Hugh Lorch

Lake Pleasant Elementary School9

Peoria, AZ | Maricopa County

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January 23, 2015


I am a parent of three children and we have been with this school since it opened. While there have been ups and downs, I wouldnt want my children to go anywhere else. I can say from personal experience and working closely with the teachers at this school that they have the childrens best interest at heart. I also can say that EVERY school and school district can make improvements. That is the world we live in. It can be said for any workplace. People are not perfect. I would invite any of you who think you can do it BETTER, to get an education degree and come join the team. As parents, let us not enable our children and come to their rescue when they get a bad grade or not getting along with thier teacher but instead lets help raise a generation that can think for themselves and learn how to handle life when it doesnt go thier way. Teachers have more to deal with than teaching math, reading, etc. so lets come beside them and lift them up to make our children better people instead of tearing them down for things out of thier control. Again, I wouldnt want my kids at any other school. I know the intentions of the staff at this school and that is why I can give them 4 stars

Submitted by a parent

January 22, 2015


I am a parent with three children at Lake Pleasant Elementary School. I have two children that are completely mainstream and a third child that has an IEP and is pulled out for resource. In the past, the administration had its problems and district realized it was time to make a change. Effective, August 2014, Mr Tom Green and Mrs Jessica Bartels were hired as principal and vice principal of the school. These two have made a huge impact on the vision of our school. It is now a great place for learning. It is a safe place to be just who you are. I recently spoke to a teacher at the school and she also was very happy with the changes and the overall feel of the school. Upon reading the reviews on the school, I felt it was my obligation to inform potential families that there have been many positive changes at LPE and it has made a 100% change from the last 3 years. Thank you Mr Green and Mrs Bartels for showing you care and making the necessary changes to make the school what it is today.

Submitted by a parent

November 21, 2014


I would recommend that the school and it's employee's READ the "GREAT SCHOOLS" policies on Bullying, special needs, teacher Etiquette, IEP's, and respect of children & their parents. They really need to renew their educational degrees. So disappointed that Teachers are the ones that need the discipline, not just the bullies. GREAT SCHOOLS please help and clean up this school.

October 12, 2014


We built our home in this community because this school was in walking distance. We have six children total, 4 with IEPs. At first it was great but once the honeymoon was over and reality sits in its a complete mess. All the way up to this district. Every IEP meeting it was shared our children were hitting their goals and right on track. Once home our child didn't understand the homework given and it became obvious that our child was understanding what was taught. Even through he had great grades. We had numerous meetings, none of the listed accommodation where being used. When visiting during lunch the principal and staff constantly yelling at the children. They are constantly running out of paper and asking for donations. You go and voice your concerns about your children's learning or the lack of and district says we have valid concerns, they will get back to us about them. Never gets back to you. We since pulled all our children from this school. Had one retested. Our child went from one grade level behind to three! We are not the only family with these concerns about this school.

Submitted by a parent

June 22, 2014


My second grader learned to hate school this year. Her teacher was uninspiring and "grumpy". She showed no compassion for her students. Didn't seem to like children much. I am glad she has moved on to somewhere else, but feel for the 3rd graders that will be entering her class next year. We look forward to a better year next year!

Submitted by a parent

May 8, 2014


I had a wonderful experience the first year my children attended this school. But this year with our added court order we quickly found out that the principal is useless. She and her office staff allowed someone to pick up my child who was not on the approved form with just a quick phone call from the other parent, they also never asked for ID so when questioned could not tell me who had my child. My childs teacher also decided it was ok to violate our court order by refusing to communicate with both parents after we voiced our rights, this, among other things has made us deeply concerned with how involved a teacher is allowed to get with a parent!! Thru email and in person! The teacher was never reprimanded after this was brought to the prinicipals attention. We will not be returning to this school and have filed our case with the district!

Submitted by a parent

January 25, 2014


I love this school. I can tell you that the Principal Mrs. Foremny truly lives these kids and does her best to support them in every way possible. The teachers my son has had have been nothing but wonderful to him: Mrs. Seiber, Mrs. Rice, Mrs Prodan, Mrs Goodnight Bell. They have done the extra things that most teacher don't, to make him feel special. I've also noticed that the kids seem to be a little more innocent and down to earth than surrounding areas. My only complaints: They cut off their drama club. And I've heard the vice Principal doesn't speak to the kids nicely.

Submitted by a parent

October 30, 2013


Choir teacher for middle school students had no control over the class. - kids do what they want. Seems she uses comments she thinks is ok to say as a teacher which is unprofessional. Our child was looking forward to choir this year, but not a good experience.

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