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Lansing, NY
Students enrolled: 442

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284 Ridge Road
Lansing, NY 14882

(607) 533-3020
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Map of Raymond C Buckley Elementary School address.

October 12, 2014
We are now starting our third year at this school. I have two children attending currently. I have been very impressed with the quality of this school. The teachers are very professional, and when I speak with them I can feel the genuine concern and desire they have for my child to succeed and learn in a way that is tailored to their specific needs and talents. The music program is phenomenal, and the children have swimming lessons in school! Not to mention amazing teacher/parent ratios. I would recommend this school to anyone!

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April 14, 2013
Lansing is an amazing school!!! The education is top notch. There is a great deal of economic diversity in Lansing which is great. Wealthier families are drawn to the great school system. This is good for all. Wealthier families mean more money to fund great education

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January 31, 2013
Wow. Where can I begin? RC Buckley is really bad. Many of the kids are rural hics and are bullies. The Friday note written by the teacher was full of spelling and grammatical errors. I am not impressed by this school at all and am planning on moving!

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June 19, 2012
My child has attended Lansing elementary for 3 years. K and 1st were fantastic! His teachers were dedicated and caring. This year however has been miserable for all of us. If your child misbehaves only once, they are very quick to encourage the use of medication! I as a parent was completely baffled! Not once has medication ever crossed my mind, or my child's pediatrician. If you are a working class family and cannot make it to every school function, in my opinion, you are treated far different.

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April 26, 2010
I love the schools in Lansing because they go out of their way to make sure the kids get a good education. The teachers at RC Buckley Elementary are awesome, dedicated and caring. They want every child to succeed and do whatever they can to help them to succeed and excel.

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November 10, 2008
The elementarys school has 3 fulltime AIS teachers (two reading specialists and a math specialist) as well as 3 full time special education teachers, and three teaching assistants to work with kids who struggling. Most elementary school in tompkins county are cutting these services while Lansing has maintained our increased. I have been impressed with the level of services my child has received.

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October 18, 2008
This school does not have enough attention for young children who are struggling in most subjects.

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April 18, 2008
I truly love this school as compared to the area schools such as the other rural areas in this county and Ithaca. My son has been attended this school since first grade and I believe it's the best move we've ever made for him and we plan on our 4 year old attending next year. We are trying to stay in this district because we love the school system so much. It is loaded with activities for children and families and I don't believe that it's too snobbish so to speak. My brother graduated from this school and really enjoyed it after he had attended Homer school district most of his life. We are not in the upper class and it doesn't bother us nor does it make us feel out of place. My son is happy. He is biracial also and feel there have been no issues there too.

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June 04, 2007
I love this school. I attended Lansing from K-12 and now my son is in kindergarten here as well. Yes, this school has been known to carry with it 'snobs'; however, I must clarify that this is false. People misconstrue confidence and self-assurance as snobbish. This school creates people who are confident, intelligent, and will succeed whether college bound or not. Great school!

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January 06, 2007
Although I do agree with Lansing has too many 'snobs'. I also disagree with some other stuff that was written. A school is designed to encourage children to engage in activities and academics that they will use throughout the rest of their lives. I am not paying school taxes and sending my children to school so they can learn to dance or spend the day finger panting and running carefree. Children don't need this, from they day they are born they are all naturally creative, and it is up to the parents to encourage this with play at home, not only at school. Not every child is a 'square peg' I know my child sure isn't, but there is no miracle public school that can fit every childs specific personalities, this wouldn't prepare themselves for the real world anyway.

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June 14, 2004
Lansing was always supposed to be the great arts school. Changes in principals and being one very large elementary. Has made this school robotic and impersonal. If you like to be upper class and fit into the 'in' crowd f joicks and environmentalists, this school is for you. Most of the educators, not all , seem to have a theory... Jam all children through one program... the old stuffing a square peg through a round hole attitude. If you are a book worm and value nothing else in life, it's a good school. If you believe in children's individuality and creativeness, with less emphasis on making the grade, your child will be lost here. It's all about budgets numbers and excelling. Fantasy land in a very international Ivy league community. They forgot that non college bound kids have potential too... look at Donald Trump. We are not impressed.

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Raymond C Buckley Elementary School
284 Ridge Road, Lansing, NY  14882
(607) 533-3020
Last modified Raymond C Buckley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Raymond C Buckley Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top