Our daughter has had difficulty with math, reading comprehension, and attention since pre-school. She was not assessed to be ADD, but was for dyslexia in the 2nd grade. We feel like the issue had to be brought up by us and the issue pressed with the counselor and teachers at the school. The school may or may not have given the extra attention for help, had we not pressed the issue. We have hired private tutors in addition to what we do with her at home, and it is helping somewhat, but we wish there was more that could be done for her. We think she is bright and does comprehend, but when tested on her own, doesn't write down the correct answer. She does have dyslexia that is very evident, we just haven't seen a major improvement with the extra help she gets at the school. I'm not sure the teachers know exactly what to do with kids that have learning issues. They do get an E for effort, but I have nothing to compare it to.
Our other child does fine and doesn't have any learning or attention issues.
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.
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!
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.
This is an incredible school! The faculty, students and parents are wonderful. My children have truly benefited from this school and its amazing leadership.
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.!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great school. The PTA maintains a great web site too: www.lilybclayton.org. I always know what's going on.
Me and my kids really like this school. The staff are friendly, helpful, and understanding.
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.
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!!
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.
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