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About This School

Lyman Elementary School is a public elementary school in Gulfport. 590 students go to Lyman Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 74% of the 590 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Lyman Elementary School is 19:1. Orange Grove Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 27%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 60%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This school has had a complete overhaul of the administration and several of the teachers have transferred or found other jobs. The office staff is now very helpful. Communication is getting better and the quality of teaching has improved. I am eager to see what else is on the horizon for this school - the culture is changed drastically from last year.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is absolutely horrible. My son went here for kindergarten and first grade. The teachers are rude. My son was on a daily basis yelled at from his teacher. I do not allow yelling in my home there is no way I am going to put up with a teacher yelling at him for not walking correctly in the hallway!!!! There is NO recess available. Do they not understand that kids this age need to get outside and run off steam? Oh and he was sent home a written notice for "excessive running" in PE!!!! Last time I checked that PE was for exercise but unfortunately there PE consists of watching movies. Whatever you do DO NOT send your children to Lyman Elementary!

  • (1 year ago)

    Lyman definitely has problem from the time you enter the office. The main office lady is rude/ never smiles and assumes your child is a problem. The teachers are decent but perhaps some standards should be there for dress code appropriateness of conversation and how to teach such a poor socio-economic school; character is seriously devoid and the principal is opposite of help. I thought the new assistant principal is a good choice if she can override the current principal. In addition the children consistently lose recess because of other children and PE time is a joke. If you have a discipline problem at school perhaps allowing the children 'active' PE time (not movies) will facilitate focus. After traveling the country and experience to schools from the West to the East Coast and now the South. Lyman Elementary is the worst school ever!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am absolutely appauled as a parent. This school should seriously be shut down. The Office staff is rude. Most (not all) of the teachers have no idea how to treat children nor nurture them. I have no idea how this school is still operating.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a joke. The people that work the office are rude the teachers could careless about your childs education.. This school needs to be shut down!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am shocked at the comments about this school. The vast majority of the teachers and staff are very dedicated and competent professionals who give of themselves beyond what is required. For those of you who have encountered problems with a teacher or staff member remember that one person does not and should not condemn the entire faculty of a school.

  • (3 years ago)

    This schools motto should be 'SWEEP IT UNDER THE RUG'' weve had to take problems to a higher authority because the vice principal will just blow off any problems no matter how serious. The office staff seems to hate everyone. Teachers share way to much personal info with students. Staff turns their head when racial issues are presented. Bullying is not stopped by staff when they see it. There appears to be no dress code and no code of conduct for students or staff. Poor teacher quality poor staff quality. Unprofessional janitorial staff allowed to yell at and belittle kids for walking on the freshly mopped hall way floors. Where else are they supposed to walk? This school is in need of a serious over haul. My kids have been transfered to a better district where they are treated like people not livestock. I will never put my kids back in Lyman elem.

  • (3 years ago)

    Nearing the end of our 2nd & final year at Lyman. Previously I had no problems with this school now the problems are plentiful. The staff has proven to be 3rd rate. The office staff has a 'you dont matter' attitude toward all. The teachers are rude unprofessional & unmotivated. A new teacher insist on showing students her tattoos she tells them all about her personal life-highly inappropriate her tattoos & personal life have nothing to do with teaching. My child has told me about teachers ganging up on students singling them out & alienating them from the class. Only when my other childs ADHD meds stop working does their teacher call me repeatedly to tell me to do something about it then she says its MY CHOICE for my child to be on meds. If it were my choice my child wouldnt have a disibility. Having ADHD & the treatment of ADHD are not a CHOICE. AVOID THIS SCHOOL LIKE THE PLAGUE it will infect your children your home you & your relationship with your spouse.

  • (3 years ago)

    I did not like this school. My child went to this school for two 9-weeks. I pulled my child from this school. The teachers were rude. I never felt welcomed at this school. My child is now enrolled in a school without any problems. I'm in shock with the difference a new school has made on our family. My child now likes to go to school versus crying everyday to stay home. I will never send my child back to this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    My son started Kindergarten at Lyman this year. His teachers as well as other staff members have been wonderful not only for him and his future but our family as well! Thank you Lyman Elementary

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Mr. Black did a very good job last year. Hope that he will keep up the good work for years to come. Thank You for all your hard work. Mrs. Clark

  • (6 years ago)

    The new principal Mr. Black showed the students of the 2007-2008 school year very positive aspects for future growth and his leadership skills were fantastic!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school with outstanding teachers and principal. I am very pleased with the discipline overall. However the school office' personnel is not very helpful. Thanks

  • (8 years ago)

    I enrolled my son in this school after Katrina and I am extremely pleased. He has (to me) the best two teachers for kidergarden. They work hard and encourage the children. I had my child in a private school and they in no way form or fashion can stand up to this school. The principal is so involved its welcoming to see her everytime I drop him off or pick him up. My son was a first grade reader by the beginning of the second term. Love it. A very pleased parent. totally recommed this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    With Lyman's principal now the school will sure go to a higher level. She is a caring yet a stern principal. Great things are starting to happen there.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that lyman needs to have a music program and arts program.

  • (10 years ago)

    I transferred my children from this school due to poor leadership unprofessional and rude office staff excessive teacher absentism and unqualified substitute teachers. As a parent when speaking with assigned teachers several complained constantly about being overwhelmed with school work after hours and not having the time to communicate with parents as often as they'd like. Furthermore the school offered no extra curricular activities which are essential to motivate children while attending school and the leader's disciplinary procedures left a negative influence on me and child.

  • (10 years ago)

    I Agree. Rules seem more important than education. Parent involvement is not welcome. Good teachers that are hindered by the leadership.

  • (11 years ago)

    It's a shame that this school does not offer any music or arts programs. These types of activities make learning more fun and bring out the creativity in children which will reflect in their school work. This school seems more interested in rules and test scores. Elementary schools should be fun. You can learn and have fun at the same time. Parent involvement does not seem welcome

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