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About This School

Lake Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Saratoga Springs. The principal of Lake Avenue Elementary School is DR. BARBARA MESSIER, who can be contacted at b_messier@saratogaschools.org. 447 students go to Lake Avenue Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Lake Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 14% of the 447 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lake Avenue Elementary School is 16:1. Caroline Street Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 93%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 13%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school. Warm friendly & a staff that goes above & beyond for your child. I've had 3 children here & have been very happy.

  • (3 years ago)

    The parents are active and involved the administration is supportive and encouraging of biking and walking to school (unfortunately quite rare around here) the school is becoming increasingly "green " and tends to be a leader among other schools in the district.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 2 kids in the school (K and 3rd Grades) and have been extremely happy thus far. I especially like the more urban location near downtown Saratoga Springs which allows kids to walk to field trip activities (Library Musuems etc.) nearby the school. Parental involvment in the school is also excellent.

  • (4 years ago)

    Lake Avenue was always an excellent school they went above and beyond the standard curriculum. The extra curricular activities available to my daughter were always educational and informative. Although my daughter is in college now I credit Lake Avenue for her special interest in earth science and art history. I thank them for their excellent commitment to education.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is amazing! Hands down it is the best school in our district. Everyone is fabulous to work with. It is so open and inviting for the parents. You are welcome in your child's class or lunch at anytime without notice. It is just great!

  • (6 years ago)

    We are very impressed by Lake Avenue's staff! All staff seems very compassionate and dedicated to the students. Clearly a reflection of Dr Messier's leadership!

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful school! Adacemically and socially dedicated teachers supportive staff and an exceptionally professional principal. Every concern or question I had was addressed with the utmost professionalism by teachers and the administration. The music program is well worth mentioning as is the innovative curricular model used in 5th grade. I could not have found a better school for my son. The PTA has very good relations to the administration. I just wish more parents would show up for PTA meetings. It is worth the effort. Everything the PTA brings up is addressed right away.

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