Hugh Lorch

Lone Mountain Elementary School9

Cave Creek, AZ | Maricopa County

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January 5, 2015


This is our first year at LMES. Picked this school based on what their website promised. Unfortunately, the school has delivered very little. Thoroughly disappointed. The bar is set very low, mediocre expectations at best. Library is not available in the mornings, doesn't open till 10am! Foreign Language has been cut from 2hours/week to 30-60 min/week. No science lab or science work. Some teachers do not use the technology available to them. Aggressive behavior is not addressed, aggressors are not asked to acknowledge and take responsibility for their bad behavior. Bright children will not find much support. After school programs are available on campus but most other schools offer the same. We will be going to another school for the new term.

Submitted by a parent

May 2, 2014


Lone Mountain is simply a great school. The atmosphere is open and caring and the kids seem to thrive on it. The staff is all available to help or lend an ear if there's ever any concerns and the Principal is AWESOME! They regularly have parent student events that allow parents to get to know one another and that strengthens the school community in my opinion. The facilities are clean, secure, and well laid out. The lunches are healthy, the aftercare programs are great. Our experience there in 3 years has been great. I'd recommend anyone looking for a great school check it out.

Submitted by a parent

April 23, 2014


This school has issues. Bullying being the #1 problem. They don't reprimand the kids that do it, but reprimand those that defend themselves. They allow verbal bullying to occur on a daily basis with no consequences. There are a few good teachers but the majority are burned out and its just a paycheck. They don't care about the kids or deal with the issues surrounding the kids that are mean. They allow sick children with fevers constantly, don't allow kids to go home sick. Parents are not friendly, new kids are not accepted, they are picked on with no assistance from administration. We left this school as it was not a fit for us.

Submitted by a parent

September 17, 2012


I have had two children attend LMES and cannot say enough good things about this school. The principal is wonderful and provides strong leadership. The teachers really care about the children and their learning and go above and beyond on a daily basis. LMES is a STEM school with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Teachers incorporate hands on learning and the use of 21st century technology into their daily lessons. The principal, teachers, parents and students form a strong, caring community which we ve been fortunate to have been a part of for the past 7 years. I would highly recommend this outstanding school!!

Submitted by a parent

August 24, 2012


We have been at LMES for four years and we have had a wonderful elementary school experience every year! The teachers are wonderful show their passon for teaching every day, the principal is great with all the students, and amazing parents that volunteer endless amounts of time to our school makes LMES an Amazing school!! We love the STEM program and think that our kids are thriving in their education.

Submitted by a parent

August 22, 2012


We have been at LMES for several years and we have been extremely happy. Our children are thriving because of the wonderful teachers and extremely motivated principal. The level of education is wonderful, and the teachers all show their passion for instructing. Having a great principal, excellent teachers and amazing parents that volunteer endless amounts of time to our school makes LMES the Amazing school that it is. We are a proud LMES family!

Submitted by a parent

August 21, 2012


Both of my kids have been at LMES since Kindergarten. I applaud the teachers, the admin staff, lunchroom, volunteers, PTO & parents for making this school a safe and fun place for our children to learn. Not only are they challenged, but they have made life-long friends. I recommend this school to anyone moving into the Cave Creek area - or even if you are on the border and can't decide to go to LMES or another elementary school - you need to pick LMES.

Submitted by a parent

March 6, 2012


My granddaughter has been attending Lone Mountain Elementary School since Kindergarten. The teachers at this school not only attend to the children's academic needs but their emotional needs as well, instilling confidence in the early years so they can be successful going forward. The Principle of Lone Mountain cares for every one of her students and knows them by name. She is sensitive and kind but runs a tight ship and has very high expectations of her staff keeping this school excelling in academics and creating a safe and caring environment in which to learn.

Submitted by a parent

February 29, 2012


We came to LMES from another state and have been here one year. Although the academic programs and teachers' skills seem strong, I am disappointed in the atmosphere of the school. Our child has come home upset by how students treat each other, mean comments and hitting, and how it seems the staff is not concerned when children mistreat each other. Our previous school had programs to encourage positive values like respect and responsibility. This school seems only concerned with the business of academics. I am saddened that my child sometimes does not want to go to school because everyone is mean. I know that our neighbor's child quit riding the bus due to fear of how other kids treated him. This is an atmosphere I believe the school needs to address.

Submitted by a parent

January 30, 2012


I have two children at LMES and am very pleased with the education they have received. Teachers provide enrichment opportunities within the classroom, as well as before and after school. My children's teachers have gone above and beyond my expectations in their willingness to provide new and interesting educational opportunities as well as showing such an interest in getting to know each child as an individual. Teachers, staff, and administration are easily accessible and helpful.

Submitted by a parent

January 30, 2012


Both of our girls have attended this school since Kindergarten. They have excelled in the school because of the curriculum, the care the teachers take in their instruction process, and the overall positive environment. The girls enjoy the other students, the extracurricular options, and the friendliness of the instructors. The school system does a great job of communicating with parents and creating a safe environment for learning and development to take place. The teachers lead by example and provide great role models that our girls can look up to. We are proud to have our daughters involved in this excelling school and feel confident they are receiving a quality education and developing socially at the right pace.

Submitted by a parent

January 25, 2012


I have been at Lone Mountasingle many years and seen many improvements.. I have enjoyed my time here. My children have been happy and feel safe. The teachers and staff are wonderful. The school has top notch technology to keep our children current.

Submitted by a parent

June 20, 2011


My children attended this school for 3 years and I have to say I am glad we left! Certain teachers play favorites, so much that it harms other students. I found the PTO to be very unwelcoming and not at all interested in help unless you were throwing money at them! My children were so far behind when we moved to a different state, at least two grade levels.( at lmes they had good grades) I hope the school has improved since my kids attended as it has taken them over a year to get back on track.

Submitted by a parent

March 8, 2011


STEM program is a real asset to the students and the staff. Teaching is hands on, and helps students to be problem solvers.

Submitted by a parent

September 23, 2010


We have 1st and 3rd graders at LMES. Both love their classes and teachers. The principal is fantastic and gets everyone excited, so the parental involvement is great. Academics are strong and they still offer special programs like Mandarin. We've experienced 5 schools in the past 4 years and this is our favorite.

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