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.
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.
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 :)
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...
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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