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Merrick, NY
Students enrolled: 544

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21 Babylon Road
Merrick, NY 11566

(516) 992-7231
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October 02, 2014
Decent school because of the kids. Some teachers are excellent. Some are awful. Seems they do not hire on merit. They promote from within no matter what. Special needs program awful. They have awful untrained aides. They're behind the national curve in integration. They basically want special needs kids out of the way but don't want to pay for private school. There are too many kids getting extra help. Common core is atrocious. N merrick seems worse. Out of all schools chatterton is least academic then birch then lakeside. All led by inefficient bureaucracies. Gifted program should start in k but doesn't till 3. That's shameful when they spend 20k per pupil. Seems to go to teacher and principal salaries.

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June 26, 2013
An excellent school with a strong program for special needs children. There is also a good sense of community there where parents play a very active role in the school and their child's education.

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March 25, 2009
As an educator, I have never seen an administration so clueless about instruction and with a clueless administration comes teachers who cannot strive. The school does well since most students enter kindergarten in the average or above average category already. Unfortunately, the teachers do not know how to teach to the students who fall below average nor do they know how to differentiate instruction for any student.

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July 20, 2008
Great School. The newest principle has to go. She has no clue how to run a school. Some teachers are too young and lack experience.

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June 19, 2008
Great school! Awesome teachers! An incredibly challenging curriculum- great expectations of students academically ,[good for competitors but completely stresses other children]. They teach to the 'ELA' to portray perfect children and perfect scores. The parental involvement is highly influential and appears intimidating to the staff.Leadership questionable, 2nd weak principal in a row.

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August 15, 2005
The level of parent involvement is extremely high.. However, I would like to see the Parents participate in more Character Development issues since many, many of the students need to develop more respect for their fellow students. Academically, the school does well.

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April 14, 2005
Lakeside is a great school, but it's competitive and perhaps not the best environment for children. The teachers are nice, but they're young and seem to be easily influenced by the parents. I don't like the fact that kindergarten children share a lunch room - at the same time - with the 5th graders. You can imagine how intimadating it must be for the 5 year olds.

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Norman J Levy Lakeside School
21 Babylon Road, Merrick, NY  11566
(516) 992-7231
Last modified Norman J Levy Lakeside School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Norman J Levy Lakeside School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top