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Fort Worth, TX
Students enrolled: 538
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2000 Park Place Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76110

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October 27, 2013
We love Sweet Lily B. Our son is currently a second grader and we have an incoming kindergartner next year. We could not be more pleased with how son is being challenged this year. His teacher, who has been teaching for over 30 years and most of those at Lily B. provides a nurturing environment, but sets expectations for her students very high. We have been very pleased with all that he has already learned in just the first six or so weeks of the school year.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2013
Sweet Lily B. Clayton is a neighborhood school that has served as a second home and foundation for a love of education for children and their families since 1922. Both of my children have attended there since Kindergarten and they are now in 3rd and 2nd grade. I cannot say enough good things about this school. The leadership is committed to making it a place for both social and educational growth. The teachers are passionate about what they do and provide a classroom environment that challenges the children while instilling confidence. The families whose children attend there support the school in countless ways, coming together to contribute their time, energy, and gifts to enhance the place where their children receive an education. Sweet Lily B is an amazing place, and we as a family feel so blessed to be a part of it!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
A wonderful public school in the heart of a big city. Diverse in ethnicity and income without the vibe of cliques. Super-sweet kids...seriously. Very involved parents and active PTA but not to the point of over-bearing pressure. True neighborhood feel with the attending sense of responsibility to treasure and support this special school.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
This is an incredible school! The faculty, students and parents are wonderful. My children have truly benefited from this school and its amazing leadership.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Lily B. Clayton is a truly exceptional elementary school. The teachers are excellent, the administrators are top-notch, and the students are engaged, motivated, and above all else, happy. We love sweet Lily B.!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Lily b is the best school is the business. Unbelievable nurturing environment that makes all the kids feel welcome. Teachers are fantastic. The kids at the school quickly buy into the wonderful environment and treat each other exceptionally well. Take a tour of the school and you will end up sending your kids to the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
Our whole family loves Sweet Lily B. We couldn't be happier. Lily B offers a unique and special combination of qualities you simply won't find anywhere else: top-notch education, fantastic teachers and staff, diverse student population, and wonderful welcoming parents. It is simply the best. There is truly no place like it.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2013
I struggled with deciding between Lily B. and Tanglewood, but couldn't be happier with Lily B.: it is academically challenging, focused on individual support when needed, and provides a much more diverse atmosphere, which I think is an enriching part of our family's educational experience. While they are focused on testing (as all Texas schools have to be these days), I have never felt that testing trumped the priority of the student's development.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
Fantastic school. My child previously went to a private school. We found Lily B. Clayton just as academically challenging. The teachers and principal always listen with an open mind. I could also tell the teachers truely cared about my child.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2012
We all love Sweet Lily B!! We have two children that have attended Lily B since kindergarten. It has been an amazing educational and social experience for all of us. It is the definition of a neighborhood school with many families walking or riding bikes to and from daily. There are lots of opportunities to be involved thoughout the school and especially in the PTA. The teachers and staff make it feel so comfortable and cozy for parents and children. The wonderful traditions here have been going on for decades. Parents and staff love the school so much that many went to school here themselves or their children attended Lily B. Schedule a visit and you will fall in love with it too!

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
You will not find a better school than Lily B. The environment that has been created by incredible staff, teachers, and high parent involvement is second to none. Our children love the school and are excited about performing their work at a high level. There is an understanding among the children that you do need to do the work and that performing at high level is expected. If you ready this, you have some interest in Lily B. If you visit the school and see the environment that has been created, you will join the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
This is an excellent school that thrives because of the community that supports it. It has a strong involved PTA, lots of volunteers, and great teachers that care about their kids. It has a small town feel in a large urban district. Parents still walk their children school and get together for playtime after school on the playground.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
Lily B is an awesome school and has been for many many years. They have a great teaching system, with wonderful teachers, a strong curriculum and amazing teacher, parent and community support.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 18, 2009
Great school. The PTA maintains a great web site too: www.lilybclayton.org. I always know what's going on.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2009
The best school in Fort Worth! Also the best teachers and PTA

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 29, 2009
Me and my kids really like this school. The staff are friendly, helpful, and understanding.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
This is our first year to experience Lily B and are very pleased. The teachers seem to be mostly great, the kids seem to be happy well mannered, and eager to learn. The parents are there when needed for different functions. The Dads Club has helped clean the grounds and has plans to further improve them. The PTA is active and welcoming to new members. The kids don't see color when it comes to skin, but you can tell it does reflect upon Fort Worth, not exactly but close. I do wish Fort Worth or Texas for that matter would stop the TAKS curriculum. We need to give the kids more instruction than what the TAKS is wanting them to learn. Spanish, Music, PE, Art, Science, Math, English, Social Studies are all important and we need to demand a broader curriculum for our children in the public school system.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2008
I was a substitute teacher for Lily B. Clayton and this school was a breath of fresh air. The students were great and the teachers were so friendly and supportive. The parents actually take time to walk their children to class each day. This is a great school with great students!!

- submitted by a teacher
September 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2008
My children have been attending this school for the past two years and I am very satisfied with the school. The teachers are great! The parents are great! The curriculum is on point and keeps the children interested in their studies. We have completed many class projects, which the children just adore! Both of my children have remained on the honor roll and the teachers are excellent at keeping them focused and on track. This is a great school. We love sweet Lily B!! Candiece Mother of Daphne 2nd and Eldon 4th.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2008
As a substitue teacher for Fort Worth ISD, I get to see my share of different schools, and Lily B. is certainly one of the best.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 12, 2007
My son started pre-k and he loves it here at lily b. The teacher is wonderful and caring. She really cares for his education.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 12, 2006
My son has attended Lily B. for three years now and is very happy and learning at an excellent rate thanks to his teachers going above and beyond. There is such a wonderful sense of community within this school and it seems that will only get better. This is the school's first year with their new principal(who is wonderful) and she is a tremendous asset to the school. Test scores have been improving over the past few years due to everyone's strong commitment to the children. The school has one of the best PTA's around. They are very involved and forward thinking...not to mention the money that they have raised for the school. I am very glad my child is attending Lily B. Clayton.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
I like this school however, diversity of it is misleading. As a parent, I found that getting involved with the teachers and the school makes a big difference in the type of education and type of experience your child has. Overall, I believe that this school is good in terms of academics and amount of opportunities. But, don't let the word 'diversity' fool you. It is half and half and to me, that does not translate into diversity.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
Faculty is very friendly. Environment is a safe and happy one. Very strong PTA (of which I am a member and volunteer). However, there are no foreign language programs. They cut Spanish in 2004-05 and have no plans to reinstate it. This is very disturbing given that this school is located in Texas with a very high Spanish speaking population. Little emphasis on reading comprehension and writing. Too much emphasis on 'Craft Projects,' which while cute, do not teach children the fundamentals of reading and writing. My son is about to be a fourth grader, and I just found out from outside testing that his writing and handwriting is at a second grade level. We are thus considering private school.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2006
I was considering private school until I went to the Kindergarten Roundup - I couldn't believe how impressed I was with this school. Excellent facility and classrooms, and great diversity of students.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
i think this school is great. my children attend lily b. they have acheived alot. the principle is very attendative with the students and parents. know you by name.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
Being that I have worked in two school districts in the state, including this one. This school has one of the highest parental involvements. The availability of extracurricular activities are good for an elementary school. The quality of any education is based upon the student, teacher, and parent, (not particularly in that order). There are some things, which could use improvement, like anywhere else. However, in my opinion, because of the high percentage of parental involvement to their child(ren), I would give this school an A-. When there is an abundance of questionable parents, who demand answers, you will receive a better education. Without it, you may possibly be bound for failure, but not absolutly. This is my oldest child's 2nd year here, she has enjoyed it. It took her awhile to adjust from private school, but I would recommend Lily B. to most interest, and involved parents. Thanks.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
June 02, 2004
Only 150 words to describe Lily B Clayton! Not enough, to tell how wonderful it is! If you want your child to have a nurturing environment, where the principal knows every child's name, where teachers take a personal interest that extends beyond the classroom (and across the years), where quite a few parents and volunteers are on campus on a daily basis--then this is the school for you. Add to this, a beautifully maintained historical building . . . a new wing just dedicated in 2004 which was built to match . . . gardens that are a labor of love by a retired teacher. It is too hard to describe in such a small space. We have a saying here that sums it all up: 'Once a Sweet Lily Bee, Always a Sweet Lily Bee.' Come see it for yourself. It is the BEST!

- submitted by a parent

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Lily B Clayton Elementary School
2000 Park Place Avenue, Fort Worth, TX  76110
(817) 814-5400
Last modified Lily B Clayton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lily B Clayton Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top