The school has deteriorated since the new Principal arrived, the front office staff is rude, and PE is a Joke. Most of the teaches and the VP are good educators, but you can tell that the lack of leadership is eroding the quality of the school. The new Principal is more of a bureaucrat than an educator.
The office staff are the rudest people I have ever had to deal with. The principal can't be bothered and I'm not sure why he is even there. I'm so glad we moved out of El Paso - that was the worse experience I've ever had being a parent.
I agree with a lot of these negative posts. While my two children seem to enjoy school, the teaching leaves a lot to be desired. My daughter's 4th and 5th grade teachers have been wonderful. My other daughter's kindergarten teacher was amazing and I loved her. Her 1st grade teacher, however, is so bad I've had to meet with the principal on multiple occasions regarding the learning and what is NOT being taught. Hand outs have so many grammatical and spelling errors I'm afraid my children won't get a quality education. I've pointed out the errors and the teachers ignore it. I've also pointed out errors on graded papers. The teacher agreed my child's answer was correct, however, the answer key was what she needed to go by. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? El Paso is horrific for education and I can't wait to move from this city.
I'm a Lundy 5th grade student, and I go to this school. To be honest, it is the worst school I have ever been to, and if I could switch I would. My main complaint is P.E. Our coaches are careless, and they waste a lot of our P.E. time. The only breaks we ever get out of class are only five minutes, because usually the only thing the coaches do is make us sit there and do nothing for recess. The principal and the VP have still done nothing about this. Other than that, we have wonderful and talented teachers and a great school building. I would not recommend this school to anyone, nor will I want my younger sisters and brothers attending this school.
What once was and felt like an incredible and exciting school for our neighborhood. Is now overcrowded and poorly administered. My husband and I have attempted to contact the principal numerous times on different issues, during different times for the past two years, and not once has he returned our calls. I agree with previous posts that physical education is not being thought (time for play). The staff use scare tactics (yelling) for discipline and are unfriendly and unprofessional. We are happily waiting for the year to end and switching our children to a private school.
Beautiful building is about the only good thing that I can say about Lundy. The principal is never available and he passes voicemails that were left for him onto staff members. The teachers seem to be there to get a pay check and not for a true passion of teaching. (Obviously one can not say that about all the teachers, but I can say that about the teachers my children have.) PE seems to involve jogging and not much else. We are so very disappointed in this school and will be removing our children and sending them to a school where they will be challenged by passionate teachers.
Horrible, horrible office staff. Very unfriendly nature and very impolite. Young staff but still acts as grumpy grandpas.
The new principal is not involved. You can witness him with his arms crossed and nose in the air. The front office is very RUDE and empty most of the time. They see you standing there and ignore you! The teacher was a child's worst nightmare. When it was brought to the attention of the office, they could not care less! And to top if off, picking up your child is a nightmare due to lack of parking. You have to go 45 minutes early for a spot and sit in the heat.
The school is beautiful, clean, and the parents seem very involved. My child loves her teacher and the current principle seems considerate. I feel like my child is safe.
Involved. My children have thoroughly enjoyed their education expierence here at Lundy. Everyone makes a difference from the teachers, administrators and PTA.
Lundy is a wonderful school. The parents are involved and supportive. The education is excellent. My son is in 1st grade dual program and reads at a 3rd grade level in both English and Spanish. The teachers promote good behavior and respect. They provide a wonderful environment for our children. It is the best school in El Paso.
I have been very happy with this school so far. As another reviewer mentioned, not every teacher is a great teacher but my son had a wonderful teacher last year for 2nd grade who really understood him (a bit ADHD but very smart) and challenged him with some 3rd grade material and advanced books to read. He loved going to school last year! 3rd grade is starting out wonderfully as well. (1st grade not as much due to personality differences with his teacher.) My older son was a 5th grader last year - came out with 100% on TAKS testing as do many of the students here. I just love our principal. She sincerely seems to care about the students here and wants to do everything in her power to help them achieve. She also really encourages parent participation and supports PTA efforts at the school as well. Since we've never been to any other city/state, I can't say how it would compare there but it definitely seems to be one of the best schools in El Paso.
I absolutely loved my son's kindergarten experience at this school. His Kindergarten teacher was wonderful, his social experience was positive, and he learned much more than I remember learning in Kindergarten. He was in a Montessori school for pre-K and has been speaking flawlessly from the time he was 18 months old, so i was worried about possible "dumbing down" in a public school, but this definitely did not happen.
At Lundy most teachers have no real dedication or passion; they are just there for a paycheck. The principal will defend them to a fault. The front office feels cold & unwelcoming. Parents are dedicated but it isn t open & warm if you can only volunteer occasionally. Complaints are not handled well & there is no method for offering suggestions. There was NO communication from my child s teacher , she teased kids & when it was brought to administrations attention, it became my fault. Traffic is a problem that lends itself to the cold environment, parents just drop and leave. The PTA did an amazing job building a playground but the school is severely lacking in classroom supplies such as science & math manipulatives. A complaint was greeted with a transfer request instead of an open conversation. I was hoping for so much more from this school & it is an overall disappointment. I would like to see suggestions considered, parent concerns addressed in an open manner without fear of retaliation & an improvement in communication from teachers. Yes, the test scores are high but not necessarily due to great teaching but due to an educated neighborhood & low standards on the test.
I agree with the last post. I think Mrs. Lachman does a fine job and some of the teachers are excellent but quality teaching is not across the board. Perhaps it is one of the best public elementary schools in El Paso - it's certainly in one of the most affluent areas with a great deal of parent involvement - but I find myself looking for more passion & engagement from the teachers. This could be because my boys are in the (Kinder & 1st grade) dual-language program and these teachers barely have time to breathe. (With the exception of Mrs. Compean who is excellent). I think I'll keep my boys in, due to the benefit of the Spanish, but long for the engagement & love of learning we've seen in other schools.
First, I should say the first two reviews were based on the first 1/2 year of Lundy being open. Second I should say is that we moved here from out of state and chose our location based on reputation of Lundy and Hernado. The principal loves her job and tries to make every effort to offer extra opportunities for all children to have access to after school. Some of the teachers are awesome. They are dedicated to their students and education. This does not apply to all of them. Some can't wait to get their kids out of the room and don't seem to care if the children understand the lesson or assignment. My child has two really good friends in her math class and I have talked to both of their parents who agree that they have to reteach the math lesson almost every day. This school is probably awesome compared to other schools in town, but the educational level of learning is at least two years behind our last state. I am really disappointed with the lack of learning that is gong on. Class size for my daughter was above 30 students. If this is the best public elementary El Paso has, I would go private.
I had lost all confidence in EPISD until Lundy opened. The principal is organized and disciplined yet fun-loving and kind. The school is safer and more in control than others we have attended locally. The office staff is a bit disrganized but perhaps due to the newness...I had three children attend and they all did significantly better once we made the move. The classes are smaller and more efficient. In the prior school my kinder had more than 30 kids. It was complete chaos. This is really a good start. I wish them luck!!!
I love this school because we are the first generation to attened this school. We have waited with so much anticpation and all the children are so happy to be here at last. We want to make Lundy one of the best schools in El Paso. Lundy Elementary finished it's construction but it will continue to bulid a strong foundation for our childrens futrue.
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