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Lakeside Academy

Public | PK-5 | 509 students

 

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Posted October 18, 2013

Lakeside Academy is not a school for every child. If your child is not a hard worker they will not excel. If you child has behavioral issues you will have an issue with this school. Marsha Drake leads the school in her own way- to some parents she's off putting BUT she leads by example and hopes that the kids realize her expectation. It works with kids when the parent, teacher, and administration are on the same page. If you are a parent who expects the school to teach your child only -this is not the school for you. You will be involved due to the curriculum. If you feel no one should tell your child what they should and should not do or say -this is not the school for you. Children are expected to follow rules and expectations regardless if the parent says differently at home. If you are quick to tell your child when you don't agree with the story your child told you that you are going to go to the school and "tell the teacher off" without talking to the teachers to find out the whole story - do yourself a favor do not enroll your child in this school. No one expects much from inner city kids but Ms. Drake does and tries to enforce it in the school. She believes in these kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! Horrible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

Lakeside Academy is a challenging school for elementary children who want to succeed and go on to a school of higher learning: College or trade school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2013

My child attended 2 yrs. 2010-11 at Lakeside and it was very disappointing. Mrs. Drake, the principal, is the most rude, unfriendly, sour educator I've ever seen. She may or may not even speak, depending on her mood. So many discipline problems in classroom keep the atmosphere chaotic . School population is mostly low income which resulted in very low parent participation at most events. My child's thirst for learning was snuffed out at this school!. Avoid school at all costs!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

The enviroment that my child is always in to me is a blessing. The teachers are constantly giving the children praises. For every 1 negative thing a child may do the teacher tries and gives them 5 positives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

This school is perfect for your child to go to especially the principals and teachers are very understanding and careing for the children that go to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

Last year (06/07) my children had a wonderful year and the teachers and administrators could not have been more helpful. This year I removed my child from the school after his teacher proved to be rude to me, unable to maintain discipline in her class. The focus of the school this year seems to be only the topics of the 'no child left behind act' and meeting the state minimums rather than a true well rounded education. My children can now use a computer but know very little about history or language arts. They rarely bring home crafts and the homework is minimal. The math program chosen by the school system as a whole is a sad excuse for a method of teaching math. No instructions are sent home for the parents when they come up with 'creative' methods of teaching. Very frustrating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2006

Lakeside is a wonderful school. My child has received a very solid education. The teachers are extremely supportive. They positively reinforce the students and encourage them to do their best. I am a proud parent of Lakeside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2005

Lakeside Academy is a great school. Children are taught important social and behavior skills. They have great science and computer labs that make learning fun. Lakeside also has a great parent workroom that makes volunteering easy. The school has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Lakeside Academy is a wonderful magnet school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Even though this is a magnet school I do not feel that is is any better. The some teachers are very rude. Many student fall through the cracks and are not helped when they have special needs. Basic skills are not taught. Such as reading and math. Instead they focus on computers and science. I believe students are being cheated out of a good educaton. Parents are 'required' to be involved, but this rule is not inforced. Most parents never enter the building.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
26%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
34%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
31%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
37%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students54%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students38%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students69%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students41%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students86%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students43%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 89% 23%
White 7% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Fax number
  • (423) 855-2607

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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4850 Jersey Pk
Chattanooga, TN 37416
Phone: (423) 855-2605

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