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William Lipscomb Elementary School

18 reviews
5801 Worth Street
Dallas, TX 75214
(972) 794-7300

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William Lipscomb Elementary School
Based on data from the 2018 school year

Community Reviews

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We love Lipscomb! I have had 2 kids at Lipscomb since 2008 and we have been thrilled with the education they have received there. I agree that the complaints in the reviews giving 1 star were venting related to safety measures, some Lipscomb's, some DISD policy, but none of those ever spoke to the quality of education there. Lipscomb has made multiple changes in the past year, including adding a 2-way dual language program and transitioning to IB. These changes have been very successful so far and the kids are thriving. I have nothing but positive things to say about the teachers, the administration, and wish that the people giving it 1 star would come volunteer instead of trying to undermine such a lovely neighborhood school.
Posted by a parent on 2/18/2016
My child started here this year in the two way Spanish dual language program and it has been great!! His reading (in Spanish and English) has taken off and he is excited about all the things he is learning in science, math, and "specials". His teacher is enthusiastic, engaged, and invested in the wellbeing and academic growth of all of his students. The IB Primary Years Programme is rigorous and challenging in a good way. Most importantly, my child loves his classmates, and they are kind and inclusive. We had the option of this school, a charter, a private school, or a Montessori school, and I'm very glad that we came to Lipscomb.
Posted by a parent on 1/2/2016
Fantastic school! I have two children at Lipscomb and two preschoolers who will attend once they are school-aged. This is a gem of a school nestled in the middle of a quiet neighborhood. Great administrators, fabulous teachers, awesome community. My children thrive in the inclusive environment here and have a good balance of core subject academics, art, music, PE and recess. The school itself is a gorgeous historic landmark surrounded by mature trees and an active community garden. People rating this school with 1 star because they don't agree with basic safety policies put in place to protect students are just venting. I doubt they have even discussed their frustrations with the principal to seek clarification or suggest constructive changes.
Posted by a parent on 12/10/2015
I have a friend who has a child in this school and I've been reading horror stories all year about their insane policies. The most recent is an absolute deal-breaker for me: She had to leave the school without having lunch with her daughter who is with her father this week, meaning that lunchtime is the ONLY time she gets to see her because she brought her newborn with her. We can all understand why you might not want toddlers running around during lunchtime, but a NEWBORN? It's a ridiculous policy if you can't have a common sense exception for newborns. Something to keep in mind if you share custody and like to see your kids at lunch when it isn't your week....
Posted by a community member on 5/13/2015
We love Lipscomb! I have had two children at Lipscomb, one is currently attending. All of the teachers that I have had contact with have been positive, involved and focused on education. The locked doors are DISD POLICY put in place after the many school shootings. As the kinks got worked out I find that the new dismissal process is actually quicker, less confusing and much more safe. I have never been denied entry into the building when I buzzed in the front door and report to the main office; again DISD POLICY. I am at the school several times a week either volunteering or having lunch with my child. Some of the volunteer opportunities I have been presented with are garden work day, reading tutoring, movie nights, cafeteria duty and field trips. I even have family members and neighbors that volunteer at Lipscomb. To volunteer you do have to complete the background check that is DISD POLICY. My child's response to the sink issue was "some of the teachers have you use the sink and some think it makes your hands cleaner to use the sanitizer and some want you to use the sanitizer because the kids play in the water and make a mess", a logical answer when you bother to ask why.
Posted by a parent on 1/6/2015

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Dallas schools - William Lipscomb Elementary School is located at 5801 Worth Street, Dallas TX 75214. William Lipscomb Elementary School is in the Dallas Independent School District. William Lipscomb Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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