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About This School

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 rvanadelsberg@nusd.org. 368 students go to Lynwood Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 38% of the Lynwood Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 61% of the 368 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lynwood Elementary School is 18:1. Marin Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 4%
Asian 6% 5%
Hispanic 55% 26%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 60%
Unspecified 2% 2%
Filipino 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 7307%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 29%
Limited English proficiency 38% 15%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    The two teachers for the GATE program both have serious issues One announced that she does not like math and thus she would teach less math. The other teacher simply hates students. The principal does not really understand kids at all. The extremely positive reviews are clearly written by the GATE teachers themselves. It's a shame...

  • (8 years ago)

    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

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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!

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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!

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