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Lakeforest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 742 students

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2013:
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Posted June 4, 2014

My child has been at LFE since it opened. Started out in 3rd grade and it was absolutely horrible. His 3rd grade teacher was terrible. Not only did I think she had some mental issues, she ended up going on medical leave in the middle of the year and their class had several different substitues the remainder of the year. It was a complete mess. There was no structure, no actual teaching, these subs were basically baby-sitting this class each day. Then they all struggled at the end of the year trying to complete their end of year testing since none of the material was ever covered by any of these subs. The prinicpal never once tried to get a teacher in the class to help them, nor would she take the time to listen & discuss my concerns. My child is now in 5th grade about to leave, and I could not be happier. Out of 3 teachers, only ONE was absolutely awesome, and that was Gina Beaman. This school also has the worst administration Ive ever had to deal with. They always try and push you off on someone else when you try to speak with them about your child. I would strongly recommend for any parent whose child is going to be going to this school to seriously consider other options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

Lakeforest has potential. I think the principal does try. However I absolutely hate my child's teacher. I really want to mention a name but I will just say that he is a male. He has the personality of a rock and is extremely sarcastic to the point where you don't even feel comfortable asking questions. I never have any idea what my child is working on or how to help him. I just wish that individuals who are burned out or unenthusiastic about teaching would just give it up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2013

My daughter goes to Lakeforest and I have to say that it has been an amazing experience. The staff is so nice (except for the red head man who helps the kids out of the cars in the morning. He's always looking annoyed and angry) Other than him, everyone is pleasant and polite. My childs academic progress is amazing for her age and the students are very nice with one another for the most part. I am enjoying her time at Lakeforest so far :)
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Posted August 13, 2013

I consider Lake Forest Elementary one of the top schools. My 7 year old has greatly improved academically as well as socially since coming to this school. The teachers are awesome and always keep me as a parent involved with all school functions in a timely manner. Goooooo Lake Forest Frogs...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2013

I'll rate this brand new elementary school off with 4-stars; I moved to Pitt County from Wayne County. I must say this school has given my child a fair start in how they discipline and teach. unfortunately, my child entered the school in the beginning of the 2nd 9 weeks grading period and into a unstable classroom only because that class was transitioning to a new teacher, then that teacher left. My child went through the unstableness of 3 substitutes teachers. We're looking forward to the next grade level hopefully with the stability of having a good stable teacher to establish his/her teaching methods.
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Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students18%
Female12%
Male25%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities<5%
Non-disabled students22%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English19%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant18%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students23%
Female21%
Male25%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities<5%
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students29%
Female29%
Male28%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities<5%
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students29%
Female31%
Male26%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities<5%
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students34%
Female40%
Male30%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities<5%
Non-disabled students38%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students26%
Female33%
Male21%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities<5%
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant26%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female35%
Male36%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities23%
Non-disabled students37%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 79% 26%
White 9% 52%
Hispanic 5% 14%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms LaVette Ford
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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School culture

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  • Uniforms
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3300 Briarcliff Drive
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