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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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