This review compares my observations of Lynwood Rancho and Pleasant Valley 2014 tours my daughter will enter K in 2015. Overall I liked the Lynnwood school and principal and I felt the students we saw enjoyed their learning opportunity and collaborating together. I feel Lynwood has a great program that is challenged (in terms of test scores) by the high # of ESL learners but that anyone going to Lynwood has the opportunity for a great education just like Rancho and PV. 1. Lynnwood successfully seeks grants to add enrichment opportunities and resources for Lynwood. Both TK/K classes at Lynwood have full time bi-lingual teachers aids. Rancho and PV rely on parent volunteers to support teachers. 2) the class sizes are small -21-22 students at Lynwood versus higher at Rancho and significantly higher at PV (>25 in Kindergarten). 3) on the tour the principal was very respectful to the students and the students were very respectful to him as they moved to the cafeteria for snack. The children in all the rooms we observed worked well together just like at Rancho and PV. 4) the classrooms are spacious with beautiful windows and outdoor views particularly in the K rooms.
Lynwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Novato. The principal of Lynwood Elementary School is Eric Van Adelsberg and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 426 students attend Lynwood Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Multiracial, and Asian. 47% of the Lynwood Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 72% of the 426 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Lynwood Elementary School is 18:1. Marin Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.8%||0.3%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.2%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||72%||29%|
|Limited English proficiency||47%||15%|
Our daughter just started 1st grade at Lynwood and it's a wonderful little neighborhood school. The principal is very accessible and hands-on and the teachers are warm and caring. We're looking forward to a great year!
I have found Lynwood to be very bias in grading. My child was always being accused of doing things perpetrated by other students. The principle is always clueless and has a way of acting like he is making things happen for students with certain needs. Lynwood doesn't have any tools to assist in cultural diversity. They only focus on about two cultures avoiding discussion in the other culturs they have. One teacher always complained about being there at the school when we conversed.
Best school I've ever attended. The GATE class was the greatest experience of my life and it's benefited me as a person in imeasurable ways. The advanced class was placed there to boost the tests scores of the school which can lead to the assumption that it's a poor learning environment but that is not the case. I learned more in those 2 years than I had in other elementary schools for 4. I loved it.
My son is in this school for the past 2 yrs and i have little to complain about the academics but have few issues with his last yr teacher she didn't treat all kids equally she showed partiality in giving grades and silly tigerific cards thank god my son is with a different teacher this yr and till now she has been wonderful.
Horrible school do not send your kids here. There are a handful of great teachers but it is not worth the trade off. Scores are marginal look at the AYP breakdown a few students bolster the scores to reach minimum standards. Current principal/school leadership and parent involvment are sub par. Classes are severely imbalanced. There is a reason many families do not attend this school even if it is closer to their homes.
Lynwood was a great neighborhood school for both of my sons. They both tested and got into the 4th/5th grade GATE program which is for gifted students. We could not have been happier with the teachers we got. I loved the diversity my boys experienced. Lots of great parents as well. Did tons of volunteering a bit too much. Many parents that have students there are too busy working or too busy at their "home schools" to help. If you move over for the GATE plan to help! Otherwise a few hard working parents will be doing it all.
As a former student of both of the two GATE teachers at Lynwood I think that they are awesome. They are two of the best teachers I have ever had. I learned so much from them. If anybody has the opportunity to be in the Lynwood gate program they should deffinetly take it.
Love Lynwood Elementary! Excellent top-notch principal. Staff plays well with others cooperates S+ rate of retention of staff. Grade would be E with improvements from the district level. Could improve with more parental involvement but that could be You... To a great extent parental involvement is really out of the school's hands this school shall be commended for reaching out regularly in a balanced manner. GATE program is continually building on it's annual success for the most part. My students are thriving and proud of their school. Socially a great choice as well as more importantly academically. Overall Excellent. 4
Our experience at Lynwood has been only with the 4th and 5th grade GATE program. We have been very pleased with the 'special education' directed at kids whose teachers have always said that they need to be challenged. The pace and depth of curiculum is the biggest difference between this and a 'normal' classroom. All in all a terrific experience. Oh and the principal is very hands on and very visible on campus. She is on the playgroung during recess and helps supervise the lunch lines. Great.
Super school. Well run. The principal is really well organized thus the staff and (sadly but true) few parent volunteers do work well together! This is a colorful school with many challenges but really rises to the occasion. I am proud to have my children at this school! Neighborhood or not!
The Gate program is wonderful but overall the school is alot rougher than I like. The parents are not as involved as some of the other schools.
Lynwood is an outstanding school. My son is in the GATE program and is excelling. The two GATE teachers work as a team and I can't say enough good about them. The principal is also awesome as is the office staff. Keep up the good work!