School Details

Lakewood Elementary

2520 Vesson Avenue, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 560-3939
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 462 students 10 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

15%
35%
47%
12%
35%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
36%
48%
21%
32%
44%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
39%
48%
15%
31%
40%
31%
36%
45%

End of Grade Tests (EOG)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in reading and math, and grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Durham Public Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lakewood Elementary is a public elementary school in Durham. The principal of Lakewood Elementary is LaKesha Roberts, whose e-mail is lakesha.spruill-robe@dpsnc.net. 462 students go to Lakewood Elementary and identify mostly as Asian; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 100% of the 462 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Lakewood Elementary is 10:1. Montessori Children's House of Durham is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% 2%
Hispanic 46% 24%
Black, non-Hispanic 42% 51%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 19%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% 66%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Lakewood Elementary School is the best school. The staff is super supportive and the principal is always assessable. The school has a strong emphasis on reading. For the past two years I can see a lot of writing in the halls. I love this school.

  • (12 months ago)

    This school is definitely one of the worse in the DPS school system. The administration at Lakewood needs to be replaced immediately. The principal should not have been placed at this school to govern our children. Most of the teachers that I have encountered are decent but the lack of real leadership hurts Lakewood tremendously. There is such a new for a do-over!

  • (1 year ago)

    I have had 4 kids to go through this school. I have loved this school and my kids have loved this school but the last year and a half have been insufferable. The teachers assistants and most of the staff have the same wonderful qualities that they have possessed throughout the years. The Administration is a very different story. The principle does not care about her staff or her students. I am at the school regularly and I have never seen her smile or attempt to make me feel welcome she walks around with her head held high and a frown on her face like she is superior to all. Parental involvement and student involvement is at a low like I've never seen before ( maybe because they invite you to have dinner and run out of food after 40 people). Lakewood has lost so much of it's character since this administration has been put in place. My child is a 5th grader and I am sad to say that I am relieved that I will not have to walk through those doors again after June.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a struggling school trying to find their way. The teachers are some of the most caring and hard working teachers I've seen and yet very defeated and struggling. You can't find a better student population with a great group of students as well. Lakewood just need a little positive encouragement and support to be the best they can.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has gone so far down hill in the past two years. The only thing that makes this school acceptable are the teachers and staff. The administration is completely resistant to any parental concerns and 100% disconnected from the students whom she governs. You can tell from the staff that they are not supported and just waiting until the principal continues on her planned path outside of the school. It is clear that she is only serving her required time in the school setting to move on up the ladder. She does not have a true passion for her students or staff and it is incredibly sad to see not to mention a gross disservice to the students.

  • (1 year ago)

    In MY Opinion this school was def not for my child as a matter of fact it was the worst school that my child has attended. She's a honor roll student that's at a school that does NOT help her at all & they're holding her back. There's always a problem with the bus & they have a terrible time communicating...even with the child being involved. I can't wait for the end of the year so I can switch my daughter's school & hopefully I can make it these last 1-2 months. Well I suggest that they get it together & fast!

  • (4 years ago)

    If you judge a school by its teachers then you won't find a better elementary school. I have 2 children in this school and both of them feel loved encouraged and motivated by their teachers. Since the current principal came aboard I've noticed a significant improvement in the general organization of activities and a great emphasis on reading. We love this school! Every year my children look forward to the first day of school and I don't hear complaints about hating school. It is truly a joy for them to be a part of this school family.

  • (5 years ago)

    They have a great garden teaching kids about the environment.

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