-14. Perhaps he will bring the leadership and management skills that have been lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2012

Impressed with principal and the well kept school. Helping each other learn is definitely number one here.


Posted May 13, 2009

Lakewood is a absolutely wonderful school, full of loving and caring teachers. My son who is now is highschool still volunteers his time too visit his elementary school. My daughter goes there and will be staying right there. Lakewood forever
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 49% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 54% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 53% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math and communication arts, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The MAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Missouri. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 74%
Hispanic 13% 5%
Black 12% 17%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 51%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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