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Lamkin Elementary School8

Cypress, TX | Harris County


September 10, 2013

Lamkin Elementary is a great shool for all kids. I personally really like this school, teachers are very good and helpful. My daughter is really like it also, especially Ms. Rasberry. I give this school 5 stars.

Submitted by a parent

April 17, 2011

Lamkin has a principal who really cares about the students, and she is a good leader who doesn't waste any resources (either staff or money). I also agree with the review of Hollye Derrick-she is an awesome teacher. This school has a great family atmosphere-you can bring in your preschool age sibling children with no problems when volunteering-other schools in the area do not allow siblings in the school at all! The staff and teachers care about each other and the students-not just their grades but their emotional health as well. The school offers choir, Spanish after school, and a math club for the upper grades. Participation in football and cheerleading is strong here. Cub scouts are a strong presence at the school and they have a great pack! I do wish they offered art club, chess club, or other extracurricular activities. I also wish they had a DI team here. All in all, the school has improved since my children have attended, and the PTO has gotten better and more involved. I think schools in this district are hemmed in somewhat by district policy, and therefore kids who are ahead aren't pushed forward as much as they should be. All in all a good (not great )school.

Submitted by a parent

September 21, 2010

Our experience with Lamkin is the teaching is subpar, the leadership is disorganized and the academics are very weak. You would do better to homeschool or go private. If you disagree with anything the teachers retaliate. I do not recommend this school to anyone. Its a shame we do not have school choice.

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March 14, 2010

At Lamkin Hollye Derrick is a fun teacher to have your child in. She makes class fun by playing with parachutes to do reading packets, and a shower curtain with hand drawn states on them to throw a little stuffed animal on to see if the students know the states. Also her kids are always smiling in there and she works with each child individually and tries to make school fun. She also plays cool music for the kids while they do there work. She is an amazing teacher and such a fun person all the kids love her and hate to leave at the end of the year.

August 22, 2009

Great School , Love the teachers, my kids have enjoyed every day of school and I appreciate the proffessional and courteous attitude of the teachers toeard students and parents.

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August 29, 2008

Going on our 2nd year with this school, and cannot wait to move so we can get our child out of there! If you have any concerns or disagree with school 'policy,' rest assured you will be treated badly for not agreeing with their ways. They don't want you or your child to have a voice. It's their way and that's it!

Submitted by a parent

August 17, 2008

I love this school !!!! The teachers are so great with the students. I have four children who go there and they are so excited to be going back next week.

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June 26, 2007

Lamkin has been around a long time. It still runs with respect leadership morales and dignity. Mrs. Parker is a wonderful principal. Ima blessed to have my Grandson go there. This will be his last year. Thank you Lamkin for making my Grandson a A and B Student. Love to all of you at Lamkin.

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June 12, 2007

Lamkin elementary is a truly fantastic school. We moved here from Oklahoma after the Thanksgiving holidays. At first I did no what to except of the schools here in Cypress,and did even know what open concept was. And on my son first day of school the teachers and staff treated him like he was part of the Leopards family. He told me Lamkin Rocks. The teachers are wonderful at providing quality academic curriculum and programs. The principal is a wonderful lady with always a friendly smile. Teachers and staff are very caring they go above and beyond to help the students and parents. Mrs Molnoskey and Mrs Montano are excellent teachers they are the best. But so are all the other teachers. This was our last year , but it is a truly wonderful school for your kids.

Submitted by a parent

January 30, 2007

I understand the frustration in moving classrooms but trust me, Lamkin is doing it for the sake of the children. Open concept is hard for some kids and when you get more than 20 kids in a class, it makes it even worse. Lamkin took care of this situation by hiring more teachers to make the classrooms smaller. I think you have to be VERY involved with your child's education as well as being up front and open about your frustrations with the administration in order to feel like something is being accomplished. Speak your mind. Nobody knows if no one ever says anything. My child is in his 3rd year at Lamkin and he loves it. I will continue to support him as well as his teachers and all the teachers. They are the future for our kids. Let's help them in any way we can.

Submitted by a parent

December 4, 2006

My daughter is in the 4th grade at Lamkin. She has changed homeroom twice in one school year because of over-crowding. Needless to say she will not be attending Lamkin again next year. Yes there are a few good teachers so you better pray your child receive one of those teachers, if not you are set your child up for failure. Most of the teacher are horrible.

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October 17, 2006

We transferred from another Texas county, and my child is 9 months ahead in studies over the students in his class. The teachers have no idea what they are teaching in regards to mathematics, spelling, and reading. There is no AR program to encourage children to keep reading. Based on schools nearby, why is this school's scores so low? Several children in my child's class are being tutored because they cannot understand the teachings. If other district schools are also open-concept, then what methods have the other schools employed to ensure that the students are gaining and retaining, and why can't Lamkin do the same? The teachers are Only teaching them to pass the TAKS tests, but not teaching them the curriculum to aid them in future classes. I'm removing my child from this school ASAP before it becomes detrimental to his ability to learn and to what he's already learnedfromEllisCO,TX.

Submitted by a parent

August 11, 2006

My child attended Lamkin for 2 years. We felt the teachers were very overwhelmed by the open concept of this school. There was no personal space for the students or the teachers. The overall feel of the school was unfriendly. Lunches were oftentimes made silent because a few kids talked a little to loudly. We were lucky enough to move out of state, but many friends made the choice to homeschool or pay for private schools. Bullying was also a major issue here.

Submitted by a parent

January 16, 2006

Lamkin is a wonderful school! Great administrators, great teachers and great parental involvement. Very welcoming to parents and students alike. Academically, they identify students who need extra help and provide the help for them. They also identify the ones who need to be challenged more and provide the challenges for them. I have children in both of these areas and they excelled while at Lamkin. We are now living in another state and truly miss all aspects of Lamkin Elementary! It is definitely a great school!

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August 4, 2005

My sons have both attended Lamkin. My wife also teaches there. I have been very impressed with the expectatioons of the staff, as well as the kindness and gentleness expressed to every student.

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