13 Parent Reviews for Lillian Larsen Elementary School
Frankly, I don't care if a school is 80% white, hispanic, purple or green... I DO care if parents are involved and that's part of the problem at Lillian Larsen. Most LL parents are NOT involved enough. LL Teachers are OK, principal is OK, facilities are OK... but the vast number of parents--and yes,
... Read more they are hispanic---are NOT involved.The nanny-state idea of having a school feed your kid "free" breakfasts, snacks, and lunch is causing these parents to tune out and let the school "raise" their kids for them. Yes, many LL kids come from homes that barely read/write in English so they get zero academic support from home. They start kindergarten behind and finish 8th grade behind because they're ESL kids who honestly need to just be IMMERSED fully in English. I even knew a kid who--NO JOKE--had never seen a crayon before starting school at LL!! There ARE LL kids who walk home by themselves--as young as 1st graders--and come home to the TV blaring telenovas and no mom or dad around... So, in a nutshell, LL's just an OK school but I put more blame on the uninvolved parents than the kids. Too bad the staff can't FORCE these parents to show up, volunteer, help in classrooms, etc! Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/20/12
I'm not sure why so many of you are giving this school a bad rep. Is it simply because it's 80% hispanic? What's wrong with that I ask you? Yes, LL has lower test scores due to the fact that there are more spanish speaking children than english, therefore the test results are lower than other schools,
... Read more HOWEVER - the school provides each child with the Curriculum you will find in other community schools. My oldest children went to a district that was considered the "best" in our area. They did not receive the personal attention that my 2 youngest children are receiving at LL. We recently made the decision to staying in San Miguel and purchased a home here, due to the fact, that we didn't want to take our children out from this school, we simply love it, and please, give this school a chance, the staff deals with issues in a timely manner and the principal and teachers are professional. This school has a great community feel, Lillian Larsen is the school for us! Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/15/12
We had to do an intra-district transfer for my daughters first year of school (kindergarten) due to the fact that Lillian L. had terrible test scores. The next year (1st grade) we were asked to attend L.L. by the schools superintendent. We were told that they would do anything to make our experience
... Read more there one that would be beneficial to our daughter. They were excited to know that my wife and I love to volunteer our time and resources to help out the class and the teachers. When my wife tried to volunteer her services at L.L. she was asked not to help due to the teacher feeling intimidated. We just want our daughter to keep her focus in school. She is a daydreamer. We do not want the teacher to put a CD in a player to read a book. If you have a child that has English as their second language it would be a good school for you. The class is about 80% Hispanic or Latino. As per the recent test scores only 33% of those kids are proficient or better in English. Your kid will be going backwards about two years in education. For those parents out there that wants to say otherwise; visit any other school. Then spend a day in a L.L. classroom .that is if the teacher will let you. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/07/11
this school gives the children as many oppurtunities that it is able to give and its not as hard to make good friends
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Posted by a student on 11/02/09
First the good: This school has an outstanding variety of after school programs for kids. They can participate in karate, sign language, or several other activities. Now the bad: I found this school had poor communication with parents. Teachers generally didn't make an effort to engage and the administration
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Posted by a parent on 08/23/08
This school is probably one of the worst school's ... it does not provide kids with what they need education wise. The majority of the teachers and the staff are not there for the children. The test scores of the children prove it. I took my child out of the school and put him in a private school
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Posted by a parent on 08/22/08
My son attended Lillian Larsen School for all three years of his Junior High. He enjoyed the small school setting and knew all his teachers very well. He entered high school and graduated with honors. He attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is now teaching high school science. Great teachers, very
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Posted by a parent on 05/27/08
When my son was born we moved back to this community just becouse of its school. Living in another local community previously, I was not going to send my child to it's schools. He struggled through the first couple of years becouse I chose to enroll him early. With the help of the wonderful staff, he
... Read more is now an A and B student. I feel he would never have gotten the attention he needed in other local schools. Being a mother that went from K-8 in this school myself, I know this the very best place for my child. I love the care each and every one of the staff have for all of their students. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/01/05
I have three children who attend this school. It is a great campus with lots to offer every child. The teachers show real care and concern for every child's physical and educational growth. The principal is very intune and the asst. principal is always there. The front office staff are always helpful
... Read more and cheerful. As far as the parents, they should be more involved and active in their child's enviroment. The staff is just completely superb! Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/10/05
This is the worst school to deal with no one know whats going on,the teachers tell you one thing and the principal tells you another, they treat the kids as if they are a problem,they are only there to get a paycheck and really dont care about anything else.
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School Profile for Lillian Larsen Elementary School
CST* Test Scores
Test Year: 2011
Lillian Larsen Elementary School
San Miguel Joint Union Elementary School District
* In 2010-2011 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.
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San Miguel schools — Lillian Larsen Elementary School is located at 1601 L St, San Miguel CA 93451. 1601 L St is in the 93451 ZIP code in San Miguel, CA The school district for Lillian Larsen Elementary School is the San Miguel Joint Union Elementary School District. Lillian Larsen Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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