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Lakewood, WA
Students enrolled: 575
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5431 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

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(253) 583-5420
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February 11, 2015
My son has Aspergers. We've struggled YEARS to get the help he needs from schools. For the first time, he has a safe place to attend school where he gets the help he needs while also getting an advanced curriculum. The team there is amazing! The principal there is new this year and he is wonderful! The vice principal is awesome as well. My son's special education team is just absolutely incredible. I'm not on-call anymore like I was at other schools. My son loves school now and is finally making friends. I cannot begin to express how profoundly Lochburn Middle School has helped our family.

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2014
I am a parent of a sixth grader who has some learning difficulties and started Lochburn in September of last year. Since starting this school my son has only had homework maybe two times this year. The teachers have a bad attitude and my son has gone from winning an award for reading in his last school to failing. I do not want him going back next year.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2014
Lochburn middle school My son hates this school he was injured and the staff were more concerned with the other students rights when asked I was not issued a incident report and denied any information now my son stuck with the joy of looking at the student that chipped his tooth

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2012
My son attended Lockburn until our family moved to Parkland where we purchased our first home. Alan always loved going to school. Yes,he was bullied at this school just as there are bullies at every school. When ever he told a teacher or Principal of an incident with another child the staff always took care of it. The teachers at this school really care about the students success. We always had great communication with all of our son's teachers,and they even went out of their way to set up an email system with us for communication. Since our son has started attending another school he has had nothing but problems,and we as the parents have not been able to communicate with any of his teachers no matter how much we've tried. Now we are going for an out of district transfer to get our son back into Lockburn because we feel they have a much better learning environment for our son.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2009
I went to Lochburn last year. I was one of the 8th grade-co presidents, and very involved in the school. While it definitely has its flaws, I think it is a much better school than its reputation portrays it to be. Many teachers are very earnest in their effort to make sure as many students as possible succeed. The administration (for the most part) tries very hard to keep the school in check. Mrs Wilson, the principal is a really great principal, who honestly cares about all students' success. The cultural diversity is spectacular, and shocking, considering most of the country would never allow the mixing Lochburn does. Most students pay no mind to ethnic heritage, when choosing their friends. The thing about Lochburn that makes it great, though, are the students and many of their involvement.

- submitted by a student
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July 26, 2009
when my son went to Lochburn for his junior year, He was all excited about embarking on a new journey in his life that would prepare him for his high school years, but instead my son grades began to drop, he was label by staff , and he did not have any support.the way My child was treated by staff at lockburn is unexceptionable and I feel that someone need to really pay close attention to their child , so that will not be treated like my child was treated at lockburn. I know that that their are others parent with the same story that I have about their child junior years at lockburn middle school However, Education is not just for some students , It fall all student, and each and ever one of the student that attend Lochburn middle school should have the opportunity to feel care for.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2007
I went to Lochburn as a child and of course my child now goes to Lochburn. I would of thought by now that things at this school would have been changed for the better but it has changed but for the worse. The Principals leadership skills and actions taken in all events that have been seen have been appalling. He is the worst Principal by far that I have had the pleasure to meet. The Vice Principal on the other hand seems to be far more intelligent and seems to be far better when it comes to dealing with the children. I personally do not trust this principal with my child and plan on changing schools for my child if this principal remains at this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2007
I believe the quality of education is exceptional considering the innercity enviornment and community from which our students live. One might assume that socioeconomic conditions dictate the level of academics in most innercity schools, however I believe the students can learn and are motivated to achieve when Educators teach with passion and never give up on students. This is the case at Lochburn. We have a diversified student body that face many challenges in school, whether its ELL, Special Needs etc, which is a relative norm in our society today. The Educators here do a superb job attending to the needs of students and support them in various ways. The students realize we are sincere in our efforts to provide them the best education possible. The Programs offered serve as stimulates for student involvement. We have a variety of activities that benefit the students in aspects of Leadership, Organization, and Socializaation.

- submitted by a teacher

June 04, 2006
well i really think that Lochburn is a nice place to learn because i go to that school they have many activites after school and many sports what i really like about that school is that they have dances it really gives the students to have a break and they really have nice teaqchers like Mrs. Knoll she is strict but shows us new things and Mrs. Bryant she is really a nice and cool teacherwell i like to thank everyone that was there to help me.

- submitted by a student

June 15, 2005
All of my child's teacher's made both of us feel welcome and accepted. They kept in close contact with me to advise of my childs progress. We also received great suggestions and advice as to how to make learning fun for both of us.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2005
I think the school, the teachers and the students are great. the only thing I have a problem with is having no lockers. They could really help out. It will stop the kids backs and shoulders from hurting and they can learn how to use a locker before they go to highschool. My daughter came from a middle school in another state and they had lockers, the whole school was set up as a junior high though. I highly recomend getting lockers.

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2005
My daughter loves this school so much. She always comes home and tells me about her wonderful day at school. She has never liked school since she was old enough to go and now that she goes to Lochburn, she says school is her hobbie. She has been getting good grades and I want to thank Lochburn so much for providing all this help for my straight A student.

- submitted by a teacher

October 17, 2004
My son has never enjoyed school and has always struggled with grades. He has ADD. We just moved here and put him in Lochburn. He loves the school so much, he is now putting forth effort that I've never seen before. He is making good grades for the first time. His teachers are so encouraging and they make it enjoyable to learn. He actually likes math for the first time in his life. He had a problem with one boy calling him names and he went to the counselor. She took care of it promptly. I love Lochburn and I'm so happy that my son is there.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2004
I think Lochburn is great school heading forward thrust into the future. They have so many new concepts and great students and the two just combine and make this school a great place. Thank you Lochburn for teaching me so well and hope you do the same for others.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2004
Lochburn is great learning environment! Mr. Wilson and Ms. Hahn are great Co-Principals (which is a great new concept) that are extremely involved in the student life, yet not so much in the parent life! I wish they could work on the a little more.

- submitted by a parent

November 23, 2003
This year is my oldest daughters last year. I am glad that she is in this school. She is not bored and she enjoys school vewry much. My youngest daughter is now going here. She is getting better grades and is more willing to keep on trying her best. She ios not bored like she was in elementary school. She feels challenged. My one wish for the school is that they get lockers. My oldest daughters backback broke from carring so many big books. Both girls say that their backs hurt. Their friends say the same.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2003
My son just moved on to Clover Park High School (9th grade). Throughout his 3 years of enrollment, he was a B average student. He always scored high on the WASL. Lochburn has came a great way from the fights, drugs, and failures that always ruled the school. Now it's a quiet, functional, and educational environment. I only have a few complaints about the school to better it's already thriving environment. While my son was in 6th grade, they removed the lockers due to violence, vandalism, and theft. Now that there's a new batch of students about, I think they should reinstall lockers. my son always carried around books that were heavy and he complained of his shoulders and back hurting. I think that in of itself, would better the school. I loved Lochburn and hope it thrives in it's later years.

- submitted by a parent

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Lochburn Middle School
5431 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA  98499
(253) 583-5420
Last modified Lochburn Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lochburn Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top