School Details

Lake Marie Elementary School

10001 Carmenita Road, Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 944-0208
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 262 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

54%
36%
56%
43%
50%
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
  • South Whittier Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
39%
46%
57%
60%
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
  • South Whittier Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
50%
65%
69%
67%
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
  • South Whittier Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
52%
60%
67%
57%
65%
60%
53%
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
  • South Whittier Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
51%
60%
35%
44%
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
  • South Whittier Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lake Marie Elementary School is a public middle school in Whittier. The principal of Lake Marie Elementary School is Michael Long, who can be contacted at mlong@swhittier.k12.ca.us. 262 students go to Lake Marie Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Filipino; and White, non-Hispanic. 41% of the Lake Marie Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 262 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lake Marie Elementary School is 18:1. Richard L. Graves Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 93%
Filipino 2% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.9%
Unspecified 1% 0.3%
Asian 1% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 3462%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 76%
Limited English proficiency 41% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school!! Art & Music is provided to the students teaching them to appreciate & learn the differences it brings & helps students to find their own gifts & talents! Mr. Long by far is a fantastic principal! He is about the students teachers & definitely takes pride in being the principal! He has an open door policy & is actively involved in school classrooms & activites year round.. overall rating on here is robbery of this school. it may not have all the bells & whistles but it has great teachers (my daughters been attending since 1st grade & every teacher has been wonderful!) after school programs and a wonderful principal who oversees them... never judge a book by its cover! You have to read it to truly appreciate the imagination it can create!!... that is Lake Marie! Its not the school itself that makes the student but ratherr a child who hungers for knowlwdge & creativity & has a teacher who uses their heart & soul to teach is where you will find results! You will find that at Lake Marie! So parent(s)- encourage & participate!

  • (1 year ago)

    Mr. Long is the best principal ever. He knows every student at the school. He's also an Education professor at Biola University & working on his PhD. You will always see Mr. Long when you're at the school. That's how involved he is. The teachers here are all amazing in their own ways. The librarian & staff are super sweet. I wish this school is more challenging. There are lots of school events monthly movie night mother's day & father's day (Donuts w/ Dads) celebrations Thanksgiving Christmas & spring play where the kids dress up & sing for the school annual school fair (community performances & sponsors attend) assembly for monthly scholars. The PTA is wonderful in putting together events & activities for the students. I wish there was the Spelling Bee contest again. I wish the students are able to incorporate music into their academic curriculum. I wish there was an after school program where the kids can play with balls board games etc & be supervised not just Think Together. I wish the uniform policy was more strict & enforced. I see many students who don't wear uniform to school at all. I wish bullying was more enforced.

  • (1 year ago)

    I had 3 of my kids attend Lake Marie the 2012-2013 school year and I have to say it was the best decision I have ever made. The Principal Mr Long is always very involved with the children and I can honestly say he can name every child in his school. In regards to the staff they are always ready and willing to help the children succeed in their education. For any parent who feels the staff is not feel the staff does not help the students ecxell in their studies my advice is how about YOU get more involved with your child education and not leave everything to the teachers. Great job Mr Long and staff keep up the great job!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Lake Marie is a great school. Mr. Long is the best principal ever! He is always there & you notice him. He's at all the school events and activities. My son has had amazing teachers who truly care about his education. My son does great in school A++ in math & spelling!!! If you ask the teachers for extra workfor your son during breaks they will give great recommendations. Mrs. Frias is the best teacher there. She brings her adventurous yearly vacation into the classroom & the kids enjoy learning about it. The students do lots of art projects which is displayed around the school. Great staff caring parents & faculty. Rock on! Have an awesome summer!

  • (2 years ago)

    this schools teachers do not help the students to exell there learning ablity if your suirous about leaning dont send ur cild here

  • (5 years ago)

    Although Lake Marie has a Great Schools rating of 4 the school does have a uniform policy. They also have a great principal who attends Think Together tournaments. 6th grade graduation was wonderful. This school is very small therefore because the rating is solely based on test scores there are too few students who average just around average whereas larger schools have a more diverse range of students from average to above average. Some parents are not involved because they work very hard to put food on the table. It is up to those who want to make an effort to better the future of the school for their children.

  • (6 years ago)

    the teachers and the principal show no support to either parents nor children i recive more support from the after school program. i will be moving my child from this school i dont recomend it

  • (6 years ago)

    Great teachers and excellent staff!

  • (9 years ago)

    Not the best of schools but not the worst. The good news is that they have a dress code.

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