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Lakewood Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 763 students

 

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Posted October 30, 2013

We have been more than pleased with the staff and teachers at Lakewood. I know for a fact that they test early and often for learning ability; we have been given copies of both a beginning of the year and end of the year test in every grade at our parent teacher conferences. Principal Jones was not even there in August of 2012. We moved to this area so that our children could attend this school and have no regrets at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My daughter liked and enjoyed her KG at this school. I can rate it 9 out of 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

I am very disappointed at the educational approach Lakewood has taken with my child. If you are the parent of a child with special needs and or learning disabilities, I suggest you look elsewhere. I had to higher an advocate for the school to finally decide to test my child for a learning disability. The test showed that he indeed has a learning disability. My child is being left behind. We are currently looking to move locations in order to change schools. Please note the positive comments are dated. The school is going downhill as the rating of 7 out of 10 proves it. There are a few good teachers. Unfortunately, the bad out weighs the good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2013

My son just recently graduated from Lakewood Elementary. My son and our family have thoroughly enjoyed all 5 years he attended. I wish it still went to 6th grade!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

Not impressed. Very average at best. A dismal 63 percentile rating in the state of Texas. Who is running this place??? Principal Jones seemed to focus on trivial details and not on educational excellence. No sport activities and a bunch of staff that think they are outstanding while they are really just average at best. The ranking demonstrates the lack of effort, professionalism and misguided organization.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2012

Fantastic atmosphere. Teachers & staff are always willing to help you & your child (ren) succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2010

Great school and absolutely amazing teachers & staff! My son just started school this year and Pre-K teachers: Ms. Pam and her helping staff turn him from "not-wanting-to" go to school to looking forward to school! Absolutely magical!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

We absolutely love Lakewood. The teachers and staff are amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Teachers and staff are amazing - wonderful environment where our children can learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

We love Lakewood Elementary, the staff and support are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

I think the teachers and staff are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

It is the perfect school! Great teachers, great location, and great community:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Very caring staff that loves what they do. Quality education - feel that my child is learning above and beyond what she needs to know. Each teacher truly cares about the kids in their class. Couldn't ask for a better school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

The quality of character of the teachers and staff exceeds the expectations of every parent....it is rare to see all parents thrilled about a school...happy with all aspects.... you could not pay for this type of training at any public or private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I've had 3 children go through Lakewood Elementary, and it was a wonderful experience! The staff is very caring with the children and responsive to their needs and those of the parents. The leadership has always been top-notch, and it's been rated Exemplary many, many times through their hard work and effort. I've lived in their area for 23 years to make sure all my kids went to that school. Love LES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Great teachers, they really do care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Great teachers! Great students! Great parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Lakewood is simply awsome, from the administration, teachers, and all other staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Great scool. Great academics . . . .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Exemplary school. Principal, staff, teachers all nice. Excellent 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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

135 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Black or African American40%
Asian92%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education83%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black or African American50%
Asian83%
Hispanic69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education57%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education92%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education92%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female99%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education85%
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-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

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

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

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%
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 Students92%
Female97%
Male87%
Black or African American89%
Asian83%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
Black or African American100%
Asian83%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black or African American80%
Asian85%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education83%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted88%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black or African American80%
Asian92%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education50%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female91%
Male71%
Black or African American40%
Asian83%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education43%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
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 "Recognized".
  • 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 62% 29%
Hispanic 19% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 12% 4%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 8%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Texas Ed. Agency Exemplary and Gold Performance (2007)
  • Texas Ed. Agency Exemplary and Gold Performance (2006)
  • Texas Ed. Agency Exemplary and Gold Performance (2005)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:40 am
School end time
  • 3:40 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • DARON ASTON
Fax number
  • (281) 357-3271

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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15614 Gettysburg Drive
Tomball, TX 77377
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Phone: (281) 357-3260

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