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Lakewood Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 628 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted January 20, 2014

Cup Stacking for Physical Education...seriously? Sadly, this is probably the best school in the area compared to KISD. Middle school gets better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

Great Elementary School. The teachers and staff are very caring and my kids love it. It seems to be very well organized and the teachers are very accessible. The PTA and the parents are very active in the school. The only area's I see for improvement is the GT program seems disorganized and the "projects" assigned to the kids don't receive adequate direction and have even been abandoned half way through. It seems like a back burner thing with no attention or time given to it. Also, not loving the lunch meals. All these new regulations have come out for healthier meals, but the kids are still getting prepackaged high salt chemical laden processed products, not real food. (I expect that is true for most schools)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

This is a great school with great teachers and in a wonderful area. I suggest this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2012

We could not be happier with Lakewood. My son's first grade teacher was sweet, kind and creative. My son got in the car numerous times talking about the day's neat science experiments or PE game. He always had something fun to tell about his day. Lakewood is such a warm and inviting place for kids as well as parents. Drop off line was always rocking with music and kind kids opening car doors with smiling faces. The lunchroom was filled with quiet children chattering and it always felt so welcoming. At past schools adults would yell at students for talking, but from my experience at lunchtime it was such a peaceful place. My second son went to kinder round up and it was above and beyond. They did an art activity, played on the playground, and even had snack time, all to get them ready for kinder and ease their anxiety. We are so lucky to be a LW and can't wait to start the new year. Thank you to all the teachers and staff that make LW such a special place to send our kids. We can't thank you enough for all you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2011

My twins are preparing to start 1st grade at Lakewood. Kindergarten was fantastic....full of nurturing, fun, learning, socialization and opportunity. The music, PE & Library teachers are wonderful! Their teacher was precious....she taught them with love, kindness, & high expectations. The office staff & administration was responsive, involved, friendly & welcoming. Miss Shipp was particularly kind to my children. Lakewood provides an outstanding learning environment where children truly feel valued & loved. Teachers, principals, lunch room ladies, office staff & paraprofessionals smile & hug the kids was a daily sight. We love Lakewood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2011

If you think your better than people then other this school is great for you.


Posted April 17, 2011

Both our sons attend Lakewood Elementary (K and 3rd). This is our 4th year at Lakewood and we still are impressed by the quality of each teacher we meet and how they as well as the staff cares about each student. Fun programs and events involving many parents make this school truly stand out as a community school. When we tell people where our sons go to school, they always say: "I hear Lakewood is a great school", even the parents who have their children enrolled in private schools.....they are right. You and your child cannot go wrong at Lakewood. Very satisfied Parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

I am so thankful that my kids are part of such a great school! I have loved all the teachers that my kids have had and am so impressed with the administration. It is a safe and wholesome environment for my kids to learn and begin their schooling. I would not want them to be anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

My grandchildren attend this school....as a former teacher for 32 years, I am so impressed by the education and opportunities this school has to offer


Posted April 12, 2009

We've been very pleased with the education our two children have received at Lakewood. The teachers are fantastic! Thanks Lakewood for a terrific 3 years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

My children (1,3,5) grade abruptly transferred to this school last year. The level of learning was much higher compared to their previous school (also in this same district). Suddenly, they were learning something. The staff has been fantastic. My 1st grader has some unique needs and his teacher has been absolutely awesome about keeping in contact with us and addressing our concerns, but mostly keeping him engaged and excited about going to school. Last year, he'd have done anything NOT to go to his old school. All the kids are thriving and learning every day!! Even though the school is large compared to others in the district, they are very attentive to each student. I'm very impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

Our son started Kindergarten at Lakewood Elementary in Fall of 2007. He loves it. His teacher is very engaging and truly cares about each student. Principal, Assistant Principal and all teachers I have met made a great impression on me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

My son transferred into Lakewood this year, and it is like a breath of fresh air compared to last year's KISD School. My son jumps out of bed ready to go to school each day. He has so much fun at school he does not even realize he is learning. He complains on the weekends because he misses his teacher. The weekly newsletter keeps me up on class activities, so I can carry on productive conversations with him about his days. It is an absolutely wonderful, friendly atmosphere. There is always a smile and greeting waiting at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2005

Lakewood is an awesome school. Great teachers, great staff and great administration. This school is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

Lakewood Elementary has provided my children, (kindergarten, 3rd and 5th grades) many opportunities to be successful citizens. The teachers are dedicated to preparing their students for the next academic level. They warmly receive each student with unconditional appreciation and the students learn to value who they are and not just what they can accomplish. The teachers, principal, and vice-principal promptly return our calls and make time even at short notice to address our concerns. Two of our three children have struggled with learning difficulties even though they usually maintain A's and B's. They have both been treated with kindness, concern, respect and acceptance by all their educators. We consider ourselves blessed to feel so secure about our children's educaltional, social and emotional development at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2005

Cultural diveristy is not present; there is a lack of understanding for differences among students, their beliefs, and their backgrounds. The school has presented itself as a very narrow minded, right winged school.
—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 89% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

112 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education100%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female90%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education67%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education92%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education90%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Female85%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education100%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education55%
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Female81%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education43%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female81%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education57%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Female82%
Male87%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education40%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female83%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 29%
Hispanic 16% 52%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Belton, TX 76513
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