The majority of the teachers at Lane have gone back to school to earn their Masters degree in education. The teachers are innovative and strive for the success of their students. They are a tight knit community.
Lane is a diverse school in its students and staff. They are very up on the times. They focus on student creativity and success. All of the teachers integrate technology in their classrooms. The teachers are highly qualified and build wonderful relationships with their students.
Absolutely no diversity in the faculty despite the extremely diverse student body. Very little opportunities for physical activity and too much emphasis on test scores rather than instilling a love of learning at an early age. If your child starts his/her education in an environment where they're encouraged to love learning rather than having information drilled into their young brains, then be prepared for a very harsh transition.
Too much and typically on areas not covered in class. Follow Montgomery county. Homework is not helpful and in fact is discouraging to the average student. Particularly with the lack of recess and free play. These are still kids!!!
The school awards students in a way that makes it very discouraging for certain kids with varying personalities, backgrounds, cultures. Diversify staff so that students who may not stand out to current staff have an opportunity to be recognized. 4 years in and this is still very discouraging to my child who feels the need to be awarded and recognized because other students are, but doesn't get recognition for good behaviors.
Our child began at Lane 2014-15 and she LOVES school!! Her teachers are responsive, helpful and genuinely care for all of the students. Learning is fun and interactive and we had family projects that allowed us to work collaboratively. Expectations are high! The PTA is a great way to become involved with the school and they host many events that are fun for the whole family-Basket Bingo is our favorite! We also appreciate how welcoming and friendly the staff is, including the administration-very easy to approach. Just can't say enough good things about the Lane community!!
The staff' administration, and PTA all work together to provide a caring environment with lots of support. I would recommend this school in a heartbeat. My daughter has enjoyed her time here and has loved the teachers and administration..
My children have had an excellent experience at Lane. They have had very supportive and responsive teachers every year. The administration has been inclusive, open and approachable. We initially considered a private school for our children, but we have been thrilled that we decided to enroll at Lane.
I have a first grader at Lane Elementary. I am very happy with the school in general. In my experience the teacher's are great at communicating, my child feels safe and happy at school, and the after school activities offered onsite (I.e. all sports, running club, zumba, karate, and others) are fantastic. Kingstowne is a well kept area and very convenient. I recommend Lane Elementary School, and residing in Kingstowne.