Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Lakewood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 894 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

19 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 23, 2014

Coming from another Horry County school, we are highly impressed with everything Lakewood Elementary has to offer. All their staff are most informative and helpful. Lots of educational and extra curricular clubs for our children to participate in. Truly felt welcomed and loved from day one! Great Job LWE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2014

LOVE LKE! Mr LaPier, the principal, is wonderful as are his staff and teachers. My children have been apart of the LKE community for 4 yrs now and enjoyed every bit of their time there! My husband, children, and I have nothing but a great experience with Lakewood Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2014

My daughter has been attending school at Lakewood for a year and a half. I have nothing to but good things to say about Lakewood. My daughter loves her teacher. We have excellent communication with the teachers and staff. We get text and/or calls for updates on school closings, bad weather days, holidays, etc. My daughter loves the school assignments, such as, reports, multi-cultural days, projects, etc. There are so many extra-curricular activities that My daughter had a hard time choosing one. She now plays the steel drums and looooves it! Way to go Lakewood for making school fun and educational, that is no easy feat. Woot! Woot! bobcats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2013

not happy with your school at all and next will be moving out of your school you should as parents be able to enjoy the years of school when your kids are there not to say that most of the staff is very rudd


Posted September 26, 2013

Kindergarten is off to a good start so far but my child has had several bad disciplinary days that I wish my child would be assisted with more. It is disappointing. I like the lunch and breakfast program. Dropping children off is a time consuming process as the line of cars is enormous however I do understand. The staff has been alright. We did already have one incident wherein an assistant didn't follow through with something we told them and then the teacher threw the blame at us. That was upsetting but we are moving past that as we are just getting started and hope for a good experience as a Bobcat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

Very disappointed in the school's front office. Was profiled by Heidi in the front office. She should be ashamed of herself. Teachers dress code is unexceptable. Teachers should not be allowed to wear flip flops in front of the students. Very old southern bs mentality towards the students. Need to move ahead with the times. Teachers favor certain students over others. Teachers do not respond or email parents back with questions. Do not recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

This was our first year at Lakewood Elementary. I must say the kindergarten teacher we had was wonderful. I am very satisfied with her teaching method and what my child has learned. She encouraged parental involvement and I liked that. The principal was always visible and accessible. My only negative experience with with the PTA. I felt is was run more like an exclusive club and new members were only good for labor. Meetings were a joke. You might get fed some information but you were in no way included in any process. the PTA did get things done though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

My son has been going there for the past 3 yrs and I have to say there has been ups and downs each yr. His first year in the first grade he loved school so much, the teacher treated them as little individuals and made learning fun. The 2nd yr he did not get along with teacher and I seen the attitude first hand from her he dreaded going to school. Like I reminded him there will always be a someone in life that he may not get a long with us as adults may not get along with our boss. Now in 3rd grade he loves his teacher and all he wants to do his best to make her proud. I feel that they do treat all children equal there is not any racial byist going on as one had said my child is not white we are not wealthy Christians I am a single middle class mom and I am thankful for the teachers in Lakewood. Thank you Mr.Meyer and Mrs. Pruden for making a difference in my childs life. Keep uo the good work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2012

Sad lack of leadership. Lack of compassion and fairness to students. My grandchildren will definitely not be returning next year. We will look elsewhere.


Posted April 13, 2012

I strongly agree with the last 2 people that posted here. There is a much more negative feeling, than in giving the students any positive feedback. Children do not seem to be treated as individuals, but are expected to follow an old-world conformity. Trouble, also, meeting with teachers and staff...usually unavailable. Very worried, also, about all the automobiles that wait on school property near playgrounds, long before students get out.. At this day and age, it is not safe. Very concerned and disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

Punitive atmosphere as opposed to working from a positive reinforcement framework, no time to celebrate childhood, multiple attempts to engage with teachers, staff and resolve issues without much success. Very disappointed this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2010

Both of my children attended this school. It is a great school if you are white, wealthy and Christian. About 30 years behind in racial and religious tolerance. Still in the children are to be seen and not heard Southern mentality. Extreme nepotism, and favoritism is rampant toward employee and parent volunteers children. Dissappointed would be putting it mildly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

I taught there and my children went there and received an excellent elementary education!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 6, 2009

All three of my children were fortunate to attend Lakewood during their elementary years! This school has a long history of consistantly high performance. I found the faculty and staff to be both professional and welcoming. Super school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2007

Lakewood ES is one of the best on the beach. We are very pleased with the staff, teachers, and administrators. Coming from another state where education is highly valued, I was concerned with putting my children in public schools. All my fears are now gone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

I believe that Lakewood Ele. has some of the rudest office stall, teachers, and bus drivers. I am very glad that my child will not be returning to Lakewood Ele. Upset parent of a child attending the school now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

Lakewood is a great school for all children. Everyone i have been connected with has been available and willing to help. Our children have now moved on but will never forget the great experience of lakewood elem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2004

My children moved into this school mid-year. Two of my four children had left a school where they were involved in a special education program. On the transfer paperwork I submitted and in all my conversations with the staff and teachers, I asked that these two children be continued in the SST process. Here it is 3 weeks before the end of school and 14 weeks later and still I have not been contacted about the SST nor have the begun the required testing needed to start the SST process. All this testing was done in Georgia prior to our move, but the school won't accept it. Needless to say, I'm very disappointed in this school. My children will not be returning in the Fall. On a positive note, however, the teachers I have encountered at this school are great. For children without learning disabilities, it is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2003

I'm very happy with Lakewood, they work very hard for our children and they are very involved. I wish they could teach up to the 12th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 75% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals93%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled73%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled73%
Not disabled88%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students91%
Female84%
Male97%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Writing

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled64%
Not disabled93%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled50%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Subsidized meals88%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled56%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Science

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals85%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled44%
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%

Social Studies

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Subsidized meals92%
Full-pay meals99%
Disabled75%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant96%

Writing

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled53%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students89%
Female92%
Male89%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals94%
Disabled47%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male85%
African-American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals92%
Disabled29%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant85%

Science

All Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
African-American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Subsidized meals83%
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant85%

Social Studies

All Students88%
Female85%
Male89%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Subsidized meals82%
Full-pay meals96%
Disabled60%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant88%

Writing

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals98%
Disabled38%
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 53%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Black 7% 36%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1675 Hwy 396
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Website: Click here
Phone: (843) 650-6768

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Cathedral Hall Academy
Myrtle Beach, SC



Calvary Christian School
Myrtle Beach, SC


Burgess Elementary School
Myrtle Beach, SC



Christian Academy
Myrtle Beach, SC


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT