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800 Downing
Richland, WA 99352

(509) 967-9275
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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
November 24, 2015
Didn't go to the school long enough to give a good or bad review, just my sons old teacher.

- submitted by a community member
Amount of homework: Too much
November 24, 2015
I don't know about all teachers but my sons teacher gave way too much homework probably aiming for those high scores to make herself look good. For Kindergarten, there were like 10 page packets spelling tests and reading for the week. For all the school breaks including summer, the packets were like 15 to 40 pages. I think this is ridiculous just my opinion.

- submitted by a community member

November 24, 2015
My son attended Lewis & Clark last year in Kindergarten 2014-2015 school year. He was struggling throughout the year and I had asked his teacher if it was a possibility to hold him back and she said no. I found out this was not the truth at his first grade conference at his new school in Richland. I did in fact have that option. To make matters worse she passed him with all 2's and 3's at the end of the year. I believed it because at home he was making improvements with me. Come to find out his new teacher had a conference with his old teacher regarding my son and had no explanation as to why she gave him passing grades because she said he was still struggling badly at the end of the year. Basically, I feel she didn't want to be viewed as a failure so she passed my son along to first grade knowing he wasn't ready so that the school along with her selfish self would maintain the status of being one of the "best" public schools in Tri-cities. I am disgusted and saddened for the children who have to experience this because of her narcissistic ways. I am writing this review in hopes that any parent with a child at Lewis and Clark with a struggling student does not just ask the teacher questions but goes above the teacher and make sure you know all the options available and find out what is best for you and your child. For Richland claiming to have the best teachers and staff... I sure wasn't impressed with this school. Maybe if the teachers and staff were friendlier and the circumstances were different and my child were a cookie cutter child, my experience would have been better but for myself and my child this wasn't the case.

- submitted by a community member

August 18, 2012
I went to Lewis and Clark for 3 years in the G.A.T.E program. The teachers focus on each student and help with their weakness. They also give awards to students that have done something good to help the school and it makes students strive to get an award and do their best and help the school.

- submitted by a community member

December 10, 2011
My child has attended this school for three years in the GATE program. This program has been outstanding and exactly what he needed to challenge him. There is a new principal this year (2011), and we've been very impressed with her leadership.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2005
This school houses the Richland School District's Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)program. They have an incredibly involved team of parents that integrate the GATE students into the rest of the school. The school also houses the district's special education programs for children with various special needs from behavior issues to disabilities. The variety of students makes for a very well-rounded environment. The principle can routinely be seen walking around the halls, talking with students and monitoring activities. The classrooms are set up with pods - a few classrooms can be entered through double doors from a main hallway. The students from multiple classrooms then share cubby space, restrooms and open, decorated hallways. It creates a more intimate learning space and bonds children together beyond their immediate classrooms. The staff is excellent. I always feel welcome when I arrive and someone is always right there to see if I need anything.

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2005
I would really recommend this school. My son attends Kindergarten here and loves going to school every day. The principal seems to be very involved in day to day activities. They have a zero tolerance policy on bullying that they actually enforce! Believe it or not, it happens in elementary school, too. I am given the option of volunteering in my childs classroom any day of the week without notice. My son was somewhat struggling at the begining of the year and was placed in a tutoring program free of charge. He has since learned to read at a first grade level and no longer needs the tutoring.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2004
The quality of education at this school is entirely dependent on the teacher and grade level. The second grade is especially weak. However, the third grade is very strong. The art and music programs are excellent, but physical education is lacking. Student safety and discipline policies could be improved significantly.

- submitted by a teacher
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Lewis & Clark Elementary School
800 Downing, Richland, WA  99352
(509) 967-9275
Last modified Lewis & Clark Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lewis & Clark Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top