School Details

Lakeside Farms Elementary School

11915 Lakeside Avenue, Lakeside, CA 92040
(619) 390-2646
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 498 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

53%
53%
56%
64%
67%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lakeside Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
48%
46%
68%
69%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lakeside Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
70%
65%
81%
75%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lakeside Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
67%
60%
81%
70%
65%
94%
73%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Lakeside Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lakeside Farms Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lakeside. The principal of Lakeside Farms Elementary School is Scott Goergens, who can be contacted at sgoergen@sdcoe.net. 498 children attend Lakeside Farms Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and Multiracial. 6% of the Lakeside Farms Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 41% of the 498 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lakeside Farms Elementary School is 20:1. Learning Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 68%
Filipino 2% 0.9%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 19% 22%
Asian 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 4%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 5149%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 41%
Limited English proficiency 6% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter just entered first grade at Lakeside Farms this year 2013 since we moved from the Poway district. ESS summer school at Lindo Lake was great. She even gave up going to see her BFF during the summer because she wanted to go play at ESS. Anyways Lakeside Farms....my little one is happy and excited to go everyday day. She likes her new teacher Ms Hashiguchi and really hopes they win the fund raiser so they can tape Mr T (the principal) to the wall. What a good sport he is. It's gonna be a great year of learning and fun memories at Lakeside Farms )

  • (1 year ago)

    I brought my kids here from another school a couple of years ago. The difference is like night and day. Mr. T is awesome. He truly cares about the students and wants the best for them. The office staff is helpful and dedicated. The teachers have been exceptional especially the fifth grade team. The PTA puts an a lot of activities for families which strengthens the sense of community of Lakeside Farms. I love this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    I enjoyed the staff. The staff was involved with the students and their families if the families allowed it. My other daughter who at the time was to young to attend school loved talking to the teacher and asking questions about their daily activities. The staff assured the students were recieving the same amount of attention and if needed additional attention on certain subjects it was given. The School was all about the family time during holiday's and special events that they were hosting.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am new to this district this year and have been pleased with this school and staff. my son is in 3rd grade and was having some difficulties with his teacher I met with the principal and felt like he truly cared and respected my Concerns and took action right away to change his class. in our last school it was near impossible to change classes and the principal never seamed to care as much as Mr T. I realy am so greatful for this school

  • (2 years ago)

    This school acts like there in high school and not about the children eduacation. It seems like it is a popularity contest between staff and parents. They need a crash course on bullying for them as well the parfents of the students as well the students. Very uncalled for if your looking for a great school and about your childs eduacation do not go here. People these days are very onesided and it is about the big picture .

  • (2 years ago)

    When I first was looking for schools I went to a couple different ones. I met with the princiopal of the school because there the ones who do the hiring and over see the school. I felt it was a great fit. In time I have come to find that this school does not know how to handle small things and make it into big things. Where you feel like you wanna sue the school for there unfair and improper actions. I also will be seeking a new school where my daughter can get a good education and I don't have to worry about if my daughter is going to be properly supervised. When I was on campes last I noticed a young lady getting bullyed and as well the staff did not act right away. The child was very upset about it and was in tears. I felt horrible about it and it broke my heart.

  • (3 years ago)

    I can't imagine what a better school would be ... Lakeside Farms is FABULOUS & my kids love it there! They have the greatest teachers staff parents & most of all the Principal that knows every child's name ... his leadership is unlike any other!

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has gone here my neice and nephew have attened and now my daughter is going to start soon there is not another school i would rather send them to.Mr G is the best principal for this school he has made wonderful changes and this school has been recognized by the state on being a great school.I'm also proud of our community on how we really take part in doing our part on helping out in classrooms and taking an interest on our childrens education.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school has been great until I enrolled my special needs child. It has been downhill since and I am removing my children in the year to come!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The best school with the most caring genuine principal and staff!

  • (6 years ago)

    The principal Scott Goergens is what makes this school special. He himself has received awards for bring the arts to life here at the school. It is amazing he knows every child's name in every class! I swear he knows all of us parents too! He is in touch. He works for long hours at end and leads by example. His teachers have to practically run to keep up with him. The leaders in the PTA follow suit. My son is in first grade and I was going to send him to Warren Walker but at the last minute decided to send him here. His kindergarden teacher was amazing and his first gread teacher is folowing suit. I am taking that money that I would have spent at a private school and giving him extra circular classes that he loves. If you want to be an involved parent they welcome you!

  • (6 years ago)

    Last year our Catholic school refused to accept my son for Kindergarden due to his September birthday. Instead of holding him back a year I decided to send him to Lakeside Farms. It was the best decision I ever made for him. I requested a specific classroom and got it. Scott Goergens the principal is phoenominal! He takes great pride in his school knows all students quite well and never tolerates bullying. My son repeatedly told me how much he liked Lakeside Farms School! His teacher was awesome! My son received some great awards including the Anderson award. This school treated him quite well. He ended up getting accepted for 1st grade at OLPH so I started him there. It was tough not to continue his attendance but my daugher was already attending OLPA. I love this school and I miss it. I highly recommend it.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school as a whole is absolutely Wonderful. Watching the children grow into happy individuals every year is fantastic. Thank You Lakeside Farms Staff and of Course the outstanding Principal.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent School. Small intimate school and class sizes. Like getting a private education in a public school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has received an excellent education at Lakeside Farms. The staff is fantastic. They care about the children and are always available to help. The principle is wonderfully involved and is very fair with everyone. The arts program is exceptional and makes the students very well rounded.

  • (8 years ago)

    We left this school and went to Washington. LF teachers work with students and parents to challenge and help a child advancing them to higher academic level. We miss this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is amazing. The entire staff is dedicated to the highest quality of education available. They have one of the best art programs available including chorus and drama. There is a huge supply of volunteers that support indiviualized reading sessions and numerous other great programs for everyone to enjoy.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has been a student of Lakeside Farms for 3 years. My son begins kindergarten in the fall. We've been extremely satisfied. Our daughter is gifted and they've been extremely involved and flexible in her education. We've never felt slighted or ignored. The teachers have treated her fairly and with great affection. They've used multiple techniques to accomodate from the standard to the more unusual. They've welcomed our input. I appreciate the many activities available from free afterschool spanish classes (thanks to a willing and wonderful staff) to talent shows assemblies field trips in-class arts lessons in everything from modern dance to mime. I never expected our local school would ever become our first choice in educating out children but it has!

  • (9 years ago)

    My son and now daughter have gone to the school from kindergarten and 5th grade. Teacher are friendly and interested in helping your student with strong parent support. But is limited to not having the gate program but will help advanced children to higher grades when the achieve academny in their grade level. Willing to work with children with special needs. Has a mininum after school program. The highlight is the Halloween Carvinal which I have attended every year that both my children have been in the school. Teacher are willing to take the extra step to help children inforce leadership qualities in all children. Help with having children in the Dare Progam and Family Sector. Help the older children get ready for the next step in school Middle School.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am not a parent of a child at Lakeside Farms but do have a grandson who has been there for three years. Our second grandson is about to start there this year. I worked in San Diego Unified School District for 13 years. I must say that I have been quite impressed with Lakeside Farms. The students really do seem to be the priority there. I watch the test scores and am always happy with the totals. Overall I must say that I am very happy that our grandsons will be attending this 'school of excellance'. I have volunteered there since our older grandson started and have always been impressed with the way students are treated and how well they learn.

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