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PK-8 & Ungraded
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Lakehurst, NJ
Students enrolled: 420

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301 Union Ave
Lakehurst, NJ 08733

(732) 657-5741
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May 05, 2015
Very disappointed in Lakehurst Elm. Our child went there PrK-1st. We sent her to a private school for 2nd grade. Education, safety, and parent involvement was VERY low our 3 school years of experience with Lakehurst. As a military family stationed at Lakehurst, my advice to PCSing families is to look into the private schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2014
To say I am disappointed with LES is an understatement. the curriculum is terrible, parent teacher communication is basically non-existent and there are serious bullying/disciplinary issues. The administration hasn't a clue as to properly run a school.There is an increase of families in the area pulling out their children and opting for a private education for very good reason.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2014
poorly run, and managed. There hasn't been an actual principal in years, and the anti bullying policies here are an absolute joke.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2014
My school is top notch.. Teachers and staff that love what they do and know almost every child in the school ..Awesome...A++++

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2014
LES had undergone some leadership changes recently that has caused some disturbances in the functionality of the school. I am happy to see that the current school leaders are dedicated to their students and am hoping to see more good things happening in the near future.

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2014
We were very unhappy with our experience, the curriculum and the teaching staff at Lakehurst Elementary. We enrolled our 2 children there when we moved here from another state, After our first year we at Lakehurst we decided to send our children to private school instead. The curriculum left a lot to be desired. The teacher for my eldest son let mediocrity be the standard to strive for. There was no encouragement for students to achieve excellence. I never felt like the teachers honestly cared about the academic career of my children or helping them overcome their challenges. Their was almost zero discipline in the upper grades. The math curriculum was a new program that even my children's teachers didn't like and hoped the school would drop. There appeared to be a high turn over in the upper management and it had me question why. Because of our moves we have been able to experience 5 different elementary schools and this is the only one that pushed us to take on the extreme cost of private schools. Our children are now flourishing at their new private school as compared to our experience at Lakehurst.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2013
I am a student at lakehurst elementary school(LES). Overall it is a good school, the teachers are nice and try to meet the needs of their students. Most students get along very well, but few students are picked on. In a case where a child is picked on or bullied teachers take immediant action, for it is untollerable. I personally like our math and languarge art classes(im in the middle school). Our teachers are fun and try to be very interactive with students. LES has K-8 and has 4 main specials, Art, Gym, Music, and Spanish. The food in the cafateria is fine, they take into appreciation children with allergies, and sell a small collection of snacks. Students who misbehave get punishments such as Detention or Suspension. Their is a Parent Teacher Association(PTA) which takes care of finances and assemblies. Assemblies are manly educational and are interactive so students have fun. Their also occasional afterschool dances, or get togethers. We have afterschool sports such as Soccer, Basketball, and Track(the administration is planning on adding more sports). LES also follows the ciriculum very well. I believe we could improve the heating, they had done some fixing but it didnt help.

- submitted by a community member

January 17, 2012
My daughter has enjoyed all her teachers here at Lakehurst. I also thought they were very helpful. The Child Study team is great.

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2011
I feel Lakehurst Elementary has done well with my children thus far. My only complaint is they do not give advanced children enough to keep them busy. I had asked for my daughter to be assessed to move up a grade and was blown off. Of course, this maybe a state level issue therefore I don't hold the school accountable except for the fact they could have communicated that to me. Halfway through the year she became bored and uninterested in school. This would be a great school if your child performs at the average level.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
great teachers & staff make me feel confident to send my children to school each day.

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January 15, 2008
I must say that Lakehurst ELM is one of the nicer schools I've seen around a military base. However.... I have some issues with some of their policy's. First off... I believe it's grades K-2 that line up outside the school in the morning before they can file into their classes. I wouldn't think anything of it except there is no shelter from the elements, no fence to keep them from darting into the street, and just a few adults to moniter. Detention is a joke. Verry haphazard. students sit where they can in the main office. Parent-Admin communication is a zero. The only special needs teacher they have does the best they can, but the program could be better. Over all, I give the school a two.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2007
We have been very happy with Lakehurst School. They work best with 'mainstream' children but do the best they can with all children. Most of the teachers seem caring and involved. The administration has worked very nicely with us. There is a brand new Principle this year so we shall see how that goes.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2006
In general, the teachers at this school are interested in the welfare of the children, both academically, emotionally, and physically.

- submitted by a teacher

April 09, 2004
I have two children in lakehurst school. Both of my children are hearing disabled. Lakehurst school has provided my children with all the assistance they need to have a great education. With children who wear hearing aides like mine, back ground noise is a big issue. The school has installed audio systems in the classrooms with children with hearing disabilities. This system, along with the hearing aids, makes life for my children and their teachers easier. The child study team is great. Not only have they helped my children, but they have provided me with assistance on different issues. I would just like to say what a great school lakehurst is. They are concerned with what is best for the students, and help them in any way they can. They promote independence, individuality, and respect among the students,parents, and teachers. I would highly recommend this school. It's a great school

- submitted by a parent

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Lakehurst Elementary School
301 Union Ave, Lakehurst, NJ  08733
(732) 657-5741
Last modified Lakehurst Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lakehurst Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top