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Lakeland Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 17, 2014

The school is over-rated. Their disciplinary acts would be consider as child abuse. Even though physical acts were not used to hurt a child, verbal comments and mental demure games are just as critical in stunting the growth of a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2013

My daughter has been attending this school since her kindergarten year. She is now in 4th grade. We have been very pleased with every teacher she has had. Every time I have had a concern of any kind it has been promptly dealt with. I could not ask for a better learning atmosphere for my child. I am very thankful we are able to attend Lakeland Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2012

Stay far, far away from this school. Do not be fooled by the fact that this school is surrounded by nice, large houses. It is one of the most dangerous and poorly managed schools I have ever come across. My son has been beat up twice. He is five years old. His teacher refused to communicate with me and did not even tell me that she had witnessed other kids dumping his lunch on the ground or stealing his money. Oh, and to the previous posters who said that they have been denied special services...DEAD ON! My son has mild apraxia, yet his teacher said she "didn't have time to deal with it". She wouldn't even submit the paperwork to get him evaluated. Your are better off sending your child to Central High School. I had to pull him out of that place. I would rather homeschool him than have him come home with bruises every day. My husband and I are so sad that we moved all the way out here just to deal with this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2012

My sons have attended LES for 3 years now and though we had some issues the first year, the last 2 have been great! For the most part the teachers and staff are wonderful in doing all they can to challenge and be there for the children and encouraging in parent involvement. My 3rd son will start in a couple of years and based on how it has been we are looking forward to it! My children love going there and they really love their teachers That says ALOT for any parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2012

Excellent school. Excellent Teachers. Excellent curriculum. Clean, well maintained facility. I couldn't be happier with the school. I'm proud of the education my sons are receiving at Lakeland Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

Love this school and the teachers, the new principal. My daughter attends second grade and I feel she is challenged to do more and accomplish more. There is some parent involvement, which could improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

This is my daughter's 3rd year at Lakeland Elementary School. We have been very pleased with all of the teachers. Each has their own style but all have been very qualified and exhibited care and concern towards my daughter. This year the principle has been very proactive in keeping parents involved and informed. The facilities are well kept and the support staff have all been courteous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

Our children have attened several schools across the country. Our transition this time has been difficult. For our family, it has been hard that the school really frowns apon parent involvement. We also find Lakeland teachers to be very friendly and warm, but lacking in training. County standards here are well below other schools my childen have attended across the country. I am very proud to say that the new principal is doing a great job to improve things. She is pushing teachers out of their comfort zones and really addressing the needs of all students. I think that given a little more time, you will see some really great changes at Lakeland.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

As long as you don't 'rock the boat' things are great here .. Hope you don't have any issues or need special attn... It's still a public inst with govt emplys that sometimes just make things way more difficult than necessary over minor requests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

It's a great elementary school with great teachers and parents who have a strong desire to see their children be successful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

LES is one of teh best schools in TN. JKeep up the good work (Teachers, parents and students)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

Absolutely the best school. It's unfortunate that the principal, Ms. Rouse, is retiring. The new principal will have a tough way to go after Ms. Rouse. You couldn't have asked for a more professional, dedicated, and knowledgeable leader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

My daughter is a gifted student and attended school at Lakeland Elementary for only a year after a job transfer. She did very well. This is an exceptional school with wonderful teachers and staff. The kids are always the number one priority. The teachers work hand in hand with the parents and PTA. If problems occur they are handled immediately. The best thing is that community and school are one and the same. I highly recommend Lakeland.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

I have a special needs child (autism) attending this school. I have been increasingly frustrated at the amount of effort it takes to get services for my child. The associate principal who is also the special ed representative has given me much trouble for trying to get more services for my child. Of course, I believe this is probably encouraged by the district. Other than that, the teachers are very nice and good. I just wish I had more access to them for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2008

I have 3 children in this school and one with special needs They have brought out the most in my children I could not ask for a better school. I love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

I love how you are made to feel at home at Lakeland. We were there when it opened and now my second child is attending and we still love it like Day 1!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

Lakeland Elementary is a fantastic school! From the principal on down, everyone is interested in having your child succeed and have fun doing it. I have two children in the school and couldn't be happier. If there is any question about whether or not to send your child to Lakeland, stop. You have found one of the best schools around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

My son has been attending Lakeland Elementary for 3 years now and he loves it as much as my husband and I do. His teachers are always very helpful to him by constantly being aware of his strengths and weaknesses. We are very happy with the academic program and how Lakeland continually strives for excellence for each of its students. The school also offers thier students computer time, PE, music, art, and library time. They are very active in the Accelerated Reader program which my son really enjoys. Lakeland Elementary encourages parental involvement for both parents who work and those who do not. There is always a way for everyone to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2004

We love Lakeland Elementary. Under the leadership of Principle Nancy Rouse, Lakeland Elementary and it's staff have provided our child with a wonderful and safe learning environment. He loves going to school and is learning at an impressive rate. Parental involvement is encouraged and as result flurishes. Lakeland elementary PTA won an award for the 2003-2004 school year for the number of volunteer hours completed. We love being Lakeland Lions.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading/Language Arts

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading/Language Arts

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading/Language Arts

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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 Students90%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students86%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students94%
African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students80%
African American60%
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students78%
African American70%
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities85%
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 Students87%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students82%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students91%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities93%
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
White 81% 67%
Black 9% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 1% 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 eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10050 Oak Seed La
Lakeland, TN 38002
Phone: (901) 867-7071

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