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About This School

Dorothy E Lewis Elementary School is a public elementary school in Solon. The principal of Dorothy E Lewis Elementary School is Mr. Michael J. Acomb and can be contacted at 432 students attend Dorothy E Lewis Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the 432 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 8% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dorothy E Lewis Elementary School is 17:1. St. Rita School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Football
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 12%
White, non-Hispanic 73% 65%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 14%
Asian 10% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 11%
Economically disadvantaged 3% 4%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    We moved to the area specifically for the schools. Our experience has been disappointing. Teachers are often out of the classroom for meetings and inservices (average of about 2 days per week). Teachers are constantly being moved from grade to grade. Specialists some of whom are wonderful are leaving. Therefore we have substitutes and teachers placed in those departments without training or interest in the specialty. Our guidance counselor left and was never replaced. The school's focus is entirely based on test scores. Teachers are encouraged to teach to the test and therefore there is little time or emphasis placed on creativity or independent thinking. With the exception of a few wonderful teachers I am frustrated and disappointed. Obviously every child is different. Students who have special needs or are gifted might do well in this district as the school (from what I hear) has outstanding services for those students. Unfortunately for the kids who are just "typical" the schools fall terribly short. I am thinking about private schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    Lewis Elementary is a fantastic school. Both of my children have enjoyed this school and its many extras such as spirit days student/parent breakfasts a spring carnival ice cream socials and holiday parties throughout the year. The teachers are very involved with their students as is the principal. The parent volunteers are helpful as well. It is truly a community school in that so many are involved to help all achieve.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter came to this school from an inferior school district. She was welcomed and her teacher made sure she was adjusted and caught her up. The principal there is warm friendly and attentive. I am impressed with the way that Lewis School does not let little problems become major ones. Lewis has many classroom volunteers and a strong PTA. Thanks to the PTA there is an ice cream social and many amazing activities. The teachers at Lewis are fantastic creative and warm. Thank you Lewis for a great experience for my daughter.

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