Sure is strange when a child can't read a full sentence of pre-k words but has all A's every report card for over 2 years. Seems like something doesn't add up, and when teacher is questioned she just says the child is right on track, that's totally unacceptable and proves that someone is just pushing a kid through without recognizing they are far behind. A second grader should be able to read age appropriate material.
The good: The parents of this school are really supportive. They volunteer and participate in school activities.
The bad: Technology is lacking, an abundance of extracurricular activities is lacking, and the facility needs to be updated. When considering the quality and method of instruction and leadership, the teachers and principal are average at best. When compared to other public schools in the area, Lockeland may rate better than average. (Although, that's not really saying much.) At the end of the day, it's another public school so set expectations low.
LDC has been a fantastic experience so far, and I don't anticipate that changing. My son loves his school, the parents are involved, the teachers seem to geniunely enjoy teaching at our school and love the kids. There are too many fun and additional activities outside of school to count, from chili art fundraisers to family math and reading nights to fall festivals, it's actually hard to keep up. We are so fortunate to have this for our kids and I wish more elementary schools were as supportive and available in metro Nashville.
Lockeland Design is a good School but not for kids with exceptional education needs as is most of Nashville. One of the biggest negatives about this school is the lack of services available for children on the AS. I guess that is more of a Tennessee issue. The lack of real diversity in this school is another big negative as well. The positives are the teachers really do care and the principle cares as well. The PTO is very involved and that helps.
Lockeland is filled with light, love, fun, and laughter. I love that my children are learning Spanish and have ample opportunity to express themselves creatively through art, reading, writing, and more!!
The school thrives on the involvement of the parents and teachers in each child's life. I have never seen a better atmosphere for learning, growth, and self-confidence than in the huge team that is Lockeland.