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610 Kile Lake South East Rd
Cleveland, TN 37323

(423) 478-8821
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August 23, 2013
There should be more supervision and an open line of communication regularly between the teachers and guardians/parents if the teachers notice a students grades declining or for any other issue regarding one of their students.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2013
This school is a disgrace! Unruly children fighting, swearing, and bringing illegals substances to school constantly! I've even seen youtube videos of the fights at this school. My daughter had a problem with a bully and was almost jumped after class. I immediately went to the principal and liaison about her premeditated act and they did nothing about it except talk to her parents. I wanted to press charges after all the threats my daughter endured on school property. The same girl was in a fight 3 days later and was put in ISS for 2 days. Pathetic! To make matters worse, the mother of this child came onto school property and was using profanity at several of the children after he daughter was reprimanded. Absolutely nothing was done to this woman. LF is sweeping their growing drug problem under the rug. There have been several drug busts within the 2013 portion of school alone. Several students were caught popping pills. One girl took so many pills that she had to have her stomached pumped at the ER. The population is primarily poor and poverty stricken. Most of the children get free/reduced lunch. I can't say anything really positive except that they have a nice gym.

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2012
im in the 6th grade and i like this school but theres too much fighting, preps, and bullies. If they stop that, i might go back to LFMS and see my friends again!

- submitted by a community member

July 09, 2010
im going into the 8th grade this coming year, and i dont really like this school. i mean, i like the teachers, but theres a fighting problem, lets just put it that way. i love some of the teachers, but the other students there are a problem, sometimes. i love the dances and spirit activities.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2009
Im a student at lake forest i am going into the 8th grade. And i the ink it is an amazing school. Enough said...

- submitted by a student

January 30, 2009
I have two children attending Lake Forest. The staff is very friendly and always answer any email,phone calls and notes. My children have enjoyed the monthly dances and have been involved in the band and sports. Their personal grades have improved. This school has great support from the parents and in the children's spirit. Kids are proud to say that they attend Lake Forest. Keep up the great work staff !

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January 27, 2009
It seems to be a very nice school, but when you call the school for any reason, the lines are constantly busy and you can never get through. It would be horrible if there were an emergency and you desperately needed to reach someone there.

- submitted by a parent
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October 02, 2008
This school is awesome! Love the faculty, teachers, and kids.

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March 13, 2008
I had both of my children at Taylor Elementary last year so I assumed Lake Forest would be just as awesome as Taylor was/is. I had never been so impressed with a school as I had been with Taylor. Lake Forest has been shocking in comparison. I still am not sure which person is the principal. He stays out of sight Mr. Shoemaker needs to give this guy some lessons on how to have a great school. The students run wild and the teachers don't want to be bothered. I have sent many notes and emails and have never had any respopnse. Very sad!

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2008
I love Lake Forest! Lake Forest is the best scholl ever! I play on the 6th and 7th grade basketball team! All the teachers are fun,sweet,awsome, and loving! Keep doing your job Lake Forest! I really love Lake Forest i wasn't sure if i wanted to go to Ocoee or Lake Forest so i decided to try Lake Forest and i bet Ocoee would have been boring i am so thankful for my friends that go there i am a 'A' student so i have no problem there i am in building 9 i play basketball on V and JV i hope i play again next year and will be able to play on 7th and 8th thank you Mr.Stephonson you are a great principal and thank you teachers and student aides i love you all.

- submitted by a student

November 27, 2007
I wasn't sure about sending my kids to Lake Forest. I already had my oldest attending Ocoee Middle, which he hated it. My youngest decided to go to Lake Forest because of friends going there. I ending moving my oldest there, I am so glad that I did. It has made a huge difference in my oldest grades, attitude about going, and better outlook on the future. My youngest is an 'A' student, so we don't have a problem at all. The teachers, office staff, and Mr. Stephenson is wonderful. I encourage people to go to Lake Forest.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2007
I love Lake Forest I am a student there and I have hated all of my past schools but I love Lake Forest

- submitted by a student

October 11, 2006
Lake Forest Middle school is awesome. I am so proud I moved to TN. I used to live in NJ. Anyway I am so proud of Lake Forest. It is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a student

July 27, 2004
I had a lot of anxiety about sending our children to public school after homeschooling them up until this past year(2003-'04)when they entered 7th and 8th grade at Lake Forest. The principal responded to my initial call promptly and when we met, I couldn't have felt more at ease. The teachers have been very approachable and easy to correspond with. Furthermore, they have held the standards high for achievement with a challenging curriculum. Many were openly Christian which means a lot to our family. Our son participated in wrestling, which was a wonderful experience! The coaches encouraged and expected them to do well but had a lot of fun in the process. The worst part of their public school experience was the exposure to foul language, particularly on the bus. We avoided it as much as possible. I suspect this to be a common problem with most schools.

- submitted by a parent
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Lake Forest Middle School
610 Kile Lake South East Rd, Cleveland, TN  37323
(423) 478-8821
Last modified Lake Forest Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lake Forest Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top