School Details

Lakewood Elementary School

2920 Middleboro Place, Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 576-4841
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 412 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

86%
39%
56%
97%
51%
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
  • Modesto City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
30%
46%
84%
50%
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
  • Modesto City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
46%
65%
90%
57%
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
  • Modesto City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
44%
60%
92%
47%
65%
80%
38%
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
  • Modesto City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
47%
60%
96%
39%
55%

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
  • Modesto City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lakewood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Modesto. The principal of Lakewood Elementary School is Jennifer Tyson and can be contacted at tyson.j@monet.k12.ca.us. 412 students attend Lakewood Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Multiracial. 9% of the Lakewood Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 25% of the 412 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lakewood Elementary School is 19:1. Sonoma Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 60% 24%
Unspecified 3% 1%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 24% 64%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Filipino 2% 0.6%
Asian 10% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 15231%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 80%
Limited English proficiency 9% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Lakewood is a 5 School! Great GATE program drama art sign club band PTA great staff and teacher's! Ect. Parents are very involved great school great neighborhood!

  • (1 year ago)

    Lakewood is a outstanding school! Awesome teachers and families! The teachers staff and parent's are all great! Everyone is involved and really care about the children's all round education. High education and moral standards! Top Notch!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has attended this school for the past 4 years and every year I am more and more impressed with our teachers. We have had nothing but excellent teachers with years of experience and a wonderful drive to make education the top priority for the students as well as the parents. Education is the first priority for Lakewood and it shows. We bought a house where we did to be zoned for Lakewood and it was one of the best decisions we could have made for our kids.

  • (2 years ago)

    We bought a house in this school district specifically so our kids could go to Lakewood. I went to this school as a student and now my kids are students here. This is the best elementary school in the city.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school teaches poor values and the parents teach poor ethics.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a former student and now parent at this outstanding school. I had a great experience at Lakewood that will remain with me for ever and my children are have the same experience. I have one child who just graduated last year 08 and now have one in first grade and two more that will attend in the next four years they have an awsome drama program sign club jump rope and I could go on and on. I would say to anyone this school is for you child even if you have a disabled or deaf child they can attend too the PTA is awsome Staff is very nice and does there job! It is a school that makes a great impact and remains not only with the child but with the whole family it is a very family friendly school your always at home even 30yrs later!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son was at Lakewood from 1st until part of 3rd grade last year. I relocated out of Modesto intentionally due to quality issues with Lakewood. Yes it has a GATE program (my son participated in it) but there is way too much teaching to the test. Volume of homework does not necessarily mean improved quality of education. Also I found some of the parents to be overly cliquish and focused on material things. There is considerable bullying at the school. Also children that do not fit the 'perfect mode' have a difficult time getting the supplemental help they need.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great School excellent parent involvement teacher quality I rate A+. Overall I think best elementary school in Stanislaus County. Principal leadership has always been high quality until now. Current principal is not Lakewood quality nor leadership quality.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school. Seasoned teachers and great support system provided here for students. Nice upbeat environment and very active parents who participate in their children's needs. Supervisory staff is very nice and principal is very nice and very active in the schools functions. Principal and teachers here really care about the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    We have had 3 children go thru Lakewood over the last 10 years. Overall the expierence has been good. Parent envolvement is 2nd to none at Lakewood. Only problem I will walk away from Lakewood is their is a big seperation between 'gate' classes and 'regular' classes. Gate teachers are great so if you are fortunate to have a gate kid you will be fine if you have a 'average' or below student he or she will be stuck in combo classes meaning he or she will be in a classroom with 2 grade levels with one teacher. I am finding these students are falling behind other students once they reach 7th grade and beyond.

  • (8 years ago)

    Best school in Modesto. My 3 children attended there and they are wonderful. Lots of school pride and very safe environment. My kids loved it.

  • (9 years ago)

    My fourth grader has been at Lakewood since Kindergarten. We have had nothing but the greatest experiences there. The teachers are great the staff is friendly and the pricipal is awesome. The parents are involved and overall a wonderful group of people. Lakewood has the highest API scores in town and I'm proud to say that my child is part of such a great learning environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    My oldest child and also my self have attended Lakewood Elem. My son has been envolved in all the programs they offer at Lakewood. Such as Jazzy Jump Student Body and Sign Club. He has enjoyed every moment of being a student at Lakewood. Academics 100%.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent clean well-staffed school. Great acedemic programs. Encourages classroom parent helpers.

  • (10 years ago)

    Lakewood has been an excellent school for my 5 children. The teachers motivated my kids to want to learn to enjoy reading to ask questions to love social studies and math. Parent involvement is high safety has not been a concern.

  • (11 years ago)

    Lakewood is a wonderful school. Each of my two kids' teachers from K-6 always encouraged my sons to do their own personal best to reach above 'standard' and to love learning. It's an extremely nurturing environment both for the kids and parents. As a parent I always felt welcome and the teachers were always approachable about any issues or concerns I may have had. The only downside to Lakewood is that it may be too 'perfect' -- our junior high isn't nearly as nurturing and welcoming so junior high is a culture shock for the whole family.

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