We moved to this district from another about 20 miles away, yet the difference is obvious. LES provides my kids with not only the instructional material they need to succeed with testing, but also offers art, music, gym, and busing; something our previous district did not have. They also engage the kids in gardening once a week and offer special opportunities for them to learn about science by having COSI come to the school. My children's teachers have been nice, the principal did a great job of welcoming us into the district by having a new family night, and the speech teacher who works with one of my children seems very attentive and helpful. While the class ratio is closer to 25/1, it doesn't seem like it is that overcrowded for a public school. Perhaps the reviewer who gave LES one star hasn't had the misfortune of going to a poor school. Because the previous district we attended as well as the kindergarten in California my oldest went to were much worse off than Loveland Elementary.
My daughter started this school last year. I think it is a great school. I was disappointed in the homework assignments as I was expecting more, but I am learning that it is becoming rare for kids to bring home as much homework as in the past. I enjoy homework with my daughter, becomes it gives me the opportunity to see what she is going over in school and to better help her if she didn't quite get it the first time. Since, I have always had the opportunity in the past, I am concerned of the future if this persists. I have also looked at other school's in this area and they are doing fairly the same. My daughter recently took the OAA for the 1st time & the fact that she surpassed state and local areas tremendously tells me the school is doing a pretty great job in preparing kids. I do think the school child/teacher ratio is high, but some of the other school systems seem to be no different. PS...I really don't think the school is a 5, bc no school would ever be at the standards I think it should be. I am simply disgusted by the individuals that marked it as a 1 and they have no idea what a bad school is. I really hope they are not attending this school anymore!
this school is no where near being up to par with the rest of the schools. we just moved too the district last year and this school is a year behind in the material.this district seems to have many flaws that could be fixed.
I don't know how any child can acheive anything in this over-crowded schools. The class sizes are 30/1 and children do not get ANY one on one work from their teachers. The teacher themselves walk around the school with miserable looks on their faces. They are over worked and know they are not providing what they need for each student. The Principals cannot handle conflict from Parents or Teachers. The school is old with a good amount of money, yet they don't update it. The old PTA was great and made some great changes however there is a whole new PTA board this year and who knows what they can do for this school. If you are thinking of moving to Loveland for the schools ....rethink it.
The teachers and staff have shown excellence in recognizing students individualities and seem to be very intuitive in helping children develop. They not only teach children academics but also ways to be organized and apply lessons as daily life skills.
Our two daughters attended Loveland Elementary and we found it to be a wonderful experience. We moved from a nearby highly rated school system whose philosophy seemed to be 'let us do the educating of your children and leave us alone'. Loveland schools encourages parental involvement which we think is critical to our daughters' success. Hooray for Loveland schoools.
I think that this school is wonderful. My son has ADHD and he has been given all the right attention, information, and challenge that he deserves. I am very thankful to everyone of the staff in both LECC, primary, and elementary for working so hard to help him achieve.
Having worked in a larger school district than Loveland Elementary I found the hometown warmth to be very inviting and appealing here at Loveland. At the same time I feel the staff is well educated. I feel they need more specialized personnel such as Educational Assistants and more direct help for children who have 504 plans.The Principal Mr. Brookes is a sincere and caring individual who will immmediately address any questions or concerns you may have. The building has been renovated and decorated in cheerful colors. The grounds are gardened by the children. The school observes screening for anyone entering the building.I am glad my child attends this school.
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