My children attended Lakes for two years. Under different leadership, I would recommend the school to anyone. The outgoing principal was the worst leadership I've seen in a school in 30 years. The teachers are amazing--they're supportive to the children and are never out of line with the them. However, beware if you're coming in from another school system or out of state. The school system as a whole caters to state testing, there's barely any emphasis on science, and they really push being politically correct---so no one loses or wins anything or makes an "A" or a "B". The 1-4 grading system is 90% subjective and how the teacher "feels" the child did.
We couldn't ask for a better school for our children! We got a waiver to attend Lakes after hearing from friends how exceptional the teachers and staff are. I can't believe the difference! Our children have attended 2 other elementary schools in Lacey....there is no comparison! If you want your children to be in the best hands, with the most attentive and caring teachers, Lakes is the school for you!
Wow i love this school.it is a good one for my cchild.but they are too sleepy
This school is very well run! The teachers care about the students, and the principals can often been seen walking around and checking on things.
The teachers are excellent, but the office staff are unhelpful and cold. They are not great about keeping parents informed of policy and procedure.
The learning experience my child has had at this school is great. She learns how to work well with other and how to make good choices. The only problem I have is there is no Open Door Policy. If you want to drop in on your kids and see how their doing you Can Not. You have to make a appointment a day in advance to check on your child. I really disagree with that policy and it needs to be changed. A parent should never have to make an appointment to check on their child. It is very uncomfortable for parents from other states. Who is concerned with the transition of their child.
Three of my children attended Lakes in the past. Ms. Quiocho is the best teacher any of my children have ever had. The staff is friendly and they truly care about the students.
Lakes Elementary is the best because of the staff and especially because the students are amazing.
The culture-- welcoming and friendly to parents, warm and caring for kids
Lakes Elementary is a great school. The teachers and other staff really care about the kids and you can tell by how much the kids love going to school!!!
My kids just started at Lakes this year. From the first moment I had contact with the school to register my daughters, everyone has been friendly helpful and responsive. I am especially pleased with the high value the school is placing on teaching problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
It's a large school, but it is friendly and inviting. It has a nice school community feeling to it.
I am new to Lakes this year due to my son's class moving but, so far the tansition has been great. Help from all the staff I have asked help from has been a major key in such a smooth transition. The safety of the kids is a major focus at Lakes and it is nice to see. Keep up the good work!
Both of my kids love this school. The staff are easy to work w/ as a parent and the teachers really care about the students.
I love the feel of the school. It feels friendly and professional. It cares about the students academically and socially.
I have been connected to Lakes Elementary since September 1995 and our last child is now attending. The staff at Lakes puts in 100% everyday. They are connected with the students, parents and our community. They are passionate about teaching and the success of their students is important to them.
The values they teach are very important. Respect, Responsibility and be Safe.
The school environment is great. Teachers are very nice. And most of all my child loves the school.
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